Missing Teen’s Grandfather: “The Knowledge That We Live In Israel Is What Comforts Me”


search-for-boysTefillos are continually being said for the kidnapped Israeli boys, Gilad Shaar, 16, of Talmon, Naftali Frenkel, 16, of Nof Ayalon near Modi’in, and Elad Yifrach, 19, of Elad, near Petach Tikva.

The three were kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists as they were hitching a ride home from the Yeshiva High School in Gush Etzion region of Yehuda Thursday.

Gilad Shaar’s grandfather, Shmuel, spoke to Israeli media last night, saying that the weekend had been one of the most difficult that his family has had to endure. “I want to say that we learned this Shabbat what we never knew before. It was a very difficult weekend…the uncertainty of everything.”

“But we feel just how much the state is doing their maximum to find our boys and the prayers of everyone as well as the knowledge that we live in Israel is what comforts me,” Gilad’s grandfather told the press.”

“Gilad is a great kid. He’s been busy studying for end of the school-year exams.”

A massive recovery operation has been undertaken in the Chevron area with 2,000 Israeli troops including an elite brigade of paratroopers and an infantry battalion.

In 2013, Israel’s Shin Bet prevented 30 such abduction attempts by Palestinians of Israeli citizens and since the beginning of 2014, Israel has foiled 14 kidnapping attempts by Hamas and other terror organizations.

The Israeli prime minister stated that the recent kidnapping was one of the difficult outcomes that have developed following the unity government between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. “To my regret, this event underscores what we have been saying – myself, the Defense Minister and the Government of Israel – for many months: The pact with Hamas has led to very harsh results, results which are the exact opposite of advancing peace between us and the Palestinians.”
“All of the terrorist organization — Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the other terrorist organizations — are committed to the destruction of Israel and they draw encouragement from this pact. Their personnel are constantly trying to murder, attack and abduct Israeli citizens simply because they are Israeli citizens –women, youths and children.”

Tazpit News Agency

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. As long as the Arabs get prisoners released for every jew they kidnapp ,they have absolutely no motivation to stop. Maybe we should deal with the arabs as we did 65 years ago- 1 jew missing or killed and a whole arab villiage is destroyed. If we are not going to speak their language,they will not understand!!!
    MOST IMPORTANT : DAVEN and DAVEN and DAVEN more for their living release!!!