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A 7-year-old Israeli boy was kidnapped on Tuesday outside his home in the central Israeli city of Kalansua.
Footage showing his abduction was released Wednesday, showing the boy being dragged forcefully into a white vehicle where at least two men were sitting.
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Police have opened extensive searches in an attempt to locate the boy.
The video shows the boy, identified as Karim Jamhour, approaching the car that carried his kidnappers along with another young boy who is a member of his family.
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The other boy can be seen opening the back door of the car. A man then gets out of the vehicle, pushs Jamhur inside and going back in after him. The car then flees the scene.
Jamhour's father, Jabar, told police investigators that the kidnappers had contacted him and demanded that he pay four million shekels (1.9 million dollars) in ransom to get his boy back. According to the boy's father, he refused the kidnappers' demand. He said that they then lowered the sum to one million shekels, and that he refused to pay once more.
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A family relative told Haaretz that Jabar Jamhour was a contractor and that he was not known to be in any disputes with people.
Jamhour's uncle, Samir Hadija, told Haaretz that the family hasn't left the house since the boy was kidnapped. "We're used to seeing things like this on television and in the movies, but not in our reality," he said. "People are constantly talking about violence in the Arab society and...
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