Israeli spokesman Ofir Gendelman said his government has "conclusive evidence that Hamas was behind the kidnapping" of the three Israeli teenagers.
PM: We have unequivocal proof that Hamas is behind the kidnappping. We are sharing this proof and information with several countries.
He added that Palestinian deaths during the search for the youths were the result of "necessary self-defence".
PM Netanyahu: we have no intention of deliberately harming anyone but our forces are acting as necessary for self-defense 1/2
PM Netanyahu: from time to time there are Palestinian victims or casualties as a result of the self-defense actions of our soldiers 2/2