"Saber Al-Aloul, the director of the Palestinian forensic institute, attended the autopsy which was carried out by Israeli doctors in Tel Aviv.
Al-A’wewy said Al-Aloul had reported fire dust material was found in Khudair’s respiratory canal which meant “the boy had inhaled this material while he was burnt alive.”
Burns covered 90 per cent of the surface of the body. The head suffered a cut. Samples like liquids and tissues were taken for more lab examinations to complete the legal medical report." Irish Times
"“It’s safe to say the likelihood of violence in Israel is lower than it is in large cities in the United States,” he said. “I don’t think my general advice is any different from my advice when she went to college in New York: Avoid dangerous situations and don’t behave recklessly. I really don’t think one tragedy, no matter how horrific, should impact the decision to send a child to Israel, or to visit it yourself.”
Bernice Cohen said that when her son, Isaac, goes to Israel, she will feel that he is surrounded by people who will look out for him and protect him. But that doesn’t mean she is free of worry.
The Cohen family members are dual citizens of Israel and the United States, and when they lived in Israel, their home was in a neighborhood not far from the high school that the slain Israeli teenagers attended. Her back yard, she called it." Washpost
Apparently the Palestinian boy was burned alive by his abductors. The Israeli police are interviewing his relatives. Rumor in East Jerusalem has it that they are trying to establish a case against one or more of the boy's kin in the matter of his death. Police are reported to have asked his women relatives if the dead boy was homosexual. If that could be claimed then a case could be made that family "honor" caused relatives to kill him as relatives sometimes kill women who are thought to have disgraced the family. That judgment would be welcome and self justifying for many who do not wish to accept responsibility for anything that happens to "the Arabs," as they are commonly called in Israel.
The Occupied Territories approach open and total revolt in a third intifada (rebellion). Such a struggle would be damaging to both Israelis and Palestinians. Bibi frets over "de-legitimization" of Israel in the world? Broadcast images of Israeli troops and police beating and shooting teen-agers will not help Israel's place in the world. There was TV coverage today of Israeli police beating a 15 year old who happens to be a US citizen. Americans are tiring of their "little friend." Another intifada will accelerate that process.
And then there is the story of these Jewish American middle class people in the Washington area Maryland ghetto. Many of them are dual nationals as was the kid beaten by Israeli police. They profess to believe that Israel is a safe place. Well, Herzliya Petua is probably safe. Ashkelon and similar places are probably safe but much of the country will not be safe at all in an intifada.
The young man in the photo is going to Israel to attend a military school and then join the IDF. This sounds like another Michael Oren in the making.
We should put a end to the law that allows dual nationality. pl