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Chairman Menendez Statement Regarding the Murder of Three Kidnapped Israeli Teenagers

Newark, NJ – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the below statement regarding the tragic murder of Israeli teenagers Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar:

“There are no words of condolence or solace that can ever comfort the bereaved families of Gilad, Naftali, and Eyal. Hope for their recovery has transformed into mourning. During this somber period, we pray for their parents and communities who are heartbroken at this hour and overwhelmed by grief. This act of terrorism strikes at the heart of freedom loving people the world over and we stand with Israel as it works to bring to justice those who committed this murderous act. Over these past 18 days, the Jewish community and people of good faith in New Jersey, the United States, and throughout the world demonstrated an unbreakable unity of spirit in praying for Gilad, Naftali, and Eyal’s swift return. That strength will only endure.”