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As if the Boys’ Families Have Not Endured Enough Heartache

Listening to the recorded phone call attempt for help was more than some of the relatives could bear.
Ofir (L) and Bat Galim (R) Sha'ar, parents of missing Israeli teen, Gilad Sha'ar, seen leaving their home on June 18, 2014, to meet with Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon.

Ofir (L) and Bat Galim (R) Sha'ar, parents of missing Israeli teen, Gilad Sha'ar, seen leaving their home on June 18, 2014, to meet with Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon.
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The families of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers were together for the first time since the tragic disappearance on Wednesday, June 18.

The Families of Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Frenkel met at the Kirya, the central offices of the Israel Defense Force. Joining them was the Jewish State’s top officer, Minister of Defense Moshe (Bogey) Ya’alon.

Ya’alon is not one to sugarcoat serious situations. He told the families that they were in for “long hours of uncertainty” as the search continues, ceaselessly, until the boys are found.

The families of the Kidnapped Israeli Teenagers, at the Kirya in Tel Aviv with Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon.

The families of the Kidnapped Israeli Teenagers at the Kirya in Tel Aviv with Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon on June 18, 2014.

But they endured another emotionally devastating blow – and this really is a situation in which it is hard to describe something as worse than what they have already endured. The families listened to the tape recorded call made by one of the boys to a police hotline. The boy was attempting to report their kidnapping. The call was received at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday night, June 12.

The boy who made the call allegedly whispered “we’ve been kidnapped.” But then the line was cut off. The police dispatcher, a young woman doing her national service, called back the number and received no answer. She reported what happened to a supervisor, and that person made the call that it must be a prank. Nothing further with the message was done for five hours later, when a parent of one of the boys reported to the police that his son was missing.

Upon hearing the boy’s voice on the recording, some relatives were reportedly overcome and had to leave the room.

Israeli police released information on Wednesday about the numbers and types of calls that police hotlines receive. In this tiny country with around six million residents, the police receive about 10 million calls per year. Each police dispatcher deals with hundreds of calls every night.  Around 20 percent of the 10 million annual calls received by the police are prank calls.

How can anyone imagine the emotions experienced by the families upon hearing exactly what someone else heard that Thursday night, someone who was called in a last desperate attempt to prevent or at least curtail his and his friends’ abduction?

The rallies, the prayers, the calls of support continue.

Today, Thursday, June 19, marks a full week they’ve been gone.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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7 Responses to “As if the Boys’ Families Have Not Endured Enough Heartache”

  1. G-D BLESS bring them all home safe …PRAYERS …

  2. Diane Hudson says:

    Praying for them and the children and all of Israel.

  3. Moishe Sachs says:

    God save the boys & their parents. God punish the coward kidnappers. Regardless of the number of pranks, every such call must be responded to aggressively. Take the money to do this from some unnecessary wasteful government agency. Start the repatriation back to Jordan & Egypt of the millions of overwhelmingly genocidal Arab Muslims, their genocidal desires exposed almost daily at palwatch.org.

  4. Shame, shame , shame. prank or not prank each call should be investigated. That what's the police here for. We could have save these youngsters in time.

  5. Hope (young) people will see that it is not funny and really not smart to make a prank call to the police. Or the fire house. Or a doctor. Now you see what happens…..The prank callers did not have this scenario in mind, I think.

  6. Nella Pinhas says:

    I am really surprised to see that the police is not able to find the place where the call was made from .even though they thought it was prank call. the police dispatcher answered the phone so it is recorded somewhere . They can find the place only when the call is active or also afterwards?

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