Netanyahu expresses condolences to slain Arab youth’s father

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the father of murdered Arab teen Mohammad Abu Khudair to express his condolences.  

“I want to express my shock, and the shock of all Israeli citizens, at the despicable murder of your son,” Netanyahu told Hussein Abu Khudeir on Monday. “We acted immediately to apprehend the murderers, and they will be tried and brought to justice. We reject such cruel behavior.”

Israel has arrested six suspects in the killing of Mohammad Abu Khudair. Three of the suspects re-enacted the crime to the Israeli police. All of the suspects, including some who are minors, are being held on terrorism charges. 

Yishai Frenkel—the uncle of Naftali Frenkel, one of the Israeli teens murdered by Hamas terrorists—also called Hussein Abu Khudair to offer comfort. 

“We expressed our deep empathy with their sorrow, from one bereaved family to another bereaved family,” Frenkel said, Ynet reported.

Posted on July 7, 2014 .