Beaten 15-year-old Palestinian-American sentenced to house arrest in Israel

By Daniel Estrin, Associated Press
Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:57:46 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 06 2014 09:31:09 PM EDT
Tariq Khdeir
JERUSALEM -

Israeli police say a 15-year-old Palestinian-American visiting from Tampa who was severely injured during clashes with Israeli security forces last week was sentenced to nine days of house arrest.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says a Jerusalem court on Sunday ordered Tariq Abu Khdeir to remain at home in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina.

Abu Khdeir's family says he was severely beaten by Israeli police during protests in Jerusalem last week over the killing of a Palestinian teen. The incident is under investigation.

His parents say their son, who goes to school in Tampa, is the cousin of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was seized and killed in Jerusalem last week.

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