Israel holds Palestinian teen's alleged killers

Protesters and Israelis continued their clashes in East Jerusalem. Israel says they have three suspects in custody in the slaying of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir. (Ilia Yefimovich, 2014 Getty Images)
Protesters and Israelis continued their clashes in East Jerusalem. Israel says they have three suspects in custody in the slaying of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir. (Ilia Yefimovich, 2014 Getty Images)
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Updated: 7/14 8:31 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Israelis suspected in the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager will remain in custody. They appeared in court today, and they were ordered held until the end of the week.

The death set off days of violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel.

A police spokesman says the suspects admitted to abducting 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir and setting him on fire. The spokesman says they also re-enacted the murder.

The teen was taken on July 2 near his home in east Jerusalem and his charred body was later found in a forest.

Israel's Shin Bet security service says the suspects, whose names were not released, were motivated by revenge after the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers.

Police are investigating three others for involvement in the killing. They remain under house arrest.

 

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