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Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on the Discovery of Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrah, and Naftali Fraenkel

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on of the discovery of Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrah, and Naftali Fraenkel, Israeli teenagers who were abducted on June 12 and today were found to have been murdered.
“On behalf of the people of the 9th District of Brooklyn and myself, I’d like to express our condolences to the families of the dearly departed and the people of Israel in the senseless murder of Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrah, and Naftali Fraenkel. These three young students were teenagers who wanted only to return home after school. We cannot accept the acts of violence that ended their lives. I condemn this heinous act of murder against these teenagers and view this as an act of terrorism. I pledge to continue work with President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry and my colleagues in Congress to secure justice on behalf of the families of Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrah, and Naftali Fraenkel and continue to work toward a peace in which the children of all families can be safe from the threat of violence.”

U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.