Kidnapped IDF soldier Ehud Goldwasser's family spoke to the press on Friday.
Brother Yair, who returned from a vacation in east Asia on Wednesday when he heard the news of the kidnapping, said Ehud was "a strong man who knows everyone is behind him. He knows everything he needs to know."
Ehud's parents, emissaries of Israel in South America, flew back as soon as they received the news on their son's capture.
Ehud's wife also reportedly received a message from kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit's family.