Skip to comments.State Department Rebukes Israel for Arrest of American Teen
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 Khdeirs killers. We dont 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.
Israel rebukes state department for being assclowns and sticking their noses on the side of the plo.
And NO REBUKE TO MEXICO for arrest of American marine..
Wasn’t one of the three murdered Israeli teens also a US citizen? Funny how that isn’t mentioned...
That's a long way to go for an @$$ whoppin'
Maybe he was competing for the Rachel Corrie Golden Bulldozer award.
Right on cue.
Yet not a peep about the American MARINE being held in Mexico
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
attending a demonstration”
I just heard on the radio that the “demonstration” was a riot!
The true Caliph and his minions are stepping out of the shadows.
Israeli spokesmen could not comment due to debilitating fit of laughter....
Did they rebuke Hamas for murdering an American citizen in Israel?
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.
Have they rebuked MEXICO for holding our soldier yet?
the kid’s a muslim, they should have just shot him!
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//