Body of Palestinian teenager found

Jul 02, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT
People mourn during the funeral ceremony of Gilad Shaer, 16, at his hometown on July 1, 2014 in Talmon settelment, West Bank. The bodies of Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were found on Monday, north of the Palestinian town Halhul, just north of Hebron. They had been missing since June 12.
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Israeli police have found the body of a Palestinian teenager who was kidnapped overnight in East Jerusalem. Mohammed Abu Khdair, 17, was seen being forced into a car early on Wednesday. Within hours, his partly-burned corpse was discovered in a forest. Israeli police were unable to confirm the motive, but Palestinian sources said it appeared to be a revenge attack for the murder of three Israeli teens. Later, Palestinians clashed with Israeli police near the boy's home.
Background:
Palestinian teenager's body found in Jerusalem [BBC]
Body found in Jerusalem after Palestinian youth forced into vehicle [Reuters]

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