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Israeli police arrests six suspects over Palestinian teen killing

Six people have been arrested by Israeli police in connection with the murder of a Palestinian teenager, AFP reports. The death of Mohammed Abu Khudair, 16, followed the abduction and murder of three young Israelis.

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Israeli troops destroy homes of abduction suspects

Israeli troops have set off explosions in the family homes of the two suspects alleged to have abducted three teenagers found dead in the occupied West Bank.

The homes of suspects Abu Aysha and Marwan Kawasme were blown up. Credit: REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Troops blew open a doorway in one of the alleged abductor's homes, an army spokeswoman said. Television footage showed the other on fire after a blast.

Neighbours said both the houses destroyed were empty. Credit: REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israel has vowed to punish Hamas, the Palestinian group it accuses of abducting and killing the teenagers.

Israeli security forces raided the home of Abu Aysha this morning. Credit: REUTERS/Ammar Awad

The bodies of Gil-Ad Shaer and US-Israeli national Naftali Fraenkel, both 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, were found in a field near Hebron, not far from a road where they were believed to have been abducted while hitchhiking, security officials said.

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