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Hundreds comb Meron for missing teen

Moshe Kleinerman, 16, remains missing after nearly 90 days despite thousands of hours spent searching. Police say 'we have no lead'.

Hundreds comb Meron for missing teen

Mass search in Meron for missing Haredi teen

Efforts to find sixteen-year-old Moshe Kleinerman redoubled as disappearance hits the eighty-day mark.

Mass search in Meron for missing Haredi teen

K9 Unit director: ISA must join hunt for missing boy

The director of the Israel Dog Unit speaks about finding Sapir Nahum and the ongoing search for a vanished Haredi teen.

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Rescue dog poisoned during search for missing woman

One of the dogs who searched for Sapir Nahum will never join another search. Intentional poisoning is suspected.

Rescue dog poisoned during search for missing woman

Police 'not optimistic' in search for vanished Haredi teen

No progress has been made in search for 16-year-old Moshe Kleinerman since he vanished from Meron nearly three months ago.

Police 'not optimistic' in search for vanished Haredi teen

Missing teen leads to nationwide search

Parents of Avraham Klinerman,16, missing from Modi'in Ilit, have asked the public to 'Turn the whole country upside down, but find our boy.'

Missing teen leads to nationwide search

Rescue forces locate teens missing in Dead Sea

Rescue workers locate 10 teens who went missing at the Neve Midbar Beach in the Dead Sea.

Rescue forces locate teens missing in Dead Sea

Israel Dog Unit prepares for emergency in Haifa region

Over the past thirty-six hours, IDU volunteers have practiced both security and search and rescue work in and around Haifa.

Israel Dog Unit prepares for emergency in Haifa region

Israel Dog Unit locates remains of plane crash casualties

After a small plane crashed in the Judean mountains, the Israel Dog Unit was asked to help locate the occupants' remains.

Israel Dog Unit locates remains of plane crash casualties

Double award ceremony at Harel police precinct

The Israel Police held a ceremony today to recognize the Israel Dog Unit for finding not one, but two missing people, just a few days apart.

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Israel Dog Unit rushes to search for troubled teen

A midnight alert reached the Israel Dog Unit about a teen in distress in the Hadera forest, beginning a mass search effort.

Israel Dog Unit rushes to search for troubled teen

Israel Dog Unit honored for Shabbat-eve rescue

Israel Police holds ceremony to show their appreciation for volunteers who left the Shabbat table to save a life.

Israel Dog Unit honored for Shabbat-eve rescue

Israel Dog Unit saves man from winter storm

An 84-year-old man would have perished in the extreme cold and rain on Friday night, but for a dedicated volunteer and a four-footed friend.

Israel Dog Unit saves man from winter storm

Israel Dog Unit saves woman from oncoming snowstorm

The IDU's search and rescue activities have led to four incidents closed and two lives saved - one just hours ahead of a blizzard.

Israel Dog Unit saves woman from oncoming snowstorm

Israel Dog Unit saves two lives in one day

Volunteer responders from the Israel Dog Unit saved two lives in one day, one at each end of the country.

Israel Dog Unit saves two lives in one dayplayer

Missing person cases surge in Israel

A spike in missing person cases throughout Israel has prompted the Israel Dog Unit to launch a special mission to bring the missing home.

Missing person cases surge in Israel

New ATV to aid lifesaving work

Israel Magen Fund presents a firefighting ATV, the first of its kind in the region, to the Binyamin Security Division.

New ATV to aid lifesaving work

Israeli hiker missing in Mexico

A wide-ranging search effort has been launched after an Israeli hiker disappeared near a waterfall in Mexico.

Israeli hiker missing in Mexico

Disaster training with the Israel Dog Unit

Building collapses have proven themselves international tragedies. The Israel Dog Unit is ready for the next one.

Disaster training with the Israel Dog Unit

Massive NYC search finds missing 6-year old Jewish camper who disappeared during day trip

Search by NYPD and hundreds of volunteers finds boy who failed to get on bus after day camp trip to Flatbush park.

