US teen 'beaten by Israeli police' released on bail

A US teenager who was allegedly beaten while in the custody of Israeli border police has been released on bail today.

Tariq Abu Khdeir, the cousin of a murdered Palestinian boy, appeared with bruises under his eyes and above his lip as he was released without charge following a court appearance.

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Tariq Abu Khdeir, pictured with his parents after his release today.
Tariq Abu Khdeir, pictured with his parents after his release today. Credit: Family handout

The 15-year-old told reporters he was "feeling better".

Khdeir was detained during violent protests in Shuafat, east Jerusalem, on Thursday.

His parents were ordered to pay a 3,000 shekel (£511) bail and he is now forbidden from visiting the town where he was arrested, NBC News reported.

Read: Mother of US teen in Israel denies riot involvement

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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".