Congressman Stephen F. Lynch released the following statement regarding the murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank:

"Our prayers are with the families of Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Shaar who were abducted and murdered in the West Bank. We mourn their loss as we offer support to their loved ones and seek justice for those who committed these atrocities. In the wake of this terrible tragedy, I also renew Prime Minister Netanyahu’s call for “all sides not take the law into their own hands.” We must make every effort to prevent further violence and refrain from any acts of revenge.”