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Murder raises tension in West Bank

By Associated Press in Jerusalem ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-07-04 08:41:05

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Israeli extremists for the abduction and murder of an Arab teenager on Wednesday, sparking hours of clashes in east Jerusalem and drawing charges that the youth was murdered to avenge the killings of three kidnapped Israeli teens.

Abbas said that extremist Jewish settlers were clearly responsible for the murder of 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir and called on Israel to bring the killers to justice.

"The settlers have killed and burned a little boy.They are well known," Abbas said, accusing Israel of tolerating settler violence toward Palestinians."I demand that the Israeli government hold the killers accountable."

Murder raises tension in West Bank

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