Teen beaten in Israel returns home

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The American teenager who was beaten while visiting Palestinian relatives in Jerusalem has returned home to Florida.

Tariq Khdeir was arrested during a violent protest demonstration, and while in custody he was handcuffed and beaten by an Israeli police officer. The beating was caught on surveillance video, and the police officer was suspended.

Tariq’s cousin Mohammed Khdeir did not survive his Israeli ordeal. Israeli authorities say they have indicted an adult and two teenagers in his kidnapping and murder.

Mohammed Khdeir was seized July 2 while walking to a mosque; his body was dumped in a nearby forest.

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  • Carrie

    So, he didn’t think that participating in a “violent protest demonstration” had its risks? He doesn’t seem as “innocent” as he is being portrayed. This story ranks right up there with a tv spot of a blubbering mother of a slain child, “But, but, but, he was innocent! He wasn’t in no gang. He was a GOOD BOY.” Yeah, right.