7-year-old victim returns to school for first time since rape

Haredi student who was abducted and raped near her school heads back to class for the first time in 2.5 months. Will suspect be indicted?David Rosenberg, 6/23/2019, 3:31 PM

Kindergarten or training facility for kidnapping soldiers?

After Hamas claims IDF bombed kindergarten, COGAT publishes footage showing Hamas terrorists training at the site to kidnap a soldier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2018, 2:58 PM

3 Bedouin arrested for attacking IDF soldier, stealing weapons

Negev Bedouin arrested for abducting soldier, threatening him at gunpoint, and stealing his weapons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2018, 6:05 PM

Israelis abducted in Colombia jungle

2 discharged soldiers abducted, held for $200,000 by criminals in Colombia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/21/2018, 8:36 PM

Mom who abducted daughter to pay 1 million shekels

The woman abducted the girl to Turkey and disguised herself as a Muslim. The girl has been returned to her father in Israel.Gil Ronen, 2/28/2016, 8:19 PM

US confirms Americans were abducted in Baghdad

Embassy, State Department reveal efforts to locate missing civilians, with Iraqi official saying they were kidnapped at interpreter's home.Ari Yashar, 1/18/2016, 12:29 PM

Men who staged abduction set to pay dearly

Two men faked kidnapping and sent 1,000 soldiers on dangerous wild goose chase near Hevron - now they are to pay 625,000 shekels.Ido Ben-Porat, 12/17/2015, 8:27 PM

Four Palestinians Reportedly Abducted in Sinai

Gaza's Hamas rulers say gunmen abducted four Palestinians who were on a bus bound for the Cairo airport.Ben Ariel, 8/20/2015, 2:16 AM

IDF Unsure if Israeli in Gaza is Alive or Dead

Senior officer reveals: so much conflicting information has been offered over Avraham Mengistu that even the IDF is unsure of his status.Tova Dvorin, 7/20/2015, 6:29 PM

Media 'Lynch' of Lior Lotan Not the Full Story

Envoy heard threatening family of Israeli captive was simply upholding his duty to protect the operation, Lior Lotan's wife insists Friday.Ido Ben-Porat, 7/10/2015, 3:03 PM

Netanyahu to Meet Family of Israeli Captive

Netanyahu to finally meet with the Mengistu family months after the fact - and after scandal of his representative threatening them.Nitsan Keidar, 7/10/2015, 9:52 AM

Security Cabinet Uninformed on Mengistu Abduction

Former security cabinet member Yaakov Peri asserts ministers were kept in the dark about Avraham Mengistu's kidnapping.Moshe Cohen, 7/9/2015, 2:01 PM

Rivlin: Israel Making 'Every Effort' for Mengistu

'This is a humanitarian issue; we expect those holding him to return him in good health,' President says, before naming Hamas as culprit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/9/2015, 1:14 PM

Activists: IDF Just Let Mengistu Slip into Gaza

Sources in the Ethiopian community charge that racism played a major role in abduction of Avraham Mengistu and subsequent media silence.Yaakov Levi, 7/9/2015, 12:39 PM

Two Israeli Citizens Kidnapped by Hamas

An Israeli Arab and an Israeli of Ethiopian descent are both being held in Gaza.Koby Finkler, 7/9/2015, 9:24 AM

Charges Filed Against Soldier Who Faked Kidnapping

Niv Assaraf and Eran Nagauker charged with fraud and filing false police reports months after IDF spent millions on prank abduction.Tova Dvorin, 6/24/2015, 3:43 PM

Cleared for Publication: Hamas Mega-Terror Plan

Hamas planned a devastating mass abduction of residents from Kerem Shalom in first week of Operation Protective Edge.Gil Ronen, 4/29/2015, 7:31 AM

Hamas Threatens Abductions to Free Terrorists

Senior Hamas official says 'our men, women and children' want to abduct Israelis 'wherever they are' to free jailed terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2015, 8:57 PM

Abduction Pranksters Give Two Differing Versions

Niv Assaraf and Eran Nagauker's versions of the staged 'abduction' last Thursday vary dramatically, source states Monday.Tova Dvorin, 4/7/2015, 9:32 AM

