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Girl Calls Police for Help, Phone Goes Dead

The girl called the police '100' hotline from northern Israel; the phone was tracked to the Tzuriel area.
IDF helicopters took to the skies Thursday to search for a girl in northern Israel who called the '100' police hotline, saying she was being attacked.

IDF helicopters took to the skies Thursday to search for a girl in northern Israel who called the '100' police hotline, saying she was being attacked.
Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Office / archive

Israel Police received a call on the ‘100′ hotline a short while ago from a young girl who told police she was being attacked – but the call went dead before officers could question her. One media outlet reports police heard screams but that has not been confirmed.

Police helicopters have taken to the skies to search for her near the northern Israeli community of Tzuriel, the area where scanners tracked the source of the call.

The girl has not yet been found and security personnel are continuing to take further action at this time.

It is not clear whether the call was an authentic distress call, or one of the hundreds of prank calls received by Israel Police dispatchers even now, within the past week. Security personnel continue to search for the girl and to attempt to track down the phone, now one hour following the call.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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