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According to a BBC article the criminals known as IS seek to eradicate obstacles to restoring their interpretation of God’s rule on Earth and to defend the Muslim community, or umma, against infidels and apostates. Yet they have been denounced by the Islamic Community so they should not be labelled Islamic.

They also seem contradictory because they perform in the most ungodly manner with their brutality and uncaring commitment to life as we have seen once again, this time in France. To say they are terrorists suggests the unofficial or unauthorised use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims but yet they profess to be in pursuit of religious aims so even this term fails to describe them.

Just like Hitler they seem to suggest they are and have superiority and hence can take anyone’s life. We cannot call them a state because a state is a nation or territory considered as an organised political community under one government. They thus have no claim to be Islamic or a State and by their behaviour can only be defined as criminals against humanity. A united call to action through the UN should eradicate these criminals as everyone faces a threat. Targeting their money supply and weapons should be the first task.

Words from ALA not a threat

This latest Muslim atrocity in Paris should be a wake-up call to Europe and Australia that with the huge influx of Middle East Muslim asylum seekers the pool has dramatically increased for the so-called minority of terrorists and extremists to slip through the system. This Muslim terrorist attack in Paris has also indirectly just increased the pool of Australians that will now support the new Islam-critical political party the Australian Liberty Alliance. This Australian is far more afraid of the “minority” of Muslim extremists, the real racists with their Kalashnikovs and suicide vests, than the “minority” of supporters of the ALA, Reclaim Australia, Fred Nile or Pauline Hansons with mere “words” of warning.

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New York cops ‘assassinated’ VIDEO REPORT NEWS HERE.

Police commissioner says the two officers ambushed and killed in their patrol car were targeted “for their uniform”.

New York: A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York police officers on Saturday (local time) and then killed himself, police said, with a social media post indicating it may have been in revenge for the police chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

The officers were killed without warning as they sat in their squad car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, Police Commissioner William Bratton told a news conference, flanked by New York mayor Bill de Blasio.

“Although we’re still learning the details, it’s clear that this was an assassination, that these officers were shot execution style,” said Mr De Blasio.

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Two dead: Investigators examine the patrol car. Photo: AP

Mr Bratton identified the slain officers as Rafael Ramos, 40, and Wenjian Liu, 32. He named the gunman as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, and said he took a shooter’s stance on the passenger side of the squad car, opening fire with a silver semi-automatic handgun. He then fled into a nearby subway station and died there from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

New York police have come under intense pressure in recent weeks, with protests erupting after a grand jury declined this month to charge a white police officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner during an arrest attempt in July in the borough of Staten Island.

Police union leaders had recently condemned Mr De Blasio for what they call insufficient support of the police, recently circulating a letter allowing officers to request that he not attend their funerals in the event of a line-of-duty death.

At the news conference on Saturday, the mayor tried to deflect focus on the recent tensions. He said it was “a time to think about these families” and not “a time for politics or political analysis”.

Mr De Blasio recalled the emotional scene with the families of the officers at the hospital. The 13-year-old son of Ramos, the mayor said gravely, “couldn’t comprehend what had happened to his father”.

“When a police officer is murdered, it tears at the foundation of our society,” Mr De Blasio said. “It is an attack on all of us.”

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Fatal shooting: Forensic officers look for evidence. Photo: Reuters

Media reported a possible link between Brinsley, who was black, and anger over the death of Garner, based on a social media posting.

A post on Saturday on the site Instagram that appeared to be by Brinsley showed a silver pistol and said: “I’m Putting Wings On Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours . . .  Let’s Take 2 of Theirs.”

The post included hashtags for Eric Garner and for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was killed in August by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury last month also declined to indict the officer in that case.

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A police officer keeps guard after the shooting. Photo: The New York Times

The two police-related deaths have sparked weeks of protests in Ferguson, New York and other cities, throwing a spotlight on police treatment of minorities.

Mr Bratton was asked whether there was a link between Brinsley and the protests, and said this was under investigation.

“There has been . . . a very strong anti-police, anti-criminal justice system, anti-societal set of initiatives under way and one of the unfortunate aspects sometimes is some people get caught up in these and go in directions they should not,” he said.

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Keeping watch: Police view the scene from the rooftop of a building. Photo: The New York Times

Mr Bratton added that police would investigate whether Brinsley had been part of protests in New York and in Atlanta, his last place of residence, over the Brown and Garner killings.

Brinsley had shot and seriously wounded his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore County, Maryland, early on Saturday before travelling to Brooklyn, where he had connections, the police commissioner said.

