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BREAKING: Three Yeshiva Students Kidnapped by Terrorists in Judea
Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 6/13/2014

Posted on 06/13/2014 8:04:37 AM PDT by Former Fetus

Three Israeli students from the Makor Chaim Yeshiva in the religious kibbutz Kfar Etzion were kidnapped by terrorists on Thursday night.

As the students made their way home from the Yeshiva, security forces say they were dragged into a vehicle driven by terrorists that had stopped for them as they waited at a hitchhiking post.

Makor Chaim Yeshiva is located between Jerusalem and Hevron in the Judea region.

IDF and police forces have been searching in the hours since the kidnapping to try and locate the three young students, while a gag order was placed on the press, due to the sensitive nature of the incident and the danger posed to the students.

Reports state that during the IDF search that ensued, special forces located a cell phone signal near the city of Hevron indicating that one of the captured had tried to call the police, but the call was cut off after seconds.

Meanwhile, the Arab Ma'an News Agency reported on Friday that IDF forces were searching the town of Dura to the southwest of Hevron, while Palestinian footage of IDF forces conducting searches was also aired.

Heavy military, Shin Bet and Border Guard patrols are working their way through the Hevron sector, including the Palestinian villages around the town, backed by deep intelligence operations in an attempt to find a trace of the boys.

A torched car with Israeli plates was also found, and investigators are trying to learn if there is a connection between the vehicle and the missing boys.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will issue a special statement holding Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas and his unity government responsible for the fate of the missing students.

Police have been in touch with the families and say that they have no reason to believe that the teenagers decided to go missing on their own, or run away from home.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fatah; hamas; iran; israel; judea; kidnapping; lebanon; terrorists; waronterror
Missing since Thursday. Not good!

From the Times of Israel: Islamic Jihad: ‘Kidnappings the only way to release prisoners’ Senior official of terror organization calls on Palestinians to abduct Israeli citizens, target settlers in West Bank.

Please, pray for the safety of the students.

1 posted on 06/13/2014 8:04:37 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

bump!


2 posted on 06/13/2014 8:08:31 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Former Fetus
‘Kidnappings the only way to release prisoners’

Screw that.
Implant timed squib charges in these prisoners and then swap 'em.

Maybe they'll take out a "Senior official" as well...

3 posted on 06/13/2014 8:09:03 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Former Fetus
‘Kidnappings the only way to release prisoners

Here we go.

But the IDF has a few more balls than Obama, and will make the kidnappers pay.

4 posted on 06/13/2014 8:11:30 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Former Fetus

Pray for Israel to start glassing Mecca.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 8:19:50 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Semper911
~ With Us It's Never An Accident ~

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6 posted on 06/13/2014 8:20:57 AM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Semper911
The Russians also had a way to deal with kidnappings.

From Wiki:

"Six years later, in October 1985, Alpha Group was dispatched to war-torn Beirut, Lebanon. The Kremlin was informed of the kidnapping of four Soviet diplomats by the militant group, the Islamic Liberation Organization (a radical offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood). It was believed that this was retaliation for the Soviet support of Syrian involvement in the Lebanese Civil War. However, by the time Alpha arrived, one of the hostages had already been killed. Through a network of supporting KGB operatives, members of the task-force identified each of the perpetrators involved in the crisis, and once identified, began to take the relatives of these militants as hostages. Following the standard Soviet policy of no negotiations with terrorists, some of the hostages taken by Alpha Group were dismembered, and their body parts sent to the militants. The warning was clear: more would follow unless the remaining hostages were released immediately. The show of force worked, and for a period of 20 years no Soviet or Russian officials were taken captive."

7 posted on 06/13/2014 8:28:18 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Former Fetus

prayers started as soon as I read the headline.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 8:33:15 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: Former Fetus

Was it The Judean Peoples’ Front or the Peoples’ Front of Judea?


9 posted on 06/13/2014 8:33:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SJackson; Albion Wilde

for S.jackson’s ping list and for Albion’s prayer warriors


10 posted on 06/13/2014 8:34:04 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: Semper911
If these Yeshiva students were murdered, Israel must declare the area of their (G-d forbid) murder territory NOW officially ANNEXED by the State of Israel and begin building new settlements there. This is what the PLO hates, therefore for each Jew murdered, they must lose land permanently for that horrible deed.
11 posted on 06/13/2014 8:34:11 AM PDT by Netz
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To: dfwgator

As big as a Monty Python fan as I am, I cannot find humor here.


12 posted on 06/13/2014 8:35:32 AM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com Check it out.)
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To: Former Fetus

Prayers up!

For their rescue!

As we don’t need anymore lopsided prisoner swaps.


