ZFA Statement on the three kidnapped Israeli youths by Palestinian terrorists.
For Immediate Release, 15 June 2014.
The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) strongly condemns the kidnapping of three Israeli youths as they were making their way home on Thursday evening. The three missing students are Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frankel.
Prime Minister Netanyahu made an official statement on Saturday evening where he confirmed that the kidnapping was definitely carried out by Palestinians terrorists, and that the IDF was working around the clock to locate them.
“With the ink barely dry on the Palestinian Unity Agreement, we demand that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas puts everything into assisting the Israelis in locating the boys”, ZFA President Dr Danny Lamm said. “Unfortunately, this scenario has become all too familiar for Israelis, and we pray for their safe return to their families. The Australian Zionist community stands in solidarity with the people of Israel, and in particular the families involved, at this time”.
For those that would like to recite tehillim for the boys, especially Chapter 121, the names to recite are:
Eyal ben Iris Teshurah
Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim
Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah
For more information please contact
ZFA Media & Advocacy Director Emily Gian – 9272 5618,
Emily@zfa.com.au , 0418 19161