Posted: Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 at 10:56am
Palestinians say Israeli extremists killed teen
By The Associated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The family of a missing Palestinian teenager in east Jerusalem says the boy's body has been identified, and the Palestinian president is accusing Israeli extremists of killing him.
Relatives say Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 17, was approached by a car early Wednesday and forced inside before it sped off. A body was later found in a Jerusalem forest, raising fears the boy had been killed as revenge for the recent killings of three Israeli teens in the West Bank.
The boy's cousin, Saed Abu Khdeir, says relatives have now identified the body as that of the missing teen. However, Israeli police say the body still has not been identified.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused extremist Jewish settlers of "killing and burning a little boy" and demanded Israel "hold the killers accountable."
(Please check back for updates to this developing story.)
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