Hamas officials admitted today that militants were responsible for the abduction and murder of three Israeli teens. The murder of the three teens was largely responsible for escalating the tension between Gaza and Israel. Since that time, Israel has launched an aggressive war to "take apart Gaza tunnels" and destroy the terrorist network.
Hamas officials claim the militants acted on their own and failed to inform their leaders of the action. "At that time, the Hamas leadership had no knowledge about this group or the operation it had just carried," Aruri said, referring to the abductors. "It turned out later, however, that they were members of Hamas."
Israel has continued shelling Gaza since June 30th. The war has lead to 2,092 Palestinian deaths, including many innocent men, women, and children. A 4 year old boy was killed during the latest attack.