Teen beaten in Israel returns home
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.