US President Barack Obama responded to the deaths of the Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrah and Gil-Ad Shaer, sending his condolences to the families of the teenagers and condemning the "senseless act of terror against innocent youth."

"On behalf of the American people I extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel – who held Israeli and American citizenship," Obama said in a statement Monday. "As a father, I cannot imagine the indescribable pain that the parents of these teenage boys are experiencing," he added. 


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