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Fears grow for missing Israeli teenagers

A Palestinian boy watches as an Israeli soldier signals during the search for three Israeli teenagers in Hebron, West Bank. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA Fears are growing for the safety of three Israeli teenagers believed to have been kidnapped in the southern West Bank by Palestinian militants, after the Israeli army said that it could not confirm if they are alive or dead. The three boys, one of them a US citizen, lived in nearby settlements. They disappeared on Thursday night from a hitch-hiking spot near Kfar Etzion in the Hebron hills. They were named late on Saturday as Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gil-Ad Sha’ar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16. Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu…