JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (Worthy News)– Israel's Security Cabinet voted to reduce Israel Defense Forces (IDF) presence in the West Bank and limit the scope of Operation Brother's Keeper, with fears of a continued IDF operation during Ramadan, which begins Saturday, would further escalate tensions in the region, Israel Army Radio reported.
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The Israeli cabinet voted Tuesday afternoon to significantly reduce the security forces’ West Bank presence and limit the scope of Operation Brother’s Keeper, aimed at finding three kidnapped teens, to intelligence-gathering campaigns seeking direct ties to the abduction.
Security Cabinet Reduces Hamas Crackdown for Ramadan – Arutz Sheva
IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz visited Hevron to oversee the search efforts of Operation Brother's Keeper on Tuesday, before holding a briefing for journalists about the efforts to locate the three teenagers kidnapped roughly twelve days ago.
Hebron returning to normal as Shin Bet looks for new leads on kidnapped teens – Ynet News
The three Israeli teens that were kidnapped nearly two weeks ago still haven't been brought back home, but it appeared Tuesday that the city of Hebron was beginning to return to everyday life after an extensive IDF operation to find the three victims and punish their captures.
IDF Chief: As time passes, concerns grow regarding fate of boys – Ynet News
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said that with the passing of time "concerns for the life of the kidnapped boys rises, but nonetheless, our working assumption is that the boys are alive." Similar claims were sounded by Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.
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