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Israeli occupation forces shot an “unarmed and suicidal” 12-year-old girl in an incident initially reported by the Israeli media as a failed stabbing attack.

According to Defence for Children International – Palestine (DCIP), Bara Esawi was shot three times in the leg “for failing to halt at Eliyahu checkpoint near Qalqilya, northwest of Ramallah in the West Bank, on September 21.”

Esawi was only carrying school books in her backpack when she was shot, and told DCIP that “she...

The North Dakota state capitol is reportedly under a lockdown order while more than a dozen people were arrested for protesting against the Dakota Access pipeline. According to witness accounts shared on Twitter, dozens of people gathered on a lawn outside the state capitol building in solidarity with protesters against the $3.8 billion pipeline, which is being constructed by Energy Transfer Partners.

There have reportedly been at least 14 people detained, including members of clergy...

Belgium's response to the threat of terrorism has been "heavy handed" and "cruel," and suspects have often suffered abuse from police, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report published Thursday.

The rights group said police abused suspects and placed them in prolonged isolation, suspended passports and scrutinized phone and email logs without approval.

"Belgium has worked hard this past year to prevent further attacks, but its law and policy responses have been undermined by...

nesty International, a campaign group which has accused the Kremlin of violating human rights with its bombing campaign in Syria, was ejected from its Moscow office on Wednesday.

The Moscow city government, from which Amnesty leased the premises in central Moscow, said the group was behind on the rent, but Amnesty said it had documents to prove it was up to date with payments.

Staff at the Moscow office arrived at work to find the locks had been changed, official seals had been...

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said that Israel is currently detaining 25 Palestinian journalists, seven of whom are imprisoned under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial.

According to IMEMC, Israeli Authorities are holding seven journalists under Administrative Detention, without charges or trial, except for the alleged “secret files,” that neither the detainees nor their lawyers have access to.

One of those is Malek al-Qadi, a...

KKK, neo-Nazis and militias plan to monitor urban polling places and suppress the black vote.

Neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin plans to muster thousands of poll-watchers across all 50 states. His partners at the alt-right website “the Right Stuff” are touting plans to set up hidden cameras at polling places in Philadelphia and hand out liquor and marijuana in the city’s “ghetto” on Election Day to induce residents to stay home. The National Socialist Movement, various factions of the Ku...

Six Palestinian fishers in Gaza were fired upon and seized by the Israeli occupation navy this morning, Tuesday 1 November. Despite an announcement last week that the Palestinian fishing zone was being “expanded” by the occupation’s naval forces to nine nautical miles, the two fishing boats were attacked by Israeli gunboats in four nautical miles of the coast of Beit Lahiya, in the north of Gaza, the same day the “expanded” fishing zone was to go into effect. It should be noted that this “...

The journalist named Gaspard Glanz, a founder of Taranis News , was taken into custody while he was taking photo of Police Violence in Calais Jungle.

He said he was shocked, and he considers this incident against freedom of press. He was kept under surveillance for 30 hours. He was released on 27th October. However then, he wasn't allowed to enter Calais refugee camp.

Rwanda has released a list of 22 senior French army officers. It says knowingly aided the planning and execution of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis.
The list released by the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) is likely to escalate the tiff between Kigali and Paris, in the wake of the reopening of investigations by France into the shooting down of a plane carrying President Juvenal Habyarimana.
The move to revive the probe has angered Rwanda, which has...

On 27th October, Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank threw stones at Palestinian schoolchildren in the village of al-Tuwani. Shared video shows, the soldiers lob stones towards the children, including with a slingshot.
According to the video, they are the ones who are supposed to protect the children from attacks by Israeli settlers in the area. Al-Tuwani is a village in the South Hebron Hills area of the occupied West Bank, where thousands of Palestinians living in dozens of...

Women in the international aid industry have recounted their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in a new survey of more than 1,000 female workers in the humanitarian sector.

The results of the self-report survey, published on Tuesday by the Humanitarian Women’s Network, revealed that 55% of those questioned said they had suffered sexual advances from a male colleague at least once.

The research is the first of its kind and suggests that sexual harassment and abuse...

Near Standing Rock, North Dakota on Oct. 22, armed police corralled and arrested more than 140 people seeking to protect themselves, their cultural heritage and the health of the planet on the site where contractors bulldozed the peoples’ ancestral burial ground to make way for the construction of an oil pipeline.

Jihan Hafiz, a journalist for The Intercept who was among the arrested, filmed the clip above, which is among the most compelling eye-level footage of the months-long...

A multi-unit building in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan was demolished today, leaving an extended family of 30 Palestinians – mostly children – homeless.

The building was demolished after the Jerusalem municipality rejected the family’s attempts to obtain building permits for nine years.

Early this morning, Israeli municipality and police forces raided Silwan, south of the Old City, and completely surrounded the Al-Jisr area to carry out the demolition of...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection wants to start collecting “information associated with your online presence” from travelers from countries eligible for a visa waiver, including much of Europe and a handful of other countries. Earlier this summer, the agency proposed including a field on certain customs forms for “provider/platform” and “social media identifier,” making headlines in the international press. If approved by the Office of Management and Budget, the change could take effect as...

A Turkish man died after German police officers punched and pepper-sprayed him in a brawl in front of his ex-wife's house last week.

According to reports on the incident that became public this weekend, 31-year-old Taner Demirçivi arrived at his ex-wife's house in Bielefeld on Oct. 14 and the two started arguing.

Neighbors heard the argument and called the police and the arriving unit went to Demirçivi's ex-wife's apartment.

Demirçivi reportedly answered the door and...