The news of the vicious murders in Shomron of IDF First Sergeant Gal Keidan and Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, a civilian by-stander and father of 12, has left all caring people reeling.

It is especially galling to read the statements of celebration emanating from the terrorist entity, Hamas, for this brutal attack. Acts of premeditated violence like that which occurred yesterday must be seen as part of their larger ongoing terror campaign.

Agudath Israel extends its condolences to the families of the people killed and we are mispallel that those who were injured in this brutal attack have a refuah shlaimah.