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Israel mourns as three kidnapped yeshiva students were found fatally shot

By Mason White 7:54 AM July 1, 2014
Attacked military vehicle 

By: Aryeh Savir
(Scroll down for video) Israel and Jews from around the world are mourning the deaths of three kidnapped yeshiva students, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The three abducted boys were found on Monday.

Unfortunately, Naftali Frankel, 16, Gilad Sha’ar, 16, and 19-year-old Eyal Yifrah, are dead. IDF forces found the bodies of the three boys abducted 18 days ago in the Gush Etzion neighborhood of the West Bank.

The bodies were found near Halhul, a short drive away from the spot that the boys were abducted. The teams working to recover the bodies were attacked by Muslim rioters.

According to initial reports, the three yeshiva students were fatally shot shortly after being kidnapped. The area where the body was found was searched by the Israel Defense Forces last week.

The military said that they received a tip about the location of the bodies.