Israel’s Deputy Minister of Defense Danny Danon reacted to the discovery of the bodies of Naftali Frankel, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrach today.
“I was filled with deep sadness upon hearing of the murders of Naftali Frankel, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrach by Hamas terrorists. All of Israel mourns with these brave families who will forever hold a special place in the collective hearts of our nation.
In their memories, we must ensure that this tragic end be turned into an opportunity to create a better and safer Israel. Israelis have the willingness and the fortitude necessary to endure the hardships of a long-lasting operation aimed at eradicating Hamas.
We will not stop until Hamas is completely defeated. The homes of the terrorists must be demolished and their arms caches destroyed. Our mission will not be complete until all the terror organizations are deterred from attacking Israelis and understand once and for all that the people of Israel will not be threatened
I call on the international community to end all aid to the Palestinian Authority and its Hamas-backed government. President Abbas cannot continue to claim to want peace with Israel, while at the same time partnering with Hamas as they kidnap and brutally murder teenagers.”