Family of Murdered Israeli Teen Condemns Murder of Arab Teen – Daniel K. Eisenbud
(dailyalert.org, July 3, 2014)
Hundreds of Arabs rioted on Wednesday after Muhammad Abu Khdeir, 17, from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, was found murdered in the Jerusalem Forest. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement saying the killing was a “reprehensible murder,” and asked Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch to ensure that law-enforcement works as quickly as possible to investigate the boy’s death.
Less than 24 hours after burying their son Naftali, the Fraenkel family issued a statement to the media: “We do not know exactly what happened overnight in east Jerusalem. The police are investigating the matter. But if it turns out that an Arab youngster was killed for nationalistic reasons, then that is terrifying and shocking. There is no difference between blood and blood. Murder is murder, no matter what the age or nationality is. There is no justification, forgiveness or atonement for such a murder.” (Jerusalem Post)