Hamas in Gaza Funded June Kidnap and Murder of Three Teens, Israel Says

State names Hussam Qawasmeh as the leader of the cell who aided the two suspected murderers; last month, the police’s counterterrorism unit arrested him in East Jerusalem.

The state said Wednesday that Hamas operatives in Gaza funded the June kidnapping and murder of three teens in the West Bank, the event that led up to Israel’s four-week Gaza offensive.