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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres are expected to attend the funeral Tuesday of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers who were found dead in the West Bank a day earlier.
The bodies of the youths — including one with U.S. citizenship — were found Monday just north of Hebron in a shallow grave in an open field in the village of Halhul, and led to outpourings of grief and rage in the Jewish State.
Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, disappeared on June 12 while hitchhiking home.
A joint funeral for all the teens is currently being held at Modiin cemetery in central Israel, according to the BBC. The city is near the boy’s family homes.
Prior to the funeral, separate ceremonies took place Tuesday at the teens’ respective homes in Elad, Talmon, and Nof Ayalon, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, speaking at the ceremony for Yifrah in Elad, said the boys were “murdered just because they were Jewish,” the newspaper reported.