Sha'ar Sisters Publish Open Letter to IDF

Nir Har-Zahav

Israel National News

Tags: Solidarity, Soldiers and Defense

The sisters of kidnapped teen Gilad Sha'ar released a public letter to IDF soldiers actively participating in Operation Brothers' Keeper Tuesday, providing encouragement and gratitude despite the long days ahead.

"Since the abduction, we cannot sleep at night," Shir-el, Tahar, Meitar, Hallel, and Me'or Sha'ar wrote. "We know that you can't sleep at night, either, as you do everything you can to bring back Naftali, Eyal, and Gilad, safe and sound."


Deep into the night, our forces keep searching for #EyalGiladNaftali, as they do what’s necessary to combat #Hamas terror in Judea and Samaria.

"We feel that every soldier that is out there looking for Gilad is like our own brother, part of our family," they continued. "We believe you'll be able to bring our brother home to our mother's embrace."

"With God's help, one day Gilad will also become a soldier himself and be proud to wear the army uniform," they added. "We miss our Gilad."

Over 15,000 soldiers are participating in the operation, which is now opening its twelfth day. Over 360 terrorists have been arrested, and 1,800 sites searched; the working assumption is that the boys are alive.

Several IDF commanders revealed Tuesday that, despite the harsh conditions in the field, motivation on the ground is high.

Taking Care of Those Who Protect Us

Taking Care of Those Who Protect Us

I found myself surrounded by native born and lone soldiers all working together. Men and women sharing responsibilities with one goal, to find the boys and return them safely to their families.

As If They Are Family

As If They Are Family

Watch IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz Address Troops Searching for Kidnapped Teens. May we all learn a little something about the most moral army in the world.

Raise Your Flag in Solidarity With #IsraelUnderFire

Raise Your Flag in Solidarity With #IsraelUnderFire

Raise Your Flag and Show the world that we stand united as one in solidarity with our nation, our people during #IsraelUnderFire


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