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Angela Merkel Adds Germany’s Voice to Condemnations

Merkel called the terrorist attack a "despicable act for which there is no excuse."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Jerusalem at the President's Residence, February 2014 (archive)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Jerusalem at the President's Residence, February 2014 (archive)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has added her voice to the chorus of world leaders who have weighed in with condemnations following the discovery of the bodies of Eyal Yifrach, 19, Naftali Frenkel, 16 and Gilad Sha’ar, 16, who were murdered by their terrorist captors.

Merkel said she was “shocked” by the murders, calling it a “detestable act for which there is no excuse,” according to her spokesperson Steffen Seibert. He added the chancellor’s thoughts were with the families and friends of the teens.

The boys were kidnapped on June 12 while hitchhiking home for the Sabbath from their studies at yeshiva in Gush Etzion.

Initial forensic examination of their bodies indicates they were murdered shortly after they were kidnapped.

Their bodies were found in a cave located in a field near the Palestinian Authority Arab village of Halhul, just north of Hevron, in Judea.

Local Arab residents spent the day in fierce clashes with IDF soldiers and other security forces searching for the teens – clearly aware of what they would eventually find in their midst.

The Arabs hurled rocks and white paint at the windshield and windows of the IDF humvee ambulance that came to carry the boys’ bodies out of the area.

The clashes were similar to lethal road terror attacks visited upon drivers who travel on Highway 60, the main artery running from southern Judea north through Jerusalem and into Samaria.

The attackers did not succeed in distracting the IDF soldier driving the ambulance from successfully transporting his precious passengers out of the area and straight to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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22 Responses to “Angela Merkel Adds Germany’s Voice to Condemnations”

  1. Glenn Osher says:

    God said we must not condemn…Daniel 12v3… That is Gods job…God said we must love our enemies,bless those who curse us+pray for those who spitefully use+abuse us…then we will be perfect+Holy as God is perfect+holy..romans 12v1-3…joel 2v29…proverbs 25v21…mathew 5v43-48…john 13v34-35…Quran-Surah 41v34-35…
    Father God forgive us we know not what we do..and empower us to do ur will,not ours…Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us…lead us not into temptation,deliver us from evil…
    Please save us all and bring comfort+peace+joy to all the families+friends of these 3 precious boys…amen in Messiah Jesus name…daniel 7v13+14..isaiah 53v2-12…his love conquers all our chaos…
    Lol xxx and prayers.

  2. she is the only one more sensible in the EU..

  3. danke, Angie- machmal hab ich Dich doch lieb ;-)

  4. Joe Mangena says:

    She’s a mother

  5. Judy Richka says:

    Too little too late

  6. Joseph Dan says:

    Pour ton pays. L’anathème totale.

  7. Adou Abel says:

    ISRAEL will not eat condemnation or content itself with your. Condemnations…

    You, UN, EU, USA… you welcomed Hamas and Fatah Government: This is the NICE BABY they gave birth for you and YOU ARE CONDEMNING…!

    WHICH CONDEMNATION ARE YOU DOING?????????

  8. baie dankie uwe Alfred,jou welkom

  9. Jay Bauman says:

    Where was condemnation for the kidnapping before their murders?

  10. more talk…talk…..talk…

  11. That’s real nice of her.Why are we reading what the goyim think? Is it a scorecard or some type of approval for Israel to do what it is entitled to do when attacked?

  12. Now support Israel strongly to dismantle ufos terrorism! They are aimed at Europe as well

  13. like we listen to anything that comes out of Germany

  14. Rita Klein says:

    she felt forced ?

  15. am still mourning the death of the teenagers even after the funeral this evening

  16. am still mourning the death of the teenagers even after the funeral this evening

  17. Steven Haar says:

    And what does our Muslim president say? “Israel I urge restraint” He continues to send American taxpayer money to the Palestinians and how much of that money goes to finance Hamas in the newly formed joint government? Throughout his administration O has shown support for the Muslim brotherhood, and other terrorist causes at the expense if American and Israeli interests. Why do u think he us trying to squash the investigation into who in his administration caused the killing of 4 Americans in Benghazi? How could American Jews support this Muslim president??

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