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Clashes Erupt As Teen Found Dead In Jerusalem
Palestinian protesters have clashed with police in Israel after the discovery of the body of an Arab teenager who is suspected to have been killed in retribution for the deaths of three Israeli youths.
Sky News' Middle East Correspondent Sherine Tadros said violence erupted in the Arab suburb of Shuafat in Jerusalem after news of the discovery spread.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for calm on all sides as video footage showed protesters throwing rocks at police who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Special forces have been sent in and all roads in the area have been closed.
The body is believed to be that of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khudair, 16, who was reported missing in the early hours of the morning.
Witnesses said they saw him being forced into a vehicle outside a supermarket in the Shuafat area.
Israeli police are yet to formally the identity of the body, which was found in the Jerusalem Forest in West Jerusalem.
Israel's Ynet website reported that it was charred and showed signs of violence.
Palestinian news reports have blamed Israeli settlers for the abduction.
One Israeli security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said officials suspect the youth was killed in retribution for the deaths of three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found in the West Bank on Monday.
Israel has accused the Palestinian militant group Hamas of abducting and killing Gilad Shaar, 16, Eyal Yifrach, 19, and Naftali Frenkel, 16.
They went missing while hitchhiking home from the Jewish seminaries where they studied near Hebron.
Naftali Frenkel's family has spoken out against acts of retribution.
His uncle, Yisahi Frenkel, said: "If the Arab youth was murdered because of nationalistic motives then this is a horrible and horrendous act.
"There is no difference between (Arab) blood and (Jewish) blood. Murder is murder. There is no forgiveness or justification for any murder."
Prime Minister Netanyahu has issued a statement urging all sides "not to take the law into their own hands".
Overnight police in Jerusalem arrested 47 Israelis overnight who attended a hardline "anti-Arab" protest in the city. Chants of "death to Arabs" were heard among the several hundred protesters.
Mr Netanyahu had earlier pledged to find those responsible for the Israeli youths' deaths.
Speaking to reporters, he said: "Whoever was involved in the kidnapping and the murder will bear the consequences. We will neither rest nor slow down until we reach the last of them and it does not matter where they will try to hide."
Mr Netanyahu also warned Israel's response would include stepping up military activity in Hamas-controlled Gaza if rocket fire from the territory continues.
"The Israeli Defence Force has been active in recent days against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, and here as well we are still active," he said.
"If need be, we will expand the operation as much as is needed."