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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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2,000 Hamas supporters in Gaza protests

More than 2,000 Hamas supporters gathered at a rally in Khan Younis in a show of defiance against Israel. The event took place hours after the Israeli military bolstered forces along Israel's volatile border with the Gaza Strip in response to intensifying rocket fire.

2,000 Hamas supporters in Gaza protests Credit: APTN

Salah Bardawil, a Hamas official, said that the Islamic movement would not surrender to Israel. Israel has blamed Hamas for the deaths of the three teenagers, but Hamas denied responsibility.

The situation deteriorated further on Wednesday after the burned body of a Palestinian youth, whose identity was confirmed on Thursday as Mohammed Abu Khdeir, was found in a forest after he was seized near his home in east Jerusalem.

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