Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he chairs the weekly cabinet meeting on July 6, 2014 at his Jerusalem office. AFP PHOTO / POOL /GALI TIBBON
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Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned alive last week, setting off a wave of violent protests in Arab parts of the country.Israeli leaders appealed for calm amid signs the death was revenge for the killings of three Israeli teens. The three Israeli teens – one of them a U.S. citizen – were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank last month.Israeli authorities said Sunday the killers had acted out of "nationalistic" motives.An Israeli official said there were six suspects and described them as young males, including several minors, all of whom lived in the Jerusalem area. After the Israeli teenagers were found dead, several hundred Jewish extremists had marched through downtown Jerusalem calling for "death to Arabs".
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