Families of kidnapped teens thank gov't security forces after killing of murderers

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 23, 2014 12:19

The families of the three yeshiva students who were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists in June made a collective statement on Tuesday after security forces shot dead the two main suspects in Hebron.

"The security forces have updated us with the murderers of our children were killed in a military operation...We are proud of our government and the security forces for seeing the murderers of our children were brought to justice."

Both terrorist suspects had been hiding out in a carpentry shop in Hebron when security forces, led by the Counter-Terrorism Unit, reached them overnight between Monday and Tuesday. Security sources said the suspects were armed with automatic weapons, and fired on security forces upon sight, who returned fire. The suspects were killed in the exchange of fire.

Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16 were kidnapped by terrorists late at night on June 12 from a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion. They were found dead over two weeks later on June 30.


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