Occupied Jerusalem , ALRAY –Israel is to take some "punitive steps" against Palestinians in response to the missing of three settlers, Israeli Channel 2 reporter revealed Sunday.
"We are examining the possibility to expel several senior Hamas members, including those in administrative detention and hunger striking," Israeli government official said.
The political affairs analyst at the channel Audi Siegel said that these procedures included deportation of Hamas activists.
The Israeli government is considering several steps to do after approving them by the judicial system in Israel. The steps include the deportation of Hamas activists in addition to other punishments, he added.
These measures came to increase pressure on the Palestinian organizations, the leadership of Hamas and the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Israeli politicians believe that media pressure on Abbas will push him to move, Siegel pointed out.
The reporter noted that Netanyahu will hold another session of Cabinet on Monday to follow the hard situation of crisis.
An Israeli security source said Hamas would be keen not to issue a statement about its situation toward the missing settlers at the moment. Israel's security want to deliver a message to Hamas that the detention of the abducted is a burden rather than an achievement.
Three Israeli settlers were missing three days ago in Hebron; Israeli occupation claimed they were kidnapped. However, no Palestinian faction claimed its responsibility.