Assaraf Denies Staging Kidnapping Intentionally

Hours after being released, prankster Niv Assaraf insists: If I were planning a kidnapping, I wouldn't have left all my stuff behind.Tova Dvorin and Meir Sela, 4/6/2015, 4:04 PM

'Abduction' Accomplice to be Discharged

Eran Nagauker, the friend of 'abductee' Niv Assaraf, to be booted from IDF service; Assaraf found to be deep in debt.Tova Dvorin, 4/5/2015, 1:10 PM

Prankster's Dad: I'll Give Him a Hug, Then a Slap

Shmuel Assaraf, father of the young man who faked his own abduction, says he has 'no idea' what happened - or why.Tova Dvorin, 4/5/2015, 12:43 PM

'I Disappeared Because I'm Fighting with People'

Prankster claims he wanted to disappear after getting into arguments; ex-girlfriend denies breakup was the cause.Tova Dvorin, 4/5/2015, 9:14 AM

Watch: Man Who Faked Kidnapping Arraigned

Niv Assaraf to remain in detention for four days for staging fake abduction and prompting massive IDF search operation.Uzi Baruch, 4/3/2015, 2:42 PM

Abduction Prank 'Wasted Massive Resources'

IDF says hundreds of thousands of shekels wasted on man who staged abduction after girlfriend breakup; Min. Ariel demands justice.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2015, 9:32 AM

'Told his Mom he was Going to Cave of Machpelah'

Cousin of 22-year-old feared to have been kidnapped in Arab village near Hevron says 'it fell on us out of the blue. Pray for him.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 4/2/2015, 10:30 PM

Child Abduction 'War Tactic' for Muslim Terrorists

UN condemns scourge of Boko Haram and ISIS kidnapping women and children, after reports of mass kidnapping of children in Nigeria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2015, 10:51 PM

12-Year Sentence to Terrorist Plotting Abductions

The defendant, an illegal immigrant, attempted to abduct Jew from his home to use as a bargaining chip.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 3/23/2015, 3:48 PM

Hamas: We Won't Stop Quest to Abduct IDF Soldiers

Al-Qassam Brigades spokesman stresses importance of continuing to abduct IDF soldiers, while Hamas urges PA to renounce peace negotiations.Dalit Halevi, Cynthia Blank, 3/9/2015, 3:49 PM

220 Assyrian Christians Abducted by Islamic State

As battle rages in northeastern Syria, ISIS terrorists abduct 220 Christians for possible future prisoner swap, analysts suggest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2015, 11:14 AM

ISIS Internet Forum Debates Fate of Gil Rosenberg

In a grisly debate on an ISIS-affiliated forum, users call for execution or prisoner swap with Israel. Rosenberg's status remains unknown.Dalit Halevy, Cynthia Blank, 12/1/2014, 5:30 PM

Former ISIS Captive Says Jihadists 'Are Right'

ISIS brainwashing at work: teenage boy taken hostage by terrorists claims attacks on 'infidels' are 'correct.'Tova Dvorin, 10/5/2014, 1:49 PM

Search for Yeshiva Student as Kidnap Fears Grow

ISA, canine squads and Judea Samaria police brought in to hunt for young American student missing since last Friday.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 8/26/2014, 3:45 PM

American Yeshiva Student Missing in Jerusalem

23-year-old hareidi student last seen last Friday in Jerusalem Forest; 'there is definitely a fear for his life.'Haim Lev, Ari Yashar, 8/24/2014, 8:48 PM

Watch: Gazan Children Play 'Kidnap the Soldier'

Expose reveals children's game glorifying abductions of IDF soldiers, just months after Israeli teens were kidnapped.Tova Dvorin, 8/18/2014, 6:25 PM

Israel Denies Abduction Claims but Arabs Celebrate

Hamas claimed it had kidnapped an IDF soldier, prompting celebrations in the streets of Gaza, Hevron and Jerusalem.AFP, Gil Ronen, 7/21/2014, 7:34 AM

Hareidi Youth Drowns in Golan Heights

Teen feared abducted by terrorists while on hike with friends discovered drowned in stream.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 7/10/2014, 8:17 PM

Suspected Arab Abduction Attempt Foiled near J'lem

15-year-old girl escapes two Arab teens who tried to convince her to board car near Abu Gosh, police track down and investigate them.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 7/8/2014, 6:52 PM

Woman Found in Arab Town after Alleged Abduction

A 21-year-old Jewish woman was found safe after police received a report that she had been kidnapped by Palestinian Arabs.Uzi Baruch, 7/1/2014, 8:55 AM

'Kidnapping Handbooks' May Have Guided Abduction

Hamas distributed detailed booklets providing doctrinal, logistical instructions to abduct Israelis. Was this abduction 'by the book'?Tova Dvorin, 6/30/2014, 5:18 PM

Palestinian Videos 'Re-Create' Abduction

Videos dramatize the abduction of three Jewish teens, ridicule Jews and carry a threatening message.Dalit Halevy, 6/22/2014, 7:40 PM

Girl Reported Kidnapped in Central Israel

A 12-year-old girl reported seeing a elderly man push a girl into his car's trunk in Holon.Gil Ronen, 2/9/2014, 12:22 PM

Restaurateur who Employed Murderer Indicted

Police file an indictment against the owner of restaurant which employed Nadal Amar who murdered IDF soldier Tomer Hazan.Elad Benari, 1/15/2014, 3:45 AM

Attorney Slams Media 'Slander' of Abducted Jews

Itamar Ben-Gvir meets with Jews abducted and beaten by Arabs in Samaria; attacks IDF police complicity, media distortion of events.Ari Yashar, 1/8/2014, 10:12 AM

Video of Abducted Jews, Feiglin 'Ya'alon to Blame'

Documentation of Jews abducted by Arab mob in Samaria; Feiglin attacks Ya'alon's orders of vineyard destruction that led to ambush.Ari Yashar, 1/7/2014, 9:00 PM

Hassidic Millionaire Abducted in NYC 'is Dead'

A badly burned body found on a Great Neck dumpster outside a gas station is reported to be that of Menachem Stark.Arutz Sheva staff, 1/4/2014, 7:06 PM

UN: Syria 'Abductions' Crime Against Humanity?

UN investigators criticize Syrian gov. of 'enforced disappearance' campaign on thousands of civilians.Ari Yashar, 12/20/2013, 8:24 AM

Arsonists Target Eatery that Employed Terrorist

A can of flammable liquid was thrown at restaurant where soldier Tomer Hazan and his killer worked.Gil Ronen, 10/1/2013, 3:04 PM

Bennett: Murder Reminds Us Who Our Partner Is

Minister Uri Ariel demands that any planned release of terrorists be halted.Gil Ronen, 9/21/2013, 10:00 PM

Separation Fence Breach Enabled Abduction

A part of the fence was taken down after the High Court ordered it rerouted.Gil Ronen, 9/21/2013, 9:15 PM

Officer: IDF had No Way to Prevent Abduction

"The planning and the prior acquaintance between the soldier and his murderer are what led to the success of this murder.”Arutz Sheva, 9/21/2013, 7:50 PM

Egypt: Morsi Supporters Abduct 2 Soldiers

Kidnapped soldiers were forced to make pro-Morsi statements on a loudspeaker, one was badly beaten.Gil Ronen, 7/8/2013, 12:45 PM

Abducted UN Troops: We are Safe

Commander of UN Philippines force says he and his men are being treated well.Gil Ronen, 3/7/2013, 7:58 PM

IDF: Terror Kidnap Attempts Up to 2 per Week

Maj. Gen. Mizrachi: 18 abduction attempts by Hamas and Fatah foiled since November.Gil Ronen, 2/23/2013, 8:56 PM

IDF Video: How to Defend against Abduction

Sgt. Rachel Shir gives pointers on how to defend yourself from an abduction attempt at night.Gil Ronen, 9/25/2012, 12:09 PM

IDF Hands Out 'Anti-Kidnapping Kits'

Since Gilad Shalit deal, kidnapping attempts of both soldiers and civilians are on the increase.Gil Ronen, 9/14/2012, 3:45 PM

New Jersey Abductor Mother Indicted

Woman who fled with her American-born daughter to Israel indicted on eight criminal counts.Gil Ronen, 8/14/2012, 9:40 AM