Skip to comments.Family relieved at Israel release of Tampa teen
Posted on 07/07/2014 4:01:54 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
The family of Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old Tampa boy whose brutal beating at the hands of Israeli police has made global headlines, was relieved to learn Sunday that he was released from jail.
Tariq was sentenced to nine days of home detention while police investigate his involvement in violent protests that started after his cousin, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, was abducted and burned alive last week in Jerusalem.
Tariqs aunt, Sanah Abu Khdeir, of Tampa, said Sunday she hopes that the boy and his parents will be home by July 16. Tariq is an American citizen of Palestinian descent.
Sanah Abu Khdeir was quick to add that her familys ordeal is not over.
This is (treatment) that Palestinians receive every day, said Khdeir, who visits the region twice a year. Its outrageous that a victim gets (put in jail) while those who beat him walk free. Thats what really hurts. Its a slap in the face.
Tariq is a rising sophomore at Universal Academy of Florida, a private Islamic school on Orient Road.
Tariqs parents, also in Jerusalem, say their son was beaten Thursday by Israeli police during clashes over the killing of Tariqs cousin. The beating was captured on video and quickly circulated around the world via news media and YouTube.
I was attacked by police. I woke up in the hospital, Tariq told CNN as he walked out of court in Jerusalem on Sunday.
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I am calling BS on this.
Israel doesn’t use tactics like this, I know MOSSAD can be brutal, but, setting a kid alight is not one of them.
What the video did NOT show is before the “beating” how this kid along with others were throwing rocks and attacking officers with knives..Meanwhile, I notice the media not even mention the three Israeli teens who were slaughtered by Hamas..gee, guess their lives don’t mean as much as Arabs
Like I said...Are there Israeli extremists? Sure.