Kidnapped Teen's Mother To Address U.N. Council

The mother of kidnapped Israeli teenager Naftali Frenkel will address the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Rachel Frenkel on Tuesday in Geneva reportedly will implore the United Nations and the world community to do everything it can to find the teens and return them to their families.

The nongovernmental organization UN Watch said it gave Frenkel its slot to speak before the council and that it was facilitating meetings in Geneva for her with senior international officials.

Iris Yifrach and Bat-Galim Shaar, the mothers of the other abducted teens — Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar — may accompany Frenkel, the Times of Israel reported Monday.

The teens have been missing since the night of June 12. They were last seen trying to get rides home from a junction in Gush Etzion, a bloc of settlements located south of Jerusalem.

Naftali Frenkel is a dual Israeli-American citizen.

Written by


Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Kidnapped Teen's Mother To Address U.N. Council

Thank you!

This article has been sent!