Israeli woman kidnapped by her brothers from shelter

Two men who kidnapped their sister were caught by police after a car chase.

 An Orthodox Jewish woman looks out the window of her room in the abused women's shelter in Beit Shemesh, July 15, 2014 (photo credit: HADAS PARUSH/FLASH90)
An Orthodox Jewish woman looks out the window of her room in the abused women's shelter in Beit Shemesh, July 15, 2014
(photo credit: HADAS PARUSH/FLASH90)

Israel Police thwarted an attempted kidnapping of a woman who was snatched from a women's shelter on Tuesday.

Police forces chased two vehicles after receiving a report that a young woman living in the Galilee area was kidnapped from the shelter by her two brothers, who planned to cause her harm.

After the chase, the woman was found in one of the cars, which was stopped by the police near Tur'an Interchange in the North. She was visibly upset and crying.

The other car was stopped near Maghar, a Druze town, also in the North.

Police were able to gain control of the two brothers as well as two additional suspects who were armed with M-16s and a pistol. They were all arrested.

Illustrative image of weapons and ammunition seized by Israel Police (credit: COURTESY ISRAEL POLICE)Illustrative image of weapons and ammunition seized by Israel Police (credit: COURTESY ISRAEL POLICE)

A study published last week said that COVID-19 has led to higher chances of anxiety and major depressive disorders, especially among women because they face an increased risk of domestic violence.