Israeli leader: 'Hamas will pay'

Associated Press
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 24, 2014 file photo, Leehy Shaer, the aunt of kidnapped Israeli-American teen Naftali Frenkel, looks over at a photo of the three missing teens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Security officials said Monday, June 30, 2014 that the Israeli military has discovered the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month. The search for the teens had become a national obsession, setting off a frantic manhunt and large crackdown on the Hamas militant group. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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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.

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