Israeli cop charged with brutalizing Palestinian-American teen

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IMEMC reports,

Israel’s Ministry of Justice has filed an indictment against a border policeman for assaulting and injuring 15-year-old Tarek Abu Khdeir, cousin to Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was burned to death by Israeli settlers, in July.

According to AFP, the officer, whose name remains under gag order, was indicted at the Jerusalem magistrate court, on Wednesday, for using “excessive force” that could not be justified.

The incident took place at a July 3 demonstration, in the Shu’fat neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, just a day after the abduction, torture and burning of 16-year-old Muhammad. Read more…

Tarek Abu Khdeir was handcuffed and lying on the ground when he was beaten and kicked by Israeli police in Jerusalem.

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