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Operation Brothers Keeper
The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has been hard at work trying to find the lost teenagers, calling the operation “brothers keeper“. They have been searching Palestinian villages in Judah and Samaria in over 900 locations and have found and confiscated huge stock piles of weapons.
This has been met with huge resistance by the Hamas organisation leading to a number of arrests. According to recent reports over 300 Palestinians have been arrested and detained, over 50 of these were prisoners released back in 2011 in the exchange for Gilad Shalit who had broken the terms of that release.