After three Israeli students went missing, Israel launched a massive manhunt and door-to door-searches in the occupied West Bank, grabbing dozens of Palestinians. PM Netanyahu accused Hamas of “kidnapping” the teens, though no evidence has been disclosed.
Three Israeli students, Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, went missing while hitchhiking south of Jerusalem Thursday night, according to Israeli officials. Their disappearance sparked a massive door-to-door manhunt in the Palestinian city of Hebron and surrounding villages in the West Bank.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said that as part of the effort to locate the three missing Israeli teenagers “approximately 80 Palestinian suspects were detained in a widespread overnight operation.”