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Saturday
Jun142014

Israeli Defense Forces Identify Three Teens Kidnapped Friday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- The Israeli Defense Forces identified three Jewish teens kidnapped from the West Bank on Friday, including one who is reportedly American.

IDF spokesperson Peter Lerner posted to the IDF Twitter account on Saturday the named of the three boys; Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaer, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16.

Security forces continued to search the West Bank on Saturday. Lerner also tweeted on Saturday that the IDF believes the teens were abducted by "Palestinian militants."

The IDF has also begun using the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys, similar to the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag used in the aftermath of the Boko Haram kidnapping of nearly 300 girls in Nigeria earlier this year.

The teens vanished Friday, and Israeli Defense Forces have said they believe they were building roadblocks between Israel and Gaza.


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