Israel: Palestinian President condemns kidnapping of teens

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There’s still no sign of three missing Israeli teenagers. And Israel’s military and intelligence operations have yet to produce concrete details on their whereabouts. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the kidnapping. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.

Israel: Palestinean President condemns kidnapping of teens

Israel: Palestinean President condemns kidnapping of teens

There's still no sign of three missing Israeli teenagers. And Israel's military and intelligence operations have yet to produce concrete details on their whereabouts. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the kidnapping. Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.

The three youths, who disappeared late Thursday while hitchhiking home from Jewish seminaries in the West Bank. Accusing Hamas of being behind the apparent abduction, Israel has launched a widespread crackdown on the group, arresting scores of members while conducting a feverish manhunt for the missing youths. The Israeli crackdown is the most extensive military ground operation in more than five years. Thousands of soldiers have fanned out across the West Bank, searching some 800 locations and arresting more than 250 Palestinians, most of them Hamas members.