What You Need to Know About the Israel-Hamas Crisis
A Revenge Killing
On the night the boys’ bodies were found, Israel responded by launching airstrikes into Gaza against Hamas targets. While Hamas did not retaliate, other Gaza-based Palestinian militant groups fired rockets into Israel. Then, on July 2, a Palestinian teenager named Muhammed Abu Khdeir was kidnapped and burned to death in Jerusalem in an apparent revenge killing by Israeli extremists.