MInister Strook with hostages' families
MInister Strook with hostages' familiesSpokesman

Families of the hostages visited Rachel's Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs on Tuesday and prayed for the immediate return of all 133 captives.

The tour and prayer was initiated by Minister of Settlements and National Missions, Orit Strock.

"Today is Rosh Chodesh Nissan [the first day of the month of Nissan], the month of redemption. The Cave of the Patriarchs is the place from which all prayers emanate before the Throne of Honor and this is the time for us all to all pray together for the salvation and redemption of all our hostages," Strock said during the event.

She added, "We are sure that our forefathers and mothers are praying with us and shaking the Throne of Honor, so that with God's help we will succeed, thanks to great unity among the People of Israel, to bring the hostages back home. We all pray for the redemption of the entire Jewish Nation from this tragedy and also the redemption of each and every individual, with God's help.”