I don’t normally post after my Good News Friday post, and certainly not bad news, but this is an emergency. Three teens disappeared last night on their way home from school. They are feared kidnapped. The area they disappeared from is about 5 minutes from my daughter’s home. It is beyond terrifying.
To understand what we are dealing with, see this:
Meanwhile, in the last few minutes Hamas spokesman Hassan Badran broke the Islamist terrorist group’s silence on the episode, and openly called on Arabs in Judea and Samaria to obstruct the Israeli effort to find the boys, who he referred to as “Israeli soldiers”, despite the fact that they were unarmed teenage students.
All we can do is pray and let the security forces do their work.
In the last few minutes the Chief Rabbis of Israel issued a joint statement calling on members of the public to recite psalm 121 and pray for the safety of the boys. The rabbinate also called on all Jewish women make sure to light Shabbat candles and say prayers in merit of the missing youths.
Please pray for:
Yakov Naftali ben Rachel יעקב נפתל בן רחל
Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim גלעד מיכאל בן בת-גלים
Eyal ben Iris אייל בן איריס
Since Shabbat is fast approaching I won’t update this till tomorrow night. Please G-d there will be a good outcome to this terrifying episode.
Shabbat Shalom and Besorot Tovot (may there be good news).