Massive NYC search finds missing 6-year old Jewish camper

Samaria-based Israel Dog Unit saves man's life in Ramle

A midnight call and exhaustive search and rescue effort come to their conclusion as the Israel Dog Unit saves an 84-year-old man's life.

Samaria-based Israel Dog Unit saves man's life in Ramle

4 dead, 159 unaccounted for in collapse of Miami condo building

Rescue efforts still underway to search for survivors in the rubble of the 12-story condo tower in Surfside, near Miami.

4 dead, 159 unaccounted for in collapse of Miami condo building

"We all pray you should have nothing to do."

As the search for Ohr Buskila grows more daunting, R. Chaim Kanievsky gives the IDU some much-needed encouragement.

"We all pray you should have nothing to do."

Netanya search ends in triumph and tears

After nearly a full week of unrelenting search efforts, the Israel Dog Unit has recovered the body of Amra Zaoda in a field near Netanya.

Netanya search ends in triumph and tears

Israel Dog Unit finds missing man - dead in Kfar Shmaryahu

Volunteer search and rescue teams from the Israel Dog Unit brought a bittersweet ending to more than three days of searching.

Israel Dog Unit finds missing man - dead

Happy ending thanks to Israel Dog Unit

Israel Dog Unit presides over another successful search and rescue effort involving Jeeps, drones, horses, and helicopters.

Happy ending thanks to Israel Dog Unit

Israel Dog Unit thwarts terror, finds missing people and more

'If Israel experiences more severe earthquake, thousands of bodies and additional people, still alive, could be trapped under rubble.'

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Helicopter and dogs in frantic search for missing 83-year-old

Nine days passed and whereabouts of 83-year-old David Lazarov unknown. Helicopters, rescue dogs, volunteers battle for his life.

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Israel Dog Unit sees missing persons increase during coronavirus crisis

IDU Commander: 'We're stepping up training, readying more rescue teams, as well as continuing searching for missing people.'

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Israel Dog Unit continues missing person search despite coronavirus crisis

Search crews continue to spearhead search for 24 year old Asaf Brooke, who went missing on March 11; Search today focused on open areas.

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Day 18 in search for Meshulam Zusha Brandwein in Judean Desert

Breakthrough find of Zusha's shirt, pants, belt, parts of his guitar. Family suspects Zusha kidnapped or killed by Arabs who last saw him.

Day 18 in search for Meshulam Zusha Brandwein in Judean Desertplayer

'Rambo' enters building where Barkan terrorist barricaded self

Search dog combs building in which Barkan terrorist barricaded himself. Shots heard from building and Rambo emerges wounded, but alive.

'Rambo' enters building where Barkan terrorist barricaded self

Resourceful lost couple leave message in desert sand

Couple lost in Negev in dangerous heat make SOS signal out of stones to allow rescue aircraft to find them.

Resourceful lost couple leave message in desert sand

Police still searching for missing truck driver

Police, rescue units, continue search for truck driver who went missing during flash flood.

Police still searching for missing truck driver

Dog Unit volunteer saves Beit Shemesh man's life

Exhausted, fasting volunteers forego rest, food, holiday celebration to search for man given up for dead, but who now recovers in hospital.

Dog Unit volunteer saves Beit Shemesh man's life

Israeli rescue team fails to find Canadian man missing in Peru

Foul play suspected. 'The Israelis are fairly certain that they didn’t find him because someone doesn’t want us to find him.'

Israeli rescue team fails to find Canadian man missing in Peru

Why this Filipina is fighting for Israel

IDF Soldier from Philippines to be honored for distinguished service, joined IDF after army rescued her grandmother

Why this Filipina is fighting for Israel

Bodies of two of the missing found in Kinneret

Search teams find two bodies, continue searching for third.

Bodies of two of the missing found in Kinneret

Watch: 669 to the rescue

"Anyone who saves one life, has saved a world" - IDF rescue unit 669 works daily to save injured soldiers and civilians.

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Two Israelis missing in Argentina rescued

Search and rescue teams locate pair of Israeli tourists after they failed to return from trek along lagoon in Ushuaia.

Two Israelis missing in Argentina rescued