Netanyahu: Israel has proof that Hamas is behind kidnapping

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Cherie Cullen via Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to As the massive effort to rescue three kidnapped Israeli teens entered its 10th day on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel now possesses “clear-cut evidence” that Hamas was behind the abduction.

“Soon, this information will be made public and then the world will put the remarks made by [Palestinian Authority President] Mahmoud Abbas in Saudi Arabia to the test in a practical manner,” Netanyahu said, referring to Abbas’s call for the release of the captured boys.

In his remarks last week, Abbas said that the three teens are human beings like us and should be returned.” He also vowed to dissolve the Fatah-Hamas unity government if Hamas is proven to have been behind the kidnapping, adding that those who kidnapped the three teenagers “want to destroy us” and that the Palestinian Authority would “hold them accountable.”

Posted on June 22, 2014 .