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another person shown in the video is believed to be a british citizen david haines but it's really unclear who this person works for and how long he has been in captivity but as regards to stephen sokoloff we do know that he was captured in august last year by the isis in the town of aleppo while covering the slot between the syrian government and the anti-government forces it's interesting to note though that the steve inside life was of course a u.s. citizen and he was in the town of aleppo one it was controlled by the rebels by the end government forces. and now to israel where numerous neighborhoods in east jerusalem were engulfed in violence on saturday night hundreds of palestinians clashed with police and jewish residents according to israeli officials the violence was abruptly quelled by riot police equipped with stun grenades tear gas
and sponge bullets and there were no serious injuries or arrests made but now simians in east jerusalem are no stranger to arrests over the past several weeks police have arrested approximately five hundred fifty arabs for rioting and protests sparked by the heinous murder of sixteen year old mohammed adair mohammad was burnt to death by israeli settlers and what was seen as a revenge killing for the earlier murder of three israeli teens interesting lay many of those who have been arrested in the aftermath of his death are part of his own family you may remember this video going viral showing the brutal beating of another boy fifteen year old tara couple had their same last name same family park as a u.s. citizen and after days standing days in jail with no charges he was released and then returned to his home in tampa florida but others in his family haven't been so lucky one of his cousins in one thousand year old also named mohammed of coderre is
still being detained despite the fact that he too is a u.s. citizen many more in the family have also been arrested for reasons unknown to talk about their experience i was joined earlier by tara couple who dare himself along with his mother son and care florida chief executive director of shibley i first asked tarik what he was doing at the time of his arrest. well i was actually on the side of the stream watching the protest and i hearn soldiers come from behind me and a bunch of people were screaming so i panicked and then i began to run up the alley i was in and now and i began to run only so i had nowhere to go and i was panicking and and there was a fence next to me and i jumped that fence to get out of the way and i and i realized that they were coming after me and then i fell all over the fence and i
ran a little bit farther and that's when they slammed into the forward and began to beat me and absolutely nothing could justify that kind of very telling when israel is trying to justify brutally beating a child whose hands are restrained that's a lot about israel's policies right well i mean at the police what they did does not of course explain why you know tarp would have been be and now the pictures in the immediate aftermath of that are truly disturbing talk i want to ask you what happened after you were taken in did you receive any immediate medical attention. well i was being unconscious and then when i was unconscious they took me straight after the beating to jail and i was actually i will cope in jail blindfolded and with tied and leg coast so i could not make any movements and i will call been a slow and i went back into continent. and i'm conscious again
and again going on conscious because of how like how much pain i was going through and then i remember i stayed in for six hours in the jail and then i went and then they finally took me to the doctor for maybe two or three hours and then i came back to the jail the same night wow what point did they realize you were a u.s. citizen oh well i don't know which time that they realized but it didn't look like they cared because of how they reacted to to beating me and not caring at all. oh.
he's fit as you know happened well. we believe it was an act of retaliation by the israeli police. we got onto the airplane and then would when we got back to the u.s. as soon as we got back that's when we found out that they had gone in and ransacked the houses the house that we were staying in first and then that's when they took all the males. to jail. in that house and you know automatically our thoughts were you know it was an act of retaliation you know and how did they start yes go ahead. so i just wanted to say and then they went from one family house to the next you know continuing taking all the males in the households with no charges of course we've been staying in touch with the families and. you know
couple of family members have got now but a lot of them are still in and house and the other arrests which is getting more attention here in the u.s. is that of nineteen year old mohammed al had their life card he's also a u.s. citizen he was born in baltimore however he is yet to be released from your perspective why has his release been much more difficult to secure than tarik the reason really has been much more difficult to secure because of the lack of the media pressure i think the reason we were able to get tariq out so quickly is because there was a video that exposed to the world the absolute brutal treatment tariq received at the hands of the police and that was able to generate a lot of media pressure that really helped us in the u.s. politicians take action to pressure israel to release tarek so quickly and unfortunately or you know we don't have that same sort of evidence available right now with. how it could be although we know he was mistreated we know he's being
held wrongfully without any charges but because that video isn't there and that high level of pressure isn't there you know there's really covers moving a lot less fast in the case and i said in response israel has denied an allegation completely that this family is being targeted despite the fact that so many people have been arrested so many are still detained what do you make of the argument that they make which is that this is all just a coincidence that you know this is a large family in east jerusalem and it's pure coincidence this is a family that happens to be protesting and getting into the trouble. you know the facts speak for themselves the state department has gone on record expressing its concern that it's very clear that the government is taking retaliation against the could your family it wasn't enough that israeli extremists murdered mohammad could and then that is where the police subsequently tied the hands of tarkin brutally beat him but the night tariq and his parents left israel the israeli police just ran into the homes where they were staying rounded up
