Singapore strongly condemns killing of Palestinian teen: MFA

Singapore strongly condemns killing of Palestinian teen: MFA
Masked Palestinian protesters throw stones towards Israeli police during clashes in the Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem, on July 2, 2014, after 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khder (right) was kidnapped and killed in an apparent act of revenge for the murder by militants of three Israeli youths.

SINGAPORE - Singapore strongly condemns the July 2 kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager and hopes that those responsible will be apprehended, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement today.

16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khder was reportedly forced into a car and killed by three Israelis in east Jerusalem, in an apparent act of revenge for the murder of three Israeli youths earlier this week.

The MFA described the incident as "deeply reprehensible" and offered sympathies to the family of the victim.

It also urged the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to do everything possible to reduce tensions arising from the tragic deaths of both Israeli and Palestinian teenagers and protect the lives of innocent civilians.

huizhen@sph.com.sg

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