Housing minister: Israel is in 'heavy mourning' after bodies of teens found
30 June 2014 21:08
Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel on Monday said the Israel was in "heavy mourning" after the bodies of the three Israeli teens kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month were discovered earlier in the day.
"The Jewish people are united in prayer and a brotherhood that should always exist," the Bayit Yehudi minister said.
"In times of war, we must strike terrorists mercilessly on the one hand, and to give a proper Zionist answer on the other hand," Ariel said, suggesting that Israel should increase building in the settlements in response to the murder of the three teenagers.