Lighting memorial candles at the Gush Etzion
Lighting memorial candles at the Gush Etzion Hezki Baruch

Israelis throughout the country are united in grief following the news that the bodies of Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrah (19), Gilad Sha'ar (16) and Naftali Frenkel (16) were discovered in a shallow grave close to the village of Halhoul, near Hevron.

The following are some of the moving scenes from across the country, as the news spawned spontaneous prayer and remembrance vigils.

credit: Flash 90
credit: Flash 90
credit: Flash 90
Praying for the souls of the dead
Praying for the souls of the dead credit: Flash 90
Praying for the souls of the dead
Praying for the souls of the dead credit: Flash 90
Demonstrators watching soldiers operating in Halhoul
Demonstrators watching soldiers operating in Halhoul credit: Flash 90
Demonstrators construct a symbolic grave near the site of the murders
Demonstrators construct a symbolic grave near the site of the murders credit: Flash 90
Demonstrators construct a symbolic grave near the site of the murders
Demonstrators construct a symbolic grave near the site of the murders credit: Flash 90
Demonstrators gather outside the Arab village of Halhoul, near to where the boys
Demonstrators gather outside the Arab village of Halhoul, near to where the boys credit: Flash 90
credit: Yoni Kempinski
credit: Yoni Kempinski
credit: Yoni Kempinski
Memorial candles at Rabin Square, central Tel Aviv
Memorial candles at Rabin Square, central Tel Aviv credit: Yoni Kempinski
credit: Hezki Ezra
credit: Hezki Ezra
credit: Hezki Ezra
credit: Hezki Ezra
credit: Hezki Ezra
Lighting memorial candles at the Gush Etzion Junction, close to where the boys were abducted
Lighting memorial candles at the Gush Etzion Junction, close to where the boys were abducted credit: Hezki Ezra