Two Jewish Teenagers Convicted of Murdering Palestinian, 16

November 30, 2015 10:12 AM

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JERUSALEM — Two Jewish teenagers were convicted of murder by an Israeli court on Monday for their role in the kidnapping and killing of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, a Palestinian 16-year-old who was bludgeoned and burned to death in a Jerusalem forest in July 2014.

The episode enraged Palestinians and shocked Israelis, and it contributed to a spiral of violence that culminated in that summer’s 50-day war in Gaza.

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