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Thursday, April 2, 2015

IDF Searching for 20-Year-Old who Entered Arab Village: Possible Kidnapping!


The name of the missing man for Tehillim is Niv ben Yael. Meir, a cousin of the missing man calls on the tzibur to daven hard for his cousin as “We burn and rid ourselves of our chametz”. He adds that Niv told his mother earlier in the day that he is traveling to Hebron to daven in the Machpelah.
Large police and IDF forces are scouring the area of Judea between Kiryat Arba and the Arab village of Beit Anoun, after a man around the age of 20 went missing in the region.

At 4:17 p.m., a call to the 100 emergency hotline of the Judea and Samaria district police was received from an Israeli youth, who said he and his friend had gotten stuck in their car due to a punctured tire between Kiryat Arba and Beit Anoun.

The friend of the youth who called went to request work tools from the Arab village so as to change the tire, but never returned, and the caller said he had been waiting for half-an-hour.

Police and IDF forces are combing the area for the missing man, who is a resident of Be'er Sheva.

Police reported later that they estimate the man likely entered Beit Anoun not to borrow tools as was initially reported, but rather as part of some unspecified criminal act.

The search for him is made all the more difficult given that the man left his cell phone in the front seat of the car.
Concerns are high that he may have been attacked or abducted by residents of the Arab village, which is known as being hostile and a hotbed to members of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups.

Har Hevron Regional Council head Yohai Damari said of the massive deployment for the search that it is "a measure familiar to us from similar incidents that occurred in the region just recently."
"I imagine that we'll receive a clearer picture in the coming hours," said Damari. "I pray for good news."

The incident comes just hours after an Arab terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier in the arm and head at the Oranit Checkpoint in Samaria.

Despite having been stabbed repeatedly the soldier, First Sergeant Yoav Leitman of the Paratroopers Regiment, managed to grapple the terrorist to the ground and subdue him.

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