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Israel PM calls Abbas, says expects help finding teens

Published on Jun 16, 2014 5:13 PM
 
 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv, on June 15, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday telephoned Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and said he expected him to help ensure the safe return of three kidnapped teenagers, a statement said. -- PHOTO: AFP

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday telephoned Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and said he expected him to help ensure the safe return of three kidnapped teenagers, a statement said.

"I expect you to help in the return of the kidnapped youths and the capture of the kidnappers," he told Abbas in what was their first telephone contact in months.