Israeli teens’ bodies found

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iol news pic jun30 Mideast Israel missing teens AP FILE - Israelis hold the national flag with photos of the three missing Israeli teens, feared abducted in the West Bank on June 12, during a rally calling for their release, in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Jerusalem - Israeli security forces on Monday found the bodies of three teenagers who went missing in the West Bank earlier this month and confirmed them as the Israeli seminary students sought since June 12, Israeli media reported.

Israel has accused the Islamist Hamas movement, which has its power base in the Gaza Strip, as being behind the abduction of the teenagers. Hamas has neither confirmed nor denied involvement.

Israel sent forces to areas of the West Bank to look for Gil-Ad Shaer and US-Israeli national Naftali Fraenkel, both 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19. The three went missing near a settlement in the occupied West Bank.

Reuters



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