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Palestinians to take Abu Khudeir case to int'l courts - Abbas

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that they will carry the case of Mohammed Abu Khudeir to international courts.

"We will pursue the case until the criminals are punished and we take our full rights," Abbas said during a meeting in Ramallah with the family of the Palestinian young man who had been kidnapped at dawn last week near his home in Shuafat, by a group of Israeli extremists.

Hours later, Abu Khudeir's body was found in the Jerusalem Forest, and initial the autopsy reports showed he had been tortured and burnt alive.

Reports said on Sunday that the Israeli police had arrested the suspects in the kidnapping and killing of Abu Khudeir.

Abbas also promised to seek the right of Tarek Abu Khudeir, Mohammed's cousin who was later arrested by the Israeli authorities and then released, only on the condition of being removed from his house for 15 days.

"Yesterday I said that we would go to international justice and they (the Israelis) don't want us to do. So I told them if you don't want us to go to international courts, stop aggressions against us (Palestinians)," he said.


Palestinians to take Abu Khudeir case to int'l courts - Abbas

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