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Israel arrests six after Palestinian teen burned to death
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Israeli police have arrested six suspects in connection with the killing of a Palestinian teen whose murder triggered a week of violent protests.

Sixteen-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was snatched last Wednesday outside his home in East Jerusalem in what Palestinians claimed was payback for the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers last month. Police have not publicly identified the suspects, though Ha'aretz described their motive as "nationalistic."

The arrests come one day after an autopsy showed Abu Khdeir died with soot in his lungs, indicating he'd been burned alive. Yet despite the arrests, the victim's mother told the Associated Press she had little faith anyone would be held accountable.

"They're only going to ask them questions and then release them," she said. "What's the point?"

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