Relatives and friends of Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, carry his body to the mosque during his funeral in Shuafat, in Israeli annexed East Jerusalem on July 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI
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Chanting "Intifada, Intifada," thousands of furious Palestinians called for a new uprising against Israel during the funeral Friday of a teen who was kidnapped and believed to have been killed by far-right Jews.At another flashpoint, the Gaza Strip border, Palestinian rocket and mortar launches, followed by Israeli artillery shelling, persisted but no one was hurt.Palestinian officials trying to calm tensions in recent weeks have said they would prevent any new uprising and seek a solution to a crisis that began when three Israeli teens were kidnapped in the occupied West Bank on June 12 . Many Palestinians, including President Mahmoud Abbas, assert he was the victim of far-right Jews incensed at the discovery this week of the remains of the three Israelis.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Abu Khudair's killing, a day after the three Jewish seminary students were buried, "loathsome" and ordered a swift police investigation. Israeli authorities said they did not yet know whether the Palestinian was indeed the victim of a hate crime. Hundreds of Palestinians, many of them Hamas members, were detained.
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