We pray for their souls
the same way as the kidnapping,” he said. Mr Hool, a Charedi teacher from London, “screamed out loud in uncontrollable crying” when he heard the bodies had been found.
In Britain, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said: “The Jewish people and many others are mourning the loss of three precious souls, taken in the prime of their lives. We stand as one with their families, teachers and friends.”
Board of Deputies president Vivian Wineman said: “This is a tragic reminder of the very real security threats Israel’s civilians face and we call on the Palestinian Authority to use its full endeavours to ensure that the perpetrators of this shocking crime are brought to justice.”
MPs and Peers debated the deaths on Tuesday, with statements and questions in both houses of Parliament.
At Prime Minister’s Questions the following day, in response to a question from Robert Halfon MP, Mr Cameron said the murders were “an absolutely appalling and inexcusable act of terror”.
More than 600 people gathered for a candlelit vigil outside the Israeli embassy in London on Wednesday to express their solidarity with the bereaved families of the three teenagers.
Naomi Daniel, 20, from Netanya in northern Israel, who is volunteering in the UK for her national service, said: “I feel real emotion being here. There is a strong connection between Jews here in England and in Israel. The Jewish people are very unique in this way.”
Israel’s UK envoy Daniel Taub addresses a vigil in London on Wednesday