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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.