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by Jeff Santos
We all know that Tariq Abu Khdeir is a 15 year old American high school sophomore from Florida, who was vacationing in East Jerusalem where he was severely beaten by Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Tariq Khdeir was detained at a protest following the death of his cousin, Mohammed Abu Khedair, 16, but Tariq says that he was standing around, watching protesters last week when he was accosted.
Tariq’s cousin,”Mohammed Abu Khedair, 16, died from being burned alive and hit on the head with a blunt object, according to Palestinian General Prosecutor Mohammed al-Auwewy, citing a medical autopsy.
Al-Auwewy said the autopsy discovered traces of smoke inside the lungs of the 16-year-old, indicating it was inhaled while the fire was burning.” (source)
According to the Huffpost, he “may have been involved in a protest” even though there is no evidence to support this.
However, even if this young man was involved in some type of protest, what does this say about how the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) handle children?
The below video footage is said to show Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, being beaten after he was detained during clashes in Jerusalem. Israeli police confirm that the incident occurred during the arrest of several demonstrators, however the boy’s family deny he was involved in the clashes:
Unfortunately, this is an all too common occurrence for Palestinian children, and Tarek was lucky. Why? Because one Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the past 13 years, that’s why. He’s lucky to at least be alive.
In the meantime, the world has been waking up to these types of deeds carried out by the IDF, and the brutal, oppressive policies that support their actions.
Because of what happened to 15 year old Tarek and other similar assaults on the people of Palestine, the anti-Zionist movement called BDS, a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights, has been gaining a lot of recognition around the world. Many artists, scholars and scientists are showing their support for the movement by refusing to play concerts, give lectures and hold conventions in Israel along with the boycott of Israeli goods made in occupied territories.
Meanwhile, it’s business as usual for politicians in Israel, where many have called for even more blood after the kidnapping and death of three Israeli boys. (They were known by the Israeli government to be dead, but they kept that from the press so they could try and gain international support while carpet bombing one the most densely populated areas of the world [Gaza]).
It’s also business as usual for the political pundits here in the U.S. with their usual automated responses from the State Department after this beating occurred saying that they condemn, want accountability and transparency. To most of us familiar with the stronghold that this dangerous ideology of Zionism has on our country, this same rhetoric is getting very, very old.
Rand Paul seems to think that anyone who opposes his proposed, “I Stand With Israel Act” should answer to the parents of the Israeli boys that were supposedly kidnapped and subsequently, found dead. He hasn’t found time to ask about this American teenager, Tariq, but made some time to butter up to the AIPAC lobby with the following statement:
“I asked for unanimous consent to pass my Stand with Israel Act weeks ago. I will do so again next week. Whoever wants to come down to object will need to explain to the parents of these Israeli teenagers why the United States of America is funding their murderers.” (source)
And don’t forget this:
“Absolutely we stand with Israel. What I think we should do is announce to the world — and I think it is pretty well known — that any attack on Israel will be treated as an attack on the United States.” ~ Rand Paul: Daily Paul Liberty Forum 05/02/13.