Three killed Israeli teenagers to be buried side by side
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 01:47
Funeral services are held for the three missing Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found near Hebron under a pile of rocks, as Palestinians react to the death of a 19-year-old by Israeli troops during an arrest raid in the West Bank. Mana Rabiee reports.
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Funeral services in Talmon, Israel for 16-year-old Gil-Ad Sha'er.
He was one of three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found Sunday in the occupied West Bank, in a field near Hebron under a pile of rocks.
The boys went missing on June 12 while hitchhiking.
Israel says the militant group Hamas was behind the killing, a charge Hamas has neither confirmed nor denied.
Israeli aircraft bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, striking at Hamas.
Troops conducted an arrest raid in the West Bank, opening fire and killing a Palestinian.
People gathered where the victim, 19-year-old Yousouf Ibrahim, was killed.
He was just an innocent bystander, said an eyewitness.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) WITNESS, MOHAMMED SAFOURI, SAYING:
"Me and Yousouf were walking, he was carrying a box filled with eggs. We were sitting here for a while, when we decided to go back home. Someone fired toward him."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised that Hamas will pay for the teenager's deaths.
But Israel's security cabinet was split on the scope of any further action.
The United States has urged restraint.
Meanwhile, the men Israel accused of carrying out the abductions remain at large.
Funeral services for the three teenagers take place on Tuesday in their individual hometowns.
Later in the day, the boys who traveled together and died together, will be buried together side-by-side in the Israeli city of Modi'in.
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