Peres at teens' funeral: We prayed for a miracle, unfortunately a tragedy occurred

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 1, 2014 19:17




President Shimon Peres bid farewell to Gil-Ad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel on Tuesday as the three slain teens were buried in Modi'in.

"We prayed for a miracle, unfortunately a tragedy occurred," Peres said before thousands of mourners, a day after the bodies of the boys were discovered in a field northwest of Hebron.

"We will strike with a strong hand until terror is eradicated at the root," Peres vowed. "Terrorism is a boomerang," the president added, saying that acts of terror such as the kidnapping are directed at Israel, but do more harm to those who carry out the acts.


Related Content
Breaking news
November 19, 2017
Zimbabwe opposition leader 'baffled' by Mugabe decision to stay

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 12 - 23
    Beer Sheva
    15 - 22
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 12 - 19
    Jerusalem
    16 - 21
    Haifa
  • 15 - 27
    Elat
    16 - 25
    Tiberias