Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Togo : will president Faure Gnassingbe win a third 5-year term ?

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Controversy reigns 100 years after the Armenian genocide

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Migrant Deaths: Politicians Divided after Emergency EU Summit

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The G-Word: Turkey and the Armenian Genocide

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

What will the new French healthcare bill change?

Read more

#TECH 24

Space Special: Happy Birthday, Hubble!

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Meeting Marseille's Armenian community

Read more

REPORTERS

Saving French soldiers' WWI trench carvings

Read more

ENCORE!

Armenia, 100 years on

Read more

Middle East

Video: Inside the manhunt for missing Israeli teens

Video by Gallagher FENWICK

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-06-27

The Israel Defence Forces granted FRANCE 24 exclusive access to a unit of Bedouin trackers at the heart of Operation Brother’s Keeper, the vast army manhunt to find three Israeli youths who went missing on June 12.

Israel’s government has identified two members of the hard-line Islamist Hamas party as the central suspects in the alleged kidnapping, but has so far failed to produce concrete evidence to back its claim.

Gilad Shaer and Naftali Frenkel, both 16, and Eyal Ifrach, 19, went missing more than two weeks ago while hitchhiking near the city of Hebron in the West Bank. No group has claimed responsibility for the suspected abduction so far.

Israeli officials have pledged to bring the teenagers back alive, but the army’s elite trackers told FRANCE 24 they are ready for anything.

After searching hundreds of sites, including Palestinian homes, and making hundreds of arrests, the soldiers have had to dig deeper into the West Bank.

To watch FRANCE 24's full video report with Israeli army trackers, click on the player above.

Date created : 2014-06-27

  • ISRAEL

    Netanyahu accuses Hamas of abducting missing teens

    Read more

  • ISRAEL

    Israel intensifies search for teens feared abducted

    Read more

  • ISRAEL - WEST BANK

    Israeli forces search for teens missing near the West Bank

    Read more

COMMENT(S)