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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.

Florida teenager Tariq Khdeir (C) Credit: Reuters

Fifteen-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir flew home to Tampa last week and told The Associated Press from his home in Florida that he hopes one day to visit loved ones anew and "come back safe."

"I didn't do anything to them (Israeli authorities) to do this to me," he said. "If I want to see my family members I hope I can," he said, adding "I don't want to have any problems with anybody."