Soldier fakes own abduction, faces trial

Father gets SMS from son claiming he was kidnapped; police suspect drugs.

February 14, 2007 09:54
jpost services and tools

jp.services1. (photo credit: )


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Zevulun Police opened an investigation Wednesday into claims that an IDF soldier sent an SMS to his father saying that he had been kidnapped but was later found in his car. The soldier, a resident of the center of the country, was considered to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time that the message was sent. According to police involved in the investigation, the growing assumption is that the act was meant as a prank. Details of the police investigation have been sent to the IDF and legal proceedings against the soldier have begun. Last year, following a slew of kidnappings that included the abduction of Cpl. Gilad Shalit at Kerem Shalom, another IDF soldier was penalized after he falsely blamed his lateness to his army base on a Palestinian kidnapping attempt.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town