Netanyahu blames Hamas for the kidnapping of the three Israeli teens

IDF arrests 80 Hamas members in West Bank in response to kidnapping in a massive wave of raids; aim of raids is to "tighten the circle of intelligence" a senior security source says.

June 15, 2014 11:04
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IDF trooops in Hebron on June 14, 2014.

IDF trooops in Hebron on June 14, 2014.. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN'S OFFICE)


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Hamas is behind the kidnapping of the three teenagers late Thursday night, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Sunday at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, which was held at the defense compound in Tel Aviv.

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"This morning I can say what I was unable to say yesterday before the extensive wave of arrests of Hamas members in Judea and Samaria," Netanyahu said.

Those who perpetrated the abduction of our youths were members of Hamas – the same Hamas that Abu Mazen [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas] made a unity government with," Netanyahu said.

"This has severe repercussions," he added.

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