Palestinian Fatah movement led by President Mahmoud Abbason on Tuesday called on the abductors of an Israeli soldier in Gaza to free him.
Fatah spokesman Jamal Nazzal made the call while speaking to reporters that the abductors must release the Israeli soldier in compliance with earlier similar calls by the Hamas-led government and President Abbas.
"Kidnapping the Israeli soldiers is a failing trade because it would endanger innocent people," Nazzal told the reporters.
Nazzal's remarks came as Israel is preparing for a large-scale military action in the Gaza Strip after the abduction of the soldier and the killing of two others in a Hamas-led raid at their position southeast of the Gaza Strip.
Nazzal, meanwhile, denounced the Israeli threats and accused Israel of resorting to "the aggression" instead of diplomatic solution "because it excels in the military field".
He reminded that the Palestinian factions that they were about to reach an agreement that would implicitly recognize Israel and limiting armed resistance against Israel to the borders of what would be the future Palestinian state.
The factions were too closed to reach an agreement on the Prisoners' Document of National Accordance just few hours before three militant groups, led by Hamas armed wing al-Qassam Brigades carried out Sunday's attack southeast of Gaza.
"Israel knows if the Palestinians agreed on the document, the world would pressurize Israel to meet the Palestinian hand which has been always extended to peace," Nazzal said.