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.”
Palestinian gunmen opened fire on an Israeli police car in the West Bank, seriously wounding one officer, Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said by phone. Two other policemen in the vehicle were wounded less seriously, he added. Police are searching the area of the attack for the assailants, he said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will strike hard against Hamas for the kidnapping of three teenagers outside a West Bank settlement and demanded that the Palestinian leadership help to find them.