Het lijkt een nieuwe overwinningsgroet te zijn: drie vingers in de lucht, omdat er drie jongens zijn ontvoerd. Op talloze sites staan Palestijnen, ook vaak kinderen, afgebeeld met drie vingers omhoog.
Ook Palestijnse meisjes in Nederland worden hiervoor misbruikt:
مشاركة من بتول وتاليا عباس من #هولندا .. يوجهون للشعب الفلسطيني رسالة " كلنا معكم .. لن ننساكم "
Shihab || Campagne #ثلاث_شلاليط.
Deelname van Virgin en Talia Abbas # Nederland. Verzenden van een bericht aan het Palestijnse volk, "we zijn allen met u. Zal niet wij" (Vertaald door Bing)
Families of the kidnapped teens came together to ask for prayers,
Afterward, flanked by the other parents, Racheli Sprecher Frankel, mother of Naftali Frenkel, told reporters outside the house that the meeting was "very significant."
"We want… to strengthen security forces, who are working day and night, the decision makers, and the prime minister, who is in contact with us," she said. "We pray that all the soldiers, and our children, will come home without injury. We send our thanks to all everyone participating in this extraordinary effort.
"During these days," she continued, "we feel deeply embraced by the entire Jewish nation, which accompanies us throughout the day, which gives us so much support. We ask that the prayers continue… That's it, all we want is to hug our children. Eyal, Gil-ad, Naftali, we love you, we miss you, be strong, be strong!"
The IDF raided terror nests in Nablus. From the IDF Blog:
IDF soldiers conducted an extensive operation last night, uncovering hundreds of weapons and explosives in Nablus. The forces arrested over 40 terrorist suspects and seized several Palestinian weapons caches. The mission continued Operation Brother's Keeper, Israel's extensive effort to find three Israeli teens kidnapped by Hamas terrorists.
Don't know how reliable this is, but there are reports that the kidnapping by Hamas has cause the PA to halt reconciliation with Hamas. An unnamed PA official said that if it is proven that Hamas was behind it then unity would be stopped.
Reprehensible terrorist-supporting MK Haneen Zoabi defends a war crime:
The kidnappers of three yeshiva students last weekend are not terrorists, MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) said Tuesday.
"They're people who don't see any way to change their reality and they are forced to use these means until Israel will wake up a little, until Israeli citizens and society will wake up and feel the suffering of the other," Zoabi said in an interview on Radio Tel Aviv, adding that the kidnappers live under occupation.
"So an Israeli MK is openly justifying the kidnapping of Israeli boys?" the interviewer, Sharon Gal, asked.
"I'm not surprised at all," she responded.
"I'm surprised you're still walking around freely," Gal said, and Zoabi hung up on him.
Her cousin Mohammed Zoabi, who has been outspoken in his support for Israel and has been receiving major coverage in Israeli and Arab media, has been receiving death threats - apparently from his relatives in Nazareth.
Palestinian Arabs have been posting photos of their children celebrating the kidnappings.