The Stream

As Israelis campaign for missing teens, Palestinians say #BringBackOurBoys, too

Campaign takes turn after activists utilise hashtag to shed light on Palestinian detainees.

Around the world, Israelis and their supporters are calling for the return of three teenagers who went missing in the West Bank Thursday night. While Israeli officials have blamed Hamas for the alleged kidnappings and have requested the assistance of the Palestinian Authority, no one has come forward and claimed responsibility. 

Following the disappearance of the boys, Israelis and many in solidarity are using the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys, which has been used more than 31 thousands times since Sunday. The Facebook page has gained more than 80,000 likes.