Israeli Police Continue to Search for Missing Tzfas Child

By Hamodia Staff

Israeli police have increased their efforts to locate a girl from Tzfas who has been missing since Sunday

Haymanut Kasau, 9-years-old, was last seen outside an absorption center, where she and her family -immigrants from Ethiopia – have lived for the past three years, the Times of Israel reports.

Haymanut was handing out election leaflets with friends at the time.

Israeli police have dispatched canine units to aid in the search.

“Together with hundreds of volunteers, police officers, and dogs we are searching for her everywhere,” Tzfas police chief Itzik Abuhazira said Tuesday night.

“Every scenario is possible. From a scenario in which she was hit and is lying somewhere, to the worst possible scenario. We are making every possible effort, even as the Tzfas area is under rocket attack, to locate her as quickly as possible,” he said.

“All directions of the investigation are being examined, including on an intelligence level of scanning the entire area,” Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai said at a Tuesday night press conference. “Let’s hope we find her as soon as possible.”

Commander of the Canine Unit Yekutiel Ben-Yaakov said the case is “extremely unusual, not only because of the time that has passed and the young age of the girl but because there has not been such an incident for many years of a regular girl who has gone missing for so long in an urban area in Israel, where so many people pass by.

“The fact that we have not seen a single piece of evidence is very worrying. We pray and hope we get to her in time,” he said.

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