13 posted on 06/13/2014 8:40:28 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Former Fetus

The Obama State Department will “Deplore the cycle of violence and call on all sides to exercise restraint”.


14 posted on 06/13/2014 8:41:20 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Former Fetus

Obama’s swap of the Taliban for Bergdahl has not helped this situation...


15 posted on 06/13/2014 8:46:59 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Semper911

Maybe the kidnappers will not have any balls after the IDF gets the prisoners free...


16 posted on 06/13/2014 8:48:24 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Former Fetus

A few minutes ago, Hamas spokesman Hassan Badran openly called on Arabs in Judea and Samaria to obstruct the Israeli effort to find the boys.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 8:49:23 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

Amen, I say to you, Amen.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 8:59:01 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Former Fetus

Prayers for the students... .

Obama set the new standard with his foolish release of five top terrorists.


19 posted on 06/13/2014 9:08:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: Dagnabitt

I expect these boys will be found, dead or alive, and I also expect that Israel will exact a heavy toll in retribution.

You can see the tensions mounting, the springs, rubber bands, whatever metaphor you wish, and the Israelis will go “Roman” on Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon, and it won’t be for “limited objectives” this time.

I think the Israelis have learned over the last almost 70 years that there are no limited objectives and that they can’t give back real estate to be left in peace.

They must understand by now that if the power balance were reversed there would be no Jew left living anywhere in Israel.

So, here’s to the Israelis—finally do what you were commanded to do by God and that you failed to obey. Kill everything, take no booty, slaughter all the animals, take no prisoners, wipe out the Baal worshippers forever (that would mean muslims who worship the same so-called “god” Allah, or as educated people would say, Satan).

Or not. God will do it for them anyway.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 9:24:00 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: Former Fetus

One of the three boys has US citizenship..pray that these boys are found alive..Israel will do whatever necessary to find them


21 posted on 06/13/2014 9:59:44 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Netz

You’re too generous-—the anexation should occur for the kidnapping in the first place. It shouldn’t cost an Israeli life to make the point. The rab dirtbags under stand overwhelming force and losing their sand holes.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 12:26:28 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Former Fetus

Probably hoping for an Obama prisoner swap.


23 posted on 06/13/2014 5:15:29 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: Former Fetus

Probably hoping for an Obama prisoner swap.


24 posted on 06/13/2014 5:15:29 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: Former Fetus

Not being funny, but what were three Jewish teenagers doing wandering around the west bank hitch-hiking? I know people tend to be dumb at that age, but even at their age this was a monumentally dumb thing to do.


25 posted on 06/13/2014 5:30:10 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: cherokee1

...you’re right, why should a Jew have to die in order to make gains? I stand corrected.


26 posted on 06/13/2014 7:56:04 PM PDT by Netz
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To: Former Fetus

And .. the terrorists KNOW the U.S. will not come to help Israel.


27 posted on 06/13/2014 8:07:14 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: the anti-mahdi

AMEN.


28 posted on 06/13/2014 9:02:11 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Former Fetus

Israel released 1,027 Palestinian terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit; likely the Palestinians will make out like bandits again this time.


29 posted on 06/14/2014 12:58:47 AM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Former Fetus
Does not compute. There's no discord in the world. Soetoro said so.

He wouldn't lie, would he?

30 posted on 06/14/2014 6:58:22 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
One of the three boys has US citizenship

Oh great Obama will offer a dozen or so Gitmo Muslim Islamic terrorists and a few million dollars to free the American citizen.

On second thought, Obama hates Israel, he will do nothing...which is a good thing!

31 posted on 06/14/2014 8:14:43 AM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Happened before, like the soldier who was picked up by kippa wearing men, who saw a Sidur on the dash... and they were Palestinians. Notice the mention of that being a popular hitch hiking post, whatever that means.


32 posted on 06/14/2014 8:46:16 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

One boy is an American and they are still missing.


33 posted on 06/14/2014 3:31:12 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Former Fetus

I hitch hike in that area all the time. Between the old gate of Alon Shevut and the entrance gate to Kfar Etzion, there’s about half a kilometer of road, with an Arab village right next to the former. I would not walk that short distance for any money. But many do, at least in broad daylight. Heard about this case over Shabbos despite the news embargo.


34 posted on 06/14/2014 3:40:52 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Semper911

It’s actually an excuse to go to war. Didn’t the IDF launch operations previously over kidnap pings?


35 posted on 06/14/2014 4:02:17 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: JPG

Our problem is we dont fight street rules with street rules!


36 posted on 06/14/2014 4:05:55 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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To: Eleutheria5
I had wondered before this happened, is hitch hiking common in Israel? What does it exactly mean "a hitch hiking post"?

