Hundreds of Palestinians marched in eastern Jerusalem to mark one year since the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the Palestinian kidnapped and burned alive by Jews in the wake of the kidnapping and murder last June of three Israeli teens.
A cousin of the Palestinian teen who was burned alive by suspected Jewish extremists was among the first to help the wounded in a stabbing attack on a West Bank supermarket.
The Abu Khdeirs have deep roots in East Jerusalem, but it’s the Palestinian family’s American ties that have the Department of State worrying they may be ‘singled out’ for arrest by Israel.
A State Department spokeswoman accused Israel of targeting the family of murdered Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir in recent arrests.
Shortly after Naftali Fraenkel and Mohammad Abu Khdeir were murdered, their grieving families condemned violence against civilians. But they are bitterly divided over the war in Gaza.