Israel Prime Minister Promises to Help Search for Kidnapped Girls
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 May 12
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has promised Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to aid in the search for the missing schoolgirls.
In a phone conversation with Jonathan, Netanyahu said, “Israel expresses its deep shock at the crime against the girls. We are prepared to help in locating the girls and to fight the cruel terror which has struck you.”
According to Israel National News, President Netanyahu accepted Israel’s offer for aid. A statement from Netanyahu’s office said, “President Jonathan welcomed the offer by Mr. Netanyahu to send a team of Israeli counter-terrorism experts to assist in the ongoing search and rescue operations.”
“The president briefed Mr. Netanyahu on actions already being taken by Nigeria’s armed forced and security agencies to locate and rescue the girls, saying that Nigeria would be pleased to have Israel’s globally acknowledged anti-terrorism expertise deployed to support its ongoing operations.”
The U.S. has deployed military forces in the area to search for the kidnapped girls as well.
Nigerian militant group Boko Haram is responsible for the capture of about 200 girls which occurred on April 19.
Publication date: May 12, 2014