Israel holds US boy without charge after police nearly beat him to death

The Electronic Intifada, 05/07/2014

  Fifteen-year-old Tariq Abukhdeir after Israeli police beat him. (Addameer)
Fifteen-year-old Tariq Abukhdeir after Israeli police beat him. (Addameer)

 

Fifteen-year-old Palestinian-American Tariq Abukhdeir, cousin of recent lynching victim Muhammed Abu Khudair, was brutally beaten by masked Israeli police on Thursday evening in the Shuafat neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. He has since been arrested and held without charge and denied medical treatment, according to his family and human rights organizations.

The United States Consulate in Jerusalem has informed Tariq Abukhdeir’s family that they have little recourse beyond following Israeli legal procedures, Suhad Abukhdeir told The Electronic Intifada over the phone from Tampa, Florida. [...]

Photo of Tariq provided by the Abukhdeir family
Photo of Tariq provided by the Abukhdeir family