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How the missing Israeli teenagers stoke feelings of tribal vengeance

An intrepid journalist friend based in Israel said this week she was keen to get to Iraq to cover the current conflict there, but hated to leave Israel “at a time like this.”

She was referring to the ongoing search for three missing Israeli teenagers believed to have been abducted when they tried to hitch a ride home from their Jewish yeshivas located near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.