Israeli-Russian cooperation leads to safe return of kidnapped woman

After a mother and her three young daughters returned to Israel after being held hostage for three weeks in Russia, police revealed that cooperation with Russian police had led to the rescue of the small family from the nearly month-long ordeal. Three weeks ago, the Yiftah Subdistrict Police received a report that an Israeli woman and her three daughters had disappeared in Russia. The 29-year-old woman's mother filed the report, from which police said arose a legitimate concern that the young woman had been kidnapped.