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Israel demolishes West Bank homes of suspects in killings of 3 teens that sparked Gaza war

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    Palestinian protesters face Israeli soldiers, following a demonstration to support people in Gaza and Palestinian negotiators in Cairo, Egypt, during clashes near the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Israel and Hamas are observing a five-day cease-fire which began at midnight Wednesday, in an attempt to allow talks between the sides in Cairo to continue. The negotiations are meant to secure a substantive end to the monthlong war and draw up a roadmap for the coastal territory of Gaza, which has been hard-hit in the fighting. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh) (The Associated Press)

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    A Palestinian protester throws a glass bottle at Israeli soldiers during clashes, following a protest against the Israeli military action over Hamas in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday, Aug. 15 , 2014. Israel and Hamas are now observing a five-day temporary cease-fire in an attempt to allow indirect talks in Cairo to continue. The negotiations are meant to secure a substantive end to the monthlong Gaza war and draw up a roadmap for the coastal territory, which has been hard-hit in the fighting. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi) (The Associated Press)

Israeli troops have demolished the homes of two militants suspected in the abduction and killing of three Israeli teens whose deaths sparked the war in Gaza, and sealed up the home of a third.

The military says the West Bank homes were destroyed early Monday, according to procedure in dealing with militants suspected of major crimes.

The three teens — Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel — were slain in June in the West Bank.

Their deaths led to wide-ranging Israeli raids in the West Bank and precipitated a month of bitter fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The suspected mastermind, Hussam Kawasma, has been in Israeli custody since July. Two other suspects, identified by Israel as Marwan Kawasma and Amer Abu Aysha, remain at large.