The Israel Dog Unit (IDU), a nonprofit specializing in locating missing persons, held a large-scale search effort today in the Meron area to find Moshe Kleinerman, a sixteen-year-old boy from Modi'in Ilit who has been missing from his home for more than eighty days.
IDU volunteers used numerous specialized search apparatus to reach the most densely wooded or pieces of terrain in the hopes of finding evidence not accessible by other means. They were joined today by a number of civilian volunteers and concerned citizens who took it upon themselves to search less hostile terrain that previous search attempts had not yet covered.
Several organizations and individuals have offered cash rewards for concrete information leading to Moshe's safe return. The Am Yisrael Chai foundation, a nonprofit supporting volunteering and philanthropic causes in Israel, offered 50, 000 ILS; the North American based publication AMI Magazine has offered 10,000 USD. Two private donors have announced an additional reward of 27,500 USD, making Moshe's safe return worth approximately 150,000 ILS.