Category: killing

‘He was my whole world’: Palestinians mourn killing of cherished ones 0

‘He was my whole world’: Palestinians mourn killing of cherished ones

Gaza Strip – Nisma Abdelqader is in denial over her 18-year-old son’s death. Israeli soldiers shot Bilal al-Ashram, who was completing his last year of high school, in the head while he was participating in protests in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. With tears streaming out of her swollen eyes, Nisma described her first-born child as…

Sudanese teen sentenced to death for killing husband after rape 0

Sudanese teen sentenced to death for killing husband after rape

Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese woman, was sentenced to death by a court for stabbing to death a man she was forced to marry after he raped her. The death penalty for Hussein was confirmed by a judge on Thursday after her husband’s family rejected financial compensation and insisted on retribution. “The husband’s family received…

‘Double requirements’: Israel soldier will get 9 months for killing teen 0

‘Double requirements’: Israel soldier will get 9 months for killing teen

Relatives of an unarmed Palestinian teen killed by an Israeli officer four years ago have slammed a nine-month sentence handed by an Israeli court to the member of the security forces, saying it exposes how “unjust” Israel’s judicial system is. Israeli border police officer Ben Deri was filmed shooting dead Nadim Nuwarra in May 2014 during…

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Jammu policemen face charges over Asifa’s rape, killing

A retired government official and four policemen in northern India have been charged over the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in the country’s troubled Jammu and Kashmir state. The retired official, Sanji Ram, ordered his nephew and a policeman to kidnap the girl, Asifa, in January to terrorise members of her…

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Netanyahu praises Israeli military after killing of Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised Israel’s security forces after the killings of 17 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, just as international condemnation over the Israeli army’s use of live ammunition against protesters grows. In a statement on Saturday, Netanyahu thanked his troops for “guarding the country’s borders” and allowing “Israeli citizens to celebrate the…

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The usa’s guns: Made within the US, killing in Mexico

The massacre in Parkland, Florida and the massive protests it inspired have rightly highlighted how military-grade assault weapons, along with high-capacity magazines, should not be sold commercially. These types of rifles produce greater damage in their human victims, and their ease of rapid fire has made them a weapon of choice in mass shootings in…

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Russian transport plane crashes in Syria killing 32 aboard

A Russian transport plane crashed in Syria killing all 32 people on board and the aircraft reportedly wasn’t shot down, the defence ministry said. The Antonov-26 aircraft crashed at Russia’s Khmeimim airbase in Latakia province on Tuesday, Russian media quoted the ministry as saying. Initial information suggested the crash may have been caused by a technical…

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Eastern Ghouta residents ‘mock’ ceasefire as killing continues

Residents of Syria’s Eastern Ghouta are “mocking” a so-called ceasefire in the area, as bombardments by the Syrian government and Russia continue, according to doctors and local activists.  At least five civilians were killed on Thursday in attacks on several towns in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta – a suburb of the capital Damascus – activist Abdelmalik…