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Maan, Jordan – Militant Says Jordan Not Immune From Chaos

July 5, 2014 at 11:47 PM
Maan, Jordan - An al-Qaida linked Jordanian militant leader warned on Friday that the kingdom was "not immune" to the chaos befalling neighboring countries, although he acknowledged that a Sunni extremist group's recent declaration of a caliphate spanning Syria and Iraq was threatening to divide the jihadi movement. Mohammed al-Shalabi, a senior leader of ultraconservative Muslims known as...

Jerusalem – Intifada In The Age Of Social Media: Facebook Page Offers Guide On Confronting Israel

July 5, 2014 at 11:18 PM
Jerusalem - Palestinians wishing to riot against Israeli security forces can turn to social media, which has seen traffic increase substantially in recent days due to the tumult engulfing Israel and the territories. Now, a Facebook page entitled “People’s Committees to Confront the Occupation” is offering would-be rioters tips on how best to engage Israeli policemen and soldiers in...

Kiryas Joel, NY – Hasidic Jews Seeking To Expand Enclave Worries Some Residents

July 5, 2014 at 11:15 PM
Kiryas Joel, NY - Kiryas Joel is a fast-growing island of ultra-Orthodox Satmar Hasidic Jews in a suburban stretch of New York's Hudson Valley. Sidewalks are busy with mothers in head coverings pushing strollers, and kids' plastic trikes seem to outnumber cars. Now a petition to expand the densely settled village by annexing 507 acres of leafy lots nearby has heightened tensions with some...

Brooklyn, NY – NYC Firefighter Killed Battling Blaze At Williamsburg Housing Complex

July 5, 2014 at 11:02 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A blaze broke out on an upper floor of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise Saturday, trapping a New York City fire lieutenant who was overcome by smoke and later died. Lt. Gordon Ambelas died at a hospital late Saturday night after the he was pulled from the building unconscious, said department spokesman Frank Gribbon. Gribbon said the 40-year-old was unconscious and "in...

Ukraine – Pro-Russia Rebels Flee Stronghold Slovyansk

July 5, 2014 at 10:59 PM
Ukraine - Ukrainian troops forced pro-Russian insurgents out of a key stronghold in the country's embattled east on Saturday, a significant success that suggested the government may finally be making gains in a months-long battle against a spreading separatist insurgency. As rebels fled from Slovyansk, vowing to regroup elsewhere and fight on, President Petro Poroshenko hailed the recapture of...

Ramallah, West Bank – Violent Protests Spread To Israel After Burial Of Palestinian Teen

July 5, 2014 at 10:48 PM
Ramallah, West Bank - Violent protests sparked by the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager spread to Arab villages in Israel on Saturday, presenting a new challenge to the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel has stayed silent on the investigation into the death of an East Jerusalem youth who Palestinians believe was kidnapped and killed by far-right...

New York – Panhandlers Pose As Jews in Hasidic Communities

July 5, 2014 at 10:41 PM
New York - A brazed handful of beggars in New York have been posing as Orthodox Jews to panhandle Hasidic Jews neighborhoods in South Brooklyn. The impersonators don traditional garb, dressing in long skirts and head coverings before converging upon popular food markets ahead of Shabbat and other Jewish holidays, according to a New York Post report published on Saturday. The panhandler's...

Jerusalem – Israel Investigating Police Beating of American Cousin of Murdered Palestinian Teen

July 5, 2014 at 10:09 PM
Jerusalem - The United States called for speedy investigation of an incident in which it said a U.S. citizen of Palestinian descent appeared to have been badly beaten by Israeli paramilitary police during riots in East Jerusalem this week. Relatives told The Associated Press that Abu Khdeir's 15-year-old cousin Tariq, a U.S. citizen who goes to school in Florida, was beaten by police during...

Jerusalem – Autopsy: Teen Who Palestinian Say Was Killed By Israeli Revenge Attack Was Burned Alive

July 5, 2014 at 09:52 PM
Jerusalem - An autopsy showed an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was killed in a revenge attack was burned to death, officials said Saturday. Palestinian Attorney General Abdelghani al-Owaiwi said he received initial autopsy results from a Palestinian doctor who was present at the autopsy in Tel Aviv. He said it shows that 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, whose death has sparked...

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