Police officers questioned over Tel Aviv beating of Arab worker

Five police officers are being questioned under caution over the police beating of an Arab employee of a supermarket in Tel Aviv last week.

The officers are suspected of using excessive force after photos and eyewitness accounts emerged of the violent altercation, the Israel Police says in a statement.

“Only when the investigation is completed will we be able to reach clear conclusions on the nature of the event,” the statement reads.

The police have said the man, identified as Maysam Abu Alqian, 19, from Hura in the Negev, was resisting arrest and attacked officers after they asked him for identification. Another employee who came to Alqian’s aid was also accused of attacking officers.

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