Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Tunisia's Parliament votes on new Government

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

French court rules #burkini ban "clearly illegal"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Biden in Turkey, Colombia Peace Deal, Ethiopia Olympic Protest (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Earthquake in Italy, French Burkini Ruling (part 1)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

The hidden secrets of Les Invalides

Read more

FOCUS

Pro-Opposition stronghold Port-Gentil feverishly awaits presidential elections

Read more

ENCORE!

Alexis Michalik: treading the boards in the footsteps of 'Edmond'

Read more

REPORTERS

Getting away with murder in DR Congo

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Why does Italy refuse to see the seismic risk?'

Read more

Middle East

Video: Inside the manhunt for missing Israeli teens

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)