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Sunday, July 06, 2014


by Charles Frederickson

Mohamed Abu Khdeir, the Palestinian teenager who was kidnapped and murdered on Wednesday in a suspected revenge killing by Israeli extremists, was burned alive after suffering a head injury, the Palestinian attorney general has claimed. --The Guardian, Jul. 5, 2014
Beaten Palestinian youth is U.S. citizen, cousin of murdered kidnap victim. Video shows the boy being beaten by three policemen; U.S. State Department calls for a 'credible investigation and full accountability for any excessive use of force.' State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki named the youth as Tariq Khdeir, 15. He was a cousin of Muhammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian whose burned body was found Wednesday in the Jerusalem Forest. Khdeir was visited by a U.S. consulate official, the statement said. --Nir Hasson and Haaretz, Jul. 6, 2014
A group of Israelis was arrested in what one official described as a revenge killing. Pledging that the perpetrators would “face the full weight of the law,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “We do not differentiate between terrorists.” --NY Times, July 6, 2014 

Taught baseless Avarice Animosity Animus
3 R’s: Revenge Retaliation Retribution
Rather than Respectful Reasonable Restraint
Tender mercy compassionate kindness love

Forced abduction burning humiliating torture
Barbaric heinous murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir
Innocent young Jerusalem victim warped
Mindset degrading extrajudicial avenging vigilantes

Hate crimes against humanity carried
Out by right-wing settler extremists
a.k.a. “price tag” repayments 400+
Conducted in 2013 largely un-prosecuted

Black eye for jaundiced eye
Makes myopic whole world blind
Don’t repay evil for evil
Abscessed tooth for infected truth

Tit-for-tat violence almost everyday occurrence
Wronged Muslim families brutalized villages
Feeling wrath of cruel power-mongers
Who’ll eventually face own karma

The best revenge is proving
Your can do/will do determination accomplishing
What naysayers declare you can’t
Doing it in superior manner

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