Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir was kidnapped last night in East Jerusalem.
His burnt body was found in a forest.
Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, 16, whose charred body was found Wednesday morning (image by Ma’an)
The Jew-haters immediately blamed Israel for his brutal death.
And, of course, the Palestinians rioted.
The US State Department condemned his death.
Now here’s the rest of the story.
Muhammad Abu Khdeir came from a violent family well known to police sources.
Israel National News reported:
A senior former police official argues that the abduction and murder of the Arab youth who was found dead Wednesday morning was most likely a criminal act, rejecting the claim that Jewish “revenge” for the murdered Israeli teens lay behind it.
The official noted that the family of the murdered 16-year-old was well known to police sources in Jerusalem, adding “it’s a problematic family with internal clashes that have been ongoing for many years.”
“I have no doubt that as time passes it will be clarified that the murder was criminal and nothing more,” declared the official, who spoke to Arutz Sheva on condition of anonymity.
Several Israeli officials jumped to condemn the murder, including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, who called it “a grave and barbaric act,” adding “this is not our way of doing things.”
The senior official criticized Barkat sharply for jumping to conclusions and condemning the murder “as if the youth was killed by a Jew in response to the murder of the three Jews in Gush Etzion.”