News

An attorney who was found dead Monday is the suspect in a shooting at US District Judge Esther Salas' home, the US Attorney's Office in New Jersey said Monday afternoon.

Salas' son was killed and her husband injured in the Sunday attack at the family's home in North Brunswick, New Jersey.

The FBI identified Roy Den Hollander as the "primary subject," and said that he is dead, the US Attorney's office said in a statement. Den Hollander was a lawyer who once argued a case before...

By order of the municipality of West Jerusalem, the Palestinian Abu Turki family, on Saturday, continued to self-demolish their two homes in the Jabal al-Mokabber village in occupied East Jerusalem, according to local sources.

The Abu Turki family told the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) that they began to demolish their two homes, on Friday evening, to having to pay the municipality “demolition fees” if the authorities were to knock down the homes.

The two homes are...

Israeli police detained Jerusalem governor Adnan Ghaith on Sunday in a raid on his home, according to a local NGO.

Police raided Ghaith’s home in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem and took him into custody, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center said in a statement.

It was not yet clear the reason for the arrest.

This is the third time the Jerusalem governor has been detained by Israeli forces this year. Ghaith had been briefly arrested in April and May.

Israeli forces...

The Israeli forces detained seven Palestinian civilians, over night Saturday, and Sunday morning, from across the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society reported.

Two Palestinian civilians, identified as, Amir Abu Zina, and Issam Al-Natsheh, were detained by the Israeli army, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

It added that in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, the Israeli soldiers detained two Palestinian civilians, identified as Ali Hussein Odeh,...

A new report by a British think tank said there could over 10 times the number of victims of modern slavery in the UK than previously estimated.

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) released a report estimating at least 100,000 victims – far more than the 10,000 estimated by the government in 2017.

Former Foreign Secretary William Hague wrote in the report: “Most people find it hard to believe that, nearly two hundred years after Britain formally abolished slavery, the terrible...

According to Palestinian figures, more than 700,000 Jewish settlers now live on 196 settlements across occupied West Bank.

Israeli settlers on Thursday vandalized Palestinian vehicles in a suspected “price tag” attack in the occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian official.

“Dozens of Jewish settlers stormed the town of Allubban near Nablus city and attacked Palestinian vehicles,” Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors settlement activities in the...

The Israeli forces detained today 18 Palestinians in raids throughout occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

It said forces detained three Palestinians from Isawiyyeh and Silwan neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and two more from the Jerusalem-area Beit Anan village located outside the Israeli-demarcated city s.

In the West Bank, the Israeli army detained three people in Ramallah, including a female university student and...

espite being called out numerous times by human rights organizations, the U.S.-backed YPG/PKK terrorists have insisted on trampling international law by forcibly recruiting four more children – two girls and two boys – within a week by kidnapping them from their families in Syria.

The four children, who were under the age of 16, were from the northeastern Syrian towns of Ain-al Arab, Qamishli and al-Darbasiyah. The families of 14-year-old Cudi Omar, 15-year-old Dijvar Juma, 15-year-...

A Libyan TV channel on Wednesday aired a footage of detention places where opponents were tortured by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia in Tarhouna city, southeast of Tripoli.

The video clip broadcast by the private February channel shows extremely narrow cells where prisoners can hardly sit inside in a squatting position.

The footage has sparked outrage on social media, with one user saying the cells looked like “Nazi concentration camps”, while another described them as “Libya...

Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes amounting to war crimes on schools, hospitals and markets in Idlib province, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday in a report that also condemned attacks by jihadist fighters.

They said that “indiscriminate bombardment” by pro-government forces, ahead of a March ceasefire brokered with Turkey, claimed hundreds of lives and forced nearly one million civilians to flee, which may amount to a crime against humanity.

The...

Israeli municipal staff today handed demolition orders against 30 Palestinian houses in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya under the pretext of construction without a permit, said a local activist.

Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, member of the local follow-up committee, said that staff of the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem delivered orders to demolish 30 Palestinian structures and houses in the neighborhood.

The municipality staff, Abu al-Hummus added, took photos for...

Authorities in western Germany are investigating 30,000 people suspected of taking part in a child abuse network.

Peter Biesenbach, Justice Minister for the North Rhine-Westphalia state, told reporters on Monday that the investigation's findings so far were "extremely disturbing".

"We need to recognise that child abuse is more widespread online than we previously thought", he added.

The probe was launched in October after police arrested a man in Bergisch Gladbach, near...

Number of Palestinians in Israeli prisons currently stands at around 5,000 detainees, says report.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said on Thursday that 95% of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons have suffered torture.

This came in a statement released by PPS ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture to be marked on June 26.

"Israel adopts multiple methods to torture detainees physically and psychologically, through a system of...

Israeli military bulldozers uprooted, early on Wednesday, dozens of long-standing olive trees in the northern Jordan Valley area of Al-Aghwar, in the occupied West Bank, as part of its illegal annexation plan of the entire area.

Mo’taz Bsharat, a Palestinian Authority (PA) official monitoring Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the Jordan Valley, told media outlets that a large Israeli military force, including police personnel, staff of the so-called Israeli Civil...

Israeli troops demolished, early on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian-owned home in the central West Bank town of Betunia, west of Ramallah.

Local sources said that a large Israeli military force, including a bulldozer, invaded Betunia town, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

They added that the soldiers forced out the inhabitants of the home, owned by Abdul-Aziz al-Froukh, before their military bulldozer began knocking it down.

The Israeli army claims that the home...