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Israeli police officer to be charged in beating of Palestinian teen
Israeli police officer to be charged in beating of Palestinian teen

An Israeli police officer caught on video brutally beating a Palestinian American teenager in Jerusalem will face both administrative and criminal charges, justice officials said Wednesday. Tariq Abukhdeir of Tampa, Fla., arrived with his family this month after the gruesome death of his cousin Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was abducted, beaten and burned in apparent revenge for the slaying of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank. Mohammed’s death ignited fierce protests in his neighborhood of Shuafat, where crowds enraged over the killing clashed with police, throwing firebombs and rocks in some of the worst violence Jerusalem has seen in years.  Police officers on the scene...

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