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Massive IDF hunt for 3 kidnapped Israeli teens

Rolene Marks: “Once again Israelis feel the icy grip of worry and fear on our hearts as we are all too familiar with this scenario. It brings back painful memories of Nachshon Wachsman and the tragic outcome of his attempted rescue. Across solemn Shabbat tables in Israel this weekend, we kept Eyal, Gilad and Naphtali in our prayers and thoughts. Children are being hugged a little tighter, watched a little closer.”
by ROLENE MARKS | Jun 15, 2014

Regular SAJR correspondent Rolene Marks shares the anguish of Israelis on the ground

Bring Back our Boys!

Gilad Shaar (16) Naftali Frenkel (16) Eyal Yifrach (19), are just like every other Israeli teenager. They are concerned about school, play sports and have the same issues. Except that Gilad, Naftali and Eyal are not like every other Israeli teen.

Roro - Bringbackourboys1While most students are trading World Cup soccer cards, thinking about what mischief they can get up to during the long summer break, Eyal, Gilad and Naftali have been kidnapped.  They have been taken by terrorists to an unknown destination.

Once again Israelis feel the icy grip of worry and fear on our hearts as we are all too familiar with this scenario. It brings back painful memories of Nachshon Wachsman and the tragic outcome of his attempted rescue. Across solemn Shabbat tables in Israel this weekend, we kept Eyal, Gilad and Naphtali in our prayers and thoughts. Children are being hugged a little tighter, watched a little closer.

The IDF and security forces are conducting a massive manhunt.

Hamas and the Palestinian Authority formed a unity government in the hopes of ending internecine fighting. Hamas celebrated this deal by calling for continued “armed resistance and the kidnapping of Israeli civilians.” If anyone guessed for half a second that Israel would EVER have any kind of negotiating partner with this Unity Government, think again. After the arrest of several high ranking Hamas member, it is official. Hamas are responsible for the kidnapping of Eyal, Gilad and Naftali.

Roro - BringbackourboysThis is the same Hamas whose members Israel had to release from prison as part of yet another painful concession for peace. This is the same Hamas who have fired rockets, blew up cafes and buses, killed individuals, kidnapped soldiers and civilians and who have a charter that advocates the destruction of Israel.

This is the same Hamas who use their civilians as human shields, build tunnels to smuggle in weapons of destruction and who send their children to summer camps to feed them a continuous education of Jew hatred.

Roro - Bringbackourboys2No doubt their kidnapping will be justified by anti-Zionists who will rationalize that because they lived or studied in disputed territory, they are fair game.

It remains to be seen how the international media will cover this event – one major network referred to them as “three men”.

Men? Two 16 year old boys, not legal to vote and a 19 year old?

Eyal. Gilad. Naftali. They are our children. Our collective heart aches for them and their families.

Eyal. Gilad. Naftali, please keep them in your thoughts and pray for their safe return.

 

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5 Comments

  1. 5 Gary Selikow 15 Jun
    All BDS supporters bear responsibility for this
  2. 4 janet jacoby 16 Jun
    Sorry that conditions are so dire that innocents become victims.Perhaps Israel should examine its 
    Gaza Gulag policies,a crime against humanity.
  3. 3 adam levy 19 Jun
    The hypcrisy is staggering. wish the emotional outpouring would not racially differentiate between jews and non-jews. Palestinian parents equally feel the pain of their children in Israeli detention; children equally feel the pain of their parents in detention without trial; family are broken up. our humanity should be all encompassing and not racist. is that too much to ask?

    EDITOR’S NOTE TO USERS: Adam Levy has proven time and again to be an alias for either an anti-Zionist Jew or a non-Jew and SAJR publishes his anti-Israel comments that don’t break any of SAJR’s COMMENT GUIDELINE rules and is hence welcome to voice his or her opinion on this website.

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  4. 2 Choni 20 Jun

    Is it not the general consensus in S.Africa, and world-wide Jewry that ant-Israel, and anti-Semitism are synonomous?

    If true, and I'm sure the Jewish Report is part of this group, then Adam Levy is the ultimate anti-Semite, and consequently his anti-Israel/anti-Semitic outbursts should be banned, as per your guidelines.


    Hi Choni – the COMMENT GUIDELINES certainly do not suggest that if someone is against Israel’s policies or is anti-Israel in any way, that they are anti-Semitic.
    Many believe they are one and the same thing, other’s do not – so it is a good subject for debate and not one to ban! Ant Katz
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  5. 1 adam levy 26 Jun
    Editor - please show me one instance where my posts have been anti-semitic. if anti-zionism stands for equal rights and benefits for all, a full democracy of all its citizens, a secular state then i fit the bill.  all i am doing is inserting a jewish humanism into many of these racist and parochial postings. for that you should be thanking me.

    EDITOR'S NOTE TO POSTER: We do not allow racism or hate-speech by anybody about anybody. It is against the law. This is a “parochial” medium produced by, and for, SA Jewry, expat-SA Jewry and Zionists of all religions. That is who we are and that is what we do. We certainly make no apology for being who and what we are.

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    EDITOR’S NOTE TO USERS:
    Adam Levy has proven time and again to be an alias for either an anti-Zionist Jew or a non-Jew and SAJR publishes his anti-Israel comments that don’t break any of SAJR’s COMMENT GUIDELINE rules and is hence welcome to voice his or her opinion on this website.

    When he/she becomes anti-Semitic or otherwise
    transgresses the rules of this website, his
    comments are deleted.
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