Daily Israel Report

Police Release Recording of Kidnapped Teen's Frantic Last Call

In chilling recording Gilad Sha'ar can be heard telling the operator 'they've kidnapped me!' - before shots ring out.
By Ari Soffer
First Publish: 7/1/2014, 6:18 PM

Police have released the harrowing recording of the moment one of the teenagers kidnapped and murdered by Muslim terrorists informed them he had been kidnapped.

The call, which took place at 10:25 p.m. on June 12, and is believed to have been made by Gilad Sha'ar, lasted in total for 2:09 minutes - most of which is comprised of the police trying to resume contact after the caller is abruptly cut off.

After Gilad whispers "they've kidnapped me!" to the operator, the kidnappers can be heard shouting at the boys to get their heads down, with one of the terrorists shouting at his partner to grab the phone.

The most disturbing part of the recording comes immediately later: shots can be heard ringing out amid an apparent struggle, and the boys can be heard crying out in pain.

Investigators believe that was the moment the teens were shot dead, in the back seat of the kidnappers' car. Blood and spent bullet casings were discovered in the burned-out car found shortly after the kidnapping, according to Army Radio.

Although investigators believe they had planned to murder the teens anyway shortly afterwards, the terrorists apparently panicked after the call was made and decided to kill them there and then. According to pathologists' reports at least one of the teens put up a stiff struggle before being killed.

Tragically, the terrorists were given valuable time to make their escape - after burying their victims under rocks, trash and mud in a shallow mass-grave near Hevron - as police erroneously dismissed the phone call as the work of pranksters.

Several top police officials were subsequently dismissed from their posts for dereliction of duty.