TSO sends us a link from Fox News in regards to the arrest of US citizen 15-year-old Tariq Khdeir after his cousin 16-year-old Palestinian Abu Khdeir was found murdered last week following the murder of three Israeli teens. it looks like Tariq was arrested for shooting with his sling shot at Israeli police;
The State Department confirmed Saturday that American citizen Tariq Khdeir is being held by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem and called for an investigation into reports he was severely beaten while in police custody, amid escalating violence in the Middle East country.
As TSO points out, the dude has been in custody only a few hours and the State Department is looking into charges that he has been beaten by police. As far as I know, the US State Department hasn’t even mentioned to Mexican authorities the name of American citizen, Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi who has been held in Mexican prison for months and has reportedly been mistreated. And I don’t think Tahmooressi was throwing rocks at Mexican police.
I wonder why the disparity in the attention the two Americans are getting from the State Department?
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