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Israelis Admit to Killing Palestinian Teen, Cops Say

Palestinians carry the body of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on Friday, July 4, 2014.
Palestinians carry the body of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on Friday, July 4, 2014. Mahmoud Illean—AP

Mohammed Abu Khdeir was abducted and murdered out of apparent revenge for the killing of three Israeli teenagers

Israel has charged three Jews with the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off days of violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the three appeared before a court Monday. He said the suspects admitted to abducting 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir and setting him on fire.

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