Three Jews, all believed to be haredim or ex-haredim, were indicted this morning in Israel for the revenge kidnapping and gruesome murder of Mohammed Abu Khbeir, a 16-year-old Arab boy kidnapped from East Jerusalem early this month.
Above: Mohammed Abu Khbeir
3 Alleged Murderers Of Arab Boy Indicted
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Three Jews, all believed to be haredim or ex-haredim, were indicted this morning in Israel for the kidnapping and gruesome murder of Mohammed Abu Khbeir, a 16-year-old Arab boy kidnapped from East Jerusalem early this month, Ha’aretz reported.
Abu Khbeir, who looked much younger than 16, was sitting on the step of his family’s electronics store very early in the morning of July 2 when he was kidnapped.
He was burned alive less than one hour later in the Jerusalem Forest west of the city.
One suspect is 29-years-old; the other two are 16-year-old minors. All three are hard right wing activists, and all confessed to the murder and reenacted the crime, police say.
Two of the three accused were also charged with the attempted kidnapping of 7-year-old Mussa Zalum, which took place less than a day before Abu Khdeir's murder. They are also charged with setting fire to Arab-owned cars and an Arab-owned shop.
All of the crimes were allegedly carried out as revenge for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June. The three teens’ bodies were found the day before Abu Khdeir was kidnapped.
"The indictment that was filed details a grave and shocking act, perpetrated against a background of racism, against an innocent teenager," Israel's Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, said in a Justice Ministry statement. "The attorney general wishes to express his deep sorrow over this cruel act that counters all basic human morals,” the Justice Ministry statement added.