Hamas: We'll kidnap many more Israelis

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 |  Ryan Jones

Palestinian terror group and elected political party Hamas likes the way things worked out in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange. Hamas' popularity is set to soar after it managed to secure the release of over 1,000 blood-soaked terrorists from Israeli jails in exchange for a single Israeli hostage.

With that kind of market value, it is no wonder Hamas is already planning its next abduction.

Gilad Shalit "will not be the last soldier kidnapped by Hamas," announced group spokesman Abu Obaida, noting that there are still thousands more Palestinian terrorists in Israeli jails that must be freed.

"The one and only solution is...more abduction of Israeli soldiers and settlers," Khalil al-Hayya, a Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament, told the Al Quds satellite network.

Many Israeli security officials have noted that while it is a good thing to return Gilad Shalit to his family, Israel is likely to again find itself in this situation sooner rather than later, as Palestinian terror groups increasingly view the abduction of Israelis as an imperative part of their nationalist movement.

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