The early morning raid on a #LevTahor compound in Mexico, near the Guatemala border, took place on Friday, September 23rd, by Mexican police with assistance from a private Israeli team.
Two #LevTahor members were captured and arrested with allegations of #humantrafficking, #rape, and other serious offenses. Two other members had left the compound only days before the raid and are being sought by police.
"Numerous children were saved in the raid, including children forced into marriages as young as 12 or 13, and young teen mothers seemed to be hiding their babies under their robes." a person present at the raid said.
Police separated the boys and girls, with female police for the women, to ensure the sensitivity of their religious observances. Children were kept with their parents.
Special arrangements were made to accommodate the victims’ needs during their stay in a comfortable safe home, such as strictly #Kosher food, Kiddush cup and wine for Shabbat, prayer books for #RoshHashana. @AlephInstitute had a Shofar driven hours to their location for RH.
#YisraelAmir left #LevTahor 3 years ago and been trying to retrieve his now-3-year-old son was reunited with him they flew back to Israel. "The reunion was done with specialists on hand went smoother than expected, bringing tears to many of those present" an eyewitness reported
A special team including a former Mossad agent, child trauma specialists, and others, was present to provide the utmost care in this sensitive situation.

In the raid, numerous documents were recovered, including letters discussing the brutal abuse carried out as punishment.
In an unfortunate turn of events, in the middle of the night, Lev Tahor members took the victims from the safe home, including the children that were awaiting travel plans to reunite with their families. The children are now held captive by the cult in dangerous conditions.

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