Hamas official says group will kidnap Israeli soldiers in event of ground operation

The Hamas flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said he hopes the Israel Defense Forces enters Gaza on the ground so that the terrorist group can kidnap Israeli soldiers.

“As long as the occupation attacks, we’ll respond, and it will pay the price of its crimes. Our will won’t break,” Abu Zuhri vowed, adding, “I hope the occupation makes this error and enters Gaza in a ground operation, so that we’ll have an opportunity to abduct soldiers.”

Hamas claimed responsibility for a barrage of rockets that prompted Israel to launch Operation Protective Edge, which as of Tuesday was limited to airstrikes.

Posted on July 8, 2014 .