Boris Johnson has thrown his weight behind the international campaign for the return of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, writes Justin Cohen.

Boris JohnsonA Facebook group set up by the Bring Back Our Boys campaign to raise awareness of their plight has attracted more than 112,000 ‘likes’ in less than two weeks, with supporters around the globe posting pictures of them holding sign appealing for the boys’ return.

The Mayor of London told the Jewish News: “Like many Londoners, I was shocked to hear about the abduction of the three yeshiva students, and support the aims of the Bring Back our Boys campaign for their safe release.

“I hope that this is solved without any further escalation of violence on the ground on both sides.”