Search Continues Into 12th Day For Missing Teens; Hamas Praises Kidnappers

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (Worthy News)-- Operation Brother's Keeper continued into its 12th days; Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in overnight raids searched 120 homes and arrested four more Palestinians suspected of terrorism. The total number of arrests is now 354, of which 269 are Hamas members.

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Since the start of operation “Brother’s Keeper,” the large-scale IDF action in the West Bank aimed at returning the three and weakening the power base of the Islamist group Hamas, which Jerusalem says is behind the kidnapping, Israel has searched some 1,800 locations and arrested some 354 Palestinians, the army said. Of these, 269 were Hamas members and 57 were among those were released as part of the 2011 deal to free captured soldier Gilad Shalit.

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