Bodies of three missing teens found in West Bank-Israeli media
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 00:52
Israeli security forces find the bodies of three teenagers who went missing in the West Bank earlier this month, local media says. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Israeli security forces found the bodies of three teenagers Monday who went missing in the West Bank earlier this month.
Israeli media says the government confirmed them as the Israeli seminary students, including an American national sought since June 12.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki
SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESWOMAN JEN PSAKI, SAYING:
"We have seen the reports. I don't have anything to confirm from here. I would point you to the government of Israel. Certainly, as we have many times throughout the course of the last several weeks, the kidnapping and, of course, any harm that has been to these teenagers is a tragedy."
Israel has accused the Islamist Hamas movement as being behind the abduction of the teens. Hamas has neither confirmed nor denied involvement.
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