We certainly must hope they are. According to this news
Israel's defence minister said Saturday that authorities believe the three teens who disappeared in the West Bank while reportedly hitchhiking are alive.
Israeli security forces have been searching the West Bank since the three students of a Jewish seminary, including an American, went missing Thursday night, amid suspicions they were kidnapped by Palestinian militants. Two of the missing are 16, while the third is 19.
Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Saturday that the searches continue and that troops have made arrests.
"I hope that these efforts will lead us as quickly as possible to the missing in order to rescue them alive," Yaalon said. "As long as we don't know otherwise, our working assumption is that they are alive."
Again, this is definitely what we need to hope is the case. The question then remains whether they can rescue them alive and capture/kill the jihadists who committed the crime.
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