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Palestinian boy found dead, tension rises

A Palestinian boy has been found dead in what appears to be a retaliatory attack for the abduction and killing of 3 Israeli boys.

The body of the 16-year-old was found in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

The body reportedly had wound marks, raising widespread suspicion that somebody had killed him in revenge.

Last month, 3 Israeli teens were kidnapped in the West Bank. Their bodies were found on Monday.

Israel says the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas is responsible for murdering them. The Israeli government is targeting the group's property by demolishing houses and other buildings of Palestinians.
Palestinian youths gathered near the home of the slain boy. They threw stones at Israeli security forces. The Israeli troops responded by firing rubber bullets at them.

In Jerusalem, Jewish people staged anti-Palestinian demonstrations on Tuesday and Wednesday. Some demonstrators turned violent and about 40 of them were detained.

Security troops have been deployed across Jerusalem to keep the tension from escalating.

Jul. 2, 2014 - Updated 23:25 UTC