Search command center in Meron
Search command center in Meron IDU Public Relations

110 days have passed since the disappearance of Avraham Moshe Kleinerman, a 16-year-old boy from Modi'in Illit, from the city of Meron near the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Intensive searches for him continue throughout the Mt. Meron area, led by the Israel Dog Unit (IDU), a nonprofit specializing in search and rescue.

Kikar Hashabbat reports that the IDU claims to be conducting three separate varieties of search in parallel. The first involves restarting the search from Avraham's last known location; the second, searching a progressively larger area around Meron; the third, examining testimonies in all parts of Israel as to where he may have been seen or gone.

A recent search revealed several articles of clothing which may have belonged to Avraham. They have been taken for investigation.

Several days ago, Avraham's parents made their way to Meron to pray for their son's safe return and to receive a full report on the efforts being made to find him from the IDU command center.

The Police Commissioner held a situation assessment last week, saying: "We will not let this case go until we understand what happened to Moshe and where he is. The Israel Police, as in any case of a missing person, certainly one who is at risk, invests a great deal of effort in trying to locate him, and all relevant actions are being taken to find him."

He said, "This is a complex investigation. Although he was last seen in the Meron area, we cannot rule out anywhere in the country where he may be and our working assumption is that all possible directions must be examined. We will continue to pursue this case alongside the Israel Police's other major projects."