Mr Bratton said there was no indication that the killings were linked to terrorism.

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An administration official said US President Barack Obama had been briefed on the shootings and was monitoring the situation. In a statement, US Attorney-General Eric Holder called the killings “barbarism”.

Police set up a perimeter for several blocks around the street corner where the shooting occurred. Only residents were allowed to cross the police line and the subway line where the gunman shot himself was shut down.

Mike Isaac, a local resident, told CNN that Saturday’s shooting in Brooklyn took place in a largely African-American neighbourhood that had been tense since the protests over Garner’s death.

“The mood is pretty freaked out,” he said.

The protests around the country over police treatment of minorities, which began with Brown’s death, have continued sporadically.

Demonstrators shut down part of the Mall of America in Minnesota on Saturday, one of the largest shopping centres in the United States, a community group said.

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An Instagram post linked to gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who police named as the shooter of two officers. Underneath the photo ran the words: “I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours… let’s take 2 of theirs.”

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A Melbourne man who murdered his two young daughters by smothering them with a pillow has been sentenced to life in jail.

Charles Mihayo, 36, smothered his daughters Savannah, 4, and Indianna, 3, at his unit at Watsonia in April.

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He pleaded guilty to the killings in August and was today sentenced in the Supreme Court to a minimum of 31 years in jail.

Prosecutors said Mihayo was locked in a bitter custodial dispute with the girls’ mother, his former wife, at the time and had acted out of revenge.

The court heard Mihayo sent a text message to his former wife shortly before he killed them suggesting she had “won”, and he was giving up his rights to see the girls.

He told her he wanted to see them “one last time” and when she took them to see him, he dressed the girls up in new dresses he had bought for them.

He then filmed them dancing to music, before smothering them with pillows.

After killing them, Mihayo bathed them, then redressed them in ballerina dresses.

He then phoned triple-0 to report a double murder and when police arrive he said: “It’s done, I’ve killed them. I’ve killed my kids.”

Mihayo was arrested at the scene and confessed to police, telling them “there was no good reason” for the killings but it “made sense at the time”.

When police asked why he had killed his daughters, he told them “you’d have to ask her”, meaning his ex-wife.

In sentencing, Victorian Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry said the conflict with his wife had inexplicably motivated his “hideous crimes”.

“I simply do not understand why, when the continuing argument was between you and your ex-wife about these children, you made them pay with their lives in order to inflict pain and loss on your ex-wife,” he said.

Nothing can justify what Mihayo did: judge

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Justice Lasry said Mihayo had given into the “basest of instincts”.

“You decided to demonstrate to your ex-wife that she did not have the control over the children and their relationship with you that she thought she had,” he said.

The judge said while Mihayo had taken responsibility for what he had done, he did not seem to regret it.

“I am not at all sure that you have a genuine sense or desire to amend the sin or wrongdoing such as to enable me to conclude you are remorseful,” he said.

“You do not appear to me to be crushed or broken in spirit by your wrongdoing.”

Family ‘can finally start healing process’

The girls’ family issued a statement after the sentence was handed down.

“There is no adequate punishment or jail sentence for filicide,” the statement said.

“Forever missed, loved and never forgotten.

“We would like to take this opportunity to firstly thank our family and friends for their ongoing support and the community for their thoughts and prayers during this devastating time.

“We ask the media to please respect our privacy so we can finally start the grieving and healing process.”

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The stench of the Taliban raises its ugly head again

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TALIBAN insurgents have killed at least 141 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school in Pakistan’s deadliest ever terror attack.

Chief military spokesman General Asim Bajwa said 132 students and nine staff were killed in an eight-hour onslaught at the army-run school in the north-western city of Peshawar.

Witnesses described how a huge blast shook the Army Public School and six Taliban gunmen in government paramilitary uniforms went from classroom to classroom shooting children, some as young as 12.

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Family grief … The uncle and cousin of injured student Mohammad Baqair comfort him as he mourns the death of his mother, a teacher at the school. Picture: AP

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the assault, calling it revenge for a major military offensive in the region.

The militants had been ordered to shoot older students, a Taliban spokesman said.

ATTACK: Taliban bomb blast near US Embassy and Kabul Supreme Court

REVENGE: Afghan mum Reza Gul kills 25 Taliban after her son being killed

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Massacre … Gunmen reportedly went from classroom to classroom shooting students. Picture: AP/Mohammad Sajjad

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Tragic … The wounded start arriving at a hospital for treatment. Picture: AP/Mohammad Sajjad

A teenage survivor described how he played dead to escape the militants as they rampaged through the school, hunting for people to kill.

Shahrukh Khan, 16, said he and his classmates ducked below their desks when four gunmen burst into their room.

“I saw a pair of big black boots coming towards me. This guy was probably hunting for students hiding beneath the benches,” Khan told AFP from the trauma ward of the city’s Lady Reading Hospital.

Khan decided to play dead after being shot in both legs, stuffing his tie into his mouth to stifle his screams.

“The man with big boots kept on looking for students and pumping bullets into their bodies. I lay as still as I could and closed my eyes, waiting to get shot again,” he said.

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Bloodshed … an injured student receives treatment at a local hospital after the Taliban attack that least 141 people dead. Picture: AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad

Distraught parents thronged the city’s Lady Reading Hospital in the wake of the attack, weeping uncontrollably as children’s bodies arrived, their school uniforms drenched in blood.

Irshadah Bibi, 40, whose 12-year-old son was among the dead, beat her face in grief, throwing herself against an ambulance.

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Injured … Pakistani volunteers help carry injured students into hospital. Picture: AP/Mohammad Sajjad

“O God, why did you snatch away my son? What is the sin of my child and all these children?” she wept.

“My son was in uniform in the morning. He is in a casket now,” wailed one parent, Tahir Ali, as he came to the hospital to collect the body of his 14-year-old son Abdullah. “My son was my dream. My dream has been killed.”

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retaliation for the army’s continuing operation against militants in the North Waziristan tribal area close to Peshawar.

“We are doing this because we want them to feel the pain of how terrible it is when your loved ones are killed,” said TTP spokesman Muhammad Khorasani.

“We are taking this step so that their families should mourn as ours are mourning.”

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Heartbreaking … The bodies of those killed are already being retrieved from hospitals. AP/Mohammad Sajjad

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Hospitals fill with injured … Those not killed receive treatment for their wounds. Picture: AFP/ A Majeed

Police officials said the attack ended around 6.30pm local time, some eight hours after it began, with all six militants dead.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif described the attack as a “national tragedy unleashed by savages”.

“These were my children. This is my loss. This is the nation’s loss,” he said.

Sharif vowed that the country would not be cowed by the violence and that the military would continue with an aggressive operation launched in June in the North Waziristan tribal area to rout militants.

“The fight will continue. No one should have any doubt about it,” Sharif said.

US President Barack Obama condemned the attack and promised America will stand by Pakistan in its struggle against violent extremism.

“By targeting students and teachers in this heinous attack, terrorists have once again shown their depravity,” he said.

“We stand with the people of Pakistan, and reiterate the commitment of the United States to support the government of Pakistan in its efforts to combat terrorism and extremism and to promote peace and stability in the region.”

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Innocents … Pakistani soldiers transport rescued schoolchildren after the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar. Picture: AFP

Teenage Nobel Peace laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for campaigning for girls’ right to an education, condemned the attack.

“I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold blooded act of terror in Peshawar that is unfolding before us. Innocent children in their school have no place in horror such as this,” said Malala.

“I condemn these atrocious and cowardly acts and stand united with the government and armed forces of Pakistan whose efforts so far to address this horrific event are commendable.”

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Worst nightmare … a Pakistani army soldier clears the area outside a school attacked by Taliban in Peshawar as anxious parent wait for news of their children. Picture: AFP

Provincial information minister Mushtaq Ghani told AFP the death toll had reached 130, with a similar number wounded.

The toll was confirmed by another provincial minister.

Mudassar Abbas, a physics laboratory assistant at the school, said some students were celebrating at a party when the attack began.

“I saw six or seven people walking class-to-class and opening fire on children,” he said.

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Violence … The students that survived were left bloody and injured. Picture: AP/Mohammad Sajjad

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Carnage … Rescue workers transport students from ambulances into hospitals. Picture: AP/Mohammad Sajjad

A student who survived the attack said soldiers came to rescue students during a lull in the firing.

“When we were coming out of the class we saw dead bodies of our friends lying in the corridors. They were bleeding. Some were shot three times, some four times,” the student said.

“The men entered the rooms one by one and started indiscriminate firing at the staff and students.”

The school on Peshawar’s Warsak Road is part of the Army Public Schools and Colleges System, which runs 146 schools nationwide for the children of military personnel and civilians.

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Bloodbath … A wounded student said all the children had bullet wounds. Picture: AP/Mohammad Sajjad

The schools educate the children of both officers and non-commissioned soldiers and army wives often teach in them.

