Earlier in the day, there were tweets from reporters about a Hamas admission during a conference in Turkey that its military wing was behind the kidnap and murder of there Israeli teens:

(Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel)

(Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel)

The Israeli website first reporting on the video is Channel 2.

Israel website Hamas Official kidnap teens

The Jerusalem Post now reports, In first, Hamas official takes credit for kidnap and murder of Israeli teens:

A senior Hamas official admitted for the first time on Wednesday that the organization’s armed wing, the Kassam Brigades, was behind the kidnapping and murder of Israeli teens Nafatli Fraenkel, Gil-Ad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah in the West Bank in June, Channel 2 reported.

The Hamas official, Salah al-Aruri made the comments during a conference of Islamic clerics in Turkey. He praised the “heroic action of the Kassam Brigades who kidnapped three settlers in Hebron.”

Here’s the video at the JPost, unfortunately no English subtitles:

(added thanks to commenter tip, key part of video with English subtitles)

Here is the Google Translation of the Notes to the Video:

Published on Aug 20, 2014

Observation Agency reports: Sheikh Salah Alaarrori senior Hamas official confession: We kidnapped the boys Tsha”d Tu Sivan, June 12, 2014, terrorist Hussam sent Kawasma Kawasma terrorists Marwan Abu Aisha and Omar to perform an abduction in which the boys were abducted Gil-Shaer , Naftaly Frenkel and deer flourish near the Gush Etzion. At the end of an effort to search for three boys were found dead in the north-west of Hebron. during July, in a special unit with the assistance of the General Security Service, was arrested Hussam Kawasma Anata, southeast of Ramallah. part in fighting against terrorism and its infrastructure, in accordance with the decision of the Central Command Gen. Nitzan Alon, and after being rejected three petitions on the subject by the Supreme Court, carried out two days before the special forces of the Army Corps of Engineers in conjunction with the engineering forces of the Judea and Samaria Division and the Judea and Samaria Police demolition of the house of Husam Kawasma, demolition of house by Ammar Abu Aisha and sealing exclusion use the house of Marwan Kawasma Hebron. Sheikh Saleh Alaarrori senior Hamas officially announced that the Brigades kidnapped three youths in the West Bank. remarks were made ​​during a conference organized by the Association of World Muslim clerics in Turkey. “action the heroic Brigades kidnapped three Israeli settlers in Hebron “- Hamas admits that his voice and snatched the first time the boys do not call them soldiers.

Now campare this to the viral NY Magazine article based on “reporting” by Sheera Frenkel of Buzzfeed and Jon Dannisson of the BBC, NY Magazine’s contribution to the propaganda war against Israel:


Assuming the translation of the speech is correct, NY Magazine owes not just a large, prominent correction, but an apology. And the two reporters should stop pretending that they were anything but sloppy.


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