a lot of family members about forty fifty relatives of the people that they were staying with they ransacked the home and many of these people are still being held without charges you know if they had any justification to arrest them that there should be charges there should be transparency there should be a court process and right now that's completely lacking i think it's very clear that israeli government is taking retaliation against them what's also very clear is that the israeli government is mistreating the family simply because they sure are different ethnic origin and their religion than that which the israeli government supports because they're palestinians because there are a because they're muslim that they're going through what they're going and i think the u.s. government needs to make it very clear to the israeli government that it cannot keep treating an entire people differently simply because they show a different race or religion and that the israeli government cannot use u.s. funds to indefinitely detain them children and even beat them and hold them without charges and due process and talk i want to leave it with you i mean how does it feel knowing that you were released back here to the united states while many of your relatives who aren't u.s. citizens but you still identify with of course as being palestinian are still being
detained back at home while it makes me think and makes me think how they're feeling and i actually when i went to when i was. in prison. i really i couldn't believe what was happening to me and i couldn't believe what was going to happen next and all now that i'm home and i'm safe. and i still feel like. i have i have my family members that are suffering over there and they're being kept in june with no charges as a boy it's like the they don't deserve to be in jail we certainly do wish the best to you and your family unfortunately we run out of time but tarka because they're a long with his mother son and care florida chief executive director of house and shibley thanks so much for your time. tensions between russia and nato
countries high indeed even further over the weekend the north atlantic alliance announced plans to form a rapid response force capable of deploying in eastern europe within forty eight hours in response moscow said it will revise its military doctrine because of the new challenges to the national security of the country as heavyweight verbal exchange comes ahead of the upcoming nato summit to be held in the u.k. later this week the situation in ukraine is among the issues on the top of that agenda president obama who started today is for a four day you're a peon trip is scheduled to attend that summit meanwhile european officials proposed sweeping new sanctions on russia today as punishment for what they say is moscow's intervention in ukraine however not every european country is on board the prime minister of the czech republic has expressed concern that tightened ease sanctions could cause disproportionately high economic losses. also fierce
fighting between pro and anti-government forces in eastern ukraine has intensified causing more casualties among civilians who hans is one of those city subject to intensive fighting artie's maria fun ocean i spoke to the residents of that devastated city what many feared could happen happening. the constant bombardment of the guns has destroyed buildings empted street and populated basements every time we visit we find more people sheltering underground a cold and humid room three meters down is the only place these people feel safe but it seems like you or i can't even see that from the point you're still in the open like it's not the only one that was. only a few years into our world we need look for. you certainly.
this is a soviet era bomb shelter built during the cold war but until now it hadn't been used. because those. clashes are also intensifying around lugansk kiev's goal is to surround the city and cut off the anti-government forces from their bases people from the embattled areas surround in lugansk are among those seeking refuge from the fierce fighting which has overwhelmed their homes by the. good luck. to give it a stroke as. much a clash of weariness and within the confidence. for the op but a mission when the because family celebrate the birthday one of the younger members the also a good thing is that they have finally found some kind of safety and they will not
. give me a good as it is to worth it at all mamma both of the equipment a lot of people i said thank you are all just little and how did people. get and draw used to love playing war like all boys of his age class number a lot but not anymore. andries shows me what he found in the back yard after another shelling these tiny lethal metal guards sprayed from so-called shot shows internationally banned kids large scale military operation here in eastern ukraine has lost almost five months so phone as more destruction of schools and the casualties rise people's pain feeds the endurance and many fear when the guns fall silent ukraine will not be able to overcome the consequences of what has happened here. in eastern ukraine. however and has agreed to pay
one point one billion dollars in legal settlements over the devastating spill in the gulf of mexico in two thousand and ten this amount will cost mo cover most of the lawsuits brought against the oil giant for its role in the disaster on the b.p. platform that killed eleven people and cause catastrophic damage to the environment the settlement if approved by federal court will allow individuals and businesses to collect punitive damages through a special fund that will be set up the oil spill is the gulf of them in the gulf of mexico has brought hundreds of lawsuits against several companies resulting in b.p. paying twenty eight billion dollars to date and more payments are expected in the near future b.p. has recognized the cost of forty three billion dollars for the cleanup of the spill but the damage done to the environment cannot be as to mated and hard currency and
