Israel charges three over teen burned to death

Thursday 17 July 2014 12.19
Mourners rally for Mohammed Abu Khder's funeral
Mourners rally for Mohammed Abu Khder's funeral

Israeli prosecutors indicted three Jews today over the kidnapping and murder of a Palestinian teenager burned to death earlier this month, the justice ministry said today.

The identity of those charged was not disclosed by the ministry, which simply stated that one was a 19-year-old from the West Bank settlement of Adam and the others were aged 16 and from the same family.

Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, was kidnapped from east Jerusalem on 2 July.

He was burned to death in a suspected revenge attack for the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers.