Yohai Damai, head of the Hevron Hills Regional Council, emotionally decried the murders of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah (19), Naftali Frenkel (16), and Gilad Sha'ar (16). The three were found in the area of Halhoul, located in the jurisdiction of the regional council.
“They murdered our sons,” Damai said. “We cannot remain silent. These murderers must be the first ones to pay with their own lives for these murders. They must be brought to justice, alive or dead.
“The three teens were murdered in order to force us to leave our land,” Damai said.”We have to do the opposite – add homes, add towns, add lives. We must impose sovereignty on the Judea region. Only thus will they learn that their behavior doesn't pay.
“And in the area where these murdered boys were found, the relatives and friends of these monsters have no guilt, and riot, even at this moment. The entire area must be locked down immediately,” he added.
In a tragic end to an intensive search by the IDF, intelligence services and police, it has been released for publication this evening (Monday) that IDF forces have discovered the bodies of the three teenagers abducted 18 days ago as they hitchhiked home near the town of Alon Shvut in the Gush Etzion region. The three teens went missing on June 12th, and officials soon identified Hamas as the culprits. Their bodies were found near Hevron, where the search operation for them - dubbed Operation Brother's Keeper - had been focused.