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Knesset Discusses Abduction of Minor by Ultra-orthodox Grandfather

The Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, last night asked its Interior Committee to consider means of locating an 11-year-old boy who was abducted from his parents by his ultra-Orthodox grandfather and who has remained hidden since.

The grandfather took the boy out of fear that his parents would not give him a traditional Jewish upbringing. After the Israel Supreme Court ordered the boy’s return, police jailed the grandfather but released him on ill health pleas without the grandfather revealing where the child was staying. Officials indicated he might be abroad. The parents are still in Israel.