The search for the kidnapped teens – Day 5


Yeshiva students Gilad Sha’ar,16, Eyal Yifrach, 19, and Naftali Frankel, 16 were kidnapped by terrorists late Thursday night from a hitchhiking point in Gush Etzion. 

Here are the latest updates:


10:00 P.M. Ya’alon: “We won’t cease or rest until we find the abducted teens. 

7:09 P.M. 10 armed groups, including Hamas and Fatah, hold press conference in Gaza but don’t claim responsibility for kidnapping. 

7:00: P.M. Nitzan Alon, head of IDF central command says “Hamas is feeling the hits and getting the message.”

5:43 P.M. Prime Minister Netanyahu tells Tony Blair that the world must distance itself from those who kidnap children.  

5:02 P.M. Security official: Hamas has sustained a series of blows from IDF operations. 

3:19 P.M. The security cabinet decided Tuesday that Israel will stiffen the jail conditions for Hamas prisoners as a result of the kidnapping of the three Israeli teens by the organization last week.


1:08 P.M. After the families of the three kidnapped yeshiva students meet for the first time following the abduction, Rachel Fraenkel, mother of missing teen Naphtali Fraeknel, addresses media, saying “we just want to hug our children.

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