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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US teen 'beaten by police' excited to be going home

An American teenager allegedly beaten by Israeli security forces and later taken to prison said he felt better and was excited to be going home after being released.

Tariq Khdeir, 15, is a cousin of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair - the Palestinian youngster who was killed in a suspected revenge attack after the deaths of three Israeli boys.

Israeli police said the footage of the apparent attack on Khdeir was "heavily edited" and "biased".

After Khdeir's release, his mother Suhair told reporters: "I just want to get him home. He's tired, he needs his rest, he was sleeping on a very thin piece of foam."

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