July 7, 2014

Israel Confronts Its Own Extremists

Eglash, Washington Post

The Associated Press

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a condolence call Monday to the father of a Palestinian teenager who was kidnapped and murdered Wednesday in an apparent revenge attack for the killing of three Israeli teenagers last month. In his phone call to Hussein Abu Khieder, the prime minister expressed his outrage over the “reprehensible” murder of 16-year-old Mohammad Abu Khieder, who had been sitting alone outside his family’s home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat when he was abducted. Six Israeli Jews were arrested Sunday, suspected of his murder for what security officials called “nationalistic” motives.

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