A Palestinian child, 13 years of age, is currently missing in occupied Jerusalem, amidst fears he had been abducted by Israeli extremists in Wadi Al-Jouz neighborhood, adjacent to the Walls of Jerusalem’s Old City.The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the child was walking near the Abdeen Mosque, in the neighborhood, and went missing shortly after an Israeli car drove slowly next to him.

Although exact details are still unknown, the Palestinians fear Israeli fanatics have kidnapped the child, especially after the recent attempted kidnapping of a Palestinian child, and the Wednesday kidnapping and murder of Mohammad Abu Khdier, age 16, in occupied Jerusalem.

(PCHR Statement On Abduction And Murder Of Palestinian Child http://www.imemc.org/article/68317)

The Israeli Police is said to be examining surveillance cameras in the area to try to verify the report, while the identity of the child remains unknown.

The family of Abu Khdeir, who was kidnapped and murdered in Jerusalem, said Israel is still withholding their son, although it was supposed to be handed in on Friday to be buried following noon prayers.

The father, Hussein Abu Khdeir, said the family intends to appeal to Israeli courts, and even international courts, to demand the arrests and prosecution of the killers who murdered and burned him.

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