Mothers from across Gush Etzion in Judea held a "Bring Back Our Boys" protest on Thursday, at the bus stop near Alon Shvut where three yeshiva students were kidnapped last week.
Shlomit Pearl, Gush Etzion Mayor David Pearl's wife, spoke at the rally.
"During these difficult times we all unite and become stronger for our children and families, and give strength to the wonderful families [of the boys]," she said.
"We also say a big 'thank you' to the security forces, who are not sparing any effort to find the kidnapped [boys]," she added.
MK Shuli Muallem-Refaeli (Jewish Home) also attended the rally, giving words of hope and strength.
"This war is on the spirit of the people of Israel," she said, referring to Hamas's attacks on Jewish soldiers and families. "When the children return home, this will be Israel's clearest statement that it will not lay down dormant forever."
"We must not despair," she continued. "We are believers, and as such we believe in G-d that we will hopefully meet here for a thanksgiving event when the boys return home. Until then, we pray to the Creator to return the boys home safely and strengthen the Israeli public."
"These children are all of ours," she added.