Israel arrests suspects in Palestinian teen’s killing

Israel arrests suspects in Palestinian teen’s killing
Mohammed Abu Khudair, 16, is seen in this undated family handout picture released July 6, 2014. Israel has arrested suspects in the death of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khudair, Israeli media reported on Sunday, and a security source indicated that Jewish assailants were responsible for the abduction and killing.

JERUSALEM – Israel has arrested suspects in the death of a Palestinian teenager, Israeli media reported on Sunday, and a security source indicated that Jewish assailants were responsible for the abduction and killing.

The reports said six suspects were in custody. A security source said investigators believe Mohammed Abu Khudair, 16, was killed out of “nationalist motives”, a term indicating they suspect that Jews were involved.

The discovery of his burnt body in a Jerusalem forest on Wednesday came a day after the burial of three Jewish teens whose abduction in the occupied West Bank on June 12 and deaths Israel blames on the Hamas Islamist group.

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