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30 new arrests as Israel presses West Bank hunt for teens

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Israeli troops have arrested some 30 Palestinians in the West Bank as they ramped up a search for three teenagers believed kidnapped by Hamas, the army said on Thursday.  

Israeli soldiers walk amidst Hamas flags as they raid the student union at Bir Zeit University near Ramallah, on June 19, 2014

The arrests overnight raised the number of Palestinians detained since the youths went missing a week ago to 280, around three-quarters of them members of the Islamist Hamas movement, a statement said.

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