Bodies of missing Israeli teens found in West Bank

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 30, 2014 at 10:20 p.m.



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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has carried out an especially intense series of airstrikes in Gaza.

The military says on Tuesday it struck 34 targets across the Hamas-controlled territory.

The airstrikes are said to have been a response to a barrage of 18 rockets fired into Israel since late Sunday. There are no further details on the targets, but in recent weeks Israel has repeatedly targeted launch sites and weapons storage areas in similar attacks. There are no immediate reports of casualties.

The operation also comes a day after the military found the bodies of three teen hitchhikers missing for two weeks after being abducted.

Israel sent thousands of troops across the West Bank in search of the teens and arrested some 400 Hamas operatives throughout the territory. The search ended Monday afternoon with the discovery of the bodies under a pile of rocks in a field north of Hebron.

Israel has identified two well-known Hamas operatives from Hebron as the primary suspects.

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