WASHINGTON, DC— Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement regarding the abduction last week of three Israeli teens.

“I am alarmed by the recent abduction of three Israeli teens, including a dual US-Israeli citizen. I call on the perpetrators of the attack to immediately free them and I call on PA President Mahmoud Abbas to do everything in his power and exercise all leverage in the unity government with Hamas to free these innocent children.”