Israel Violence Rises After Palestinian Teen Found Dead


Clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protestors erupted in Jerusalem and northern Israel after the death of an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was burned to death by Israeli extremists in a revenge killing.

Violence spread to Arab towns in northern Israel Saturday following the burial of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in east Jerusalem Friday. Protesters threw rocks at passing cars, burned tires and lobbed rocks and firebombs at police, the Associated Press reports, while police struck back with tear gas and stun grenades.

Demonstrators near the Arab town of Qalansawe pulled a Jewish Israeli man out of his car and set his vehicle on fire, though the driver was left unharmed. Tensions remained high after militants fired two rockets in southern Israel, though the number of rockets launched from the Gaza Strip has declined in recent days.

The recent wave of violence between Israelis and Palestinians began after three…

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