Anger, clashes in Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem
As news of the boy's death spread, public anger in Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem rose to levels rarely, if ever, seen since the Second Intifada, or uprising, last decade.
That led to several clashes around the city, the biggest of which was centered in Shuafat.
Residents there threw stones at security forces and the Israeli authorities responded with occasional volleys of stun grenades or tear gas. Some protesters attacked two Palestinians whom they mistook for undercover Israeli police, The Jerusalem Post reported.
The clashes expanded and continued through midnight in the Palestinian neighborhood, with a large amount of Israeli forces on hand.
In Suwwaneh, Palestinians threw rocks at a nearby settlement and several of them were injured by rubber bullets, witnesses said. And some tossed Molotov cocktails at an Israel settlement in Silwan, outside Jerusalem's Old City.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society reported that more than 100 were injured, most of them in Shuafat, in the clashes.
There were concerns that the Palestinian teenager's funeral could spark further unrest. But his father said Thursday he was still waiting to hear from Israeli authorities when the body would be handed over to the family.
"The autopsy should be done around 1 p.m., and then I am supposed to wait for a call," Hussain Abu Khedair said on Palestinian television.
"We will not bury my son at night," he said. "We will do it during the day. If they purposely delay, we will do it during the day even (if that means) tomorrow."
Israeli airstrikes into Gaza
Meanwhile, the dangerous back-and-forth between Gaza and Israel was erupting yet again.
Rockets from the Palestinian territory into Israel was met by at least eight airstrikes within about an hour early Thursday.
Three hit a Hamas intelligence building in Gaza city, while at least one struck the Qassam training camp in Beit Hanoun.
Palestinian medical sources reported at least 10 injured, one of them seriously.
Israel Defense Forces said the airstrikes -- going after 15 Hamas targets -- were in response to the firing of more than 20 rockets into Israel since Wednesday.
This is in addition to other actions -- including the arrests of hundreds of Hamas activists, the demolition of homes and the closure of dozens of institutions in Gaza, according to Netanyahu -- targeting Hamas and focused in Gaza. This action follows the abduction of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frankel as they were on their way home from school June 13; the three were found dead on Monday in a West Bank field.
Hamas praised the kidnappings but denied that it was responsible for what happened. It warned that if Netanyahu "brings a war on Gaza, the gates of hell will open to him."
At the teens' funerals, Netanyahu said the country would avenge their deaths at "the hands of evil men."
"A broad moral gulf separates us from our enemies," he said. "They sanctify death; we sanctify life. They sanctify cruelty and we mercy and compassion. That is the secret of our strength."