Religious Groups Urge Prayer for Israelis and Palestinians Amid Heightened Violence

teens-israeli-violence-sm-HEADReligious groups around the world are urging renewed prayers for peace amid heightened clashes between Israelis and Palestinians. Jewish, Christian and Muslim groups expressed outrage after the bodies of three abducted Israeli teens were recovered in the West Bank Monday. Memorial services were held in Israel, and in the US. Many faith leaders also condemned the murder of a Palestinian teen and called for an end to the violence. A statement from the Vatican said violence begets more violence and feeds the deadly cycle of hatred.