A terror group abducted the three teens missing from the West Bank, Israel’s prime minister said Saturday, as soldiers combed the rocky terrain and searched homes to try and find them.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again blamed the Palestinian Authority for the Thursday night disappearance of the teens, one of them a U.S. citizen. Palestinian officials say they are assisting Israeli forces, who poured over surveillance footage Saturday and arrested more than a dozen Palestinians.
Netanyahu said an “intensive operation” was underway to prevent the teens from being taken to the Gaza Strip or elsewhere.
“Our children were kidnapped by a terror group,” he said. “There is no doubt about that.”
The Israeli military identified the teens as Naftali Frenkel, 16, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19. Israeli television station Channel 10 named Frenkel as the U.S. citizen that officials earlier mentioned.
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