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Fatah leader on kidnappings: 'Everyone is in big trouble now'

In an interview with Al-Monitor, senior Fatah official Fares Qadura warns of escalation, saying that everyone knows that Israel will not negotiate a prisoners exchange for the three kidnapped youths.
An Israeli soldier looks at Palestinians inside a vehicle near the West Bank city of Hebron June 14, 2014. Israel sent more troops to the occupied West Bank on Saturday to step up searches for three Israeli teenagers believed to have been abducted by Palestinians, with a military source saying it was not known if they were dead or alive. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) - RTR3TRKI
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"This morning I can say what I was unable to say yesterday before the extensive wave of arrests of Hamas members in Judea and Samaria. Those who perpetrated the abduction of our youths were members of Hamas. … This has severe repercussions."

Thus Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened his weekly government meeting on June 15, shedding a bit of light on the abduction of three rabbinical college students — Naftali Frenkel, Eyal Yiftah and Gil-ad Shaar — June 12.

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