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13-year-old Jewish girl rescued from Muslim home in Bolivia

Naomi Lloroff went missing in Buenos Aires after becoming acquainted with a suspect person via TikTok.

13-year-old Jewish girl rescued from Muslim home in Bolivia

Suspected rapist of 7-year-old girl freed

Relatives of suspected rapist Mahmoud Katusa shout 'Allahu Akhbar', wave Palestinian flags as he is released from jail.

Suspected rapist of 7-year-old girl freedplayer

Family of suspected rapist: We'll celebrate release with a feast

Prosecutors say evidence in rape of 7-year-old haredi girl still points to Mahmoud Katusa - even as his family celebrates his release.

Family of suspected rapist: We'll celebrate release with a feast

Suspect in rape of 7-year-old released - indictment nullified

IDF prosecutor drops indictment against Mahmoud Katusa, following recent discoveries in case of raped seven-year-old.

Suspect in rape of 7-year-old released - indictment nullified

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?

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

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.

Kindergarten or training facility for kidnapping soldiers?

3 Bedouin arrested for attacking IDF soldier, stealing weapons

Negev Bedouin arrested for abducting soldier, threatening him at gunpoint, and stealing his weapons.

3 Bedouin arrested for attacking IDF soldier, stealing weapons

Israelis abducted in Colombia jungle

2 discharged soldiers abducted, held for $200,000 by criminals in Colombia.

Israelis abducted in Colombia jungle

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.

Mom who abducted daughter to pay 1 million shekels

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.

US confirms Americans were abducted in Baghdad

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.

Men who staged abduction set to pay dearly

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.

Four Palestinians Reportedly Abducted in Sinai

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.

IDF Unsure Whether Israeli in Gaza is Alive or Dead

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.

Wife Insists: Media 'Lynch' of Lior Lotan Not the Full Story

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.

Ten Months Later, Netanyahu to Meet Family of Israeli Captive

Security Cabinet Uninformed on Mengistu Abduction

Former security cabinet member Yaakov Peri asserts ministers were kept in the dark about Avraham Mengistu's kidnapping.

Security Cabinet Was Not Informed About Mengistu Abduction

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.

Rivlin: Israel Making 'Every Effort' to Bring Mengistu Home

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.

Ethiopian Activists: IDF Just Let Mengistu Slip into Gaza

Two Israeli Citizens Kidnapped by Hamas

An Israeli Arab and an Israeli of Ethiopian descent are both being held in Gaza.

Two Israeli Citizens Kidnapped by Hamas

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.

Charges Filed Against IDF Soldier Who Faked His Own Kidnapping

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.

Cleared for Publication: Hamas Mega-Terror Abduction Plan player

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.

Hamas Threatens Abduction of 'All Israelis' to Free Terrorists

Abduction Pranksters Give Two Differing Versions

Niv Assaraf and Eran Nagauker's versions of the staged 'abduction' last Thursday vary dramatically, source states Monday.

Abduction Pranksters Give Two Differing Versions of Events

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.

Abduction Prankster Denies Staging Kidnapping Intentionally

'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.

Accomplice in Faked Abduction to be Dishonorably Discharged

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.

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

'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.

Prankster: I Disappeared Because I'm Fighting with People

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.

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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.

Abduction Prank 'Wasted Massive Resources'

'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.'

Missing Israeli 'Told Mother he was Going to Cave of Machpelah'

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.

Child Abduction 'Tactic of War' for Islamist Terrorists

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.

12-Year Prison Sentence to Terrorist Plotting Abductions

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.

Hamas: We Will Continue Quest to Abduct IDF Soldiers

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.

220 Assyrian Christians Abducted by Islamic State

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.

ISIS Internet Forum Debates Fate of Gill Rosenberg

Former ISIS Captive Says Jihadists 'Are Right'

ISIS brainwashing at work: teenage boy taken hostage by terrorists claims attacks on 'infidels' are 'correct.'

Watch: Former ISIS Captive Brainwashed, Says 'They Are Right'player

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.

Search for Yeshiva Student Continues as Abduction Fears Grow

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.'

American Yeshiva Student Missing in Jerusalem

Watch: Gazan Children Play 'Kidnap the Soldier'

Expose reveals children's game glorifying abductions of IDF soldiers, just months after Israeli teens were kidnapped.

Watch: Gazan Children Play 'Kidnap the Soldier'player

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.

Israel Denies Abduction Claims but Arabs Celebrateplayer