Saturday, July 05, 2014

Protests over killing of Arab teen spread as reports emerge he was burned alive

By Ruth Eglash and Griff Witte, WashPost, July 5 at 9:12 AM

JERUSALEM — Protests over the killing of an Arab teenager spread to new parts of Israel early Saturday as reports emerged that he was burned alive after being abducted from his East Jerusalem neighborhood on Wednesday.

The overnight protests in predominantly Arab towns of northern Israel came after a demonstration Friday in East Jerusalem by thousands of Palestinians who chanted calls for a new intifada. The fierce ­clashes with police that followed the teen’s funeral stirred fears that a mass uprising could be underway.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Saturday that 20 people had been arrested in the Jerusalem clashes and 12 others were detained in the north. By midday Saturday, the demonstrations had ended, at least temporarily.

The protesters on Friday waved Palestinian flags and shouted, “Enough of the suffering, enough of the pain,” capping a week that has overflowed with both for Israelis as well as Palestinians.

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