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  סיון 22, 5774 , 20/06/14

PA Foreign Minister: Israel Overreacting on Abduction

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki accused Israel on Friday of overreacting in its response to three missing teenagers and said it had yet to prove Hamas was behind their disappearance, according to Agence France Presse. Speaking to AFP on the sidelines of a conference at the French Senate in Paris, he added if it is shown that the Islamist movement abducted the teens, that would threaten the Palestinian unity government formed this month.

Al-Malki said, "Three kids have disappeared, but in exchange for that the Israeli army has taken 300 Palestinians... they have destroyed more than 150 Palestinian homes since last week," adding, "Their reaction went beyond logic...." He described Israel's reaction as "exaggerated" and suggested it may be "dragging" on the search for political purposes.

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