Israel PM: 3 Missing Teens Taken By Terror Group

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June 14, 2014 AT 12:10 PM
Israel's prime minister said Saturday that a terror group abducted three teenage boys missing from the West Bank, 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 pored 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.