Israeli soldiers were scouring the West Bank Friday in search of three missing teens — one of them a U.S. citizen — feared abducted by Palestinian militants.It's tragically possible the above group did kidnap the three. But how and where to find these monsters and figure out whether the hostages are still alive?
An extremist group reportedly claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, but the claims were not officially confirmed.
The Dawlat al-Islam network released a statement saying they took the teens hostage as revenge against Israel for killing three of its operatives in the West Bank months ago, according to a local TV report.
Update: the prime minister has suitably blamed Mahmoud Abbas for these crimes:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made his first on camera statement on Saturday evening about the kidnapping of three teens in the West Bank on Thursday night.Of course. Abbas has practically encouraged this whenever he speaks of vindictive jihad against Israel for doing anything they despise. He does not deserve to be a politician.
Netanyahu confirmed that the boys were kidnapped by a terrorist group and that Israel was doing all in its power to return the teens.
The prime minister said that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was responsible for any attack on Israelis that came out of the West Bank or the Gaza Strip.