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For Immediate Release: 
June 30, 2014
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Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the murder of Israeli teens Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach, who disappeared on June 12:

"I was deeply disturbed to learn that Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach were found murdered today.  To the families of the murdered boys, I extend my heartfelt prayers and sympathies.  To the people of Israel, although we do not yet have all the facts, two things are certain: those responsible for this heinous killing must meet justice, and the United States Congress stands with you in the fight for peace and the struggle against terror."