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Statement by the Tánaiste on the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank


The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, TD, made the following statement on the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank:

"I have been deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of the three Israeli teenagers who were abducted in the West Bank on 12 June, and for whose safe return we had all hoped. I condemn their killing, for which there can be no justification, and hope that the perpetrators are swiftly apprehended.

"I extend our deepest sympathy and condolences in this time of grief to their bereaved families, and to the families of all those killed in the area in recent weeks.

"It is important also that all authorities react responsibly and with restraint, and that there be no further innocent victims of this reprehensible crime."


Press Office

1 July 2014