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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Oh my: Beware whose car you push, three more victims for Gilad?

Greetings from... New York City.

A report on another blog claims that the three teenagers who were kidnapped ten days ago were lured into pushing a 'broken down' car operated by an Arab and then ambushed down the road after pushing the car (Hat Tip: Mrs. Carl).
1) The boys were not hitchhiking. They were waiting at Tzomet HaGush, which is a bus stop, as well as a hitchhiking spot. (I’ve been there many times. It’s where the gas station for Efrat is located.) An Arab asked the boys to help him push his car that had broken down.
The last sighting of the boys - by a witness who was at the bus stop - was at 10:15 p.m. of them pushing the Arab’s car, which had Israeli license plates, down the road.
Presumably, the three boys were then ambushed when they got further down the road. (This was not witnessed.)
At 10:20 p.m., a 911 call was received, and one of the boys managed to say that they’d been kidnapped. The 911 operator notified his immediate supervisor (a young, low level police officer), who made the decision that it was probably a prank call. One hour later, they sent an army patrol to Tzomet HaGush to investigate, but found nothing. (If anyone had been kidnapped an hour earlier, they would be long gone.)
At 3 a.m., the parents of the boys called their local police station, and again at 4 a.m. and then at 5 a.m. the army was notified, but the army commander didn’t receive the information for another hour, so no action to search for the boys was taken by the army until 6 a.m. Eight hours wasted. If they had acted immediately, at 10:20 p.m., they could have immediately set up road blocks all over the area and perhaps stopped the kidnappers’ vehicle.
This actually makes sense. There's a lot about the story that didn't fit until now. I had heard - somewhere - that the first driver who picked them up dropped them off a short distance from Kfar Etzion. Tzomet HaGush made sense as being that spot and would have allowed them to catch one of the two remaining buses from Efrat to Jerusalem. If the driver was from Beer Sheva, he would have been heading south from Tzomet HaGush, while the boys - from Nof Ayalon, Elad and Dolev - would have been heading north. The only thing that still doesn't make sense is why the driver said that they were heading to the South Hebron Hills - if that was the case, he should have taken them.

It also explains how one driver - with accomplices up the road - would have managed to kidnap three boys. Most Israeli cars have only five seats. If you had two kidnappers in a car, how could they kidnap three boys? Two in front would have allowed one boy (at least) to open a door and jump out. One in front and one in back would have been suspicious. But if there was only one driver and they pushed his car to a more isolated location....

We already heard the police story. Some heads should roll for that one.

But wait. There's more.
2) They know who the two kidnappers are. They were among the prisoners that were released in the Shalit trade. They identified them by process of elimination, because out of all the known terrorists, they alone are missing from their homes, and they had told their employers ahead of time that they wouldn’t be at work for a few days. They are from villages near Chevron, which is why the search is focusing there.
The burned-out car that was found was burned in the hopes of destroying any DNA connecting them to the crime, but apparently you can’t destroy the DNA by burning .
I've heard before that the army knows who the kidnappers are. I was not aware that they were released in the Shalit trade - another reason for Israel's Leftist-controlled media to keep their identities quiet.

Three more victims for Gilad? 

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