Abbas: Kidnapped Youths "Must Be Returned"

(Times of Israel) Aron Donzis - PA President Mahmoud Abbas spoke out Wednesday against the kidnapping of three Israeli teens and demanded their immediate release. During a visit to Saudi Arabia he said: "Those who perpetrated this act want to destroy us [the Palestinians]. The three young men are human beings just like us and must be returned to their families." In his address at the Organization of the Islamic Conference Abbas said: "It is in our interest to have security coordination with Israel because that would help protect us....I say it frankly, we will never have another intifada - that would destroy us." A senior Palestinian official said that if it was proved that Hamas was behind the kidnappings, the PA would reevaluate the unity pact.

2014-06-18 00:00:00

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