Israel convicts two Jewish defendants in Palestinian teen's 'revenge' murder
Published 30/11/2015 | 08:12
An Israeli court on Monday found two Jewish defendants guilty of the 2014 murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, but held off on formally convicting a third man pending a psychological review, Israeli broadcasters said.
Prosecutors said the three, two of whom were minors, had confessed to abducting, bludgeoning and burning Mohammed Abu Khudair in what they described as revenge for the killing days earlier of three Israeli youths by Hamas militants.
The incidents touched off Israeli-Palestinian violence culminating in the seven-week Gaza war.