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US teen's hopes to return after 'beaten by Israeli police'

A Palestinian-American teen left with stitches and bruises from his detention by Israeli security forces said in an interview that he hopes to return one day without incident to the Middle East, where he was beaten while visiting relatives.

Tariq Abu Khdeir, the cousin of a murdered Palestinian boy, said he hopes he could "come back safe".

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Israel police: Beaten teen video 'edited and biased'

Video footage seen of a young boy being allegedly abducted and beaten by Israeli police was "heavily edited" and "biased", a police spokesperson has said. Micky Rosenfeld, a spokesman for the Israeli police, told the New York Times:

Preliminary investigation of the details of the incident shown in the video indicates that there were six masked Palestinians, and that three of them were armed with knives. They resisted arrest and attacked the officers.

How does a 15-year-old American student end up attacking security officers and rioting with hundreds of masked Palestinians?

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