St. Louis Jewish community mourns 3 Israeli teens killed
ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Jewish community came together Tuesday for a memorial service held for the killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank. The boys were hitchhiking three weeks ago in the West Bank of Israel when they were abducted. The bodies of the three teens were found on West Bank.
The United Hebrew Congregation held a service to cut down the yellow ribbons that had been placed on trees as part of the Jewish Federation of North America’s “yellow ribbons for our boys” campaign. They gathered to memorialize the three murdered teens and to replace the three ribbons with a black ribbon of mourning. The black ribbons will be in place for the traditional thirty days, as thirty days.
Late Tuesday evening, the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis released a statement expressing sorrow for the murdered teens.
Read the statement here: Islamic Foundation Greater St. Louis statement on murders of 3 Israeli Teens