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  6/22/2014, Sivan 24, 5774

Brothers' Keeper: Day Nine 1,400 Sites Searched, 350 Arrests Made in Search for Teens


The IDF has intensified Operation 'Brothers' Keeper,' IDF officials reported Sunday morning, and have searched in 1,400 different sites total since last week in an effort to locate three kidnapped teenagers. As of Sunday, the IDF has shifted its focus to the northwest of Hevron, for a period of approximately 48 hours, they said.

While the IDF continues to emphasize that the assumption is that the boys are alive, IDF special units in the Naval forces have also begun searching underground and underwater for bodies. Over 350 Palestinian Arabs - mostly Hamas terrorists - have been arrested since the operation began last Friday, the IDF announced Sunday.