Report: Israel finds three bodies in Hebron


The Israeli army has found three bodies near Hebron in Occupied West Bank, according to reports.

More than 200 Palestinians have been arrested since three teenage settlers went missing in the West Bank on June 12.

More soon.

Update: Israeli officials to convene emergency cabinet meeting - don’t know if it is related or not.

Update: Israeli army closes area around Hebron, road blocks on major roads.

Update: Israeli army briefing reporters in next few minutes; Israeli cabinet in emergency meeting


Bad news: Israelis Find Three Bodies Believed to Be Those of Missing Youths, Officials Say

update: Israel delaying announcement over kidnapped teens to give IDF time to deploy more forces to Hebron, clashes feared.


Naftali Fraenkel, 16, held dual Israeli-American citizenship when he was abducted June 12 in the West Bank (WaPo)



Jun 30, 2014, 1:06 PM ET
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, Israeli media reported today.
An emergency cabinet meeting has been called for 2:30 p.m. ET, and an announcement could come during or after the meeting, a source told ABC News. An Israeli Defense Force briefing is also expected.
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.


Praying for the repose of their souls & for their families.


Praying for the repose of their souls & for their families.


Israeli PM Netanyahu: “Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay” after teens found dead:


Thank you gilliam for starting a thread on the latest development in this story I have been receiving newsletter from jewish websites I belong to about the people who have been fervently praying for these 3 teens since they disappeared.

Israel was angry because the UN said there was no evidence the boys were kidnapped.

I thought they might use the teens for a prisoner exchange. I was not expecting the teens to be found dead.

This is very sad news and I pray for the families of these teens and I pray for all of Israel today.


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Secretary general Ban had said there was no concrete evidence the teens had been kidnapped.

The Blaze has an article about the mothers going before the UN and a quote by the secretary general is within
I had read what he said some days after the boys went missing.


In a United Nations statement, Ban urged both Israel and the Palestinians “to exercise restraint and lend their urgent support for the release and safe return of the three youths.”

“”The Secretary-General condemns the abduction on 12 June of three Israeli students, including two minors, in the West Bank. He expresses his solidarity with the families of the abducted and calls for their immediate release,” a statement from the UN on Saturday said.

Times of Israel
Notice it is dated June 15th.


Not sure what the date of the quote I read. I receive newsletters from several jewish websites so it could have been one of those when the secretary general said there was no concrete evidence they were kidnapped. After being presented with evidence by Israel he couldn’t deny it.


Anyone notice the blatant media bias in the reporting from CNN and others?

Missing Israeli teens found dead in West Bank

Notice the headline. They weren’t “missing”, they were kidnapped. And they weren’t “found dead”. They were found murdered.


Yeah, makes you wonder about the sanity of the leftist Israel-haters. Do the liberals really think that Hamas, or Al Qaeda, or any of the other Islamoterror groups are going to spare them, given the opportunity?


Yes. And our president urging Israel not to do anything that might destabalize the are as though it is not already destabilized.

Most people are shocked these 3 boys seem to have been murdered shortly after they were taken. It seems that many in Israel felt like I did - they would be used for a prisoner exchange.


Please, please link an article by a reputable news site.


It looks as though the boys placed an emergency cell phone call:

… “They’ve kidnapped me,” whispers the teen to the operator, as the kidnappers can be heard in the background shouting in Arabic-accented Hebrew at the three youths to keep their heads and hands down.

The operator tries to interact with the caller, but receives no answer.

Seconds later, several loud noises, which might be gunshots, are heard. Someone in the car is heard groaning.

At one point, a voice in the car says in Arabic, “Take the phone from him.”

US says Hamas was involved, if not directly responsible, for the fate of Israel’s three lost boys:


I am sure if you do a google search you will be able to find a news site you find reputable that will have this quote.


All I’ve founds is ones where the mothers thank Ban Ki-Moon for condemning the kidnapping and asking for their release.


Sorry. Have you checked any Israeli newspapers.

2 weeks after the teens were kidnapped the New York Times finally gave the story front page coverage about the abduction.
This front page story appeared the same morning the bodies of the teens were found. So is the New York Times one of the reputable news sites you refer to?

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