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  7/6/2014, Tammuz 8, 5774

Israel Investigates Charges Police Beat US Citizen During Riots


Israeli authorities have opened an investigation into an incident in which police are alleged to have beaten a US citizen who took part in Friday's riots in Jerusalem.Tareq Khder is a cousin of murdered Arab teenager Mohammed al-Khder, whose death sparked days of riots after as-yet unconfirmed rumors he was killed by Jewish extremists in "revenge" for the murder of three Israeli teens.

The alleged incident took place in the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat in Jerusalem Friday, after the slain teen's funeral and on the third day of riots, which are still ongoing as of Sunday morning.