Over the past few weeks, at least 18 Palestinians and three Israelis have been killed in the occupied Palestinian territories. Although President Barack Obama rightly condemned the tragic killing of the three Israeli teenagers, the Palestinian victims have been largely reduced to faceless, nameless statistics who do not elicit comparable reaction.
The exception is the case of Tariq Abu Khdeir, an American high school sophomore and cousin of 16-year-old Mohammad Abu Khdair, who was abducted by Israelis and then burned to death. Tariq was visiting his relatives in Jerusalem and was captured on video being beaten unconscious by Israeli police. But his beating might only have become public because he is an American.… Seguir leyendo »