Gaza , ALRAY- Allegations against Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal are continuation of Israeli series of lies, Hamas said.
The movement denied that Meshaal gave anybody instructions to kidnap settlers.
The allegations are aimed to justify the crackdown of Hamas the West Bank and to distract world attention from the hunger strike declared by administrative detainees since last April, 24, Hamas said.
An officer at the Israeli army said that Meshaal's speech last month was a clear hint for groups in the West Bank to kidnap Israelis.
Israeli army have stormed Palestinian cities and towns, raided more than 700 houses, and arrested 300 citizens in hunt for three settlers who were missed a week ago in the West Bank city of Hebron.
Yet, no clear evidence the three settlers were abducted as Israel claimed.