Hussien Abu Khdeir, the father of Mohammed Abu Khdeir who was killed in a possible revenge attack this week, spoke with Ynet on Friday and rejected claims put foward by some Israelis that the boy was not killed for political reasons, but rather as part of a domestic issue or 'honor killing'.
"Whoever says that is a liar, these are people without honor," he said.
|Hussein Abu Khdeir (Video: Hassan Shaalan)|
Violent protests by Palestinians broke out in Jerusalem Friday as Abu Khdeir was laid to rest. Hostility that had simmered since Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frenkel were abducted on June 12, triggering army sweeps of the West Bank, boiled over this week upon the discovery of their bodies and the Palestinian's slaying.
The boy's father went on to claim his boy was killed by "fascist murderers". While my boy was kidnapped he cried for my help and for me to save him. People who were nearbye heard his cries, he said 'Dad, dad, save me. My beloved son was kind to everyone, and now I fear for my life and the life of my family."
He urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to find the killers and try them like they would any other killer. "I hold the government responsible for what is happening to us. I demand Benjamin Netanyahu demolish the house of whoever killed by son, like he destroyed the homes of behind the murder of the three Israeli teens."
Netanyahu urged restraint on Thursday amid calls from the right to take revenge on the Palestinians for the murder of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frenkel and also condemned the murder of Abu Khdeir.
"I unequivocally condemn the murder of a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem a few days ago," he said.
"The police investigation is ongoing. We don't know yet the motives or the identities of the perpetrators but we will. We will bring to justice the criminals responsible for this despicable crime, whoever they may be. Murder, riots, incitement, vigilantism – they have no place in our democracy," he continued.
President Shimon Peres, who also spoke at the event, also urged restraint, calling both Israelis and Palestinians to "respect the law" and "avoid incitement".
Reuters contributed to this report