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Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager famed for slapping an Israeli soldier on camera, should have been shot, at least in the knee, deputy Knesset speaker Bezalel Smotrich (Habayit Hayehudi) wrote on Twitter April 21.

“In my opinion, she should have gotten a bullet, at least in the kneecap,” he wrote. “That would have put her under house arrest for the rest of her life.”

He was responding to journalist Yinon Magal, who had reposted the footage of Tamimi slapping the soldier...

Thousands of Arab Israelis rallied near the northern city of Haifa in a protest on the 70th anniversary of Israeli statehood, seen by Palestinians as a catastrophe, or Nakba in Arabic. 

Under the slogan “Your Independence Day is the day of our Nakba,” they gathered in the town of Atlit, about 12 kilometres (seven miles) south of Haifa.

Palestinians say the 174 residents of an Arab village at the site were forced out by Israel in the war that accompanied its foundation in 1948,...

Three Belgian companies are being prosecuted for exporting chemicals to Syria, one of which could be used in the production of sarin gas.

The firms say they acted with the seeming consent of Belgian customs between 2014 and 2016, but were subsequently alleged to have failed to apply for the permits that would protect them from falling foul of a current global ban on the exports.

According to a UK research group, Bellingcat, and a German non-profit organisation, Syrian Archive,...

The parents of terminally ill Alfie Evans have lost a legal fight to move their son to a hospital in Italy.

Tom Evans and Kate James had hoped to persuade appeal court judges that their 23-month-old son Alfie should receive life-support treatment abroad.

However, the family have lost their latest court battle, with judges Lord Justice Davis, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Moylan dismissing their appeal.

During the hearing in London, Paul Diamond, a lawyer...

Israel prevented a French mayor from entering the country due to his support of Palestinian.

Leclerc Patrice, the mayor of the Paris suburb of Gennevilliers, was blocked from entering Israel from Jordan, said a statement from the Interior Ministry.

Officials said the decision was taken after Israel's Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan deemed Patrice a BDS supporter.  

The Communist Party of France politician arrived at the Allenby Crossing in the West Bank together...

Three years after far-right activist Baruch Marzel was charged with assaulting a Palestinian, the court case stalledpartly because he didn't show up for hearings.

Three years after far-right activist Baruch Marzel was charged with assaulting a Palestinian, the court case has stalled in part because Marzel has simply not shown up for hearings.

On February 16, 2015 the Israel Police filed an indictment against Marzel for attacking Palestinian Issa Amru in Amru’s home in Hebron....

Thousands of Palestinians converged along the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel for the third Friday of ongoing protests against Israel’s decades-long occupation.

Protesters waved Palestinian flags -- and others set fire to Israeli ones -- while chanting pro-resistance slogans along the border fence.

The rallies began on Mar. 30, when tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered at different points along the border to demand that they be allowed to return to their homes in...

A day after a girl tried to set herself on fire outside the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's residence, alleging police inaction in her gang rape by a BJP MLA, her father died in police custody.

Following this, the Uttar Pradesh government suspended four police officers, including the Station House Officer of Makhi, Ashok Shukla, and three constables, and arrested four persons who were aides to the MLA.

Surendra Singh, whose daughter accused BJP legislator from Unnao Kuldeep...

Demonstrators vandalize the home of the DU vice-chancellor as sporadic clashes and running battles continue.

More than 50 people have been injured in violent clashes between police and students of various universities and job seekers, who have been demanding reformation of the existing quota system in government recruitment tests, at Shahbagh and Dhaka University (DU) areas.

An unknown number of protesters were also detained by police during the sporadic clashes and running...

he leader of Gaza’s ruling Hamas group and Israel’s prime minister staked out tough positions, making de-escalation on the Israel-Gaza border in the near future unlikely.

Since late March, 32 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds wounded by Israeli fire in mass border protests led by Hamas.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Sderot, an Israeli community near Gaza, and said Israel’s top priority is its security.

“We have one clear and simple rule and...

A video showing a portion of an Israeli interrogation session with jailed teen activist Ahed Tamimi was released to the public at a press conference in Ramallah, showing Israel's interrogation tactics on the then 16-year-old.

The video showed a portion of a more than two-hour interrogation session with the minor at Israel's Shaar Binyamin detention centre in the occupied West Bank on December 26. 

The Israeli interrogators used verbal threats and intimidation techniques to...

One of Italy’s largest mainstream newspapers has sacked a veteran journalist for daring to write that most of what is found in the papers today is fake news, because they “care nothing for the truth.”

In the most forceful paragraph of the essay in La Repubblica that cost him his job of 18 years, Piergiorgio Odifreddi wrote that “the majority of the news that goes to print or that is read online is obviously fake news: not only stories on religion and politics, which are sectors...

A coalition of 23 child advocacy, consumer and privacy groups have filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google is violating child protection laws by collecting personal data of and advertising to those aged under 13.

The group, which includes the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), the Center for Digital Democracy and 21 other organisations, alleges that despite Google claiming that YouTube is only for those aged 13 and above, it knows that...

Twitter has announced that it banned 274,460 accounts for promoting terrorism over the last six months of 2017.

The number of bans reported in the twice yearly transparency report marks a 8.4% decrease on the six months previous as part of what Twitter celebrated as "the positive, significant impact of years of hard work".

As with its report last year, the majority of these accounts (93%) were automatically removed by the social media company's internal tools, and 74% were...

Innocent people held by YPG/PKK in their torture chambers have spoken about the horrors they faced when Afrin, northwestern Syria, was under control of terrorists.

According to a TRT Kurdi report, terrorists did not even spare children and women at their so-called prison in Racu district, which was recently liberated by Turkish-backed troops during Operation Olive Branch.

The report showed the “black dungeon" where terrorists brutalized Syrians. Free Syrian Army (FSA) Cmdr....