Occupied Jerusalem: The Israelis have charged three Jews with the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off days of violent protests in Occupied East Jerusalem and northern Israel.

Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said the three accused appeared before a court on Monday. He said the suspects admitted to abducting 16-year-old Mohammad Abu Khudair and setting him on fire.

Rosenfeld said the suspects had re-enacted the murder.

Abu Khudair was abducted on July 2 near his home in Occupied East Jerusalem and his badly burnt body was later found in a forest.

Israel’s Shin Bet security service says the suspects, whose names were not released, were motivated by revenge after the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers.

Police are investigating three others for involvement in the killing. They remain under house arrest.