Caught on Tape: US Teen Allegedly Beaten by Israeli Police

Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, was allegedly assaulted and arrested while watching clashes in Jerusalem.
2:09 | 07/07/14

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Transcript for Caught on Tape: US Teen Allegedly Beaten by Israeli Police
their best bet. Robin. Now to the middle east, Israel launching an air strike on hamas militants overnight. After an American team was savagely beaten by israel police, caught on tape. We have Alex Marquardt, and it has graphic images. Reporter: We spoke with the American teen here in his family's neighborhood in Jerusalem. He's feeling better, but stunned and angry over the assault and arrest for being in clashes he says he has no role in. This is the video seen around the world. One Israeli policeman pinning the young teen down while the other reportedly stomps on his head. They deliver one more brutal kick to the head. 15-year-old Tariq Abu hah deer was held without charges. He has black ice, stitches on his lip and deep marks from the handcuffs. I remember watching the protest until I saw two soldiers come and attack me from the side of me, and I woke up in the hospital. Reporter: You were knocked out right away? I was knocked out right away. Reporter: The authorities say Tariq was in the violent clashes that followed the murder of his 16-year-old cousin who was burned alive. We have been been told by the police that you were in the protests, attacking police, you had molotov cocktails. No, I did not throw any molotovs or throw in the rocks or take any part in fact protest. Reporter: Tension is also rising elsewhere. Overnight, Israel targeted nine Palestinian militants and rocket launchers in the gaza strip in response to the rockets fire into the Israel. Several top Israeli officials are demanding a much harsher response to hamas in gaza. Hamas saying they will pay a price. They could be on the a path to war. The rest of the morning's top stories. Good morning, Dan Harris.

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