Turkey: Kidnappers release two Israeli Bedouins

Two Israeli Bedouin students were kidnapped in Turkey last week. Families reportedly paid ransom for their release.

Orli Harari,

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Two Bedouin students from the village of Rahat were released on Saturday night, after they had been kidnapped in Turkey. Reshet Bet reports that their families were asked to pay a ransom for the pair.

The kidnappers threatened to sell the youths to ISIS unless the families met their demands.

It is believed that the students, both of whom are studying in Armenia, entered Turkey last Thursday in order to purchase gold. They are now in a police station in the southern Turkish city of Mersin.

The families received a video in which one of the victims is tied to a bed. "We came from the Armenian border to the Syrian border. We came in order to take gold to people in Armenia. Ahmed and Mazen took the gold and ran off," one said.


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