St. Augustine, FL – Today, the Israeli military announced that the three Israeli teenagers ’ Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel ’ who were kidnapped June 12 have been found murdered. Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), author of the Palestinian Accountability Act and a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement:

"The murder of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas terrorists is an outrage.  While it should have been obvious from the start that any 'unity' government that includes Hamas would not be interested in peace with Israel, the Obama administration has continued to send money to the Palestinian Authority even though current law prohibits funds from going to a Hamas-influenced government.  Congress must immediately move to cut off funds to the Fatah-Hamas unity government.  American taxpayers cannot subsidize a government that is adverse to our interests and whose behavior is contrary to our values."