An Israeli Schoolboy Died in the West Bank. To Find His Body, Foes Joined Forces.


JERUSALEM — When Palestinian militants hid the body of an Israeli schoolboy on Tuesday night, they hoped to exchange it for the corpses of dozens of Palestinians that have been held by Israel for years without burial.

Instead, they set off an unusual diplomatic effort to retrieve the body, involving an unlikely cast of actors from opposing sides of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Disturbed by the militants’ move, Palestinian officials worked with Israeli military commanders, Arab…



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