U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. issued the following statement in response to the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers:
"The entire nation is devastated by the news that three Israeli teens were kidnapped last week. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel. It is my hope that these families will soon be reunited.
"I encourage the U.S. Department of State to continue offering their full support to Israel in the search for these missing teenagers. I am certain that the United States will continue to gather information on this tragedy, so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice."