You don't seriously think of repairing that wreckage do you? It will be a miracle enough if the hard drive is sufficiently working she can get at the contents. Repairing the relationship between this young lady and the Israeli border police however is quite possible and all things considered I think she behaved admirably. I do not fault the Israelis for being extra careful at their borders - it is a price that must be paid for security. My lesson learned: Always back up your hard drive before going on a trip. Always.
Justice Ministry: Information examined by AG about Gal Hirsch didn't come from police (Haaretz)
from the article: Police shoot U.S. student's laptop upon entry to Israel