HALHUL, Palestinian Territories- Israel has vowed to make Hamas pay for the murder of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, but the Islamist movement warned any reprisal attacks would open “the gates of hell”.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday evening the discovery of the three bodies in a field in the southern West Bank.
“This evening, we found three bodies and all the signs indicate that they are the bodies of our three kidnapped youngsters,” Netanyahu told ministers at the start of an emergency session of his security cabinet.
“They were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by human animals,” he said.
“Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay.”
Hamas, which had denied any involvement in the abduction of the teenage boys, issued a warning in return to the Israelis.