Violent clashes resume across Israel, two Palestinians killed in Gaza

Dramatic developments were revealed Sunday, four days after the murder of a Palestinian teenager and six days after the bodies of three kidnapped Israelis were found:

Six people have been arrested in connection to 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s death, and police increasingly believe it to have been carried out by Jewish extremists in revenge for the abduction and murder of the three Israeli teens. Meanwhile, a Palestinian resident of Hebron has been arrested in what believes to be connection to the three teens’ deaths.

Riots sparked by Abu Khdeir’s spread over the weekend from Jerusalem to Arab towns in Israel’s north. Dozens of protesters, many with their faces masked, set fire to tires and blocked main roads as they clashed with police. The clashes subsided Sunday morning and resumed in full force in the evening, as some 200 protesters blocked Route 70, hurling rocks.

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