Singapore 'strongly condemns' killing of Israeli teenagers: MFA

SINGAPORE - Singapore has 'strongly condemned' the killing of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped on June 12, 2014, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Tuesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday evening the discovery of the three bodies in a field in the southern West Bank.

Said the MFA: "Singapore strongly condemns the killing of the three Israeli teenagers, who were first abducted on 12 June 2014. We convey our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the people of Israel. Perpetrators of such heinous crimes must be swiftly brought to justice."

Israel has blamed the Islamist Hamas group for their abduction near a Jewish settlement and has arrested dozens of the groups members in the past three weeks.