Breaking: Bodies of Three Kidnapped Israeli Teens Found in West Bank
The bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli boys were found today.
The teens were kidnapped while hitchhiking home from school in the West Bank.
Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrah.
What sad news.
The bodies of three kidnapped teenage boys were found today in the West Bank. The boys were reportedly kidnapped by the Hamas terrorist group.
The bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month have been found north of the city of Hebron, a source confirmed to ABC News today.
Hamas, the Palestinian militant group accused by Israel of taking the boys, has denied kidnapping the teens, though senior Israeli and Palestinian officials agree that the abductors were likely tied to — or part of — Hamas but operating without orders from the organization’s leadership.
One of the teens, 16-year-old Naftali Frenkel, had dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship and his family is from Brooklyn, N.Y. The two others were Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach.
Israeli forces have conducted raids in the West Bank in the search for the teens and their kidnappers since they were abducted on June 12. Since the search started, more than 240 Palestinians have been arrested in the operation dubbed “Brother’s Keeper,” the army said.
The Israeli military identified the teens as Naftali Frenkel, 16, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19. Frenkel is a US citizen.