Netanyahu Says Hamas Behind Abduction of Three Israeli Teens: Radio

A Palestinian woman argues with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Hebron June 15, 2014. Mussa Qawasma/Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday blamed Palestinian militants from the Hamas Islamist group for the abduction of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank, Army Radio reported.

"They were kidnapped by Hamas people. There will be severe consequences," Netanyahu was quoted by the radio as saying at a cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv.