Palestinian-American Teen Beaten By Israeli Police Is Released, Speaks Out
Six Israelis have been arrested in the burning death of his cousin.
Tariq Abu Khdeir, a Palestinian-American from Tampa, Florida, was today told he will be placed under house arrest in east Jerusalem for nine days.
He was arrested on Thursday when protests over the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir, Tariq’s cousin, turned into a street battle with Israeli police.
Today it emerged that Israeli police have arrested six people in connection with Mohammed’s kidnap and murder.
Earlier, police acknowledged for the first time there were ‘indications that the background to the killing was nationalistic’.
It followed days of growing suspicion that Wednesday’s murder was carried out by extremist Jews in revenge for last month’s abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank…
Tariq’s release today came after Israeli police had asked a court for permission to continue holding him. Instead the court ordered him to be held at home in Beit Hanina, east Jerusalem.