- Palestinian kidnap victim was alive when burned, PA says!
by Jack Khoury | Jul. 5, 2014, http://www.haaretz.com/
Preliminary autopsy report on the body of Muhammad Abu Khdeir shows he had a head injury but died by burning, according to Palestinian legal official.
Muhammad Abu Khdeir, the 16-year-old Palestinian whose body was found in a Jerusalem forest last Wednesday, was burned alive, according to Palestinian Attorney General Muhammad Abd al-Ghani Uweili.
Palestinian independent news agency Ma’an quoted Uweili as saying that a preliminary autopsy report showed soot in the victim’s lungs and respiratory tract, indicating he was alive and breathing while he was being burnt.
Israeli police say the circumstances behind Abu Khdeir’s killing remain unclear, but Palestinians believe he was kidnapped and killed by right-wing Israelis in revenge for the murder of three Israeli youths in the West Bank last month.