U.S. Reps.: Palestinian Government Should Be Dissolved After Murder Of Teens


capitol-washington-congress2U.S. leaders condemned the murders of the three Israeli teens, one of whomwas an American citizen, while Congressional leaders called on the Palestinian unity government to be dissolved.

“The news of the murder of these three Israeli teenagers-NaftaliFrenkel, GiladShaar, and EyalYifrach-is simply devastating. We all had so much hope that this story would not end this way,” Secretary of State John Kerry said.

“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,” said President Barack Obama.

On Facebook, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said he joined Obama and Kerry in their “sorrow and outrage,” and said he hopes the teens’ memories would “be a blessing.”

Meanwhile, Congressional leaders said that the murders were evidence that the Palestinian unity government between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah partyand the terror group Hamas, which is suspected of being behind the murders, should be dissolved.

“If it is determined that Hamas is behind this horrific tragedy, Abu Mazen (Abbas) must immediately break up the unity agreement between Fatah and Hamas, a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization,” said U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), chairwoman of the House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, and Ted Deutch (D-FL), ranking member of the same committee.

Ros-Lehtinen and Deutch were in Israel as part of a Congressional fact-finding mission and were originally scheduled to meet with the families of the teens on Tuesday before news broke that the teens’ bodies were found.




  1. The “unity government” Hamas forged with Fatah in May — openly approved by the Obama Government, which declared that ascension of an organization on the U.S. list of terror groups to a position of government authority was not cause for alarm or sanction — appears to have given Hamas the idea that what it could do in Gaza, it could do in the West Bank.

    Of course,the Obama Government has not officially linked Hamas with the murders; rather, they simply condemned the “senseless act of terror”. The Obama Government loves the “Kumbaya” between Hamas and the PLO and will not do anything to disturb this alliance.

    Hence, the Obama Government is tacitly aligned with Hamas.

  2. this country has been a medinah shel chesed until this Hussein was elected. there must be some reason that the Ribono Shel Olam put him in that place. maybe the problem is thay we have become to comfortable here and are not pining for the geulah like we really mean it. an Israeli once said to me: ha’amerikayim choshvim sh’hamoshich yavoh l’boro park

  3. Where is Schumer?He is the most poweful Democrat in the Senate.He prides himself for his record on ISRAEL.H should be held to account for his deafening silence