Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir on Wednesday urged calm amid calls by Israelis for revenge against Arabs over the murder of the three teenagers.
"The evildoers who took the lives of Gilad, Eyal and Naftali must be caught and punished. Those who sent them must be persecuted but this should be done from the head,” he said. “Just as brutal murder is not a policy, so is revenge not a policy. The expressions of hate and violence must be uprooted, regardless of religion, race or political view. This erodes us and hurt us.”