Monday, April 30, 2012

Attempt to Abduct Israeli Girl at Disney World

Arutz Sheva [Israel]
29 April 2012

By Gil Ronen

A nine-year-old Israeli girl was nearly abducted from her parents at Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, during the Pesach holiday

Channel 10 news reported that two Israeli parents and their two children were standing in line for one of the rides in the huge theme park when they discovered that their daughter had disappeared.

They immediately ran to the park's security officers, who locked all of the park's exit gates. The parents were taken to a control room, where they were asked to look for the girl on the numerous security cameras.

A few minutes later they located the girl in one of the park's rest rooms. Her head was half shaved, she had a tattered sweatshirt on and had been drugged. She was immediately taken to receive medical treatment. Her abductors vanished without a trace

The girl is now doing well and does not remember the incident. Her parents said that the security men told them that there is currently a rash of attempts to abduct children from the park and its surrounding area.

Arutz Sheva [Israel]
30 April 2012

Channel 10 suspended reporter Sivan Cohen on Monday after reporting on Sunday a well-known hoax claiming a 9-year old Israeli girl was nearly abducted at Disney World in Orlando.

The story was quoted by numerous Internet sources in Israel, including Arutz Sheva. The hoax, well-known in the United States, is not widely known in Israel. [...]