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Sunday, July 06, 2014

He wasn't so innocent after all

15-year old Tariq Abu Khadr, who was seen in a video (pictured above, video at link) allegedly being beaten by Israeli border police, has been sentenced to nine days of house arrest at his relatives' home in the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Hanina.
Israeli police say an American teenager who was detained during violent protests over the killing of a Palestinian youth has been brought before a court.
Abu Khdeir's parents say their son, who goes to school in Florida, was beaten by Israeli police during clashes over the killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir who Palestinians suspect was killed by Israeli extremists in a revenge attack. The two young men are cousins.
Police say Tariq Abu Khdeir resisted arrest, attacked officers and was carrying a slingshot for lobbing stones when he was arrested.
The U.S. State Department said it was "profoundly troubled" by reports of his beating and demanded an investigation.
Tariq's mother says that they are due to leave for the States on July 16.  I guess he won't be doing a lot of touring between now and then.

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