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  6/24/2014, Sivan 26, 5774

Hamas Leader: Bless Whoever Kidnapped the Youths

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal on Monday denied that his group had any connection to the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, but said he welcomed the abduction.

Speaking with the Al-Jazeera network, Mashaal claimed that Hamas had no information regarding the three, but said that if it turns out they were indeed kidnapped, "then blessed be the kidnappers, since it is a Palestinian obligation to release prisoners and make the occupation pay the price of the Palestinian suffering."