השמות לתפילה ולרחמי שמים:
יעקב נפתלי בן רחל דבורה.
גלעד מיכאל בן בת גלים.
אייל בן איריס תשורה
והן קל כביר לא ימאס תפילת רבים.
Three students, two of them from the Makor Chaim Yeshiva in the religious kibbutz Kfar Etzion are went missing Thursday night in what officials say was likely a kidnapping by terrorists.
All communication was lost with them as they were on their way home from the yeshiva, located in Gush Etzion, roughly between Jerusalem and Hevron in Judea; security sources suspect they were taken into a vehicle driven by terrorists that stopped for them as they waited at a popular hitchhiking spot.
The story has been under a media embargo until now, given the sensitive nature of the incident and the danger posed to the three. Several false reports concerning the event were circulated in its initial aftermath, but these are the initial details of the incident that have been permitted for publication as of now.
Massive IDF and police forces have been searching in the hours since the suspected kidnapping to try and locate the three young students.
Call for prayers
Friends of the missing students called on the public to pray for the safe rescue of the three youths.
In the last few minutes the Chief Rabbis of Israel issued a joint statement calling on members of the public to recite psalm 121 and pray for the safety of the boys. The rabbinate also called on all Jewish women make sure to light Shabbat candles and say prayers in merit of the missing youths.