As it happened: Reaction to discovery of Israeli teenagers' bodies

Key points

  • The bodies of three Israeli teenagers abducted on 12 June have been found in the West Bank
  • An Israeli military spokesman said their bodies were found in a pit in a field near Halhul
  • Israel has set up blockades and closed down areas around the town, north of Hebron
  • Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both aged 16, and 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach went missing nearby
  • Israel has accused Hamas of being behind their disappearance, a claim the group denies
  • The Israeli search operation has been one of the most intense for years (All times in GMT)

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  • David Walker 
  • Sarah Fowler 
  • Dominic Howell 

Last updated 30 June 2014

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