SPME Mourns the Deaths of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrah

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SPME mourns along with the families of Eyal Yifrah (19), Gil-Ad Shaer (16) and Naftali Frankel (16), who were laid to rest today.

Their bodies were discovered yesterday northwest of Hebron, after an intense eighteen day search. During these past 2.5 weeks we witnessed the hope of the collective pro-Israel community praying for the best until we mercilessly received the fateful news.

Outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres correctly stated, “All of Israel bows its head today. For 18 days we hoped and prayed with one voice that we would find the boys safe and well. With this bitter news all of Israel mourns their deaths. Along with our deep sense of loss we remain committed to bringing the terrorists to justice. Our resolve in the fight against terror will only strengthen and we will ensure that murderous terrorism of this sort will not dare to rear its head again.”

May their families be comforted among all the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may the memories of these innocent young Israelis be blessed forever.

SPME Mourns the Deaths of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrah

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Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) is not-for-profit [501 (C) (3)], grass-roots community of scholars who have united to promote honest, fact-based, and civil discourse, especially in regard to Middle East issues. We believe that ethnic, national, and religious hatreds, including anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, have no place in our institutions, disciplines, and communities. We employ academic means to address these issues.

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