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Video shows Israeli police officers beating young Palestinian

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A YouTube video published Saturday showed Israeli police officers beating a 15-year-old Palestinian named Tariq Khdeir.

Khdeir is a U.S. citizen who goes to school in Florida and was beaten by police during clashes on Thursday ahead of the funeral.

The United States said Saturday it was “profoundly concerned” over reports that a U.S. citizen detained in Israel was “severely beaten” while in police custody, amid heightened tensions with Palestinians.

The teen is a cousin of the young Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, whose abduction and murder sparked three days of violent protests.