We pray for their souls

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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.”

PHOTO: DANIEL EASTERMAN

Is­rael’s UK en­voy Daniel Taub ad­dresses a vigil in Lon­don on Wed­nes­day

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