US Secretary of State John Kerry said the kidnapping of 3 Israeli teens in the West Bank was likely undertaken by Hamas. "We are still seeking details on the parties responsible for this despicable terrorist act, although many indications point to Hamas’ involvement."
Kerry stressed that the US designates Hamas as a terrorist organization. "As we gather this information, we reiterate our position that Hamas is a terrorist organization known for its attacks on innocent civilians and which has used kidnapping in the past." (Ynetnews)