JERUSALEM (AP) — Tony Orlando, the popular 1970s American pop singer, says he has visited the families of three Israeli teens missing in the West Bank and appealed for their release.
Israel believes the militant group Hamas abducted the boys.
Orlando said in a videotaped statement Tuesday that he calls on fellow Americans to hang three yellow ribbons for the teens — a reference to his hit song, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree."
The 70-year-old Orlando was the lead singer in the 1970s group Tony Orlando and Dawn. His yellow ribbon song was an anthem when American prisoners of war returned from Vietnam, and again became popular with Americans with loved ones serving in Iraq.
Orlando's message to the captors: "Please bring those children home."