From Rabbi Steinsaltz, head of the Mekor Chaim high school, where two of the boys were students:
“People will light memorial candles, recite prayers, and attend vigils. Our boys were killed al Kiddush Hashem, because they were Jews. Therefore, to best honor their memories – indeed, to confront evil – we must act always as proud Jews, in our deeds and through our lives.”
To reiterate. This is not political. This is not regional conflict. It is anti-Semitism.