Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Wednesday asked Public Security Minister Yitzhak Ahoronovitch to conduct a swift investigation into what he called the “abominable murder” of Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, the Arab teenager killed overnight in a possible revenge attack in Jerusalem.

Calling on all sides not to take the law into their own hands, Netanyahu said in a statement: “Israel is a state of law and everyone needs conduct themselves according to the law.”