Israel accuses two 'Hamas members' over teen kidnapping

Israeli soldiers take part in a search operation in the West Bank city of Hebron on June 26, 2014Israel accused Thursday two men it said belong to the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas of kidnapping three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank. Internal security agency Shin Bet said the men, from the West Bank city of Hebron, had served time in Israeli jails for “terrorist activity.” “The two principal terrorist suspects in the kidnapping are Marwan Kawasmeh and Amer Abu Eisheh, members of Hamas in Hebron, who are wanted” by Shin Bet and the army, a statement said. Shin Bet said they had been jailed in the past for taking part in “terrorist activity on behalf of Hamas.”

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