Former head of the National Security Council, Giora Eiland told Israel Radio that "the fact that there is no solid information about the kidnapped boys' whereabouts is not a good sign regarding their fate."
He also said that "I assume that it is harder to keep hostages alive, as they need to be taken care of. If the situation is more tragic, and they are no longer alive, than naturally there would be hardly any activity afterwards. I assume that sooner or later they will be found," added Eiland. (Ynetnews)