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Two more Palestinians killed in search for missing Israeli teens

Two more Palestinian men died overnight during Israeli raids as part of the search for three Israeli teens thought kidnapped by Hamas. It takes the total dead to six. More than 300 Palestinians have been arrested since the youths' disappearance.

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Netanyahu telephones Abbas over missing teens

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to help him in efforts to locate the three Israeli teenagers believed to be abducted in the occupied West Bank.

Netanyahu warned the kidnapping would escalate tensions in the area. Credit: Reuters

A statement issued by the prime minister's office quoted Netanyahu:

"I expect you to help in the return of the kidnapped youngsters and in catching the abductors."

The telephone call is the fist reported conversation between the two leaders since Abbas first signed a deal with Hamas in April and Netanyahu broke off the US brokered peace talks.

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