Appeal for dashcam footage of kidnapping

Appeal for dashcam footage of kidnapping

Drivers who were in the area at the time of Thursday's kidnapping might have recorded footage of the incident

An Israeli volunteer traffic cop on Tuesday urged Israelis with a dashcam (dashboard camera) who were driving in the vicinity of last Thursday’s kidnapping to urgently take out the memory card and review the footage in case it contains evidence that might lead to the three missing Israeli teens or their kidnappers.

British-born Malcolm Isaacs, who lives in Modiin, noted that “dashcams work on a cyclical basis,” which means footage is automatically overwritten; hence the imperative to check the memory card immediately, he said.

Isaacs, who urged anyone with any potential evidence to contact the police or the army, said drivers who were in the vicinity of the kidnapping might have noticed other vehicles behaving erratically at the time of the incident or before it, when, he said, the kidnappers might already have been in the area. “And maybe someone who was in the vicinity with a dashcam, who was concentrating on the road, might have recorded something inadvertently, without noticing it at the time.”

Naftali Frankel, Eyal Yifrach and Gil-ad Shaar were last seen at a trempiada (hitchhiking stop) at the western exit of the Alon Shvut settlement in the Etzion Bloc at around 10:15 pm on Thursday, June 12. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel is certain that Hamas is responsible for their kidnapping.

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