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Kerry Says ‘Indications’ Point to Hamas in Abduction of Israeli Teens

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas before they meet and celebrate iftar, the breaking of the daily fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in Amman, Jordan, on July 16, 2013. Photo: U.S. Department of State.

Ynet – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry published a statement Sunday saying that the kidnapping of 3 Israeli teens in the West Bank was likely undertaken by Hamas. “We are still seeking details on the parties responsible for this despicable terrorist act, although many indications point to Hamas’ involvement.”

Kerry stressed that the U.S. designates Hamas as a terrorist organization. “As we gather this information, we reiterate our position that Hamas is a terrorist organization known for its attacks on innocent civilians and which has used kidnapping in the past.”

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