Aunt of U.S. Teen Kidnapped in West Bank: Family “Optimistic”

Relatives of the American who was among three Jewish teens kidnapped in the West Bank Thursday night are refusing to give up hope that they'll be returned safely, NBC News reported. "We're trying to be optimistic and I must say my sister and brother-in-law are amazing, they are strong people and this strengthens me as well," Ittael Fraenkel, the aunt of missing 16-year-old Naftali Fraenkel, told NBC News. Gilad Shaar, 19, and Eyal Yifrach, 16, also went missing. Israel has accused Hamas of kidnapping the trio, though there has been no credible claim of responsibility for the abductions.

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