Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today released the following statement regarding the brutal killing of three teenagers in Israel:
“My family’s thoughts and prayers are with the people of Israel and especially the families of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach during this difficult time.
“The brutal killing of three innocent teenagers in Israel should serve as a reminder of what Hamas truly represents. This is more evidence that Hamas should not be allowed to participate in any Palestinian government or elections unless they renounce terrorism and accept Israel’s right to exist.
“Until then, I hope the administration will listen to the voices in Congress and in the Israeli government calling for a suspension of assistance to the power-sharing Palestinian government. That is the least we can do to honor the lives of Naftali, Gilad and Eyal.”