Israeli security forces increasingly believe that terrorists murdered yeshiva high school students Naftali Frenkel (16), Gilad Sha’ar (16), and Eyal Yifrah (19) shortly after their abduction, according to evidence revealed Tuesday morning, Arutz Sheva reports.
An IDF source told Arutz Sheva Tuesday that shots could be heard in the recording of the boys’ fateful call to police hotline 100, shortly after one of the teens whispered “we’ve been kidnapped!”
The source also laid out a basic timeline of events. After the boys entered the vehicle at the Alon Shvut intersection at Gush Etzion, the vehicle traveled west, then made a U-turn toward Chevron, according to Arutz Sheva.
Shortly after, one of the boys called police, and the shots were fired. The abductors apparently realized that police had been alerted and assumed that they would shortly be tracked down. They may therefore have decided on the spot to murder the boys and get away as fast as they could. They had no way of knowing that the emergency call had been mishandled by police, and that the search for the boys would not begin until eight hours later. Read more here.