Telegraph: Three Jewish suspects arrested over the murder of a Palestinian teenager have confessed, Israeli media reported on Monday, citing police.
The confessions - reported by Haaretz website - followed the arrests on Sunday of six Israelis whom investigators said were suspected of involvement in the abduction and murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, whose body was found burned in a Jerusalem forest on July 2.
"Three out of six suspects in custody have confessed to the murder and burning of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and performed a re-enactment of the crime" in front of officers, AFP quoted an anonymous security source as saying.
Palestinian officials say preliminary post mortem results show he was burned alive. Investigators said they believed the crime had been carried out for "nationalistic motives" - meaning that Mohammed had been targeted because he was Palestinian.
It was the closest Israeli officials have come yet to confirming the belief of the teenager's family that he had been killed in revenge for the murder of three Israeli youths, whose bodies had been found in the West Bank two days earlier. Members of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas are suspected to have committed those murders.