Israeli woman found with hands bound, knife wounds in back, stomach on outskirts of town near Beit Shemesh;
tells police she was assaulted by two Arab men while hiking with her friend, who is missing.
Hundreds of police officers and volunteers begin search
Latest Update: 12.18.10
Police suspect a kidnapping after a 46-year old Israeli woman was found bound Saturday evening near Beit-Shemesh, suffering from knife wounds in the stomach and back. She told police she was stabbed by two Arab men while hiking with her friend, who is missing.
The search for the missing woman is expected to continue into the night, with hundreds of officers, soldiers, and volunteers scouring the hills surrounding Jerusalem. Police say signs of a struggle and blood were found at the scene, and they suspect kidnapping at best, murder at worst.
The injured woman, a tour guide, succeede