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State Department Rebukes Israel for Arrest of American Teen
National Review ^ | July 5 2014 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 07/05/2014 2:46:30 PM PDT by PoloSec

Israeli officials have taken an American teenager into custody, a State Department spokeswoman confirmed in a statement calling for a “credible” investigation into whether he was beaten by police.

“We can confirm that Tariq Khdeir, an American citizen, is being held by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. “We are profoundly troubled by reports that he was severely beaten while in police custody and strongly condemn any excessive use of force. We are calling for a speedy, transparent and credible investigation and full accountability for any excessive use of force.”

WTSP, a local Tampa media outlet, explains that the high school student was in Israel “attending a demonstration following the death of his cousin, Mohammed Abu Khdeir,” a 16-year-old who “was killed by a suspected Israeli extremist in a revenge attack following the deaths of three Israeli teens who were abducted in the West Bank last month.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to find Khdeir’s killers. ”We don’t know yet the motives or the identities of the perpetrators, but we will. We will bring to justice the criminals responsible for this despicable crime, whoever they may be,” Netanyahu said. ”Murder, riots, incitement, vigilantism — they have no place in our democracy.”

Psaki ”reiterate[d] our grave concern about the increasing violent incidents, and call on all sides to take steps to restore calm and prevent harm to innocents.”


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: childterrorist; florida; hatedepartment; israel; obamadoctrine; obamaforeignpolicy; proislamist; stih; tariqkhdeir
I knew this was coming, this thread is like an update to a previous thread today:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3176376/posts

1 posted on 07/05/2014 2:46:30 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Israel rebukes state department for being assclowns and sticking their noses on the side of the plo.


2 posted on 07/05/2014 2:48:22 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: PoloSec

And NO REBUKE TO MEXICO for arrest of American marine..


3 posted on 07/05/2014 2:48:42 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: PoloSec

Wasn’t one of the three murdered Israeli teens also a US citizen? Funny how that isn’t mentioned...


4 posted on 07/05/2014 2:57:13 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: PoloSec
was in Israel “attending a demonstration

That's a long way to go for an @$$ whoppin'

Maybe he was competing for the Rachel Corrie Golden Bulldozer award.

5 posted on 07/05/2014 2:57:22 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: PoloSec

Right on cue.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 3:18:17 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: PoloSec

Yet not a peep about the American MARINE being held in Mexico


7 posted on 07/05/2014 3:19:41 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Truth29

The teen was Israeli so that doesn’t deserve a mention..remember more people hate Jews than hate Arabs..so the Palestinians are working the US press like a violin


8 posted on 07/05/2014 3:20:22 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Feckless

“attending a demonstration”

I just heard on the radio that the “demonstration” was a riot!


9 posted on 07/05/2014 3:24:02 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: PoloSec

What about our Marine in Mexico?


10 posted on 07/05/2014 4:02:13 PM PDT by El Zoro
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To: PoloSec

The true Caliph and his minions are stepping out of the shadows.


11 posted on 07/05/2014 4:58:27 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: PoloSec
The State Department has long been a fever swamp of anti-Israel ideologues. With Hussein in the White House, they're really off the leash.
12 posted on 07/05/2014 5:09:26 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: PoloSec
"We are calling for a speedy, transparent and credible investigation and full accountability ..."

Israeli spokesmen could not comment due to debilitating fit of laughter....

13 posted on 07/05/2014 5:16:04 PM PDT by papertyger (if disdain of homosexual behavior is "bigotry," is it any wonder hostility to Islam is "racism?")
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To: PoloSec

Did they rebuke Hamas for murdering an American citizen in Israel?


14 posted on 07/05/2014 8:21:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Yet not a peep about the American MARINE being held in Mexico

Of course not - they're using this kid as their own shill to further pressure Israel to undo herself. He was put up to resisting and attacking to get himself in the public eye.

15 posted on 07/06/2014 2:34:11 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: PoloSec

Have they rebuked MEXICO for holding our soldier yet?


16 posted on 07/06/2014 2:39:01 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: PoloSec

the kid’s a muslim, they should have just shot him!


17 posted on 07/06/2014 2:58:11 AM PDT by dalereed
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Resides in the county next to me.

Gee, it will be so much fun to wait for him to “jihad” himself somewhere in the USA, probably in a town near me.

Thank’s, Department of State./sarcasm//

18 posted on 08/06/2014 6:47:55 PM PDT by sarasmom
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