The mother of one of the Hamas kidnappers who the IDF has identified as being behind the June 12 abduction of three Israeli teens has spoken out, both denying his involvement yet saying if he is behind the abduction “I’ll be proud of him till my final day.”
The revelation comes in an interview with Channel 10 by the mother of Amar Abu-Eisha (33), whose identity, along with that of Marwan Kawasmeh (29) was released by the IDF last Thursday, as the main actors behind the abduction. The two are known Hamas terrorists from the Hevron region.
“They’re throwing the guilt on him by accusing him of kidnapping. If he truly did it – I’ll be proud of him till my final day,” said the mother in a cold voice, reports the news channel.
Speaking from her home in Judea, the mother claimed that on the day of the kidnapping, Abu-Eisha told his wife he was going to work and could be late coming home.
“If he did the kidnapping I’ll be proud of him. I raised my children on the knees of the (Islamic) religion, they are religious guys, honest and clean-handed, and their goal is to bring the victory of Islam,” continued Abu-Eisha’s mother.
Abu-Eisha’s father Omar himself has been arrested numerous times for security offenses according to the IDF, and Amar’s brother was killed while committing a terror attack in 2005 against an IDF patrol.
It was reported on Monday that Omar Abu-Eisha was arrested by security forces along with most of the kidnapper’s close family, in arrests that Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces cooperated in.