Israel charges Palestinian teen's alleged killers

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Israel charges Palestinian teen's alleged killers
Israeli security block the entrance to the Petah Tikva Justice court where suspects in the brutal murder of a Palestinian teenager who was burned to death in a suspected revenge killing. are held for a hearing, on July 6, 2014 in the central city of Petah Tikva. Israeli police have arrested a group of Jewish extremists in connection with the kidnap and murder of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security block the entrance to the Petah Tikva Justice court where suspects in the brutal murder of a Palestinian teenager who was burned to death in a suspected revenge killing. are held for a hearing, on July 6, 2014 in the central city of Petah Tikva. Israeli police have arrested a group of Jewish extremists in connection with the kidnap and murder of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JULY 6: 15-year-old, U.S. citizen Tariq Abu Khdeir released in Jerusalem, Israel on 6 July, 2014. Tariq Abu Khdeir is the cousin of Mohammed Abu Khdeir who burned by Israeli extremists. Tariq Abu Khdeir was taken into custody during the protests after his cousin's funeral. He was beaten by Israeli police and suffered a broken nose, chin and injuries to his eyes. (Photo by Salih Zeki Fazlioglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JULY 6: 15-year-old, U.S. citizen Tariq Abu Khdeir released in Jerusalem, Israel on 6 July, 2014. Tariq Abu Khdeir is the cousin of Mohammed Abu Khdeir who burned by Israeli extremists. Tariq Abu Khdeir was taken into custody during the protests after his cousin's funeral. He was beaten by Israeli police and suffered a broken nose, chin and injuries to his eyes. (Photo by Salih Zeki Fazlioglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JULY 6: 15-year-old, U.S. citizen Tariq Abu Khdeir and his mother Suha Abu Khdeir are seen on the photo after he released in Jerusalem, Israel on 6 July, 2014. Tariq Abu Khdeir is the cousin of Mohammed Abu Khdeir who burned by Israeli extremists. Tariq Abu Khdeir was taken into custody during the protests after his cousin's funeral. He was beaten by Israeli police and suffered a broken nose, chin and injuries to his eyes. (Photo by Salih Zeki Fazlioglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JULY 6: 15-year-old, U.S. citizen Tariq Abu Khdeir (C) released in Jerusalem, Israel on 6 July, 2014. Tariq Abu Khdeir is the cousin of Mohammed Abu Khdeir who burned by Israeli extremists. Tariq Abu Khdeir was taken into custody during the protests after his cousin's funeral. He was beaten by Israeli police and suffered a broken nose, chin and injuries to his eyes. (Photo by Salih Zeki Fazlioglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
An Israeli prison service vehicle leaves the court house in Petah Tikva, Israel, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Israeli authorities on Sunday announced the arrests of several Jewish suspects in the death of Muhammed Abu Khdeir, 16, a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and killed last week, marking a major breakthrough in a case that has sparked violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel. In a joint statement, Israeli police and the Shin Bet security agency said the suspects were arrested early Sunday. They remained in custody and were being interrogated by the Shin Bet. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
The mother of 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir, a U.S. citizen who goes to school in Tampa, Florida, shows an undated photo of him on a digital photo album at their home in Jerusalem, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Tariq was beaten and arrested by the Israeli police Friday during clashes sparked by the killing of his cousin Mohammed Abu Khdeir on Thursday. Israeli police spokeswoman, said that Tariq had resisted arrest and attacked police officers. Tariq’s father said he witnessed his son’s arrest and insisted the boy was not involved in the violence. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Suha Abu Khdeir, mother of 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir, a U.S. citizen who goes to school in Tampa, Florida, shows a mobile phone photo of Tariq taken in a hospital after he was beaten and arrested by the Israeli police during clashes sparked by the killing Thursday of his cousin Mohammed Abu Khdeir, in Jerusalem, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Israeli police spokeswoman, said that Tariq Abu Khdeir had resisted arrest and attacked police officers. Tariq’s father said he witnessed his son’s arrest and insisted the boy was not involved in the violence. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
An Israeli border policeman aims his weapon during clashes with Palestinians in Jerusalem, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The violence erupted Wednesday after a 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir was abducted and a charred body, believed to be the boy, was found in a Jerusalem forest. The family has blamed extremist Jews for killing him in revenge for the deaths of the three Israeli teens, whose bodies were found in a field in the West Bank on Monday after a more than two-week search. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Washington. Earnest spoke about the death of 17-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and answered questions on topics including about the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
In this image made from video by The Associated Press, Salah Abu Khdeir, center, father of Tariq Abu Khdeir, a 15-year-old U.S. citizen who goes to school in Florida, speaks during an interview with the AP, while his wife Suha and a girl sit next to him in the Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Tariq is a cousin of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists in a revenge attack for the deaths of three Israeli teens. Tariq's father said he witnessed his son's arrest and insisted the boy was not involved in the violence. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said that Tariq had resisted arrest and attacked police officers. He was detained with a slingshot in his possession used to hurl stones at police, along with six other protesters, including some armed with knives, she said, adding that several officers were hurt in that specific protest, one of many that day. (AP Photo)
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JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel has charged three Jews with the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off days of violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the three appeared before a court on Monday. He says the suspects admitted to abducting 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir and setting him on fire. Rosenfeld says they also re-enacted the murder.

Abu Khdeir was taken on July 2 near his home in east Jerusalem and his charred body was later found in a forest.

Israel's Shin Bet security service says the suspects, whose names were not released, were motivated by revenge after the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers.

Police are investigating three others for involvement in the killing. They remain under house arrest.

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