Netanyahu Denounces Palestine Teen Death

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to the father of the murdered Palestinian teen that his attackers will be prosecuted. On Sunday, Israel police arrested six suspects in the killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was burned to death last week. His murder is suspected of being a revenge attack for the three Israeli teens who were abducted and murdered. “I wish to express my shock and the shock of Israel’s citizens over the despicable murder of your son,” Netanyahu said to Hussein Abu Khudair, according to a statement. “The murderers will be brought to trial and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” The Palestinian teen’s death sparked a cycle of violence over the weekend. Thousands of Palestinians gathered in East Jerusalem to call for a third intifada. Riots and open fire broke out, and seven members of Hamas were killed. Hamas, in turn, vowed “the Zionist enemy will pay the price.”