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Israelis lit candles in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square on July 6, 2014 to mourn the death of three teenagers who were abducted and murdered in the West Bank. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
Israelis lit candles in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square on July 6, 2014 to mourn the death of three teenagers who were abducted and murdered in the West Bank. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Israelis lit candles in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on July 6, 2014 to mourn the death of three teenagers who were abducted and murdered in the West Bank. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

By Iris and Ori Ifrach, Rachelli and Avi Fraenkel, and Bat-Galim and Ofer Shaer

(JTA) – One year ago, our families were thrust into a nightmare beyond anything we could have ever imagined.

Our sons, Eyal Ifrach, Gil-ad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel, had been kidnapped while making their way home from school. For 18 (chai) days, we hovered somewhere between despair and hope while we prayed for their safe return home. [Read more…]

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