Saturday, 5 July 2014

American teen brutalized by Israeli police 'to be tried Sunday'


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian-American teen who was beaten, badly injured, and detained by undercover Israeli police officers in Jerusalem on Thursday is set to be tried Sunday, a rights group said.

Tarek Abu Khdeir, 15, was beaten in the Shufat neighborhood at around 8 p.m. by Israeli police in the yard of his uncle's home and arrested without charges, Addameer said on its website Friday.

The boy was taken to a police station following the beating, and police delayed treatment of his wounds until 1:20 a.m., when he was taken to Hadassa Hospital.

His family was not permitted to see Tarek until he was hospitalized, the rights group said.

His detention has been extended until Sunday morning, when a hearing will be held at the Court of First Instances in Jerusalem. more

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