in response to/respond to/react to the murder of six Israili soldiers


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Are all of the three bolded phrases in the following interchangeable and identical in meaning? Many thanks.

--Israeli helicopters fired missiles at Gaza yesterday in response to/to respond to/ to react to the murder of six Israili soldiers.
  • ewie

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    Hello, Phil. They all mean more or less the same, and so are interchangeable. However, the first is probably the only one you'd hear in these circumstances.
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