Israel farewells teens, cabinet convenes again

Israel farewells teens, cabinet convenes again

Tens of thousands of mourners have gathered to bury three Israeli teenagers who died in the West Bank.

The three teens went missing on June 12, after attempting to hitch hike.

Their bodies were found yesterday, with the Israeli government blaming Islamist militant group Hamas for the deaths.

Israel’s security cabinet has convened for a second time in as many days to discuss action against Hamas, but Ministers are split over what action should be taken.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged Hamas would pay for the slayings and reiterated before Tuesday’s meeting that Israel “must strike hard at Hamas people and infrastructure in the West Bank” and would weigh further attacks to prevent rocket fire from Gaza on southern Israel.

Netanyahu vowed to strike at anyone involved in the kidnappings. “We will get them, even if it takes time,” he said.

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