WATCH: The Events That Have Sparked the Latest Wave of Violence in Israel

From an Israeli kidnapping victim's SOS call to a Palestinian-American boy being beaten, viral video and audio clips add fuel to the latest wave of violence in Israel.

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A Palestinian throws a stone during clashes with Israeli police after prayers on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz July 4, 2014.
A Palestinian throws a stone during clashes with Israeli police after prayers on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz July 4, 2014. Credit: Reuters
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The last week has seen a return to violence between Palestinians and Israeli police not seen since the second intifada. Video and audio clips, which have gone viral, have played a large role in sparking the unrest. Haaretz has compiled eight clips which showcase the videos related to the criminal and terrorist acts that have sparked the latest wave of violence in Israel.

1) In the latest development, six suspects have been arrested for the murder of 16-year-old Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir in what appears to have been a revenge killing. The alleged beating of 15-year-old Tareq Abu Khdeir, a U.S. citizen visiting family in the wake of the kidnapping and murder of his cousin further exacerbated protests and violence in East Jerusalem and in Israel's north.

2) The video of what may be the beating and arrest of Tareq Abu Khdeir by Israeli police, below.

3) Tareq Abu Khdeir speaks to the press outside of the court where he was sentenced to house arrest after his release from an Israeli prison. Asked what happened to his face, which appears bruised and swollen, he says, "They [the police] hit me in the face."

4) Clashes have rocked East Jerusalem in the last several days. Here, Israeli police fire stun grenades and tear gas at four journalists wearing press gear, despite their efforts to identify themselves as press in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.

5) As fears of reprisal attacks between different religious and ethnic groups rise, this video claims to portray an Israeli Jewish woman shoving an Arab woman into a body of water, unprovoked.

6) This Reuters report on the aftermath of the killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir shows rioters in Jerusalem throwing stones at Israeli forces, who respond by firing rubber bullets.

7) Family members and fellow mourners lay Gilad Shaar, 16, to rest. The discovery of his body, along with those of Naftali Fraenkel, 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, may have motivated those who killed Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

8) In this chilling audio clip, one of the three kidnapped Israeli teens tells the police, "We've been kidnapped." His kidnappers can be heard in the background.

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