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Israel to charge 3 Jews over Palestinian teen murder
Published Monday 14/07/2014 (updated) 16/07/2014 21:25
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A protester holds a portrait of Mohammed Abu Khder, a 16-year-old
Palestinian from east Jerusalem who was killed in a suspected revenge
attack, during a rally in the northern Israeli Arab city of Acre on July 7.
(AFP/File Ahmad Gharabli)
JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel is to indict three Jewish extremists with murder over the brutal killing of a Palestinian teenager, officials said Monday, as it emerged their initial target was an eight-year-old child.

According to a statement given to Petah Tikvah magistrates court near Tel Aviv, a 29-year-old man and two minors aged 17 are to be charged on counts of murder, kidnapping with intent to murder, arson and attempted arson, all committed "on racist-nationalistic grounds," police said.

Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, was kidnapped from East Jerusalem on July 2 and burned to death by Jewish extremists in a suspected revenge attack for the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers.

The brutal murder triggered days of violent protests in East Jerusalem that quickly spread to Arab towns across Israel, with stone-throwers fighting pitched battles with riot police.

A police statement, issued after a court lifted the gag order on the case, said all three suspects had confessed to the killing and carried out a reenactment for investigators.

Seven arrests were made in connection with the case, although four people were released after police and the Shin Bet internal security agency determined they were not directly involved.

In a separate statement, Shin Bet said the three suspects confessed to killing Abu Khder in revenge for last month's kidnap and murder of the three Israeli teens by Palestinian militants.

The three had decided to kill an Arab, and equipped themselves with cable ties, petrol and other materials, and had randomly chosen Abu Khder as their victim, it said.

Shin Bet said the suspects were all related.

On July 1, the suspects had tried to kidnap an eight-year-old child elsewhere in East Jerusalem, but were thwarted by the child's mother.

Defense of insanity?

Police said the three had searched several East Jerusalem neighborhoods in search of a victim before happening on Abu Khder.

After forcing him into the car, they struck him on the head and drove to a forest in west Jerusalem, where they poured flammable liquid on him and set him alight.

An initial forensic report showed smoke in his lungs, indicating he was alive when set alight. A lawyer for the family told AFP his body had been burnt beyond recognition.

Israeli media said the defense strategy of the 29-year-old prime suspect would be mental instability, with reports saying he had previously been in psychiatric treatment after trying to strangle his infant daughter.

A spokesman for Honenu, a legal organisation which defends right-wing Jewish extremists, said the indictment would be filed on Friday.

A spokeswoman for the state attorney's office told AFP the indictment could be earlier, noting the exact clauses of the charge sheet could still change.
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1 ) The 3:1 vs. 0:3 / Injustice
14/07/2014 20:45
Israel will charge 3 Jews over the murder of 1 Palestinian teen, and
the PA will charge 0 Palestinians over the murder of 3 Jewish teens !!


2 ) JoeFattal / USA
14/07/2014 21:17
By the way did they asked them if they have anything to do with the killing of the three settlers. No Palestinians killed them, it wasn't in their best interest. But again an American was between the 3 dead settlers as an American was beaten almost to death by the military or someone that was wearing a military uniform. I see a relation between both incident. They both were calculated murder by Jewish extremists to create a conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. And Israel fell in it

3 ) Mel / USA
14/07/2014 21:54
AND WHAT OF THE ISRAELI-ZIONIST MILITARY RIGHT NOW WHO ARE KILLING 4-DAY OLD BABIES,ELDERLY,DISABLED HUMANS???? Do Israel's so-called 'Diamond Dick' pilots get charged or PROMOTED? Do the TANK commanders sending GPS-guided mortars get PUNISHED or promoted for ratcheting up a BIG DEAD-PALESTINIAN HUMAN QUOTA,oh and farm chickens,crops,donkeys aswell? Is this the Zionist lottery? The more war crimes you commit,the BIGGER THE PRIZE? Prosecute Israel in ICC,ICJ & BDS!BDS Israel's arse to the WALL!

4 ) Brian Cohen / Israel
14/07/2014 22:36
That is the difference between Israel and Palestine. In Israel these 3 will probably get a fair trial, get convicted, and get life in jail. If Palestine ever catches the murderers of the 3 Israeli teenagers, they will pay them a reward and give them jobs with big salaries and benefits. Why does the world need a country like "Palestine"?

5 ) Lior / Israel
15/07/2014 14:19
I wonder when the homes of these three will be demolished??????

6 ) Dixie Normus / USA
15/07/2014 18:47
Brain, You're comments are about about as useful as using sandpaper for tolietpaper. Really?! The difference between Isreal and Palestine is a fair trial? How many of those innocent women and children killed by the Zionist war machine where given a fair trail? How many children that are detained daily and harrased given a fair trail? So your real question should be why does the world need a country like Israel? Bunch of facist pigs!

7 ) oren / israel
16/07/2014 01:26
this are horrible acts of hate, I wish us all a better future.

8 ) stickler / US
17/07/2014 22:06
When is Israel releasing the forensic analysis of the 3 bodies? An independent DNA matching should have been completed by now, and it should have been done in cooperation with an international lab. At this point, there is no way of knowing to whom the bodies belonged. Two of those bodies could belong to the missing suspects, and the 3rd body could be anyone from the morgue. There was absolutely no way of identifying the bodies visually after 18 days exposure to the heat, humidity, insects.
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