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Israeli who faked his abduction sentenced to 9 months in jail

Jerusalem District Court sentences Niv Asraf who staged his abduction, diverting security forces in Hevron area, to nine months prison.

Israeli who faked his abduction sentenced to 9 months in jailplayer

Community service for youths who staged kidnapping

6 months community service,$1,400 fine imposed on lead perpetrator, after fake kidnapping which led to massive search in 2015.

Community service for youths who staged kidnapping

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

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

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

Police: Assaraf Never Complained Over Threats

Man who staged his own abduction over 'threats' from the mafia is lying, Beersheva Police state Monday.

Police: Assaraf Never Complained Over Threats

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

What Stories Have You Missed over Pesach?

As the second day of Pesach ends for Jews in the Diaspora, Arutz Sheva presents 7 top headlines from the last 48 hours.

Top News Highlights over Pesach

Fake Abduction Prompts Bill to Fine Prank Callers

MK Nissan Slomiansky pushes advancement of bill to levy fines against prank callers, with heavier fines if the IDF is called out to search.

Fake Abduction Prompts Bill to Fine Prank Callers

'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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Father of Abduction Prankster Apologizes

Shmuel Assaraf, father of man who claimed he was abducted, says his son did not understand the magnitude of the prank.

Father of Abduction Prankster Apologizes

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'