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More arrests in hunt for teenagers

Israel's army has arrested 40 more Palestinians in the West Bank, expanding the search for three missing Israeli teenagers believed to have been kidnapped by Hamas last week.

It brings the total number of Palestinians detained since the kidnapping to more than 200, most of them Hamas activists - the biggest West Bank crackdown on Hamas in almost a decade.

The latest arrests took place in the northern city of Nablus, widening the army's search that had been focused on the southern city of Hebron. Activists from the Western-backed Palestinian president's Fatah faction were among those detained.

Meanwhile, the military said Israeli warplanes struck four weapons manufacturing and storage sites in the Gaza Strip early today, in response to a rocket launched from Gaza to Israel.

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