Israel stages air strikes on Gaza

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Israel has carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip, injuring at least two people, in retaliation for rockets fired towards Israel.

It comes as tensions are heightened after the disappearance of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank.

Israel accuses Hamas of being behind the disapperances. Hamas says it has “no information” about the teenagers.

Up to six Palestinians have been killed as a result of Israeli raids on Palestinian towns and cities and more than 350 people have been arrested.

The United Nations has warned that Israel’s actions risk provoking a revolt amongst Palestinians.

The mother of one of the missing three youngsters, Rachel Frenkel, pleaded for their release at a session of the Unitred Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva:

“Mister President, it is wrong to take children, innocent boys and girls and use them as instruments of any struggle. It is cruel… I wish to ask, doesn’t every child have the right to come home safely from school? We just want them back in our homes, in their beds.”

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