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Palestinian officials said Israeli strikes in Gaza that began on July 8 have killed at least 77 Palestinians so far. Militants in Gaza continued to launch missiles into Israel; both Islamic Jihad and Hamas' Al Qassem Brigades have claimed attacks. President Abbas has denounced the Israeli attacks, and has not criticized Hamas for launching missiles at Israel.
Three Israeli teenagers, one of whom is a US citizen, were kidnapped on June 12 from a bus stop in Gush Etzion, south of Bethlehem. The Israeli prime minister's office issued a statement holding the Palestinian Authority responsible for the youths. The kidnapping was claimed by two groups: one calling itself the West Bank branch of the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS), and another called the Brigades of Global Jihad.
A group called Al-Sabirin [The Patient] for the Victory of Palestine a.k.a. Hosn, headed by former Islamic Jihad leader Hisham Salem, announced its formation as a resistance organization, and said its first martyr is Nizar Issa, who died in an explosion at a Gaza training camp in May. Tensions emerged between Fatah and Hamas despite last week's formation of a unity government.