A Palestinian teenager, Muhammad Abu Khder 16 was abducted and subsequently burned alive, according to initial autopsy reports, as clashes over the incident spread on Saturday from east Jerusalem to Arab Israeli towns.
Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, was abducted from his Shuafat neighbourhood in occupied east Jerusalem early on Wednesday and his charred body was found not long afterwards in a west Jerusalem forest.
Palestinians said it was the deed of Jewish extremists in revenge for the kidnapping and murder in the West Bank last month of three Israeli teenagers.
Palestinian news agency Maan quoted Attorney General Mohammed Aluweiwi on Saturday as saying the initial findings of a post-mortem indicated the presence of smoke in the boy’s lungs, meaning he was still alive while he was being burned.
The teenager’s funeral on Friday, joined by thousands of mourners, was accompanied by clashes across Israeli-annexed Arab east Jerusalem, the third straight day of violence since the discovery of his body.