Clashes erupt after Palestinian teen killed in ‘suspected revenge attack’

Palestinian protesters have clashed with police in Israel after the discovery of the body of an Arab teenager who is suspected to have been killed in retribution for the deaths of three Israeli youths. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for calm on all sides as video footage showed protesters throwing rocks at police who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. Officials fear the 16-year-old may have been killed to avenge the deaths of three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found in the West Bank on Monday.

If the Arab youth was murdered because of nationalistic motives, then this is a horrible and horrendous act.

Yisahi Frenkel, uncle of murdered Israeli teenager Naftali Frenkel

The body is believed to be that of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khudair, who was reported missing in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday. Witnesses said they saw him being forced into a vehicle outside a supermarket in the Shuafat area. The body was found in the Jerusalem Forest in West Jerusalem. Israel has accused the Palestinian militant group Hamas of abducting and killing Gilad Shaar, 16, Eyal Yifrach, 19, and Naftali Frenkel, 16.