Palestinian Teen Abduction and Killing Intensifies Tensions

by Editor | July 3, 2014 2:36 am

CNN РThe discovery of a slain Palestinian teen in Jerusalem early Wednesday further inflamed tensions in a region already unsettled over the killings of three Israeli teens, not to mention decades of entrenched enmity between all sides.

Mohammad Abu Khedair, 17, was heading from his home to a mosque in the middle-class neighborhood of Shuafat for prayers around 4 a.m. when three men forced him into a car and drove off, his father, Hussain Abu Khedair, told CNN. His body was found about an hour later at a forest in Jerusalem.

The killing quickly triggered condemnations from Palestinian and Israeli leaders, as well as from the United States.

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