IDF Spokesman: We’re Doing Everything We Can to Locate Missing Students


israeli-soldiers-stand-guard-at-the-entrance-to-kibbutz-kfar-etzionIDF Spokesman Motti Almoz said this evening that the IDF and the entire defense establishment were doing everything in their power to locate the three yeshiva students who went missing near Chevron.

“We are concentrating all of our intelligence efforts on trying to track down the missing individuals,” said Almoz.

Speaking at a press conference, Almoz said, “The IDF and the entire defense establishment, including intelligence and the Shin Bet, are doing everything they can to find the teenagers.”

He would not go into further details due to the sensitivity of the situation, but added, “The activities in Judea and Samaria require intelligence and operational sensitivity. We understand the need to know more information, but suggest that everyone be patient. After the incident is over, we will provide more details,” Arutz Sheva reported.

The three students, two of whom are from the Makor Chaim Yeshiva in the kibbutz Kfar Etzion, went missing Thursday night.

All communication was lost with them as they were on their way home from the yeshiva, located in Gush Etzion, roughly between Yerushalayim and Chevron in Judea. Security sources suspect they may have been taken into a vehicle driven by terrorists that stopped for them as they waited at a popular hitchhiking spot.