The thoughts and hopes of the New Israel Fund Australia Foundation are with the families of the three Israeli teenagers who have been abducted. May they be returned speedily and unharmed into the arms of their loved ones.
We call on those responsible for their abduction to free them immediately. Any attack on civilians is to be deplored.
We hope that the efforts of both the Israeli and Palestinian security services meet with success and bring them home safe and sound.
May those responsible be brought to justice. We express our deepest concern that this terrible episode ends without further violence and harm to civilians, be they Israeli or Palestinian.