Palestinians Murder 18-Year-Old, Israel Arrests Hamas Leaders

The Palestinian-Israel situation just got a little uglier, with Palestinian terrorists murdering a settler and Israeli troops arresting members of the Hamas-led cabinet.

Israeli forces rounded up dozens of Palestinian Cabinet ministers and lawmakers from Hamas, increasing pressure on the Islamic militants to release a captured Israeli soldier, and witnesses said tanks moved into northern Gaza, widening
Israel’s largest military operation in the year since Israel pulled out of the seaside territory.

Adding to the tension, a Palestinian militant group said it executed an 18-year-old Jewish settler kidnapped in the
West Bank. Palestinian security officials said they believed the body of Eliahu Asheri had been found in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Lovely.

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