Palestinians say Israeli extremists killed boy

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Associated Press

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 2 at 3:33 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — East Jerusalem has been the scene of clashes today between angry Palestinians and Israeli forces, after word came that a Palestinian teen had been abducted and killed.

The Palestinians say his burned body was found, hours after he disappeared, in a Jerusalem forest. Palestinians accuse Israelis of killing the teen in revenge for the deaths of three Israeli youths whose bodies were found Monday in the West Bank.

As news of his disappearance spread, hundreds of Palestinians in east Jerusalem torched train stations and hurled stones at police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling on all sides "not to take the law into their own hands."

The White House says the death is a "heinous murder," and it's calling on the perpetrators to be brought to justice. The Palestinian president is also demanding that Israel hold the killers accountable.

Meanwhile, strikes against Israel from the Gaza Strip continue. The Israelis say five mortar shells were launched today from Gaza. There had earlier been rocket fire that had been met with Israeli air strikes.

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160-a-15-(Mark Regev (REH'-gehv), spokesman for Israel's prime minister, in AP interview)-"a swift investigation"-Mark Regev, Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman, says the prime minister has urged authorities to swiftly investigate the death of a Palestinian teenager who was kidnapped Tuesday night in East Jerusalem. (2 Jul 2014)

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143-a-13-(Micky Rosenfeld, Israeli police spokesman, in AP interview)-"the missing teenager"-Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the search got moving promptly once the news got out that a teenager was missing. (2 Jul 2014)

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188-a-10-(Jen Psaki (SAH'-kee), spokeswoman, State Department, at news conference)-"acts of violence"-State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the U.S. condemns the killing of any civilians in Israel and the West Bank. (2 Jul 2014)

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APPHOTO DV101: A Palestinian uses a sling shot during clashes with Israeli border police in Jerusalem on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. The suspected abduction of an Arab teen followed by the discovery of a body in Jerusalem on on Wednesday ignited clashes between Israeli police and stone-throwing Palestinians, who saw it as a revenge attack for the killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean) (2 Jul 2014)

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APPHOTO DV106: A Palestinian holds a Molotov cocktail during clashes with Israeli border police in Jerusalem on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. The suspected abduction of an Arab teen followed by the discovery of a body in Jerusalem on Wednesday ignited clashes between Israeli police and stone-throwing Palestinians, who saw it as a revenge attack for the killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean) (2 Jul 2014)

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