The following official US Department of State was released by Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday, 17 Sivan 5774:
The United States strongly condemns the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers and calls for their immediate release. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families. We hope for their quick and safe return home. We continue to offer our full support for Israel in its search for the missing teens, and we have encouraged full cooperation between the Israeli and Palestinian security services. We understand that cooperation is ongoing.
We are still seeking details on the parties responsible for this despicable terrorist act, although many indications point to Hamas’ involvement. 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.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
How can one possibly condemn the abductions but still view the Hamas -Fatah joint government as legitimate?!?!?
I wonder if he knows that one of them has USA citizenship.
Enemy of the Jews!! where has he been the last few days?? if it was a jew kidnapping Arabs he would have jumped on it immediately!
America is not Subordinate to israel, bashing america at any chance is not helpful for israel or the zionist cause.
Give the US State Department some time. Susan Rice is scanning YouTube to see if she can find some Israeli kid insulting a Muslim and then say Israel had it coming!
“where has he been the last few days?”
Probably dealing with Ukraine and Iraq, both of which are looking like full scale wars about to break out and both of which are of much greater concern to the US. But in any case , the kidnappings were discussed in Friday’s daily press briefing by the State Department so the “two days later” is misleading.
I Didn’t notice susan rice today and making up some lie to not blame hamas
Strongly condemns??? let see some ACTION!!!
Too little, too late from a man who hates us. Boss’s orders….now where I have I heard that before. Kerry – if you care so much, DO SOMETHING. Send in drones etc to search.
How long was it before Michelle Obama went nuts with her “Bring back Our Girls” campaign? USA had an immdeiate reaction to Boko Haram in Nigeria. Oh but wait – those innocent girls differ from our innocent boys in one major area. They are Black & Christian. Our boys are white JEWS. No contrest.
Mr charliehall! If it was the other way around that a Jewish “extremist ” kidnapped Arab innocent children I PROMISE you he would have made plenty of time. Same for the enemy international media!
At least he called them Israelis and teens. That’s a whole lot better than the “settlers” and “residents of illegal outposts” without mention of their ages that I’ve seen in the non-Jewish media.