Netanyahu: 'Hamas Will Pay' for Dead Teens
Boys were found in a pit near West Bank town
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2014 12:58 PM CDT
Updated Jun 30, 2014 4:45 PM CDT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a Foreign Affairs Committee meeting, at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, Monday, June 30, 2014.   (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

(Newser) – The three Israeli teenage boys missing since earlier this month have been found dead, according to the army and Israeli press reports, and CNN reports that PM Benjamin Netanyahu is swiftly responding by calling an emergency cabinet meeting. "Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay," Netanyahu said in a statement, the AP reports. The boys "were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by human animals." The bodies were found in a pit, reports the BBC, near the West Bank town where they went missing late June 12 or early June 13. Israel has blamed Hamas for the abductions, and initiated a massive crackdown in their aftermath. One of the teens was a US citizen.

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Jul 1, 2014 1:39 PM CDT
Islamist extremists throughout the world whether it be Hamas, Isis, Nigerian Islamists, Al Kida, Islamic Brotherhood etc. all want to kill, Jews and Christians and make their countries Muslim states. It's as simple as that. To ignor this or make excuses for it is to live in a fantasy world at one's and one's childrens' own peril.
Jul 1, 2014 1:19 PM CDT
For (apparently most of) you who think the Obama administration only pours money into Israel, below is the truth--in case you care about that, of course. The following is written by an American Jewish Christian, by the way. The Israeli military and intelligence service are very actively seeking the two Hamas terrorist leaders who are believed to have masterminded the kidnapping and murder. This terror group is officially part of the Palestinian government. Yet, despite their proven willingness to slaughter the innocent, their close ties to Iran and their refusal to even acknowledge Israel's right to exist, the Obama Administration continues to pour billions of our tax dollars into the pockets of these murderous criminals.
Jul 1, 2014 8:01 AM CDT
I guess they don't need proof, just an accusation, to begin the destruction.