"Israel will continue to hit out at terrorists wherever they are," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting on Tuesday
, in his first reaction to the killing of the two Palestinians wanted for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens this summer.
Netanyahu said that when the bodies of Naphtali Fraenkel, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrah, were found in late June he pledged that Israel would not rest until “we will get to the last of the perpetrators, and it does not matter where they will hide.”On Tuesday
morning, he said, that pledge was fulfilled.
The two main suspects in the murder-kidnapping were killed on Tuesday morning by IDF forces in an exchange of fire after the IDF surrounded the building in which they were hiding.