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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Israel buried three kidnapped teenagers on Tuesday whose bodies were discovered in the West Bank.

Thousands gathered for the teens. Their deaths are also being mourned in the United States, with candlelight vigils and rallies, including in Tucson in the ballroom at the Jewish Community Center.

Dozens of community members gathered for the service to remember the three boys who were killed in the West Bank in Israel on Monday.

Members offered their prayers and reflections over what happened. For weeks, the community prayed for the boys' safe return and news of their recent death shocked the Jewish community.

No one at the service knew the boys personally, but their deaths touched each one of them.

Tuesday night's memorial intends to bring peace and comfort amidst the political turmoil.

“On the one hand there's this dark cloud that we think about all the time and we worry about,” Rabbi Thomas Louchheim said. “On the other hand, there is a hope in our community that there will be peace between these warring factions.">

Several rabbis read a special prayer, including one who is in Israel. He'll provide his service via Skype, further connecting these communities across the world.

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