Clashes in Jerusalem follow killing of Palestinian teen, Israel appeals for calm

by The Daily Lede


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Photo courtesy Diana Alzeer

A 17 year old Palestinian teen was attacked and killed then burnt by Jewish settlers in Palestine while on his way for fajr–the first of 5 daily prayers offered by practicing Muslims. 

 

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Mohammed Abu Khdair, 17, was last seen being forced into a car early on Wednesday and Palestinian leaders are claiming it was a revenge attack for the murders of three Israeli seminary students whose bodies were recently discovered.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the killings and the mayor of Jerusalem has urged restraint.

It is expected that tensions will rise further following the funeral of the murdered teen.

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