arirang news

The World On arirang

SUN, 2015-10-04 KST

arirang Head Menu

U.S. calls for investigation into beating of Palestinian-American teen Updated: 2014-07-07 07:10:35 KST

This video footage taken during Palestinian demonstrations Thursday appears to show two Israeli policemen ruthlessly kicking and punching a person.
The person has been identified as Palestinian-American 15-year-old Tariq Khdeir, who was at a demonstration protesting the death of his 16-year-old cousin Mohammad Abu Khdair, who was abducted by Israelis and killed on Wednesday.
Autopsy results have revealed the 16-year-old was burned alive.
He is believed to have been the victim of a revenge killing for three murdered Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found June 30th.
Isareli police say Tariq was among those attacking police officers during the protest.
Photos taken of Tariq when he was taken into custody show how brutally the teenager was beaten.
His face is severely bruised and swollen.
Tariq's parents say that he was not a rioter.

"This boy is 15-years old. He's dangerous? What, he has in his hand a gun? You found a gun? Or you found a rock? Why you hit a boy 15-years-old in this way?

"Yes, it did go through my head that he could have been murdered like his cousin."

The U.S. State Department has called for a swift investigation into the incident, saying it is "profoundly troubled" by reports the teen was beaten while in police custody and condemning "any excessive use of force."
Connie Kim, Arirang News.


KOGL : Korea Open Government License
본 저작물 중 본문에 해당하는 뉴스 스크립트는 공공누리 제1유형-출처표시 조건에 따라 이용할 수 있습니다.
단, 영상 자료는 저작권 문제로 자유이용이 제한되니, 담당자에게 확인하여 주시기 바랍니다.
(국제방송교류재단 김형선 : ☎02-3475-5263)