The Florida family of a Palestinian-American teen beaten by Israeli police slammed the decision to free an officer without any prison time as “definitely not justice.”
An Israeli policeman was spared jail and sentenced to community service on Wednesday for beating an American teenager of Palestinian descent during disturbances in Jerusalem last year, an incident that had prompted U.S. concern.
Israel has dropped all charges against an American teenager who was seen in a video being beaten by Israel police during a riot in eastern Jerusalem.
An Israeli policeman was charged on Wednesday with assault causing bodily harm against a 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent during a protest over the revenge killing of the teenager’s cousin days before the eight week war with Gaza.
In a few short weeks, Tariq Abu Khdeir visited east Jerusalem, grappled with the murder of his cousin, got savagely beaten and became an international symbol.
Tariq Khdeir, the Palestinian-American teen beaten by Israeli soldiers in an attack caught on video, is back home. But he insists he will return to Jerusalem one day.
The Palestinian-American teen beaten by Israeli soldiers in an attack caught on video has returned home to a hero’s welcome in Tampa, Florida.
Tariq Abu Khdeir posed no threat to the Israeli police officers who beat him up, Emily Hauser writes. So why has only one American Jewish organization condemned the assault?
An Israeli police officer shown in a video beating Palestinian-American teen Tariq Abu Khdeir was suspended and could be indicted.
The videotaped beating of Tariq Khdeir, the American cousin of revenge attack victim Mohammed Abu Khdeir, has sparked protests from diplomats and worldwide anger.