Three Kidnapped Israeli Teens Found Dead, Security Meeting Called

Three kidnapped Israeli teens that were the subject of a large manhunt by the Israeli military were found dead Monday, just north of a Palestinian town. The teens, one nineteen-year-old and two sixteen-year-olds, disappeared during a hike eighteen days ago.

One of the teens, Eyal Gilad Naftali, was also an American citizen. They are believed by Israel to have been captured by the Palestinian organization Hamas.

An emergency meeting of the Israeli security cabinet was called for Monday evening, while a large military force was already present in the region conducting the search. Citizens of Hebron, a nearby city, report that the entrances to the town have been secured by Israeli military personnel. Meanwhile:

[h/t Haaretz]

[Image via Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters]

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