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Two Bedouins arrested for kidnap and sexual assault of teenager

Two residents of Laqiya were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

Two Bedouins arrested for kidnap and sexual assault of teenager

Nearly 300 children rescued from Nigerian kidnappers

The mass abduction took place as part of an attempt to extort $690,000 in ransom money. The kidnappers had threatened to kill the children if they were not paid.

Nearly 300 children rescued from Nigerian kidnappers

Video captures last time missing girl was seen

9-year-old Haymanut Kasau has been missing since Sunday night when she disappeared after distributing election leaflets in Tzfat.

Video captures last time missing girl was seen

Arab couple indicted for stabbing 12-year-old girl

Man lured Jewish minor to Haifa apartment where his partner stabbed her.

Arab couple indicted for stabbing 12-year-old girl

Outrageous:

IDF exercise simulates abduction of Arab by settlers

Divisional exercise in Samaria simulates kidnapping of Arab man by 2 settlers. Minister Ben-Gvir accuses commander who approved exercise of cooperating with 'settler violence' blood libel.

IDF exercise simulates abduction of Arab by settlers

Israel-Hamas war:

Tearful Israeli mother tells how she escaped Hamas kidnapping

Tearful Israeli mother tells how she escaped Hamas kidnapping - but her husband and son were taken hostage.

Tearful Israeli mother tells how she escaped Hamas kidnapping

Stop calling them 'Pro-Palestine' rallies

Does attending a "pro-Palestinian" rally mean approving kidnapping children and old women, defiling corpses and burning people alive? Op-ed

Stop calling them 'Pro-Palestine' rallies

Court acquitts suspects of attempting to kidnap Breslov rabbi

The judge wrote that 'the actions, while disruptive, were not criminal'.

Court acquitts suspects of attempting to kidnap Breslov rabbi

Princeton finally acknowledges kidnapping of Israeli student

Princeton finally admits Elizabeth Tsurkov was kidnapped in Iraq while carrying out university-approved research.

Princeton finally acknowledges kidnapping of Israeli student

New York:

9-year-old goes missing while bike riding, feared kidnapped

About 200 personnel involved in search for Charlotte Sena, whose bike was found without her during family camping trip in upstate NY.

9-year-old goes missing while bike riding, feared kidnapped

Two girls kidnapped by their mother located

Sisters Sara and Liba Goldschmidt, who were born in the US and were visiting Israel, located.

Two girls kidnapped by their mother located

Two girls suspected kidnapped by their mother

Two girls from the United States are suspected to have been kidnapped by their mother to prevent them returning to their father's custody.

Two girls suspected kidnapped by their mother

Israeli man abducted in Ethiopia freed after shootout

79-year-old man to return to Israel tomorrow, 3 weeks after being kidnapped. Authorities had claimed the kidnapping was staged.

Israeli man abducted in Ethiopia freed after shootout

Report:

Iran seeks operatives' release by Israel for Elizabeth Tsurkov

Abduction of Israeli-Russian researcher in Iraq allegedly motivated by desire for deal to secure release of Iranian agents held by Israel.

Iran seeks operatives' release by Israel for Elizabeth Tsurkov

Report:

Israeli staged kidapping in Ethiopia to get money from family

Israeli government ceases involvement in efforts to retrieve 79-year-old man after he was found to have staged his own abduction.

Israeli staged kidapping in Ethiopia to get money from family

Israeli citizen kidnapped in Ethiopia

Foreign Ministry working on case.

Israeli citizen kidnapped in Ethiopia

Iraqi official:

'We want to solve case of missing Israeli behind the scenes'

Senior Iraqi official says the Iraqi government is working in two directions to secure Elizabeth Tsurkov’s release.

'We want to solve case of missing Israeli behind the scenes'

Israeli official:

Israeli researcher kidnapped in Iraq not a spy

Senior official says US, Russia, and Israel working to secure release of Elizabeth Tsurkov after she was kidnapped in Iraq.

Israeli researcher kidnapped in Iraq not a spy

PM's office:

Israeli researcher kidnapped by terrorists in Iraq

PM's Office confirmed that Elizabeth Tzurkov has been missing in Iraq for several months and is being held by Kata'ib Hezbollah

Israeli researcher kidnapped by terrorists in Iraq

Bedouin who attempted to kidnap young woman to be indicted

Police will indict central suspect in Kiryat Malakhi kidnapping attempt; two other suspects are still under investigation.

Bedouin who attempted to kidnap young woman to be indicted

Three Arabs caught trying to kidnap young woman

Three Bedouin Arabs are arrested after attempted kidnapping, robbery; victim is reported to have been acquainted with one of the Bedouin.

Three Arabs caught trying to kidnap young woman

US woman sent to prison over plot to kidnap Iranian dissident

Iranian-born American woman sentenced to four years in prison over plot to kidnap Iranian-American activist Masih Alinejad.

US woman sent to prison over plot to kidnap Iranian dissident

Florida community in shock after Jewish Lyft driver murdered

Gary Levin found dead days after family reported him missing. Suspect arrested while driving victim's car.

Florida community in shock after Jewish Lyft driver murdered

Watch: Hamas simulates attack on IDF base, kidnapping soldiers

Gaza militants aired the video in a propaganda campaign aimed at instilling fear in Israeli troops.

Watch: Hamas simulates attack on IDF base, kidnapping soldiers

Leader of plot to kidnap Michigan governor gets 16 years in jail

Man who prosecutors say led failed kidnapping of Gretchen Whitmer sentenced to 16 years in federal prison.

Leader of plot to kidnap Michigan governor gets 16 years in jail

Five Bedouin arrested over kidnapping of 22-year-old

The five are suspected of holding the young man for several hours in order to demand a ransom due to a financial debt.

Five Bedouin arrested over kidnapping of 22-year-old

Man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and imprisoning teens

Police arrest man of about 50 on suspicion that he kidnapped two teens, imprisoned them without food or water.

Man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and imprisoning teens

Attempted kidnapping: He grabbed me and pushed me to his car

Young woman recounts harrowing moment Arab man attempted to kidnap her in Tiberias.

Attempted kidnapping: He grabbed me and pushed me to his car

Paul Pelosi attacker charged

Affidavit says David DePape intended to tie up Nancy Pelosi and break her kneecaps if she didn't tell him the "truth".

Paul Pelosi attacker charged

Report claims Mossad kidnapped Gazan man in Malaysia

Al Jazeera cites unnamed sources in report Mossad kidnapped Gazan man in Kuala Lumpur using Malaysian agents.

Report claims Mossad kidnapped Gazan man in Malaysia

Watch: Father uses own child as human shield

The Florida father was pursued by police for allegedly kidnapping his 1-year-old son.

Watch: Father uses own child as human shield

Two men convicted of conspiracy to kidnap Michigan governor

Defendants face life in prison for plotting to kidnap Michigan governor in 2020.

Two men convicted of conspiracy to kidnap Michigan governor

Israeli kidnapped in Brazil:

'They hit me in the head with a gun, I was bleeding a lot'

Israeli businessman Moshe Benedek recounts his kidnapping by criminal elements in Brazil last week.

'They hit me in the head with a gun, I was bleeding a lot'

'We should free our prisoners by kidnapping Israeli soldiers'

A Palestinian Arab activist tells a rally aired by Palestine TV that there are 'many ways' of freeing terrorists in Israeli jails.

'We should free our prisoners by kidnapping Israeli soldiers'

Shabak uncovers Iranian plot to lure Israelis abroad to kidnap

Iranian plot to use identities of real people to lure Israeli academics and former security officials abroad to kidnap them foiled.

Shabak uncovers Iranian plot to lure Israelis abroad to kidnap

Suspected abduction of teen from Modi'in

Avraham Moshe Klinerman, 16, has been missing from his home for weeks. Police are investigating the possibility that he was abducted.

Suspected abduction of teen from Modi'in

Teen girls won't return to parents' home - for now

In court hearing, judge says teen girls who went 'missing' will live with a different family temporarily.

Teen girls won't return to parents' home - for now

Two 'missing' girls were not kidnapped, their sister says

2 girls from the Gerrer hasidic sect were reported missing. Their sister says the girls requested to live with her, due to family problems.

Two 'missing' girls were not kidnapped, their sister says

New details of Lev Tahor cult kidnapping revealed

Despite FBI involvement, it took Mexican & U.S. police three weeks to locate the two missing teenagers, snatched from their mother's home.

New details of Lev Tahor cult kidnapping revealed

Senators call for sanctions over plot to abduct Iranian activist

Two US Senators seek to impose sanctions on Iran over attempt to kidnap journalist and activist Masih Alinejad earlier in the year.

Senators call for sanctions over plot to abduct Iranian activist

3-year-old kidnapped in broad daylight in the Bronx

Bystanders help thwart attempted kidnapping near a Bronx gas station.

3-year-old kidnapped in broad daylight in the Bronx

Police arrest woman suspected of kidnapping children

Woman who brought children to her home, claiming they were hers, is arrested, report says.

Police arrest woman suspected of kidnapping children

Watch: Mom thwarts kidnapping attempt in New York

Quick-thinking family and bystanders saved a young boy and put his would-be kidnapper behind bars.

Watch: Mom thwarts kidnapping attempt in New York

Journalist targeted for kidnapping by Iran speaks out

Journalist and activist Masih Alinejad gave an interview about the attempted kidnapping recently foiled by US authorities.

Journalist targeted for kidnapping by Iran speaks out

'The Iranian regime cannot break me'

Iranian-born journalist who was targeted in kidnapping plot: The regime is scared of me.

'The Iranian regime cannot break me'

US: Iranian agents charged in plot to kidnap journalist

Justice Department announces charges against four Iranian intelligence agents and co-conspirator who plotted to kidnap a journalist.

US: Iranian agents charged in plot to kidnap journalist

9 suspects in French court over 2017 anti-Semitic home invasion

The family’s lawyer has “not a doubt” that the home invasion was motivated by anti-Semitism.

9 suspects in French court over 2017 anti-Semitic home invasion

3 arrested in kidnapping plot

Suspects impersonated police in order to stop Porsche driver, kidnap him, and steal his car.

3 arrested in kidnapping plot

Plot to kidnap Michigan governor foiled

6 charged in plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer at her vacation home.

Plot to kidnap Michigan governor foiled

11-year-old Jewish girl abducted by neighbor in Brooklyn

28-year-old Brooklyn man's plot to kidnap his 11-year-old neighbor thwarted by his own mother.

11-year-old Jewish girl abducted by neighbor in Brooklyn

Remains of clothing belonging to missing Bat Ayin resident found

Family members say they will continue search for missing musician.

Remains of clothing belonging to missing Bat Ayin resident found

Netanyahu calls for boycott of HBO’s ‘Our Boys’

New HBO series is anti-Semitic, Netanyahu charges, accusing show of misrepresenting Mideast conflict and giving Israel 'a bad name.'

Netanyahu calls for boycott of HBO’s ‘Our Boys’

New HBO series comes under fire from bereaved Israeli families

'Jews condemn terror - the Arab street doesn't.' Families of Israeli victims of Arab terrorism slam upcoming HBO series on Mideast conflict.

New HBO series comes under fire from bereaved Israeli families

Baby of a mentally ill mother sold in illegal adoption

Court arrests suspects in years-old case involving kidnapped mother whose baby was taken for illegal adoption.

Baby of a mentally ill mother sold in illegal adoption

'A road that shakes the heart and soul'

Hundreds gather at the Oz Vegaon reserve in Gush Etzion to commemorate the memory of Gil-ad, Eyal and Naftali.

'A road that shakes the heart and soul'

Family of suspected rapist: We'll celebrate release with a feast

Prosecutors say evidence in rape of 7-year-old haredi girl still points to Mahmoud Katusa - even as his family celebrates his release.

Family of suspected rapist: We'll celebrate release with a feast

'Rapist who abducted child should be given the death penalty'

United Right leaders outraged over revelation that Arabs who aided in rape of 7-year-old girl remain free. 'They shouldn't even exist.'

'Rapist who abducted child should be given the death penalty'

Palestinian worker kidnapped, raped girl from school

Arab janitor from community school charged with kidnapping and raping young Israeli girl. But why haven't his accomplices been arrested?'

Palestinian worker kidnapped, raped girl from school

Israeli who faked his abduction sentenced to 9 months in jail

Jerusalem District Court sentences Niv Asraf who staged his abduction, diverting security forces in Hevron area, to nine months prison.

Israeli who faked his abduction sentenced to 9 months in jail

Gaza Fatah splinter group performs simulated IDF kidnapping

Live-fire military exercise by battalion included simulated kidnapping of Israeli soldier.

Gaza Fatah splinter group performs simulated IDF kidnapping