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June 30, 2014: JCPA Heartbroken by Murdered Israeli Teens

03:18 PM Jun 30, 2014

JCPA Heartbroken by Murdered Israeli Teens

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs expressed profound sorrow and extended condolences to the families of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped two weeks ago, murdered, and whose bodies were discovered today.

“This is the saddest possible news for the families of these young boys, Israelis, and all of us around the world who have been praying for their safe return since they disappeared two weeks ago,” said JCPA Chair Susan W. Turnbull. “We extend our condolences to the families for their unspeakable pain. Nothing can undo the tragedy of their murders.”

“All of us today are mourning for Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel,” said JCPA President Rabbi Steve Gutow. “They were just boys. They had their futures inhumanely robbed from them. We are torn to pieces with sadness. Our grief is matched by a resolve to support the effort to find those whose are responsible and expeditiously bring them to justice.”

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