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Sacramento Family of Palestinian Teen Plans Protest Today

 
Posted July 7th, 2014 @ 8:17am by KFBK News

 

The Sacramento family of a Palestinian boy killed last week near Jerusalem is planning to lead a protest this afternoon, calling for peace and justice. 

Protesters are meeting in front of the federal building today, demanding the U.S. end their support for the Israeli regime in light of the latest round of alleged attacks on Palestinians by Israeli forces.

Officials say 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was burned to death shortly after the bodies of three missing teenage Jewish hitchhikers were discovered in the West Bank.

A cousin of the slain Palestinian teen, Belal Abu Khdalr, of Sacramento, thinks this was an act of retaliation and his cousin was singled out.

"Why? 'Cause he's 90 pounds, and he's by himself and there's nobody around, so he's easy picking," he said. 

The day after Mohammad was killed, relatives claim his 15-year-old cousin, a U.S. citizen who goes to school in Florida, was beaten by police during clashes. 

Israeli police have arrested six Jewish suspects in the killing of the Palestinian teen, however Israeli police are providing a few details about the suspects.

Today's protest is scheduled for 4 p.m. in front of the Federal Building in Sacramento. 

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