Israeli security forces arrested nine Palestinians in the West Bank overnight on Thursday as efforts continue to locate three Jewish teenagers who were believed to have been kidnapped by Hamas operatives from the Hebron region, Israel Radio reported.

According to Israel Radio, the army combed over 40 sites in the Hebron region. Soldiers operating in Beitunia discovered two handguns. IDF troops also confiscated an explosive device in the village of Aidana.

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