On May 5, 2014, two Palestinian youths were killed by the Israeli military during Nakba demonstrations. On June 12, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped as they hitchhiked home from the West Bank. An Israeli military operation was launched to find the missing teens, and on June 30, their bodies were recovered. The government of Israel has blamed Hamas for the murders and vowed swift retaliation. The killings have inflamed demonstrations, ignited Hamas rocket attacks, and the precipitated the relentless Israeli bombardment of Gaza.