Israel Arrests 6 'Extremists' in Boy's Murder

Sources: 'Nationalistic' motives behind death of 16-year-old
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 6, 2014 6:17 AM CDT
Suha Abu Khdeir, mother of 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir, a U.S. citizen who goes to school in Tampa, Florida, sits in her home and shows a tablet with a photo of Tariq taken in a hospital after he was...   (Mahmoud Illean)
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(Newser) – Israel has arrested six suspects in last week's murder of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, reports Haaretz. Sources are indicating those arrested are Jewish "extremists," reports the AP, and are citing "nationalistic" motives behind Mohammed's death. There are no further details on the identities of those arrested. Skirmishes between Israel and Palestinians continued overnight, with the latter launching rocket attacks that drew Israeli airstrikes. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded for reason in opening his weekly Cabinet meeting. "Experience proves that in moments like these, one must act calmly and responsibly, not hysterically and hastily," he said.

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