Police searching for 7-year-old boy thought kidnapped in family feud
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Police searching for 7-year-old boy thought kidnapped in family feud

Child snatched outside home in central Israel as part of what cops suspect is a financial dispute

Illustrative: An Israeli police car in Petah Tikva, August 4, 2017. (Roy Alima/ Flash90)
Illustrative: An Israeli police car in Petah Tikva, August 4, 2017. (Roy Alima/ Flash90)

Police were searching for a seven-year-old boy they feared had been kidnapped in central Israel on Tuesday.

The boy was snatched and forced into a car outside his home, Hebrew media reported. The vehicle reportedly headed north.

Police suspect the kidnapping is connected to a family financial dispute.

Checkpoints were set up near Baqa al-Gharbiya and Umm al-Fahm in the Haifa district. A large number of police and a helicopter were involved in the search.

One person has reportedly been detained by police in Lod.

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