The attack began in the morning, with the Taliban shooting at random, said police officer Javed Khan.

Army commandos quickly arrived at the scene and exchanged fire with the gunmen, he said.

Outside the school, shooting was initially heard along with one loud bang of unknown origin.

Pakistani television showed soldiers surrounding the area and pushing people back.

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On the scene … Pakistani army troops arrived quickly to conduct an operation at the school. Picture: AP/Mohammad Sajjad

Later, one of the wounded students, Abdullah Jamal, said that he was with a group of 8th, 9th and 10th graders who were getting first-aid instructions and training with a team of Pakistani army medics when the violence began for real.

When the shooting started, Jamal, who was shot in the leg, said nobody knew what was going on in the first few seconds.

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At the ready … Pakistani soldiers take up position. Picture: AP/Mohammad Sajjad

“Then I saw children falling down who were crying and screaming. I also fell down. I learned later that I have got a bullet,” he said, speaking from his hospital bed.

“All the children had bullet wounds. All the children were bleeding,” Jamal added.

“This attack is a response to Zarb-e-Azab and the killing of Taliban fighters and harassing their families.”

Zarb-e-Azb is the official name for the army’s offensive against strongholds of the Taliban and other militants in North Waziristan.

The military has hailed the operation as a major success in disrupting the TTP’s insurgency, which has killed thousands of Pakistanis since it erupted in 2007.

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Safely out … A plainclothes security officer escorts students rescued from a nearby school during the attack. Picture: AP/Mohammad Sajjad

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Devastating … Families wait for news and their loved ones at the hospital. Picture: AP/Mohammad Sajjad

More than 1600 militants have been killed since the launch of Zarb-e-Azb in June, according to data compiled by AFP from regular military statements.

Talat Masood, a retired general and security analyst, said the attack was intended to weaken the military’s resolve.

“It is both tactical and strategic. The militants know they won’t be able to strike at the heart of the military, they don’t have the capacity because the army are prepared,” Masood told AFP.

“So they are going for soft targets. These attacks have a great psychological impact.”

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Taliban attack … A wounded Pakistani student receives treatment at a hospital. Picture: AFP

The semi-autonomous tribal areas that border Afghanistan have for years been a hide-out for Islamist militants of all stripes — including Al-Qaeda and the homegrown TTP as well as foreign fighters such as Uzbeks and Uighurs.

Washington pressed Islamabad for years to wipe out the sanctuaries in North Waziristan, which militants have used to launch attacks on NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Peshawar has been the target of frequent militant attacks in the past but has seen a relative lull recently.

India has condemned the latest attack by Taliban militants.

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Awful … Pakistani parents react to the news of the attack. Picture: AFP/ A Majeed

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the attack in the north-western city of Peshawar exposed the “real face of terrorism”.

“I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on a school at Peshawar,” he tweeted. “This dastardly & inhuman attack exposes the real face of terrorism. My heart goes out to the families of those children who got killed by the terrorists in Peshawar.”

India has repeatedly urged Pakistan to rein in militant groups operating on its soil.

India and Pakistan have fought three wars since independence in 1947, and deadly attacks on Mumbai by Pakistan-based militants dealt a blow to tentative peace talks in 2008.

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Catastrophic … Parents rush to the hospital to find their children. Picture: AP/Mohammad Sajjad

French President Francois Hollande also condemned what he described as a “vile” attack on the school.

“No words can express the ignominy of such an attack against children in their school,” said Mr

Germany also spoke about the “cruel cowardice” of the Taliban attack.

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Bloody attack … a family member escorts children from the school. Picture: AP

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a statement he condemned the “criminal attack in the strongest terms”.

“The hostage-taking and murder of children exceeds in its cruel cowardice all that Pakistan, stricken by years of terror and violence, has known before.

“We mourn with the people of Pakistan the victims of this bloody terrorist attack. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims. For the many injured we wish speedy recoveries.”

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Nation mourns … Pakistani children pray during a candle light vigil for the victims of the Taliban attack. Picture: AP Photo/Fareed Khan

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A MYSTERY man involved in a chilling double murder that rocked the city five years ago ended up shot and his body charred in a campsite fire pit.

For the first time, police can reveal the full extent of the brutal killing spree that left three people dead in 2009 and the massive investigation over three states to solve the crimes.

Until now, it was believed two men killed Burleigh Waters security firm owner Sandy Davie and wife Sue.

However, police say a third man was involved in the bloody executions and later murdered.

Mr Davie, 60, was stabbed 10 times at a property he was patrolling and his body left in the toilet with the word “dog” scrawled in blood on the door.

