Israeli security forces stand guard next to their vehicles on June 30, 2014 in the village of Halhul, near the West Bank town of Hebron, where the bodies of the three missing Israeli teenagers were found
Israeli security forces stand guard next to their vehicles on June 30, 2014 in the village of Halhul, near the West Bank town of Hebron, where the bodies of the three missing Israeli teenagers were found © Menahem Kahana - AFP
Israeli security forces stand guard next to their vehicles on June 30, 2014 in the village of Halhul, near the West Bank town of Hebron, where the bodies of the three missing Israeli teenagers were found
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Last updated: June 30, 2014

Israel confirms 3 teens found dead, says Hamas responsible

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Israel on Monday confirmed finding the bodies of three teenagers who disappeared in the southern West Bank on June 12, blaming the Islamist Hamas movement for their kidnapping and murder.

"I was filled with deep sadness upon hearing of the murders of Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrach by Hamas terrorists," deputy defence minister Danny Danon said in a statement that called for an operation aimed at "eradicating Hamas".

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