6 Arrested over Palestinian Teen's Killing

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Six people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Palestinian teenager who Palestinians say was killed in revenge for the murder of three Israeli settlers last month, according to police sources.

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Police declined to officially comment or to identify the suspects. A gag order largely bars local media from reporting on the case, but Ha’aretz newspaper described their motive as “nationalistic,” implying that they are Jewish Israelis.

A police source told Al Jazeera that at least two of those arrested are well-known right-wing activists.

Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 17, was abducted on Wednesday morning outside his home in the Shuafat area of occupied East Jerusalem.

His charred body was found in a Jerusalem forest hours later.

The Palestinian Authority attorney general said on Saturday that a post-mortem examination concluded he was burned to death.

 

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