Israeli Ambassador Speaks Out on Deaths of 3 Teens [AUDIO]
In a phone interview with Townsquare Media on Monday, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, spoke about the murder of three teens in the West Bank and Israel’s response options.
A feverish search for three missing Israeli teens ended in tragedy earlier in the day when they were found murdered in the West Bank. Hamas militants are alleged to be behind the killings.
“It’s a day of great mourning in Israel right now, great grief," Dermer said, "and I think everyone who is a parent and who has children can understand what this means, when you have teenagers who were kidnapped and essentially executed by Hamas members.”
The ambassador added, “The Israeli security cabinet is meeting to decide what actions we need to take now.”
“We live in a very tough neighborhood and Israel has to make sure that we’re strong and we’re taking the actions that are necessary to protect ourselves and also to prevent these types of actions from happening in the future," Dermer said. "You want to deter these actions. You also want to dismantle terror networks."