AIPAC Statement on the Arrest of Suspects in Arab Teen Murder
AIPAC deplores the horrific and evil murder of the Palestinian teenager, Muhammad Abu Khdeir. Israel, like America, adheres to the rule of law, and consequently the perpetrators of this despicable crime should and will be vigorously prosecuted and severely punished.
We commend the Israeli government and law enforcement authorities for expeditiously apprehending the suspects. We urge the Palestinian Authority to cooperate in the capture of the murderers of the three Israeli teenagers - Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel, and help prevent the further escalation of violence.
The targeting and murder of innocents cannot be tolerated - whether the victims are Jews or Arabs. Terror must be given no quarter.