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Group of Jewish extremists held over Palestinian teen's murder

Published on Jul 6, 2014 8:44 PM
 

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli police have arrested a group of Jewish extremists in connection with the kidnap and murder of a Palestinian teenager who was burned to death in a suspected revenge killing.

The brutal killing on July 2 has triggered four days of violent clashes which began in east Jerusalem and have since spread to more than half a dozen Arab towns in Israel, with hordes of angry protesters hurling stones at Israeli riot police.

"Apparently the people arrested in relation to the case belong to an extremist Jewish group," an official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The website of Haaretz newspaper said six people had been arrested, but details of the case have been subjected to a strict gag order.

 
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