Bodies of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel, who were kidnapped by Hamas on June 12 were found in a field north of Hebron; the Israeli cabinet is set to meet in emergency session to discuss response
One of the teens, 16-year-old Naftali Frenkel, had dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship and his family is from Brooklyn, N.Y. The two others were Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach.
The bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month have been found north of the city of Hebron, a source confirmed to ABC News today.
Hamas, the Palestinian militant group accused by Israel of taking the boys, has denied kidnapping the teens, though senior Israeli and Palestinian officials agree that the abductors were likely tied to — or part of — Hamas but operating without orders from the organization’s leadership.
The United States has officially approved of the terrorist Hamas organization’s participation in the Palestinian Authority government as long as they renounce terrorism (which they refuse to do), But as of this writing President Barack Obama has yet to make a public statement about the kidnapping and now murder of the three Israeli boys by Hamas.
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HaMakom yenachem et’chem b’toch shar avay’lay Tzion vee’Yerushalayim.
May God Comfort the family friends and loved ones of these three young boys, taken way before their time, among all the the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.