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Reports: Six Israeli Jews arrested in murder of Palestinian teen

Reports: Six Israeli Jews arrested in murder of Palestinian teen

Murderers of three Israeli teens still on the loose.

Reports this morning from Israel indicate that six Israeli Jews have been arrested in the murder of Mohammed Abu Kheidr, apparently as retaliation for the murder of three Israeli teens, Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel.

The Times of Israel reports:

Six suspects have been arrested and interrogated in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Muhammed Abu Khdeir, whose burned body was found in the Jerusalem forest on Wednesday morning

Police on Sunday said only that a “dramatic development” in the investigation has led them to believe that the act was most likely carried out by Jewish extremists in revenge for the killing of three Israeli teenagers earlier in June.

“Apparently the people arrested in relation to the case belong to an extremist Jewish group,” an unnamed official was quoted by AFP as saying….

Police initially said they were investigating various avenues in the teen’s death, including criminal or personal motives, while Israeli social media abounded with rumors that he had been killed because he was gay or as part of an ongoing family feud.

On Saturday, the Palestinian Authority attorney-general, Dr. Muhammed Abed al-Ghani al-Aweiwi, said that Abu Khdeir was burned alive, according to the preliminary findings of the autopsy.

We will update when additional details are released by the police.

In the meantime, the murder needs to be condemned unconditionally, and not celebrated or excused the way many Palestinians and BDS supporters immediately excused the killing of the three Israeli teens as a reaction to supposed Israeli crimes.

These sentiments below are true, but in no way excuse what happened to Khdeir:

Kidnapped Israeli Teens

(added) This case of an Israeli teenager, Shelly Dadon, on way to job interview who was stabbed to death has received almost no international media attention:

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casualobserver | July 6, 2014 at 9:02 am

It will be interesting to see how disproportionate the press about the 6 Israelis Jews will be from now forward compared to the past reportage about the 3 Israeli/American teens whose kidnap and murder started this cycle. Seems more practical to expect this to look like an isolated bad act by Israelis by the treatment in the media. We shall see.

    Radegunda in reply to casualobserver. | July 6, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Yes, it’s isolated. If it weren’t, we’d be hearing about similar cases all the time.

    By contrast, Muslim acts of brutality are routine, but the media don’t want us to know it.

Notice the difference between the responses.

The Palestinians celebrate the murders and stone the people coming to collect the bodies.

The Israelis investigate, find, and arrest those responsible.

    Valerie in reply to Olinser. | July 6, 2014 at 11:42 am

    …even if those responsible turn out to be Jews.

    Sorry, felt the need to add that part, given the current silly environment.

It’s horrible, and, if true, also pretty darn unprecedented, fr Jews to behave this way. Lets make sure it stays unprecedented.

    Radegunda in reply to edgeofthesandbox. | July 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I was genuinely surprised because this kind of behavior is so uncommon even for Jewish “extremists.” Usually, “Jewish extremism” means someone built a house where Arabs don’t want them living.

If these six Jews are indeed guilty of this heinous crime than their actions have done more to harm Israel in the eyes of the world than all the Palestinian rioters and rock throwers.

    Radegunda in reply to paulejb. | July 6, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Whenever Arabs do bad things to Israelis, the bien-pensants tell us we need to understand the frustrations and indignities suffered by the poor poor “Palestians” (to have to live with Jews next door …).

    No such excuses will be made for Israeli Jews — and frankly there is no excusing a brutal attack on an innocent out of collective revenge. The bien-pensants will never admit it, but the fact is they really do expect better behavior from Israeli Jews.

This is terrible news. Having seen the youngster’s picture, my thought was he was killed by his own people for being gay.

But justice should be done, for all the innocents. And all the guilty should be brought to account.

    platypus in reply to Estragon. | July 6, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    And you’d be absolutely right. The purpose in arresting three Israelis is to throw a bone of equivalency to the savages. There’s also the built in fear of the Israeli government about all things rainbow. It almost seems like the government is made up of rainbow mafia members, considering their flaccid response to fruit parades in God’s holy city.

    When Judgment comes, it will come first to the custodians of Jerusalem. And it won’t be pretty.

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