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Bill Johnson Statement on the Deaths of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach

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Washington, July 1, 2014 | Dan Schneider (202-225-5705) | comments
“As a father of four, and a grandfather of six, my heart grieves for the families of Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, and Nafatli Frenkel."
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Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement after the Israeli Army confirmed it has found the bodies of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach.  The three teenagers disappeared over two weeks ago while making their way home from school, and it is widely believed that Hamas is responsible:

“As a father of four, and a grandfather of six, my heart grieves for the families of Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, and Nafatli Frenkel – a duel Israeli- American citizen, and I extend to them my most sincere condolences. I stand with the nation of Israel, and we must offer America’s full support in bringing those responsible for murdering these three innocent teenagers to justice.  It is time to reassess the foreign aid the United States is providing to the Palestinian Authority to promote peace in the region given its close union with Hamas - it is clear our tax dollars are not accomplishing the intended goal.”

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