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  6/22/2014, Sivan 24, 5774

Netanyahu to Ban: No Doubt that Hamas Was Behind Kidnapping


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday and told him that the information in Israel's hands unequivocally indicates that Hamas is responsible for the abduction of three Israeli teenagers last week, adding that this needs to be expressed in actions on the ground.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, Netanyahu told Ban that Israel opposes the transfer of funds from Qatar to Hamas and said that Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas needs to end the pact with Hamas, which is responsible for the abduction of the youths and which calls for Israel's destruction.