On October 7th, 2000, Hizbullah terrorists, in a clear cut violation of International law, crossed the Lebanese border into Israel and kidnapped three Israeli soldiers. The soldiers – Adi Avitan, Binyamin Avraham and Omer Souad — are being held in Lebanon. On October 15, 2000, Hizbullah announced that another Israeli citizen, 54 year old Elchanan Tannenbaum, had also been taken captive.
In addition, there are four other Israeli soldiers who were also captured in Lebanon. In 1982 Zachary Baumel (an American citizen), Yehuda Katz and Tzvi Feldman were taken captive in a battle with Palestinian and Syrian forces near the Lebanese village of Sultan Yaqub. In 1986, Israeli Air-force navigator, Captain Ron Arad was also captured.
The intervention of the international community is desperately needed. ICMIS is launching an international campaign to gather at least 1,000,000 signatures on an Internet petition in support of Israel’s kidnapped and missing soldiers and their families.
For more information visit http://www.mia.org.il/petition