The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is grieving the news of three Israeli teenagers who were abducted and found dead today in the West Bank. The church condemns the actions of those responsible for the teens’ deaths.

The loss of a child is devastating under any circumstances. We grieve with all families in Israel and Palestine who suffer the loss of children and the hope for the future that dies with them.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) remains committed to working for a just and peaceful resolution to the conflict in Israel-Palestine. We join the National Council of Churches in the United States of America, "We pray no one else, not a single Israeli or Palestinian, will die in this struggle.”

Join us as we pray for all those who weep this day…

Almighty God, source of all mercy and giver of comfort:

Deal graciously with those who mourn,

that, casting all their sorrow on you,

they may know the consolation of your love.