News Briefs

  3/28/2013, Nisan 17, 5773

Rescue Efforts Productive at Sion and Dragot

Authorities reported, Thursday evening, that 128 of the 140 hikers reported stranded in the Nachal Dragot area of the Judean Desert had been located and 102 had been rescued. The Samaria (Shomron)-Judea police reported that searches for the remainder were continuing from helicopters and by personnel on the ground.

Twenty-four hikers were located and rescued from the Sion Creek. Efforts continued to make contact with 60 others.