Sue Davie, 50, was killed at her home in Robina the same night, bashed with a claw hammer and stabbed three times through the chest.

Bones belonging to Victorian man Anthony Ward were found in a fire pit at a remote campsite near Tenterfield, NSW, just weeks after the double murder.

His few remains were discovered after police tracked the mobile phones of murder suspects Cameron Stewart and Vladimir Garcia as they fled the Gold Coast.

The exclusive insight into the Davie murders, which stunned the city, come after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal over the conviction and 25-year jail sentences of Stewart and Garcia.

The court suppressed Ward’s involvement and his brutal murder so the pair could have a fair trial.

NSW police have issued arrest warrants to Stewart, 38, and Garcia, 36, for Ward’s murder.

Police believe Ward, a computer company owner, travelled from Melbourne with the pair for a high stakes robbery.

However, Stewart and Garcia, both ex-employees of Mr Davie, cited bitterness over being accused of theft three years earlier and wanted to “settle old scores” with their old boss.

Legal reasons prevent the Bulletin Newspaper revealing Ward’s connection to Stewart and Garcia.

However, police say Ward, 40, had never met the Davies.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Mick Bolin said it was a joint operation between Queensland, NSW and Victorian police.

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Cameron Stewart, who with Vladamir Garcia is serving a 25-year-sentence for the murder of Alexander “Sandy” Davie and wife Sue Davie, is alleged to have also murdered accomplice Anthony Ward.

The enormity of the local investigation involved weeks of ground work in Victoria.

Police investigations traced mobile phones from interstate to the streets surrounding Mr Davie’s home in the days before the double murder as his killers studied his routine. He was ambushed as he patrolled a recycling business over a long weekend on May 3, 2009.

Because of the long weekend, Mr Davie was not discovered for nearly two days after the murder, his body lying in a pool of blood, face down in a toilet and his hands bound with zip ties. The security guard had been stabbed four times in the back, four times in the left bicep and once each in the neck and ear.

Forensic officers did not find a single defensive wound.

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Vladamir Garcia, who with Cameron Stewart is serving a 25-year-sentence for the murder of Alexander “Sandy” Davie and wife Sue Davie, is alleged to have also murdered accomplice Anthony Ward.

Almost two hours later, police went to Mr Davie’s home to break the news to his wife, Sue, only to find the home locked. After forced entry, police found the home ransacked and Mrs Davie’s lifeless body in the bed.

She had been clubbed with a hammer and stabbed three times in the chest with such ferocity that the weapon passed through her body and punctured the mattress.

She also had no defensive wounds.

Detectives honed in on Garcia and Stewart as suspects, with leads the pair repeatedly claimed they were “going to get Davie”.

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Gold Coast murders (supplied photos of victims) Sue Davie and husband Sandy Davie.

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Prayers for abducted murdered teenagers-Justice at last

Israeli troops have killed two Palestinians blamed for abducting and killing three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank in June, the Israeli military says.

Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha, militants in their 30s from the Hebron area, were blamed for grabbing and shooting dead the Israeli teenagers near a Jewish settlement on June 12, an incident that spiralled into a seven-week war in Gaza.

Israel had spent months searching for the two men, and said they were found in a house in Hebron today.

Hebron residents said troops surrounded the house before dawn, and reported sounds of gunfire.

The forces were seeking to arrest Kawasme and Abu Aysha, but the two wanted men were killed when a firefight erupted, Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner said in a telephone briefing.

“We opened fire, they returned fire and they were killed in the exchange,” he said.

“We have visual confirmation for one. The second one, we have no visual confirmation, but the assumption is he was killed.”

Palestinian officials did not confirm the men were killed.

The two men were affiliated with the Hamas militant group which runs Gaza, and a group leader praised their deed in August, though other top officials denied any advance knowledge.

Israeli forces began West Bank sweeps and rounded up hundreds of suspected Hamas members after the three teenagers, Jewish seminary students Eyal Yifrach, 19, and 16-year-olds Gilad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel, went missing.

Their bodies were found in June near Hebron. After initially denying involvement in the killings, Hamas last month acknowledged responsibility.

The arrest of several hundred Palestinians in house-to-house raids across the West Bank stoked hostilities with Hamas, which dominates the Gaza Strip.

On July 8, Israel launched an offensive after a surge of Palestinian rockets being fired from Gaza at Israeli towns and cities.

Gaza medical officials say 2,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed. Sixty-seven Israeli soldiers and six civilians in Israel were also killed.

Reuters

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