States said Saturday it
was "profoundly concerned" over
reports that a US citizen
detained in Israel was "severely beaten" while in police
custody, amid heightened tensions with Palestinians.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the United
States "strongly condemn(s) any excessive use of force," in
the wake of Tariq Khdeir's case.
"We are calling for a speedy, transparent and credible
investigation and full accountability for any excessive use of
force," she added in a statement.