Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Jewish Girl Rescued From Beit Jala-UPDATE

Beit Jala overlooking Road 60 in Gush Etzion
Beit Jala overlooking Road 60 in Gush Etzion
Photo Credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90

UPDATE: 9:45 AM-She is under investigation as I post-she knew the men who "took her"-I will follow story to its completion or my flight time today

In what appears to have possibly been another kidnapping attempt on Monday night, police rescued a 21 year old girl from Beit Jala, an Arab village just south of Jerusalem. The girl was grabbed from near Beitar Ilit in Gush Etzion, according to the Judea and Samaria police spokesman.

Between 10 and 11 PM, police say they received a phone call about a girl who was just kidnapped by two Arabs in a white car.

The girl works in the cafe/mini-market in the Sonol gas station near Beitar Ilit. She had met with a girlfriend after work and afterwards, as she was on her way home, a white car stopped, forcibly grabbed her, and drove off.

Using the missing girl’s number which they had from the girlfriend, the police and army were able to triangulate the girl’s position from the cellphone she was carrying.

The army and police found and retrieved her from a building inside the village of Beit Jala.
Beit Jala is in Gush Etzion, just opposite the neighborhood of Gilo in Jerusalem. It is best known for the shootings they used to do from the village into Gilo.

The girl was taken to the Gush Etzion police station where she is with her mother, as police question her further as to the exact circumstances around the event, and to confirm that it was a kidnapping.
Police are searching for the two suspects.

We will update this story when we have more details.

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