some ecologist say of the impact of the catastrophe will be felt for dozens of years. the controversial practices used at the abu ghraib prison in iraq may be returning to the spotlight a federal judge signal last week that he may order the u.s. government to release as many as two thousand photographs showing the torture of detainees in u.s. custody at a u.s. district judge alvin heller sine ruled that the department of defense had a failed to show how releasing those photos could endanger the lives of americans abroad to hash out this a little bit more earlier i was joined by artie's lindsey france and i first asked her what all the photos are expected to show. well if they're anything like the photos that were originally leaked to the public back in two thousand and four they would depict detainees to grave facility being treated very torturously
many of them appeared to be filthy some malnourished some beaten many covered in blood and their own waist some have had bags over their heads like the pictures we have seen stacked on top of each other and in other very painful looking poses and humiliating poses as well and there's two thousand of them in this trove that is being held so far so with two thousand of them yet to be released it's hard to imagine what we could next see that would be worse than what we've already seen and i understand that there's been a huge struggle to get these images released over the last several years these images were said to be released back in two thousand and nine why were they alternately how back. well originally back in two thousand and nine. nuri al maliki had asked the government to please hold him back because of the
widespread resistance in iraq to the american presence there and the upheaval the release could then cause was not something he thought would be a wise idea now this torture narrative was was coming out of prisons run by the u.s. abroad after the nine eleven attacks i was really groups like amnesty international that were hearing the testimony or or confessions of what many of these prisoners had experienced after they had been released the a.c.l.u. brought a lawsuit against the u.s. government demanding the release of images recordings videos of torture and then in two thousand and four when a handful of these images were released it really brought this argument to the forefront how dare the u.s. government act against its own principles and it was then in two thousand and five that judge hellerstein rather ruled that the government needed to release the
images but in two thousand and nine before those images could be released congress passed a law stating that the defense secretary could certify a three year ban on a release if he determined that the u.s. military and its personnel were in any way in danger because of the release of these images well in two thousand and nine that stuck and then in two thousand and twelve the next secretary of defense leon panetta attempted to issue another three year certification and the judge has now decided to revisit this case and just says listen with the passing of time we need to to look at this and you've really got to make a case for keeping these two thousand images away from the public eye i need more of a reason why. i it's you're in too much danger if these images are released in his writings. after he he made this decision just last week he said you know i've got
a problem with a secretary panetta not fully reviewing all two thousand of these images only a handful were looked at and then all two thousand were deemed unsuitable for public release i need i need more evidence from all of you so that's where it stands now and it looks as if if it's up to him these new images could be released to the public very soon as specially with a lot going on in iraq right now it's go cause for some concern again that was our t. correspondent lindsey france and that does it for now for more on the stories we covered go to youtube dot com slash r t america check out our web site r t dot com says usa follow me on twitter and ameri david and have a great night. examines the caribbean origin. story others. since joining the world right. to
u.s. trained and armed isis for i feel for the islamic state or whatever you want to call this new truly terrifying terrorist factions for the duration of the story i'm going to call them isis because why not so since we first heard of isis brand news outlets have been screaming that the us made them and while that sure sounds like an accusation held together with lots of questions and no answers others besides conspiracy theorists have arrived at this conclusion like the washington post in an article supposed to outline very clearly how the us has both trained and armed isis
burned decades now for far too long the us has been acting on an old premise that the enemy of my enemy is my friend so it ons or fund groups in the middle east hoping those groups will be able to beat other groups and thus defeat a mutual enemy but that's not how it works in the middle east you don't have to be a foreign policy expert to know that at this point that weapon is sold tangles after years of intervention in short term alliances by the whole world not just the us so knowing that an enemy is next to impossible it's the middle east for christ's sakes it's been a powder keg since the dawn of man civilization what one more airstrike is going to fix it give me a freight so anyway the article lays out very clearly just a few of the ways the new s. is responsible for isis it starts by pointing out how the us trained syrian rebels a fact substantiated over the last few months by the guardian reuters in
a million other. and according to abby uses a high level security commander of isis who spoke to the post all those syrian rebels have now joined isis others actually claim the u.s. actually has a secret military base interior to train rebels so that's how the u.s. trained isis as for how the u.s. armed isis uses goes on to explain that when the iraqi army flees from might this they leave all that military equipment in weaponry the u.s. gave me behind and isis just gives it up other members of isis had independently backed of all this information to also to back it up is common sense the u.s. is dumbed billions of dollars in weapons training and supplies into the middle east and this now has so much money and weaponry that it why will israel for being the most capable military power in the region but you don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to know that at least some of the u.s. is.