Body found in Jerusalem after search for Palestinian teenager
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 - 14:34
A body was found in a wooded area in Jerusalem early Wednesday after a Palestinian teenager went missing, and Israeli police say they are looking into whether it was an act of retaliation for the killing of three young Israelis.
Reports of the death put further pressure on already deeply strained relations between Israelis and Palestinians, prompting clashes in Jerusalem.
The body was found an hour after police received a call about a person being forced into a car in Beit Hanina, a neighborhood of Jerusalem, and officers began searching for a Palestinian teenager, said Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld.