Israeli security forces have been combing through Bethlehem and the Hebron area after three yeshiva students, aged 17-19 went missing.
Dawlat al-Islam is linked to ISIS, has claimed responsibility for kidnapping of three teenagers, including one American, in Israel.
Palestinian terrorist are also being looked at by Israel defense forces.
Senior security officials informed US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro that one among Friday’s missing teens in the West Bank holds American citizenship at the conclusion of a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv Friday where the security situation was discussed as the result of the possible kidnapping.
The Shin Bet and the IDF’s Central Command are treating the teens’ disappearance as a kidnapping by terrorists, because, among other things, their cell phones stopped broadcasting location signals at the same location they were last seen – between Kfar Etzion and the settlement Alon Shvut.