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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Two Palestinians killed as Israel hunts for missing teens

Israeli soldiers take part in an operation to locate three Israeli teens in the West Bank. Credit: Reuters

Two Palestinians died overnight during Israel's hunt for three Israeli teenagers thought kidnapped in the West Bank.

Israeli troops have heightened a crackdown on the Islamist group Hamas, which it blames for the disappearance of the Israeli boys.

Israeli soldiers carrying out raids in the city of Nablus fired at stone-throwing Palestinians, killing Ahmad Famawi, 26, residents and medics said.

A Palestinian hospital official said another man was killed by live fire in the city of Ramallah.

Israel has said its West Bank operation is twofold - to find Gil-Ad Shaer and US-Israeli national Naftali Fraenkel, both aged 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, who went missing near an Israeli settlement on June 13, and to deal a substantial blow to Hamas.

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