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Clashes spill into Israel over 'burned alive' Palestinian teen

Published on Jul 6, 2014 10:11 AM
 

UMM EL FAHM, Israel (AFP) - Clashes sparked by the abduction and murder of a Palestinian teenager spread from east Jerusalem to Arab towns inside Israel, as autopsy reports showed he was burned alive.

Rocket fire targeting Israel from Gaza also increased, raising fears of an escalation with the Islamist Hamas movement which controls the Palestinian enclave.

Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, was abducted from his Shuafat neighbourhood in occupied east Jerusalem early Wednesday, and his charred body found hours later in a west Jerusalem forest.

Palestinians said Jewish extremists killed him in revenge for the kidnapping and murder in the West Bank last month of three Israeli teenagers.

Palestinian protesters run away from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes after Friday payers in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud on July 4, 2014. Clashes sparked by the abduction and murder of a Palestinian teenager spread from east Jerusalem to Arab towns inside Israel, as autopsy reports showed he was burned alive. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
 
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