Teen's Brutal Beating Caught on Tape

Video shows policeman punching and stomping on the American cousin of the killed Palestinian teen.
1:57 | 07/05/14

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And overseas tonight, are at a flash point in the middle east since the abduction and murder of three Israeli teens last month. More Palestinian rockets are being fired into Israel and now, the controversy erupts over the baegt baegt beating of a 15-year-old Florida boy who his parents say was in the wrong place at the wrong time. ABC's Alex Marquardt is in Jerusalem tonight with a report that we must warn is contains some graphic images. Reporter: A ruthless beating, as one Israeli policeman sits on the teen, another repeatedly stomps and then punches the boy's head. Even when he hangs motionless, another kick. This, his family says, is the victim. 15-year-old Tariq Abu khdeir, born and raised in Tampa, Florida. This is what he looks like now. Today, we met Tariq's parents, in Jerusalem visiting family. The Palestinians live like this every day. They kind of say, okay, we'll deal with it. But us, as Americans, it's just -- it's not human. Reporter: It was Tariq's cousin, 16-year-old Muhammad, who was killed on Wednesday, his wildly believed to have been set on fire and killed by Israelis, who were looking for revenge for the murders of three jewish teenagers. Israeli police today told ABC news Tariq was in the clashes that followed, masked and attacking the police. Today, they called this clip edited and biased. Tariq's parents say he wasn't involved, just enjoying the summer, hanging without cousins and friends. He was just having a great time. Reporter: And they knew him as the American kid? Yeah, they knew him as the American boy. Reporter: Tonight, Tariq is being held without charges before his hearing tomorrow in front of an Israeli judge. Just a short time ago, Washington said it was profoundly troubled by these reports of his beating. The state department calling for a speedy investigation and for calm. Rebecca? Alex Marquardt, thank you. And back here at home, some

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