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US demands investigation into alleged beating of teenager by Israeli police

07 July 2014 in 2014

The United States government says it is "profoundly troubled" by reports that a 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent was badly beaten by Israeli paramilitary police during riots in East Jerusalem.

Calling for an urgent investigation, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed that the teen, Tariq Khdeir, was being held by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem and said a consular officer had visited him on Saturday.

Abbas Sends Ban Ki-Moon Urgent Letter Demanding Investigation into Israeli Crimes against Palestinians

07 July 2014 in 2014

RAMALLAH, July 6, 2014 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday called on UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon to form an international committee to monitor and investigate crimes and violations committed against the Palestinian people, including the burning and killing of Palestinian teenager Tariq Abu Khdeir on June 2nd at the hands of Israeli settlers.

During a meeting with UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry, in Ramallah, Abbas gave Serry an urgent letter to deliver to Ki-Moon.

Security Council Press Statement on Killing of Palestinian Teenager

04 July 2014 in 2014

The members of the Security Council expressed profound sorrow and condemned in the strongest terms the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager from East Jerusalem on 2 July, and extended their condolences and sympathies to the family of the victim of this heinous act and to the Palestinian people

US condemns 'heinous murder' of Palestinian teen

04 July 2014 in 2014

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the United States "condemns in the strongest possible terms" the death of 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, which followed the discovery in the West Bank on Monday of the bodies of three abducted Israeli teenagers.

Australia condemns continued violence

04 July 2014 in 2014

In a media release issued 3July 2014, The Australian Government offered its profound condolences to the family and friends of the Palestinian teenager found murdered in East Jerusalem on 2 July.

Statement by the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr. Robert Serry, on the murder of a Palestinian boy in Jerusalem

03 July 2014 in 2014

I strongly condemn the reported murder of a Palestinian boy in Jerusalem. I recall the Secretary-General’s message: there can be no justification for the deliberate killing of civilians – any civilians. The perpetrators of such heinous acts must be brought to justice. I repeat my call on all sides to do everything they can not to further exacerbate an already tense atmosphere. Our thoughts are with the bereaved family.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs condemns in the strongest terms the killing of 16 year-old Mohamad Abu Khudeir

03 July 2014 in 2014

In a press release issued on July 2nd,The Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs condemns in the strongest terms the monstrous kidnapping, torture, and set on fire the body of 16 year-old Mohamad Abu Khudeir at the hands of a terrorist militia of Israeli settlers this Wednesday in occupied Jerusalem. The Palestinian government holds the Israeli government responsible for this atrocious crime and the impunity with which Israeli terrorists assault Palestinian civilians and property.

Palestinian teen abducted, killed in suspected revenge attack

03 July 2014 in 2014

JERUSALEM (AFP) -- A Palestinian teenager from occupied East Jerusalem was kidnapped and killed early Wednesday in a suspected act of revenge for the killing of three Israeli youths, Israeli army radio reported.

Locals identified the victim as 16-year-old Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir from the Shufat neighborhood.

Witnesses told Ma'an that footage from surveillance cameras shows Israelis stepping out of a Hyundai in front of Abu Khdeir's house and forcing the teen inside before speeding off.

Spain, Italy warn against investing in Israeli settlements

30 June 2014 in 2014

Spain and Italy have joined France in advising their citizens not to invest in Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian Land.

The Italian Foreign Minister Frederico Mogherini told Italians on Friday “not to get involved in financial activity and investments” in settlements in the West Bank, Italian media reported.

France, Germany and Britain have already issued similar advisories, as the international community regards all Israeli settlements built on occupied land as illegal.

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