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Hunt for Kidnapped Teens, Night 7: IDF Nabs 30 Hamas Men, 2 ‘Shalitniks’

'Operation Brother's Keeper' has snared more than 150 Hamas members. Rocket attacks are now fired nightly from Gaza.
The IDF search for the kidnapped Israeli teens entered its eighth day Thursday morning.

The IDF search for the kidnapped Israeli teens entered its eighth day Thursday morning.
Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson / Flash 90

It’s the seventh night of desperate searching after an Israeli teen whispered to a police dispatcher, “We’re being kidnapped,” before his cell phone was cut off.

Dual Israeli-American citizen Naftali Frenkel, age 16, and his two friends, Gilad Sha’ar, 16 and Eyal Yifrach, 19, were kidnapped by terrorists last Thursday night as they hitchhiked home for the Sabbath from Gush Etzion.

Thousands of IDF soldiers were fanned out across Judea and Samaria, hunting for them and the terrorists who abducted them. There’s still been no news of their location or condition, and no clear idea of who took them. Constant prayer vigils by millions of Jews around the world continue at all hours of the day and night.

On Wednesday night, IDF troops ‘visited’ some 100 private homes and public institutions linked to the Hamas terrorist organization, mostly in the Hevron area, Israel public radio reported.

While looking for the missing boys, they were also out hunting for the terrorists who kidnapped them – and the rest of the Hamas members who may have assisted in some way.

And while they’re at it, they’re also hauling in those who were released early from Israeli jails in exchange for the freedom of former IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. The former hostage was kidnapped in a cross-border raid near the Gaza border by a consortium of Hamas and other allied terrorists in 2006. Shalit was held captive by Hamas for five years — until Israel agreed to swap more than a thousand terrorist prisoners for his freedom.

Those who were released signed pledges agreeing to certain conditions before they were freed. Under the circumstances, however, Israel is now determined to re-incarcerate the many who intelligence services know have violated their agreements.

Within the past seven days, 53 of the ‘Shalit terrorists’ have been picked up so far. They will appear before a military judge, unless their sentence was handed down by a civilian court. If the violation is found to be valid, the terrorist will return to jail to serve the remainder of the original sentence. In many cases, that is life in prison.

These cases are included in some 300 Palestinian Authority unity government terrorists that were rounded up by IDF troops, nearly all of whom are members of Hamas. A few were Islamic Jihad terrorists as well.

Accomplishing “Operation Brother’s Keeper” is not easy; Israeli soldiers encounter “resistance” at each location. Rocks, bottles… and last night even two firebombs (Molotov cocktails) were hurled straight at them in Jenin when they entered the area to search and make arrests. There were similar clashes in Bethlehem and Birzeit. In one case Arabs attempted to run over IDF soldiers with a car; other troops returned fire and hit the vehicle before it fled the scene.

But the soldiers are clear about their mission and they are firm in their resolve, as are the Israeli Air Force pilots who fly their missions in retaliation for the rocket attacks fired at Israeli civilian populations.

Last night (Wednesday) pilots carried out air strikes against five Hamas terror targets in Gaza, including a concealed rocket launcher and two terrorist bases. Direct hits were confirmed and all personnel returned safely to base.

The strikes came in response to a missile attack on Ashkelon by Gaza terrorists earlier in the evening. One of the rockets hit a house (no one was home at the time) and damaged it. The second exploded in an open area, causing no damage. No injuries were reported in either attack.

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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6 Responses to “Hunt for Kidnapped Teens, Night 7: IDF Nabs 30 Hamas Men, 2 ‘Shalitniks’”

  1. Stan Dobney says:

    Shalom Hana !
    Just wondering of the possibility that the 3 young Isareli,s were wisked across the Jordan River into Jordan as soon as they were kidnapped !!???
    I've been to the Jordan Baptisimal tourist site and also seen where the young Israeli School girls were murdered by Jordanian solders while they were swimming in the Jordan after School. So Sad ! POEPLE who would commit such Butchery probably would co-operate with terrorists to take our 3 boys and hide them in Jordan !! ?? What the likely hood of hat Scenario. ???

  2. Stan Dobney says:

    Gaut

  3. Gautam, where were you between 1948 and 1967 when Jordan occupied East Jlem? why didn't open your mouth about about it? Where were you when Jordan destroy 56 Synagogues and expelled all Jews? Your antisemitism is so declared but you couldn't hepl it.

  4. Search for our boys in their Mosques

  5. Hey Gautam , there is no occupation on the part of Israel ! There is an occupation of So called Palestinians on the land that rightly belongs to Jewish people ! Jordan is where the Palestinians belong to . So go to hell you antiemetic garbage .

  6. The kidnappings by Hamas may have been calculated to cause the storm but so be it and Israeli should not be restrained by the US and the UN in taking whatever actions are necessary to smash Hamas and get back the teenagers alive.

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