Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon met on Friday afternoon with the parents of the three kidnapped boys in his office in Tel Aviv. The meeting was also attended by the heads of the IDF and the Israel Security Agency (ISA).
Ya'alon told the parents, "Until proven otherwise, the assumption is that the boys are alive. The effort continues in full force and determination. We will not rest until we place our hands on the kidnappers and find the boys. It is an extremely complex task. Since our last meeting, the investigation has advanced, but we must be patient."
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