BARUCH DAYAN HA’EMES: Bodies of Nafali, Eyal and Gil-Ad Found


eyal-yifrah-gilad-shaar-naftali-frenkelIt is with deep sandess and pain that we report that IDF troops have located the bodies of the three Israeli teens who went missing on June 12.

The bodies of Eyal Yifrach, 19, Naftali Frenkel, 16, and Gil-Ad Shaer, 16, were found in the area of Khirbet Aranava.

The three bodies were found around 6 p.m. in a shallow grave dug by their abductors in the wadi between Beit Khalil and Halhul. According
to preliminary estimates, the boys were shot shortly after their kidnapping, as planned beforehand by the abductors.

It is believed the kidnappers planned to kill the abductees and keep the bodies until they could be exchanged. As such, they never released any demands to Israel, in keeping with the mode of operations attributed to Hamas in the West Bank.

Shortly before the announcement that the bodies had been found, the IDF said it was searching intensively in the area of Beit Kahil, north of Chevron.

The Israeli government had mobilized quickly on multiple fronts to locate the three boys, launching a massive social media drive using the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys, and enlisting international support.

Meanwhile, the IDF embarked on exhaustive searches of the West Bank, arresting dozens of Hamas operatives and ransacking the organizations offices as part of what it called Operation Brother’s Keeper.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had blamed the Islamist group almost from the moment the three boys went missing, and several days ago Israel released the names of two suspects in the kidnapping, both allied to Hamas.

The families of the three boys had also made impassioned public appeals for their return. Rachel Frenkel, Naftali’s mother, even appeared before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 24, where she told the 47-member body that she was living “every mother’s nightmare.”
Frenkel told the council that it has a duty to fulfill and “much more can be done and should be done by so many.”

On Sunday night, tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to support the families and demand the boys’ return.

The Israel Police had come under fierce criticism after it emerged that an emergency call from one of the boys in the night they disappeared saying that they had been kidnapped was ignored. The police did not inform the IDF or Shin Bet that the boys may be missing until Gil-Ad’s father arrived at the local station at 3am, some five hours after their disappearance.

Umacha Hashem dimah meial kol ponim. May we hear no further news of tzaar.

{ Israel News Bureau/Ynet News contributed to this story}


  1. I echo the sentiment in deep deep pain “Umacha Hashem dimah meial kol ponim. May we hear no further news of tzaar.”

  2. Boruch Dayan Emes I am Mamish crying.
    Gantz Klal yisroel, lets all get together and be mamshich the achdus that these 3 bocherim started and may that be a zchus to bring the geula that we so desperately need
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  3. Oy,
    May the Rachaman have Rachmanus as He’s assured us He will. May their parents, grandparents and sibs be nisnaacheim!

    Why doesn’t the IDF eliminate their families or at least obliterate their homes??
    If I could I would bomb the jails where the Palestinians are jailed! That’s the only language they’ll understand.

  4. BDE.At such a moment when emotions naturally run high,we tend to come out with outbursts which later sound silly.But Israel must learn a lesson from this tragic saga which it must never ever forget, that is to never repeat the major error of exchanging terrorist prisoners for hostages.It clearly doesn’t work.In the case of Gilad Shalit,we regained a soldier,which was terrific,but look what a price this costed us now.Three precious innocent jewish boys! May they rest in peace in Gan Eden,and may their families find comfort.Exchanges just don’t work! Our enemies are only encouraged to grab more hostages.We are providing them with knives to murder us with.Cant Mr.Nethanyahu see this himself?

  5. Baruch Dayan Haemet.
    I feel sick from hearing this news.
    I will b’n intensify my learning leiluy nishmat these 3 precious neshamot.
    Hashem Yikom Damam.

  6. We will have to deal with this inhuman and heinous act of cold blooded murder alone.

    The world will not get involved. Obama remains silent.

    For sake of the pure young men that were viciously and mercilessly killed Al Kiddush Hashem just because they were Jews, Klal Yisrael must maintain and intensify the Achdus that was displayed during these past 2 1/2 weeks while yearning and davening for their safe return.


    NEKOMOH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. “”Hashem Yikom Damam”” .. “”killed Al Kiddush Hashem”” MENTIONED ABOVE are usually written on the matzeivos of such unfortunate victims .. i would like to bring up another term which i was davening that i would not have to mention but i feel that this term in the last few years has been misused and lost its meaning and effect !!”””kadosh””” yes “”kadosh””” .. i learned and heard from gedolim that this term was assigned specifically to yidden at any and all levels of yiddishkeit who were viciously and mercilessly killed Al Kiddush Hashem just because they were Jews!! the 6 million – the chevron massacre- the era of chmliencki – R’ avraham the ger tzeddik bus # 18 and unfortunately the list is endless and timeless.. this term was used not just to differntiate but to actually express the high level that such a jew acheives just by dying al kiddush hashem only !!
    lately i have seen this term describing gedolim who have passed away amongst many more accolades and titles they have — klal yisrel has known all these generations how to give the proper kavod to our gedolim — lets us not forget to express the proper honor to these “”kedoshim”” and hashem should say to all our tzores “”die””

  9. May the three families find some comfort in the knowledge that all Jewish Communities are mourning with them.

  10. we must increase Torah & Good deeds, we need to stay united and focused, if we idenfify ourself as Yehudim through Torah and Maasim Tovim then we will merit the ultimate protection from Hashem, May Hashem comfort their families together with Klal Yisroel.

  11. May HASHEM soon punish all the Arab Nazi Muslim murderers a thousand times over for the deaths of those three righteous Jewish teenagers and all the other Jews that they murdered.

    May HASHEM soon decree total extermination against Islam and all Muslims, especially: Hamas, al Qaeda. the Taliban, the Ayatollahs and their followers, the nations that voted to condemn Israel for trying to find the missing Jewish teenagers, and the so-called “Palestinians.”

    May HASHEM soon wipe them off the face of the earth, just like He did to the generation of Noah and the inhabitants of Sodom.

    Sefer Tehillim, chapter 94.

  12. I have no word.s I went about my day with such a big lump in my throat. May these precious korbanos be melitzei yosher for us and beg HaShem to end this horrific galus. To the grieving families; Hamakom Yonachem eschem.

  13. i offer my sincerence condolences to their families and friends and neighbohrs and communities and to all of klal yisroel
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    may Hashem comfort them amongst the remainders of the mourners of tzion and yerushalayim

  14. When I heard the news today, I felt only a cold sleeve come over my entire heart. I could not think or breath for the first feeling of that experience.

    I will not know how Israel or anyone can reform the terrorist society of the arab community but I do know that Torah is important to help foster all true human relations from a jew to a soul on this planet.

    If we do learn anything, it is that Torah is the only way for Israel to improve and that G-d is always with his servant Jacob.

    Israel may not be able to contain the hate of the world’s faces in every moment of every day, but Torah will be able to destroy the will of the unready and unwilling to commit their own hate to their own lost salvation.

    G-d is True.

    I will fight for Torah. I will fight for Israel.

    And I will not be scared.

    G-d has a plan for every jew born. Take the time to learn who you are yourself and improve all thoughts and feelings through teshuvah. We can improve this world and we will not be shunned from our own heart.

    Never Again.

  15. This is a terrible, awesome tragedy. We do not have Keilim to deal with it.
    I think, though, that it is about time to admit, that even had the Israeli Police gone on full alert from the moment the call of the boys came through, in hindsight, they would not have been able to prevent this tragedy, for the boys were already among the Kedoshim of Klal Yisroel.