Three Jewish males have been charged with kidnapping and killing 16-year-old Palestinian boy Mohammed Abu Khdeir, Israeli police have confirmed, NBC News reported.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the three appeared before a court today and admitted abducting the teenager and setting him on fire.
Israel's Shin Bet security service said that the suspects, whose names have not been released, were motivated by revenge after the killings of three Israeli teenagers.
Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that two of the suspects are minors.
Three other people being investigated for involvement in the killing remain under house arrest.
It's been an emotionally exhausting day in Israel and Gaza as hopes for peace were raised then dashed then raised then dashed again.
In the court of international opinion, this is how Israel wins a battle and still manages to lose the war.
Until the Israelis and the Palestinians find a way of resolving the underlining conflict this will not be more than a pause.