Tensions flare-up in East Jerusalem al Quds following a violent kidnapping and murder of a Palestinian teenager from Shuafat refugee camp.
Furthermore, extremist right wing Israelis marched through the streets of Jerusalem vowing revenge for 3 Israeli teenagers who were killed this week. 5 Palestinians were hospitalized after being attacked by Israeli extremists. And the body of 16-year-old Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir was found near a forest in west Jerusalem. CCTV footage shows that the teenager was forced into a Hondai vehicle by a group of Israeli’s. The incident comes a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened Palestinians in both the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip with more incursions in response to the killing of the teens which he blames on Hamas. Experts say Netanyahu’s warmongering speech invoked further violence in the region. Netanyahu stressed on 3 points during a press conference on Tuesday. He said that Israeli forces would search for the killers in the West Bank, would weaken Hamas infrastructure and would operate against the resistance movement in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli incursions in the West Bank over the past 18 days have been slammed by international human rights groups including Amnesty International. Israel has been accused of imposing “a number of measures that clearly constitute collective punishment on Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.” Riots have broken out in East Jerusalem al Quds, as Palestinians remain furious over the latest killing of a Palestinian teenager. Israel’s heavy-handed tactic and collective punishment of Palestinians have already violated the 4th Geneva Convention which clearly states that no civilian “may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed.”