Sunday 28 December 2014

Missing youth's mother in UN plea

Published 24/06/2014 | 13:22

Israeli soldiers search for three missing teenagers in the town of Halhul near the West Bank city of Hebron (AP/Majdi Mohammed)
Israeli soldiers search for three missing teenagers in the town of Halhul near the West Bank city of Hebron (AP/Majdi Mohammed)

The mother of one of three Jewish teenagers missing in the West Bank has pleaded with the United Nations and the world to do more to help find the boys.

Rachelle Fraenkel says she is living "every mother's nightmare" to have her 16-year-old Israeli-American son Naftali kidnapped with the other two boys on their way home from school, and to receive "nothing, no news, no sign of life".

She told the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council that it has a duty to fulfil and "much more can be done and should be done by so many".

The three Jewish seminary students disappeared on June 12 while hitchhiking in the West Bank. Israel has blamed the Islamic militant Hamas group for the apparent abduction, but has offered no proof.

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