3 boys dead, Israel to vote for war?

The rockets and counter air-strikes have been relentless, and wise men have been suggesting that Israel re-occupy Gaza. Now comes the news, the bodies of the three missing teenagers have been found.

The Israeli cabinet will meet @ 230 PM (Eastern Standard Time) and probably take a decision one way or the other. There will be pressure from the USA to not escalate matters, then again one of the kids is an Israeli-American.

If yet another war breaks out then whatever is left of the mid-east will be consumed in flames. These are interesting times indeed.
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The bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West
Bank earlier this month have been found north-west of the city of
Hebron, the Israeli Defense Forces confirmed today.

“Following extensive searches in order to retrieve the three abducted
teens … three bodies were discovered in the area north-west to Hebron,
north of the community of Telem,” the IDF said in a statement. “The
bodies are currently going through forensic identification. The families
of the abducted teens have been notified.”

An emergency cabinet meeting has been called for 2:30 p.m. ET, and an
announcement could come during or after the meeting, a source told ABC
News.
Hamas, the Palestinian militant group accused by Israel of taking the
boys, has denied kidnapping the teens, though senior Israeli and
Palestinian officials agree that the abductors were likely tied to — or
part of — Hamas but operating without orders from the organization’s
leadership.
One of the teens, 16-year-old Naftali Frenkel, had dual U.S.-Israeli
citizenship and his family is from Brooklyn, N.Y. The two others were
Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach.




Israeli forces have conducted raids in the West Bank in the search for
the teens and their kidnappers since they were abducted on June 12.
Since the search started, more than 240 Palestinians have been arrested
in the operation dubbed “Brother’s Keeper,” the army said. Knesset sessions for tonight have been cancelled, according to Israeli media reports.
There are reports that Israeli soldiers have already been deployed in
Hebron, and Israeli TV stations earlier showed pictures of soldiers
searching through rubble and military vehicles moving through the
village of Halhul, just north of Hebron.
At the end of a White House press briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest
was asked about the report of the deaths, news of which broke in the
middle of the briefing.
“We obviously condemn in the strongest possible term, violence that
takes the lives of innocent civilians,” he said. “But I don’t want to
react any further without having a chance to take a look at that report
myself.”

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Link: http://abcnews.go.com/International/bodies-missing-israeli-teens-found-hebron-source/story?id=24367041

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