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Tampa teen beaten in Jerusalem coming home soon

Tampa teen beaten in Jerusalem coming home soon
Posted July 15th, 2014 @ 12:21pm

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - The Tampa teen beaten and arrested during protests in Jerusalem is expected to return home to Tampa this week. 

Fifteen year old Tariq Khadier has been under house arrest for more than a week. 

Hassan Shibly of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Tampa says he's concerned that U.S. politicians from the Bay area, like Congresswoman Kathy Castor or Senator Bill Nelson, haven't advocated publicly for the teen.

Meantime, three Israelis remain in custody, charged with the murder of Khadier's cousin, which Israeli investigators say was in retaliation for the kidnapping and murders of three Jewish teenagers. 

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