Itongadol.- Hamas is \’not only committed to murdering Israelis, it\’s committed to kidnapping children,\’ the prime minister tells Quartet representative Tony Blair.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community on Tuesday to condemn Hamas, and call on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to dismantle his unity government with the Islamist movement.
"The brutal abduction of three Israeli teenagers shows the true face of Hamas," Netanyahu told Quartet representative Tony Blair.
"It\’s not only committed to murdering Israelis, it\’s committed to kidnapping children."
Three Israeli teens – Eyal Yifrach, 19, and Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frenkel, both 16 – were taken from a hitchhiking stop in Gush Etzion on Thursday evening. Netanyahu has placed the blame for the kidnapping on Hamas, and laid the responsibility on Abbas, who formed a unity government with the Islamic movement.
"Anybody who supports peace must tell the Palestinian Authority that they cannot build a government that is backed by the kidnappers of children and the murderers of innocents," Netanyahu went on.