You say that there is a short distance that you will not walk because of the Arab village nearby, right? I don't understand how anybody would consider hitch hiking safer, especially after the Islamic Jihad call to kidnap Israelis. Bad if you do and bad if you don't! It is obvious that we cannot comprehend what life must be like in Judea and Samaria.

I have been praying for the peace of Jerusalem, now I have added praying for those boys, that HaShem will protect them the way He protected the spies in this week's parsha.

37 posted on 06/14/2014 7:02:52 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

Hitchhiking is common in Israel, but from designated places like bus stops. Not really lone wolf hitchhiking such as we used to see here.

Not likely they would voluntarily get in a car with Arabs.


38 posted on 06/14/2014 7:12:08 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Former Fetus

Prayers. God help us all.


39 posted on 06/14/2014 10:55:38 PM PDT by Humidston (For the first time in my adult life I FEAR my government.)
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To: Former Fetus; Nachum; All
"PM Netanyahu says Hamas members behind kidnapping of 3 teens

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced this morning that Hamas members were behind the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank on Thursday, and warned there would be "severe repercussions.

"This morning I can say what I was prevented from saying yesterday, before the wave of arrests of Hamas members in Judea and Samaria," Netanyahu said. "Those who carried out the abduction of our boys were members of Hamas. This has severe repercussions," he added.

Yeshiva students Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, were abducted while hitchhiking in Gush Etzion on Thursday night, " Source: http://www.iba.org.il/world/?lang=en&entity=1018293&type=1

40 posted on 06/15/2014 6:30:15 AM PDT by jonatron (This is the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave.)
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To: Former Fetus
I just saw this in The Times of Israel: How hitchhiking became the norm
41 posted on 06/15/2014 8:15:50 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

Hitch hiking is highly commonplace means of transportation in Judah and Samaria. I’ve seen even ten year olds hitching short distances. I often do it mysel.

A few things happened in this case: first that they hitch hiked at night; second, I think they decided to foot it from Kfar Etzion to Old Gate of Alon Shevut at night when nobody picked them up, thinking the old gate was a better prospect for getting a ride (short distance, like I said); third, they were laying for them with a whole gang. These were three boys, ages 16, 16 and 19. Usually, their adolescent size, while hardly full, but combined with their numbers, would have deterred any assault. But this was planned in advance, and they had the manpower to pull it off.

Hitch hiking is usually done at designated points, commonly bus stops, where there are enough people around to help against any attack. At the really big junctions, like Tzomet Gush Etzion, there is always a strong military presence. I think it is time that they posted a few teams of IDF at Old Gate and Kfar Etzion junctions, too, at least until the latest fun and games slack off.


42 posted on 06/16/2014 2:32:16 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
The Times of Israel said: The national religious, however, hitchhike as a statement of ownership, said Yair. “They’re saying, ‘it’s our state and no one will stop us or scare us,’” he said. “It’s a guerrilla stance.”

Funny, I would never allow a child of mine to take his chances just to prove who owns the land. BUT if it were me... If I was young enough and managed to move to Judea or Samaria, I think I would hitchhike everywhere.

But maybe not at night!

43 posted on 06/16/2014 2:59:47 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

I never thought of it as asserting any political statement. Jews do it. Arabs do it. We both know how to distinguish the one from the other. Just as it would be difficult for a Jew to pass as an Arab, it is also difficult for Arabs to pass as Jews, so kidnappings and assaults are a rarity. Body language, accent, cultural background are almost always a dead giveaway. Also, despite all the hoopla, most Arabs have lives, families to support, bills to pay, and are not out looking for trouble, even if they do celebrate obscenely with the rest of their fellow death cultists whenever children are murdered.


44 posted on 06/16/2014 3:08:27 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Sorry, I should not change the subject from the abduction of the three students. I was just curious. But I continue praying for the boys. I have a 19 year old son, so I really feel for these families.

BTW, did you see the video of Eyal's brother praying. Very touching, but my Hebrew is so weak... What was he praying? Where can I get the words in both English and (transliterated) Hebrew so I can pray along?

One more question. I thought the proper way to pray would be using the Hebrew names, for example Eyal ben _____, but the mothers names are not given. Was I wrong?

45 posted on 06/16/2014 3:10:22 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

They were reciting Psalm 121 responsively. No names mentioned in the video, but probably recited quitely beforehand. Don’t know where you can find transliteration, except in Chabad English Language/Hebrew bilingual prayer book published by Kehot, available on-line at Chabad.org. No guarantees that it will have that Psalm transliterated, though.


46 posted on 06/16/2014 3:18:04 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Thanks. I should have thought about it, since the Rabbinate had asked people to recite Psalm 121 when praying for the boys. Thanks again.


47 posted on 06/16/2014 3:23:12 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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