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President Obama’s Statement About the Murder of Our Boys

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms this senseless act of terror against innocent youth. [BUT] I also urge all parties to refrain from steps that could further destabilize the situation.
U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama
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The following is the statement issued by U.S. President Barack Obama in response to the murders of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel. Frenkel was not only Israeli, as were the other two boys, but also an American.

On behalf of the American people I extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel – who held Israeli and American citizenship. As a father, I cannot imagine the indescribable pain that the parents of these teenage boys are experiencing. The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms this senseless act of terror against innocent youth. From the outset, I have offered our full support to Israel and the Palestinian Authority to find the perpetrators of this crime and bring them to justice, and I encourage Israel and the Palestinian Authority to continue working together in that effort. I also urge all parties to refrain from steps that could further destabilize the situation. As the Israeli people deal with this tragedy, they have the full support and friendship of the United States.

“This senseless act of terror against innocent youth” is the strongest he could muster. Nothing about brutal murder or heinous slaughter or savagery.

And does the U.S. president really think that Israel and the Palestinian Authority will be “working together in that effort” to bring the perpetrators to justice?

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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254 Responses to “President Obama’s Statement About the Murder of Our Boys”

  1. THEY MUST GO!!! JEWISH BLOOD IS NOT CHEAP!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!! #MakeThemPay

  2. **** OFF OBAMA EVIL ****!

  3. Obama is a Hypocrite and satanist shut up !Mourning deeply with Israel and the boys’ families in this sad hour. May G-d revenge them.

  4. The “tragedy” is an act of terror. Do not listen to US pres, do what you have to do, Israel.

  5. Joe Land says:

    Telling Israel to refrain from further destabilizing steps is about stupid, more like preaching to the choir. Bammy needs to start preaching at his Arab friends.

  6. He armed them. That’s his fault. He’s talking as if he talking to the other side personally. Like a job well some type sneer. You jut have to know him.

  7. WHY don’t you just SHUT UP President Obama and out of deepest respect, if you have any, mourn for 7 days instead of using this as an opportunity to tout your agenda for your own purposes.

  8. “he thinks he’s Ghandi or something-and what are the PA doing -what a Putz

  9. Martin Kool says:

    No mercy this time , your words are empthy Obama
    This is isreal our land our people the nation is one this moment off deep sadnes

  10. Obama Ok but they wage terror and we have to hold back…they destabilized the region and then they dont want us to finish what they start becuz our balagan is powerful. WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SECURE OUR NATION FROM ALLLLL THREATS AND TERROR ATTACKS
    ..

  11. The obama response to a US citizen’s murder could al least contain a little compassion.

  12. “o” has contributed the the destabilization throughout the middle east with his utter contempt of Israel and supplying terrorist with weapons….Israel the G-D of Abraham, Jacob & Joseph is with you as are our prayers

  13. He just doesn’t want Israel to do anything about this. If by any chance Israel does do something, he will condemn you!!!

  14. Gary Compton says:

    Screw you Obama**** — you are a Muslim pig– let Isreal make the right decision

  15. **** you, Barrack Husein, “Destabilizing steps”? Reaction of one of the real presidents, Ronald Reagan, would be absolutely different. he would recommend to IAF make those bastards homes flat.

  16. They better not listen to the scumbag and wipe Hamas off the map.

  17. He is full of baloney…with crocodile tears…

  18. Jak Lay says:

    que hm te destabilize et que tu partes vite fait de la maison blanche amen

  19. What a bunch of crap Mr Obama! Day late, dollar short! Should have told the terrorists! What’s the USA position on terrorism? Wd America tolerate this??

  20. אבאמא גיין צו גענעם איר טאָכעס לאָך

  21. Screw him!!! Why didn’t he tell those that did this BEFORE they did it to not do anything to further destabilize things over there???
    So sick of him and 99% of the politicians in Washington.

