The members of Hamas's military wing who carried out the terror attack in the West Bank near Kiryat Arba last month in which four Israeli's were killed planned to steal the victims' bodies to make Israel believe the incident was a kidnapping, Egyptian weekly al-Ahram
reported on Monday.
According to the report the terror suspects arrested by Palestinian security forces following the attacks told their interrogators that their mission was to stage a kidnapping, causing Israel to impose a mass closure of the West Bank and thus derail peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The terrorists hoped that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas would be forced to resign as a result of the peace talks failing.
The Palestinian sources cited in the report claimed that the attacks were carried out on the orders of Hamas leadership in Gaza and Damascus.