Israel rushes forces to southern border with Gaza

Jul 03, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JULY 02: Palestinian youths clash with Israeli Police near to the house of murdered Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdair, in Jerusalem on July 2, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. Israeli Police found a burnt body in a forest west of Jerusalem, early on Wednesday morning, in what appears to have been a revenge kidnapping and murder carried out by right-wing Israeli extremists after three Israeli teenage boys were found dead on Monday north of the Palestinian town Halhul, near Hebron. Credit
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The Israeli military rushed additional forces to its southern border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday, vowing to halt a growing wave of rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, while new clashes erupted in east Jerusalem in response to the death of an Arab boy who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists.


Israel rushes forces to southern border with Gaza [AP]