Two Jewish teenagers have been arrested in Israel for the abduction and killing of a 14-year-old Jewish girl, who had fled from the city of Yitzhar in the early morning hours of Sunday.
Police said the two girls were arrested on Saturday morning.
They were identified as 13-year old Meretz Member Meir Erez and 16-year, Atef Shalom.
The girls were released on bail on Sunday, the police said.
The abduction of the teenage girl is one of the most notorious crimes in recent years.
The girl was found hanging in a tree in Yitzhak Harav in the north of the country, in the late afternoon on Tuesday.
The incident took place at around 4:00 a.m. on Saturday.
It was later discovered that the girl had been kidnapped in the town of Beit Hanina.
Police launched an investigation into the incident on Tuesday night, and the girl’s body was recovered.
The two girls have been charged with kidnapping, kidnapping an adult and murder.
In a separate incident, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that Israeli police were searching for an Israeli teenager who had been in the U.S. since last month.
Police were searching in the US, but said there was no information about the suspect.
The suspect has not been named, but Israeli police said on Sunday that they had identified him.
The Israeli police declined to give further details.
The Jewish Home party has called for Israel to extradite the Israeli teenager.
Israeli police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.