Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed security forces to “use all means” to find three youths who he said were kidnapped by a terrorist organization.
Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett defended his proposal to annex West Bank territory as “the only sane plan,” even as it threatened to tear apart the government.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his government’s security forces are helping search for three Israeli teenagers kidnapped in the West Bank, accusing the abductors of acting “to destroy us.”
Israel arrested more Palestinians in the West Bank and renewed air strikes against the Gaza Strip, stepping up pressure on the Hamas movement it accuses of kidnapping three teenagers.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Islamist Hamas movement of kidnapping three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank last week, and his defense minister warned that the group’s leaders will “pay dearly.”
Israel arrested 65 Palestinians in the West Bank overnight in its search for three kidnapped teens, stepping up a campaign against the Hamas movement it accuses of holding them.