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Arrest Made in Connection with 3 Dead Israeli Teens That Triggered Gaza Conflict

A spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces confirmed on CNN today that an arrest has been made in connection with the deaths of those three Israeli teenagers that, in part, triggered the escalation that led to the current conflict in Gaza.

These three teenagers went missing back in June and turned up dead. In response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu swore that “Hamas will pay.” And thus, the current round of violence began.

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner confirmed to Jake Tapper reports that an arrest has been made. He said, “It wasn’t something that the military carried out. But indeed, I know and can confirm that an individual has been arrested in connection with this.”

He did not know, however, this person’s name or their level of involvement in the deaths of the three teenagers.

Watch the video below, via CNN:

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