  22. Jim Luney says:

    Lets not forget this CLOWN let some terrorists friends of theirs go and is never done telling the world that islam is a religion of peace LIES ALL LIES I HOPE THE IDF MAKE THEM PAY

  23. Is this guy a freaking crackhead?

  24. Obama is totally clueless.

  25. Destabilization needs to take place on a grand scale. Stabilty in the face of this treachery is not acceptable.

  26. WE WILL PROTECT OURSELVES!!! GO TO HELL!!!

  27. Like the Muslim President of ours really cares about the three boys.He is probably glad it happened. What a doofus.

  28. Ilan Rosner says:

    No mercy no forgiveness they will pay in blood lots of blood this SOB animals don’t deserve any thing beside death Israel need to take out all the ARabs from the Jewish land and send them to their real home Jordan let them do this **** with their brother over there like in Syria or Iraq this is the real face of the Arabs Kalbs

  29. Obama see to the people of America..and Israel will see to her people. An American boy was lost here do not give them an ok to harm americans

  30. Obama is a fool. Doing the oppostite of whatever he says is a sign youre on the right track.

  31. now he speaks, to hell with refraining, vengeance and every hamas member and supporter hanging from every tree in gaza and Judea & Samaria

  32. this is more bull**** coming from him…Israel needs to retake her land

  33. Uzi Kattan says:

    WHen the victims are Jews, Obama says don’t do anything to the murderers who could be like his sonsObama wants us to be good dhimmis. It’s time for retribution the Jewish way to either drive out the Arabs or wipe them out if they don’t leave.

  34. Denis Kassel says:

    Terror Nobel Prize

  35. Aaron Algazi says:

    Obama, a USA presidente, a cinic man !

  36. les critiques sur obama sont exactement comme je le veux, parfait et merci :)

  37. This rage we feel, may it light the flames of justice and have it delivered by avenging angels.

  38. Susie Suzi G says:

    Why they need to stop this madness of hamas and all those who persacute them why do we send our troops to die for others but when its God’s holy people who we are sopsta stand with no one wants to lift a finger for them that’s just bogies

  39. Vicki Gray says:

    I don’t believe one word Obama says! I don’t think he is sadden of the death of these wonderful young men! Since he is the one that is giving our taxes dollars to empower those that killed the boys! Get this mad man out of office NOW!

  40. it was dirty musrat brothers who caused this!!! eliminate the problem!!

  41. Refrain this! Mother ****er!!!

  42. Des actes voilà ce que nous revendiquons qu’on arrêtés de leurs donner de l’ardent qu’il arrête ce Mr Obama de nous duper nous mentir avec ces fausses déclarations stop !!! Nous réclamons nos droits a savoir le démantèlement du Hamas sa destruction ainsi que tout ceux qui entrave notre liberté !!!!

  43. Simon Holm says:

    Shut up you stupid president, Yes its pay back time , Punish them severely all these so called palestinian cowards, dont listen to obama, he is a big big misstake himself, attack fiuriosly, GOD BLESS ISRAEL AND THE JEWS

  44. Fran London says:

    I am sure the President will sleep well tonight, knowing that he funded these animals and allowing this tragedy to happen. Restraint-maybe he should practice restraint and not fund terrorists

  45. I am quite certain that at this juncture, Israel does not waste their time listening to or even giving any credence whatsoever, to what Alibama says

  46. ALL Parties?? He Means For Israel to Not Retaliate!!

  47. Prayers for comfort for the families from here in Texas. May the LORD bless and protect Israel!

  48. Larry, He Is Not Clueless. He Knows Exactly What He’s Doing!!!

  49. Kathy Boling says:

    Shut Obama. Israel has the right to wipe them off the face of the earth

  50. Judy Richka says:

    ENOUGH from him. Israel please do what you need to do and what ever you do remember that you will never get world approval so who cares.

  51. This is unacceptable that he thinks he can tell us to “refrain”ourselves when people on the other side act with such cruaulty!

  52. I’ll believe it when I see it…..

  53. #OhBombMa Is The #Worst #President #Ever

  54. In other words, “Israel don’t respond”

  55. are you scare for your people obama

  56. Susie Suzi G says:

    Are we just to set back and watch as more killings happen God for bid the world is so full of hate we need to take a stand agents evil not Let it grow I feel sorry for you God will judge us all . We are to pray for Jerusalem and Israel to defend them as did the presidents of the past Lincoln ,washi

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