TAMPA -- The Tampa teen involved in an international incident is headed to Washington.
Tariq Khdeir, who was seen in video being beaten by Israeli police while overseas, will tell a congressional panel about his experience.
Khdeir, a 15-year-old Palestinian-American student at Universal Academy of Florida high school, was in East Jerusalem visiting family in July. He attended a demonstration for his Arab cousin, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was killed in retaliation for the deaths of three Israeli teens.
According to family members, Video appears to show three uniformed Israeli police officers beating Khdeir, whom police accused of throwing rocks during the rally. An Israeli police officer was later suspended for 15 days and faces possible criminal charges in connection with the beating.
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Khdeir maintains he was only watching the rally when police grabbed him. He was eventually released from jail and placed on nine days of house arrest.
Since his return to the U.S., the teen has spoken openly about how he was treated and what he experienced.
Along with his attorney, he will tell his story to a panel trying to determine of Israel is adhering to international and human rights laws.
However, Israeli officials maintain Hamas remains the aggressor in the recent conflict.
The congressional briefing on Capitol Hill begins at 2 p.m.