Last week three young men, none of them older than twenty went missing in Israel. Naftali Frenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar were kidnapped in the west bank.
They are not soldiers, nor are they employed by the Israeli government. They are simply three young men who were minding their own business. Like many civilians in this region, they have become part of a war that is not their own.
I cannot imagine their parent’s anguish and yet, this is not a new experience for the people that live in the Middle East.
These are boys, not professional soldiers and not adults who are employed by the Israeli government. They deserve the enjoy the rest of the youth, before the reality of adulthood sets in.