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  3/30/2014, Adar Bet 28, 5774

Missing Wadi Kelt Hikers Found Near Jericho


Six yeshiva students who lost their way, Sunday afternoon, in the Wadi Kelt stream bed between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, were found by security forces, Sunday evening, on a bypass highway near the Palestinian Authority-assigned city of Jericho. The Megilot search and rescue team had appraised the students' location, when they joined security forces who responded to the youth's report they were lost.

On the instructions of the security forces, the hikers hid until they were collected by the search parties on their way to the nearby Judean Desert Jewish community of Mitzpe Yericho. The security forces questioned the boys about what happened.