“It’s brings me deep sadness to learn of the tragic ending to the three missing Israeli teenagers, who have been the victims of what appears to be planned, conscious terrorism. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families as they deal with this devastating loss. These acts are hate crimes in every sense of the word, and while we can’t judge the whole by a few insane individuals, this has been too common, too frequent for too long.
“If members of Hamas are responsible for any part of this heinous act, they must be brought swiftly to justice. I urge President Obama to reaffirm our commitment to the government of Israel. We are losing too many young people to such atrocities in every corner of the globe, but this will not break our resolve to defeat terror wherever it may occur.”