RT America -- September 2, 2014
Observers of the latest conflict in Gaza are accusing Israeli police of targeting a family, which includes multiple Americans, for being related to Muhammad Abu Khdeir, the 16-year-old who was reportedly burned alive by radical Israeli settlers. Police were captured on video viscously attacking Tariq Abu Khdeir, a 15-year-old American from Florida, the same week his 19-year-old cousin from Baltimore was arrested for participating in a protest over the killing of his relative. Many more in the family have also been arrested with no explanation given by Israeli authorities. Tariq and his family join RT’s Ameera David to discuss his ordeal, and the continuing mistreatment they are suffering.
The infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq may return to the spotlight if a judge grants a request to make 2,000 prisoner abuse photos public. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein on Wednesday ruled that the government had not presented a case compelling enough to keep the photos classified. Government lawyers now have one appeal remaining, which must be completed by September 8th. The original photos from the facility leaked to the media in 2004 caused a major headache for the military and government, who suddenly had to answer for why the Iraqi prisoners were being taunted, tortured and inhumanely cared for. RT’s Lindsay France has more on the ruling and what comes next for the photos.