Scott Iskowitz, Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla. — A Palestinian-American teen left with stitches and bruises from his detention by Israeli security forces hopes to return one day without incident to the Middle East, where he was beaten while visiting relatives.
Fifteen-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir flew home to Tampa last week and said in an interview Sunday with The Associated Press he hopes one day to visit loved ones anew and "come back safe."
Israeli authorities released Tariq three days after he was detained and sentenced him to nine days of house arrest while they investigated what they said was his participation in violent protests over the death of his cousin, 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir.
Tariq says he didn't take part in rock-throwing disturbances, adding "I didn't do anything to them (Israeli authorities) to do this to me."
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