UN chief condemns murder of Israeli teenagers

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The murder of three Israeli teenagers abducted in mid-June in the West Bank, has been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

According to media sources, the Israeli military found three bodies northwest of Hebron on Monday.

Israel reportedly launched more than 30 air strikes on the Occupied Palestinian Territory overnight into Tuesday.

Mr Ban said the perpetrators' attempts to stoke tensions in the region "must not be allowed to succeed."

The Secretary-General said there could be no justification for the deliberate killing of civilians.

He expressed hope that the Israelis and Palestinians will work together to uncover the circumstances surrounding the abduction and murder and bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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