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Three Israeli teens missing in West Bank: Army

Published on Jun 14, 2014 1:16 AM

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Three Israeli teenagers have gone missing near a West Bank settlement, the army said on Friday, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he held the Palestinian leadership responsible for their safety.

"The IDF (Israeli military) confirms three teenagers are currently missing," an army statement said.

"The individuals were last seen late last night in the area of Gush Etzion," a Jewish settlement southwest of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank, it said, adding that security forces were trying to find them.

The army gave no further details about the disappearance.

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