President Obama finally saw fit to interrupt a golf game and issue a very measured statement regarding the kidnapped Israeli teens, now that their bodies have been found:
"On behalf of the American people I extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel – who held Israeli and American citizenship," Obama said in a statement Monday. "As a father, I cannot imagine the indescribable pain that the parents of these teenage boys are experiencing."
He urged the Palestinian Authority and the Israelis to work together to find the murderers (as if the PA has ever once arrested a Palestinian for killing Jews) and finished up, of course, by telling Israel that Jewish blood, is after all cheap. "I also urge all parties to refrain from steps that could further destabilize the situation," he said.
This, while Hamas is raining rockets on Israel from Gaza while the West funds them.
British PM David Cameron also weighed in.
"I am deeply saddened by the news that the bodies of the three Israeli boys kidnapped on 12 June have been found this evening," Cameron said in a statement. "This was an appalling and inexcusable act of terror perpetrated against young teenagers. Britain will stand with Israel as it seeks to bring to justice those responsible."
"Tonight my thoughts and prayers are with the families of Gilad, Naftali and Eyal," Cameron added. "No parent should have ever to suffer such heartache or grief."
Compare these statements with that of Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, who said that the perpetrators must be "held accountable" for the act:
"The brutal murder of these boys should leave the Administration with no illusion that a Hamas-backed Palestinian government will be a partner for peace. With these killings, the genocidal intent of Hamas has been laid bare yet again.”
If President Obama or PM Cameron actually felt anything, they'd be giving Mahmoud Abbas an ultimatum: 'give up the unity deal with Hamas or lose our financial support'. I guarantee you they won't do anything of the kind. Instead, they want Israel to 'exercise restraint ' as its children are murdered
and as Hamas fires rockets at its civilians.
Meanwhile, Israel's 'peace partner Mahmoud Abbas is a busy man. As Israeli-Arab reporter Khalid al-Toameh tweeted,Abbas wants the U.S. and the EU to step on Israel to prevent any retaliation for the murders:
President Abbas urges US, EU to stop Israeli retaliation for abduction/murder of 3 teenagers - Palestinian official.
I have absolutely no doubt that they will comply...and keep the jirzyah flowing to their favorite terrorist entity as usual.