US teen beaten in Jerusalem
A Florida teenager’s visit to Israel ended with a beating that was caught on video.
Tariq Khdeir, 15, got caught in the middle of clashes between Israelis and Palestinians on Friday. The video shows Israeli security forces holding down and beating the teen.
Khdeir is a U.S. citizen and was visiting his Palestinian relatives in Jerusalem when the beating occurred. Relatives say the Tampa resident was attending a demonstration after the death of his cousin and remains hospitalized in Israeli custody.
CNN reports that a state department spokesperson called for an investigation.