Autopsy finds murdered Palestinian teen was burned alive
Amid calls for a third intifada, thousands of Palestinians gathered in east Jerusalem on Friday during a violent and highly charged funeral procession for murdered teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir who, according to an autopsy report released Saturday, was burned alive.
Draped in a Palestinian flag, Abu Khdeir’s 16-year-old body was carried through his neighborhood of Shuafat under a sweltering sun to a local cemetery, as firecrackers, gunshots, and calls for vengeance pierced the air.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas says Abu Khdeir was the victim of Jewish extremists incensed at the discovery last week of the remains of Gil-Ad Shaer, 16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, all of whom were buried Tuesday.
The three yeshiva students were abducted while hitchhiking home from Gush Etzion on June 12. After a nationwide manhunt, their bullet- ridden bodies were found near Hebron.
The two suspected Hamas-affiliated killers have yet to be apprehended.
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