Minister Wasserlauf at the Meron search and rescue station
Minister Wasserlauf at the Meron search and rescue stationIDU Public Relations

Yitzchak Wasserlauf, Minister of the Negev and the Galilee, met yesterday with the volunteers who are carrying on the search for Moishe Kleinerman.

The meeting took place in the Israel Dog Unit’s (IDU) new station in the Meron region, which was established to provide an immediate response to missing person cases in the Galilee region - an area of the country that has seen several unsolved disappearances over the past few years.

Among the unsolved cases in the region are Moishe Kleinerman, Moshe Illovitch, Raphael Hadad, Habib Ben-Abu, and others.

One such case involves 62-year-old Philip Cantor, who likewise vanished in the Galilee region. The IDU undertook a sweeping operation this week to distribute notices in Hebrew and Arabic in numerous locations throughout the Galilee promising NIS 25,000 for concrete information as to his whereabouts.

During the visit, Minister Wasserlauf was impressed by the operation, and commented: "We know how much you work in the field, saving lives night and day. I came on a mission from the Otzma Yehudit party - we value and appreciate your contribution and will look into how we can help as much as possible to strengthen and develop the IDU."

IDU director Yekutiel Ben-Yaakov commented: "We thank the Minister of the Negev and the Galilee, Yitzhak Waserlauf. We believe that he is sincerely interested in developing the Negev and the Galilee, and understands the importance of the IDU station in the Meron region, from which search and rescue activities for the residents of the Galilee, and the entire State of Israel, can originate."