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Israel releases names and photos of two men who kidnapped 3 yeshiva students

By Mason White 11:58 AM June 27, 2014
Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) Israel has released the names and photos of two men who are suspected of kidnapping three yeshiva students.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed that troops were seeking to arrest Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha, both about 30 years old, in the area of ​​Hebron.

Both men have served time in Israeli prisons in the past.

The Israel Security Agency said in a statement that both men had been wanted since the kidnappings, adding that several other Palestinians suspected of involvement in the kidnappings were being questioned.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the suspects were only part of the group behind the kidnappings, and reiterated his call to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to repeal a pact of unity with Hamas, a group that holds power in the Gaza Strip and calls the destruction of Israel.