Unless proven otherwise, the three abducted Israeli teens are alive, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon told soldiers from elite units currently operating in the West Bank in search of the teens, on Friday.
"Our working assumption is that the abducted teens are alive, until proven otherwise. You have to take that into consideration as well. If you reach the abductors, you need to act with the assumption the teens are alive in mind," he said. (Yoav Zitun)