July 7th, 2014
09:36 PM ET

Family of American teen beaten by Israeli police speaks out: It was "not a justified act"

Tensions are escalating in the Middle East with fears that war could be imminent.

On Monday, dozens of rockets were fired in a single hour. Israeli officials say 85 total were fired by Hamas, and the military wing of that terror group has confirmed they fired those rockets.

Israel calls up reservists as rockets fly

Earlier, five Hamas members were killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza - and Israel has since given this operation an official name: Operation Protective Edge.

The beating of an American teen at the hands of Israeli police has not helped matters, even though an Israeli official says if the allegations are true, "Israeli police involved will have to pay a price."

OutFront: Tariq's aunt, Sanah Abu Khdeir and Tariq's family lawyer, Hassan Shibly.

Filed under: Hamas • International • Israel • Middle East • News
soundoff (One Response)
  1. T. Hayes

    I noticed he was wearing a hood when the police were "beating" him. I'm pretty sure he was not singing church hyms dressed as such. If you want to play with the big boys, you have to accept the consequences whether that's getting your ass kicked or worse. Hey kid wake up, you're not in Kansas – I mean the US anymore. Obviously the Israel police have not been trained in hand holding like the US Law Enforcement.

    July 9, 2014 at 11:30 am | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.