Israel Arrests Several Suspects in Killing of Palestinian Teen

by Editor | July 7, 2014 1:08 am

CNN – Several Israeli Jewish suspects were arrested Sunday in connection with the killing of a Palestinian teen, Israeli police said.

“Investigation continuing, strong indication a nationalistic incident, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld tweeted about the death of Mohammed Abu Khedair.

Rosenfeld told CNN that those arrested were Israeli Jews.

Rosenfeld also tweeted Sunday that police have arrested a “taxi driver from the north who admitted killing the girl Sheli Dadon in Migdal Haemek recently. Background nationalistic.” The 19-year-old Jewish girl was killed last month. The suspect is an Arab resident of the Galilee, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Mohammed Abu Khedair’s death came after the bodies of three Israeli Jewish teens were found in the West Bank. Israeli and Palestinian officials quickly suspected it was a revenge killing and condemned any such actions.

The Palestinian teen’s mother said she wants equal justice for her son’s killers.

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