Rachel Frenkel, mother of abducted Israeli teen Naftali, addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva Tuesday, urging the international community for support in Israel's efforts to find and secure the release of the three missing boys.
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"I believe much more can be done and should be done by so many," said Frenkel. "Doesn't every child have the right to come home safely from school?"
Security forces have been searching for the three kidnapped teenagers - Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrach - for more than a week-and-a-half, but there is still no information to conclude their fate or determine their where abouts.
Frenkel gave brief descriptions of the kidnapped boys including their hobbies and basic personalities. "I come here today as a mother," she said.
Frenkel spoke as the mothers of the two other kidnapped boys sat behind her in solidarity. "We've heard nothing, no news, no sign of life," said Frenkel asking the UN nations to take greater action to help bring the missing teens home.
The US also recently vetoed a Security Council resolution Monday that would have condemned the killing of Palestinians by the IDF as they search the West Bank for the missing boys.