Statement from Birmingham Jewish Federation


It is with profound grief and great sadness that we mourn the murders of the three young Israelis  Naftali Fraenkel, 16, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, who were kidnapped on Thursday, June 12.

Since their abduction, our Birmingham Jewish community, friends of our community and Israel, and Jewish communities around the world have come together in solidarity.

Our thoughts are with the families of these three boys during this tragic time, and we continue to stand with Israel as the search continues for the terrorists who committed this heinous crime. We hope that the perpetrators are soon caught and justice is done.

This is a time for the Jewish world to stand together, not only with these three families, but with the entire State of Israel in unity, solidarity and sadness.