Palestinians carry the body of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on Friday, July 4, 2014.
Mahmoud Illean—AP
July 14, 2014 12:31 PM EDT

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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