JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says the Hamas militant group will pay a heavy price for the deaths of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank.
Israel announced late Monday that it had found the bodies of the teens, culminating a frantic two-week search. Israel has accused Hamas of being behind the abductions.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says in a statement “Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay.” He adds the teenagers “were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by wild beasts.”
Netanyahu was meeting with his Security Cabinet to discuss a response.