Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, stated that the ongoing search for the three missing Israelis is heading in the right direction, and that locating the three Israelis, and their “kidnappers”, in only a matter of time.Ya’alon stated the search has proven to be positively advancing, and that the search and arrests, managed to achieve some major goals, the Israeli Radio has reported.

His statements came as he visited an Israeli army post, close to the border with Lebanon.

He said the number of arrests against Hamas members and supporters in the West Bank has been reduced “not due to orders from the political leadership, but because the operation against Hamas managed to achieve significant progress”.

Ya’alon added that Israel would continue its military offensives as long as it is takes, and as long as it requires to locate the missing Israelis.

On Monday, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped 529 Palestinians, during daily invasions and assaults, since three Israeli settlers went missing nearly two weeks ago.

Many children have been kidnapped during the ongoing offensive, as the army invaded and searched hundreds of homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

A Sunday report by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, the center said Israeli soldiers shot and killed four Palestinians in the last ten days. Two of them were killed Sunday.,