Manhunt for killers of three Israeli teens continues

  • IANS, Jerusalem
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  • Updated: Jul 02, 2014 12:48 IST
  • Deborah Yasinsky

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  • West Bank

    Israeli soldiers keep guard near the West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli aircraft bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the military ...

  • Yosuf abu Zaghah

    Palestinians carry the body of Yosuf abu Zaghah, 20, who was killed by the Israeli troops in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin Early. ...

  • Gaza

    A ball of fire is seen following an Israel airstrike in Rafah, southern Gaza. Israeli warplanes launched in the early morning hours of Tuesday, dozens ...

  • Hebron

    Israelis mourns and light candles in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv after the announcement that the bodies of the three missing Israeli teenagers were found. ...

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  • Amer Abu Eisheh

    Flames and smoke billow from the blown-up house of Amer Abu Eisheh, one of two Palestinians suspected in the killing of three kidnapped Israelis, in ...

  • Palestinians

    Palestinians inspect the blown-up house of Amer Abu Eisheh, one of two Palestinians suspected in the killing of three kidnapped Israelis, in the West Bank ...

Thousands of Israeli troops canvassed the West Bank Tuesday searching for the two suspected Palestinian militants accused of abducting and murdering three Israeli teenagers who were buried in a public funeral ceremony attended by thousands earlier in the day.

Over two weeks of searching for Gilad Shaer and Naftali Frenekel, both 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19, ended in tragedy Monday evening when members of an elite army unit and civilian volunteers found their bodies buried in a shallow pit in a field northwest of Hebron

Watch: Funeral of slain teens take place, Israel says 'Hamas will pay'

Forensics experts and the Shin Bet security service assessed that the teens were shot dead just minutes after getting into the abductors' car. Their bodies were later hastily dumped near the town of Halhul, about a 15-minute drive from the junction where they had been hitchhiking on the night of June 12, Xinhua reported. 

Israel announced its two prime suspects, Marwan Kawasmeh, 29, and Amar Abu-Eisha, 33, claiming they were Hamas operatives who were previously imprisoned in Israeli jails.

 

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