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Thousands Join Together to Bury West Bank Teens

Tens of thousands of mourners converged Tuesday in an outpouring of national grief at the burial of the three Israeli teenagers.

Tens of thousands of mourners converged Tuesday in an outpouring of national grief at the burial of the three Israeli teenagers whose kidnapping and killing Israel blamed on the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. The Islamist group has neither confirmed nor denied involvement in the disappearance of the students as they hitchhiked near a Jewish settlement on June 12.

In the photo above, Israelis attend the funeral of Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, in the Israeli town of Modi'in on July 1, 2014.

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Mourners gather around the body of Gilad Shaar as it is lifted from an ambulance for his funeral ceremony at his hometown, the Talmon Jewish settlement Ramallah, on Tuesday.

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The parents of Naftali Frenkel, Rachel and Abraham, sit in front of their son's body wrapped in an Israeli flag during his funeral service in their town of Nof Ayalon.

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays during the joint funeral of the three Israeli teens.

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Bat-Galim Shaar and Iris Yifrah, mothers of two of the three Israeli teens, mourn during the joint funeral for their sons in the Israeli city of Modi'in.

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People attend the funeral of the three Israeli teens who were abducted and killed in the West Bank.

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Family and friends of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel mourn over the grave of Eyal Yifrah during their funeral in Modi'in.

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An Israeli boy attends the joint funeral of three Israeli teens, Gil-Ad Shaar, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrah.

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A makeshift memorial site is constructed in memory of the three Israeli teenagers found dead, in Halhul, West Bank.

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