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(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit). An Israeli woman takes cover as siren alarming sounds warning of rocket attacks by Palestinians militants from Gaza Strip in Ashkelon, southern Israel, Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit). An Israeli woman takes cover as siren alarming sounds warning of rocket attacks by Palestinians militants from Gaza Strip in Ashkelon, southern Israel, Monday, July 14, 2014.
(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). A Palestinian man walks next to a destroyed house following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). A Palestinian man walks next to a destroyed house following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City Monday, July 14, 2014.
(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). Palestinians cover the ruble of a destroyed house following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). Palestinians cover the ruble of a destroyed house following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City Monday, July 14, 2014.
(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). A Palestinian man looks at a destroyed house following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). A Palestinian man looks at a destroyed house following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City Monday, July 14, 2014.
(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). A Palestinian looks at a mosque following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). A Palestinian looks at a mosque following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City Monday, July 14, 2014.

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel has charged three Jews with the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off days of violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the three appeared before a court on Monday. He says the suspects admitted to abducting 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir and setting him on fire. Rosenfeld says they also re-enacted the murder.

Abu Khdeir was taken on July 2 near his home in east Jerusalem and his charred body was later found in a forest.

Israel's Shin Bet security service says the suspects, whose names were not released, were motivated by revenge after the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers.

Police are investigating three others for involvement in the killing. They remain under house arrest.

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