Israeli officer suspended in connection with teen's beating

Israeli officer suspended in connection with teen's beating

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The teen was beaten during a protest of his cousin's killing. (Source: CNN) The teen was beaten during a protest of his cousin's killing. (Source: CNN)

JERUSALEM (CNN) - Israeli authorities say they have suspended a police officer who was seen on video beating a Palestinian-American teenager.

Amateur video appears to show Israeli police beating Tariq Khdeir, a Tampa boy visiting Jerusalem.

Israeli police officials are considering criminal charges against the officer.

They also say the teen was masked and carrying a slingshot when he was arrested.

Khedeir is an American citizen - and he is the cousin of a Palestinian boy who was recently murdered in Jerusalem.

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