Palestinian teen's abduction, killing intensifies tensions across the world
Thursday, 03 July 2014 - 10:17
The discovery of a slain Palestinian teen in Jerusalem early Wednesday further inflamed tensions in a region already unsettled over the killings of three Israeli teens, not to mention decades of entrenched enmity between all sides.
Mohammad Abu Khedair, 17, was heading from his home to a mosque in the middle-class neighborhood of Shuafat for prayers around 4 a.m. when three men forced him into a car and drove off, his father told ti international media.
His body was found about an hour later at a forest in Jerusalem.
The killing quickly triggered condemnations from Palestinian and Israeli leaders, as well as from the United States.