The discovery of the teens bodies: “One of the group members recognized something suspicious on the ground”
The hole in which the teens bodies were rapidly hidden, was found a team of volunteers helping the IDF in the area. “One of the group members removed the bush and the pile of rocks under it and found the bodies, we immediately called the military, and we really hoped to find them alive.” Said one of the volunteers.
The boys that were kidnapped and murdered
18 days of searching, that began with massive hope, ended with a tragedy: the bodies of the teens Gil-ad Sh’ar, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Frankel, that were taken 18 days ago, were found near Halhol, West of Hebron. “I want to convey my condolences to the families, we hoped to find them alive, this is a terrible crime”. Said one of the volunteers, that was in the team that found the bodies.
Benyamin Profer, manager of the field school “Sde Zion” that was part of the search team, said to Channel 2 news, that during the last days, the volunteer unit “Helped the IDF units in the search,. Today in late noon hours, one of the volunteers in the search team saw a suspicious object on the ground, and when inspecting it found the bodies. “
“This is an Arab area that has an ancient ruin, it was not easy finding it.” Added Profer. “We assumed they are alive and searched the caves because they make perfect hiding spots, eventually it turned out they were in the caves but in open area. We joined the search effort during the last week, it is a group of many volunteers, that know that land very well, and gladly aid in cases like this.”
The search started two weeks ago, in Thursday, 12/06/2014, 10am. When the three teens exited yeshiva “Makor Haim” in Kfar Etzion, towards their home in Talmon, Elad and Nof Ayalon. Eyal Yifrah, Gil-ad Sh’ar and Naftali Frankel, boarded a car ride that was offered to them in the “Alon Shavot” junction and later one of them called the police and reported they are kidnapped. Today the bodies were found in Halhul near Hebron and were taken to a pathological assessment in the Abu Kabir institute.