Family of slain Palestinian teen confronts suspects
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 01:14
The family of slain Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khudair unleash their anger towards the suspected killers in a Jerusalem court, seeing them for the first time. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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Tension was high as the family of slain Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khudair arrived at court.
Minutes later the Jewish supects accused of murdering Khudair were led into the room.
For the first time, the family and the accused were face to face.
Palestinians believe Khudair's death was a revenge killing -- in retaliation for the abduction and murder of three Jewish teens in the West Bank.
Khudair's body was found burned and buried in a forest the day after the three Jewish teens were buried.
Khudair's relatives say they want justice.
(SOUNDBITE) YITZHAK ABU KHUDAIR, HEAD OF SHOAFAT VILLAGE COUNCIL AND FAMILY RELATIVE, SAYING:
"How do you think I feel? I want to kill them as they kill our child. Their homes should be destroyed and they should get the worst sentence."
Anger inside the court, and anti-Israel demonstrators outside.
The killings of all four teenagers helped spark a cycle of violence that escalated into three weeks of conflict in Gaza.
A ceasefire is holding in that conflict, but this murder trial has only just begun.
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