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HBO Creating Show on Kidnapping of Israeli Teens

Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali, three Israeli teens kidnapped in 2014 (Photo: courtesy)

In the summer of 2014, terrorists kidnapped three Israeli teenagers - Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Frankel. Despite the prayers from Israel and those around the world who stand for her, the boys were later found murdered. This heartbreaking tragedy will now be dramatized on the small screen, The Times of Israel reports, as HBO will film a 10-episode series based on the events in Israel next summer:

The American premium cable channel HBO will team up with Israeli production company Keshet International to produce a drama series about the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens two years ago, the companies said.

The weeks-long search for Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel, who were kidnapped and killed by a Hamas cell in the West Bank, dramatically raised tensions in the lead-up to the 2014 Gaza war.

The 10-episode series will be filmed on location in Israel next summer and will primarily be directed by Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar, best known for his two Oscar-nominated pictures, “Beaufort” and “Footnote.” It was created by Hagai Levi — who was behind HBO’s “In Treatment” and the Golden Globe-winning “The Affair” — together with Noah Stollman...

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