Caught On Camera Israeli Police Brutally Beat American Teenager (Video)

A video on YouTube has surfaced showing the brutal beating of 15-year-old, Tariq Abu Khdeir. The American teenager is the cousin of, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a Palestinian teenager who was kidnapped by Israelis, and then tortured and buried alive. The murder is suspected of being a revenge killing, for the murders of three Israeli teenagers last month.

The beating took place in East Jerusalem last Saturday during riots. Israeli police claim Khdeir was part of the clashes with police. Khdeir said he was  just watching the events unfold. After he was released from a custody by Israel after being held with no official charges made against him, he told ABC, “I was actually brutally attacked from the side. I heard somebody screaming and he came and attacked me and I actually went unconscious. I was screaming, I was just screaming when they hit me.”

Jen Psaki, a spokesperson for the State Department released a statement saying, “We are profoundly troubled by reports that he was severely beaten while in police custody and strongly condemn any excessive use of force. We are calling for a speedy, transparent and credible investigation and full accountability for any excessive use of force.”

 

You can watch the video of the attack here: