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Near-Abduction Foiled in Golan

As the search for 18-year-old Donna Benet of Tiberias, missing since Thursday night, continues, Arutz-7 heard from an 18-year-old boy who was nearly kidnapped by Arabs in the Golan last night.
First Publish: 8/3/2003, 6:48 PM

Yossi Teitelbaum, an 18-year-old boy from Hispin in the Golan - east of the Galilee - says that he was almost abducted himself by 3 Arabs last night. He recounted his story to Arutz-7 today:
"I was standing alone at the Waterfall Junction in the Golan on my way home, when a car pulled up. The driver started asking me - with an unmistakable Arabic accent - all sorts of questions, such as how old I was, whether I was a soldier, whether I had a weapon - he was most interested in that - and what I was doing there by myself. I asked him where he was going, but he didn't answer, and just continued asking me questions. When he finally finished, he said I should get in. I opened the back door, and saw two other Arabs there, and they said I should get in. They were talking a bit more than usual, saying I should get in, that it would be a good ride for me. When I saw them, I quickly closed the door and said that I was waiting for another ride. The driver kept on trying to get me to come in, even as I started walking away, and then I saw him make a move as if to get out, but then he suddenly drove off."

Yossi said that he is not sure exactly what would have happened, "but in my opinion, a miracle occurred to me. The police agreed. A minute later, another car drove up, and I told the driver what had happened; he called the police right away, and they were waiting for me when I got home... The police appear to be taking this story very seriously, and called me in again this morning to give more testimony..." He said that he was unable to tell them all the details for which they asked, "as it was totally dark at the junction..."