A family from Netanya has asked for the public’s help in finding their son
Raphael Katz, who has not been seen since he went missing on Monday
The 24-year-old Raphael Katz, who goes by Rafi, made aliya from
South Africa with his family in 1998.
He was the two-time Israel national
judo champion and a member of the national judo team. Raphael became religious
seven years ago and studied at the Machon Yaakov yeshiva in Jerusalem’s Har Nof
Raphael’s mother, Ava Katz, said Thursday that her son left
her Netanya home where he lives on Monday morning without any money, warm
clothes or his cellphone, and was last seen wearing a white shirt, black pants,
black kippa and tzitzit at a synagogue in Ra’anana.
Raphael is 180
centimeters tall, has a medium build, reddish brown hair, a red beard and blue
Police have opened a missing persons case on Katz and have asked
anyone who may have seen him to please contact the Netanya Police at (09)