The talmidim of the Mekor Chaim Yeshiva, Naftali ben Rachel and Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim, were abducted from the Gush Etzion area on Thursday night. The rumors of missing or abducted Jewish youths began spreading during the night, increasing on Friday morning 15 Sivan. There were limited Facebook postings with information of a terrorist kidnapping and then came the messages of a gag order. The Facebook postings were removed and the silence was palpable amid the increasingly ominous rumors on the outcome of the situation.
One of the tidbits of information spoke of a “last call made by the boys to the police 100 dispatcher from the Gush Etzion area and then the phone went dead”.