Manhunt for killers of three Israeli teens continues

  • IANS, Jerusalem
  • Updated: Jul 02, 2014 12:48 IST
  • Deborah Yasinsky and her son Aryeh Kalb, age 13, attend a vigil in remembrance of three Israeli boys who went missing earlier this month in New York City. On Tuesday, the Israeli army announced that they had found three bodies, which they believe are the missing teenagers. The boys went missing more than two weeks ago in the West Bank.  (Getty Images/AFP)

    Israel strikes Hamas over teens' death

    Deborah Yasinsky and her son Aryeh Kalb, age 13, attend a vigil in remembrance of three Israeli boys who went missing earlier this month in New York City. On Tuesday, the...

  • 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 said, and troops opened fire and killed a Palestinian during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medics said. (Reuters)

    Israel strikes Hamas over teens' death

    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 said, and troops opened...

  • 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 of airstrikes on different targets in the Gaza Strip, including sites belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad. No casualties were reported, a Palestinian security official said. (AFP photo)

    Israel strikes Hamas over teens' death

    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 of airstrikes on...

  • 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. Israel 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. (AFP photo)

    Israel strikes Hamas over teens' death

    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. Israel confirmed...

  • Israeli soldiers sleep near the West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli aircraft bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip, the military said, and troops opened fire and killed a Palestinian during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medics said. (Reuters)

    Israel strikes Hamas over teens' death

    Israeli soldiers sleep near the West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli aircraft bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip, the military said, and troops opened fire and killed...

  • 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 the West Bank town of Hebron. The Israeli army demolished the West Bank homes of two main suspects in the kidnap and killing of three young Israelis, witnesses told AFP. They said the houses of Marwan Qawasmeh and Amer Abu Eisheh, Hamas members in the city of Hebron, were blown up, in what a human rights group said was the first punitive demolition since Israel halted the practice in 2005.  (AFP photo)

    Israel strikes Hamas over teens' death

    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 the West Bank town of...

  • 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 town of Hebron. (AFP photo)

    Israel strikes Hamas over teens' death

    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 town of Hebron....

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

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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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