Israeli troops kill 2 West Bankers in teen manhunt

The mother of Mohammed Tarifi, a 30-year-old Palestinian man shot dead during clashes with Israeli troops, reacts outside a hospital on June 22, 2014 in the West Bank city of RamallahIsraeli troops shot dead two Palestinians in the West Bank on Sunday in separate clashes that erupted as they made more arrests in the hunt for three missing teenagers. Their deaths raised to four the number of Palestinians killed since the army began a massive search for the Israeli students who disappeared on June 12 while hitchhiking in the southern West Bank. Israel accuses Hamas of kidnapping them, and has said the objective of “Operation Brother’s Keeper” is to bring them home safe while dealing a crushing blow to the group’s West Bank infrastructure. So far, the army has arrested more than 340 Palestinians, around two thirds of them Hamas members.

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