Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official said a number of Jewish suspects have been arrested in the killing of a Palestinian teenager, which set off days of violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel.
Palestinians carry the body of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on Friday, July 4, 2014. Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem on Friday as thousands of people converged on a cemetery for the burial of an Arab teenager, who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists in a suspected revenge attack. (Image source: AP/Mahmoud Illean)
Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, was abducted last week and his charred body was found a short while later in a Jerusalem forest in what Palestinians said was a revenge killing for the earlier deaths of three Israeli teens.
Palestinians attend the funeral of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on Friday, July 4, 2014. (Image source: AP/Mahmoud Illean) Palestinians attend the funeral of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem. (Image source: AP/Mahmoud Illean)
The Israeli official said Sunday that investigators have concluded the killing was driven by "nationalistic" motives. There were no further details on the identities of the suspects.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was continuing.
A news report depicts the clashes in Jerusalem in the wake of Mohammed Abu Khdeir's killing: