Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the emergency cabinet meeting this evening:
“With much sadness we found the three bodies this evening. Everything indicates that these are bodies of the kidnapped boys, Eyal, Gilad and Naftali. They were kidnapped and killed in cold blood by human animals.
In the name of all the nation of Israel, I want to say to the dear families, the mothers, the fathers, the grandmothers and grandfathers, brothers and sisters – our hearts are bleeding, the nation is crying with you. The boys will be brought to burial
Hamas is responsible. Hamas will pay.
May the memory of the boys be blessed.”