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Israeli rescue teams search caves, wells in Hebron

June 21, 2014 9:09 P.M. (Updated: June 22, 2014 9:20 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Teams of firemen and police specialized in rescue operations were in the Hebron area on Saturday searching wells, reservoirs, and caves for three missing Israeli teens, Israeli media reported.

The search was ongoing inside Hebron city itself, where a 14-year-old Palestinian boy was killed on Friday by the army as well as in Ramallah, where the army said it had raided the premises of the Hamas television channel.

Police said three fire trucks and an ATV rescue unit were present in the Hebron area where they were on stand-by, Ynet reported.

Israeli officials have announced no major breakthroughs throughout the search for the teens, who disappeared from an area near the Gush Etzion settlement on June 12.

Around 370 Palestinians have been detained just in the past week as part of an arrest campaign carried out by Israel with Palestinian Authority coordination.

Some two-thirds of those detained in recent days have been members of the Palestinian faction Hamas, which Israel accuses of being behind the alleged kidnapping of the youths.

Hamas has denied involvement.

Separately, a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel, striking near Ashkelon city without causing any casualties, the army said.

Ma'an staff contributed to this report.
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