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  6/15/2014, Sivan 17, 5774

Expert: Time Lapse No Indication About the Boys' Welfare


Lior Lotan, former head of the IDF POWs and MIAs, stated in an interview on the television program 'As of this Morning' with Niv Raskin that the fact that the three missing yeshiva students have not been found does not say anything about the situation.  

"This is, right now, a classic stage in kidnapping affairs, where it takes three days to gather eyewitness accounts and another say to begin making demands [on the kidnappers] - this is how it was during [the 1994 kidnapping of Nachshon] Wachsman and this is how it is with other kidnapping incidents," Lotan stated, according to IDF Radio. Lotan additionally stated that, "I do not think [the time lapse] indicates something about the event [or whether or not the boys are alive -ed.], but is a natural ingredient in it."