A security guard’s beating of a Saudi football fan who rushed the field during a match in Riyadh on Tuesday prompted some Twitter users to cry foul. The Arabic hashtag for “Hilali fan’s beating(link is external)” reached nearly half a million uses in less than a day. The fan was reportedly a supporter of Saudi’s “Al-Hilal” team, which was playing(link is external) against Qatar’s “Al-Sadd”.
The incident was caught on video from multiple angles and shows a security guard kicking the fan and hitting him in the head with a baton after he walked off the field and stopped running.
A Palestinian-American teenager who was badly beaten by Israeli police is visiting Washington to speak to officials there.Tarik Abu Khdeir was arrested while he was on holiday in occupied East Jerusalem the day after his cousin was burnt to death in the city. An alleged video showing his brutal beating sparked international condemnation. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher met the teenager at his home in Tampa, Florida, before his trip to the US capital.
WARNING VIDEO IS VERY DISTURBING !
CAIR Florida is asking citizens around the world to take a stand against the brutal beating of a Florida High School Student (Tariq Khdeir) and immediately call for his release.
Please see the pictures and video of the Israeli Army beating a handcuffed American High School Student.
Tariq Khdeir is a sophomore in High School at the Universal Academy of Florida in Tampa,Florida and an American-born citizen. We need all of you to make some important phone calls right now. Please see below!
We have received calls from around the world, if you are not in the US, please call your Israeli and US embassy and demand Tariq Khdeir be released immediately to return to the US.
If you are calling from within the US please call the below contacts and say you want Tariq Home !!!
The Israeli Embassy Washington at 202-364-5500, Dial 8 for emergencies while the embassy is closed and demand Tariq Khdeir be released from custody. Ask to speak to a supervisor and get answers. Keep Calling if Busy.
The State Department at 202-647-4000 Press 4 for operator and ask for the overseas citizens services duty officer. They are aware of the situation, tell them why you are calling and ask them to intervene and get Tariq Khdeir home. Keep asking for a supervisor, make your voice heard.
Send This Action Alert to everyone you know ! Post it on your Facebook and share with all your friends. We need your help to get Tariq home.
If you are in Tampa, Florida, please join us tonight at 7:30pm for a Candle light vigil on the corner of 56th and Fowler.
See the pictures of the young boy at this link