Two years ago, on the eve of August 24, 2006, Ya’akov Ratz’abi went missing in Tel Aviv. Yaakov was a hostel resident under the supervision of Akim, the National Association for the Habilitation of the Mentally Handicapped in Israel.
On that Thursday evening, two years ago, Yaakov, his fellow hostel residents, and several guides, visited the Tel Aviv seaside promenade, having a fun night-out. As the guides were gathering everyone on the beach to go back to the hostel, they had noticed Yaakov was missing.
From that moment on, a fervent search for Yaakov swept the streets of Tel Aviv and all neighboring cities. Thousands of people, including the Scouts, had helped Akim and the police look for Yaakov anywhere possible. The search went on for months, and the story was also featured several times in the news. However, to this day, no one knows where Yaakov is and what had happened to this delicate soul since he abruptly disappeared two years ago.
If you happen to see a tall man in his 60’s, with gray hair, who speaks clumsily, and has a large square scar on the back of his neck, please report to the police.
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