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Tariq Abu Khdeir Is Not Deterred: Despite Israeli Police Attack, He Plans on Returning to Palestine

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Tariq, tall and soft-spoken, is now safe and sound. His face, badly distorted by the beating delivered by two Israeli officers, is back to normal, though his mother says he still suffers from occasional headaches.


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Sheila D (194)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 5:49 pm
He needs to finish his education and do some more growing emotionally before he makes a life changing, and possibly fatal, decision like returning to Palestine. Just because he's American doesn't mean he won't go through something much worse if he returns, even if only for a wedding.

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 6:02 pm
I feel the same way Sheila, but I think familial ties and loyalty in most middle - eastern cultures are much stronger than we can imagine ~ especially for an idealistic teenager.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 7:50 pm
I too believe this young man should remain in the US to finish school but also to heal his emotional+psychological wounds. I admire his heart+courage...thanks Carrie

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 2:48 am
For the time being I believe he should stay in the USA,what he does later is up to him.

Kathleen Mireault (210)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 4:09 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. Am glad he's more-or-less OK. Have worked with many trauma survivors, including teens, and hope he can be persuaded to wait awhile before returning to the scene of the crime. He's a brave young man, and i admire his courage and resilience, but after that ordeal he has to have PTSD, in spades! As others have said, he needs to heal, to mature, to give himself the time and space to gain perspective, and a measure of inner peace.


Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 12:49 am
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