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Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, is seen in an undated picture. Israel has arrested suspects in the death of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir, Israeli media reported on Sunday, and a security source indicated that Jewish assailants were responsible for the abduction and killing.
EAST JERUSALEM - The father of a Palestinian teen who was burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists said justice would only be done if Israel demolished the homes those responsible for the killing. “Justice is when they destroy their houses just like they destroyed the houses of the suspects in Hebron,” Hussein Abu Khdeir said on Monday, referring to the demolition of the homes of two Palestinians Israel says were behind the abduction and murder of three Israeli teens - including an American citizen - in June.
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Mohammed Abu Khdeir was abducted last week and his charred body later found in a forest in what Palestinians allege was a revenge killing for the Jewish teens' deaths. On Sunday, police said they had made arrests in connection with the death of the Palestinian teen. Abu Khdeir told NBC News that authorities had told him that they had six suspects in custody – a father, two sons and three friends.