A Palestinian teenager from occupied East al-Quds was kidnapped and murdered early Wednesday.
The murder sparked a wave of clashes in East al-Quds where around 200 angry young Palestinians with the “Israeli” police, who used sound bombs and rubber bullets.
Quoting witnesses, the “Israeli” radio said the youth was seen being forced into a car in the Palestinian eastern half of the city.
A burned body was found shortly afterwards in another part of the city, the radio said, describing it as a “suspected revenge attack” for the death of three “Israeli” settlers from the southern West Bank on June 12.
Several hours after they were buried on Tuesday, around 200 “Israelis” rampaged through Occupied al-Quds, stopping cars and the light rail and shouting “Death to Arabs,” police and witnesses said.
Police spokeswoman Luba Samri confirmed they were investigating reports of a kidnapping and said they had found a body but refused to say whether the two incidents were connected. She did not give details on the victim’s identity.
“In the early hours of Wednesday morning, police received a report of a person being forced into a car in Beit Hanina,” Samri said, and noted that “within an hour, a body was found that has still not been identified. We are looking to see if there is a connection between the two incidents.”
Quoting witnesses, army radio said a black car had stopped next to a youth who was hitchhiking and he was forced inside. The car then took off.
Sometime later, the family of the youth, who is understood to be around 16, reported him missing, it said.