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Israeli who murdered Palestinian teen convicted

  By: Ori Lewis Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli man convicted of murdering a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, a crime that helped trigger the 2014 Gaza war, was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison. Jerusalem District Court sentenced Yosef Haim Ben-David, who organized the killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair, to  life, which in Israel usually means around 25 years, and an additional 20 years for other counts, to be served consecutively. Two Jewish youths who helped Ben-David abduct the teen, who was bludgeoned, strangled and burned alive, were sentenced in February, one to life imprisonment and the other to 21 years. All three...

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Followers of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr gather at Grand Festivities Square within the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraq: Sadr protesters relent, ISIS bombs kill scores

By: Stephen Kalin and Ahmed Rasheed Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Protesters camped out in Baghdad’s Green Zone for 24 hours left the heavily fortified government district on Sunday after issuing demands for political reform but they pledged to return by the end of the week to keep up the pressure. Iraq has endured months of wrangling prompted by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s attempt to replace party-affiliated ministers with technocrats as part of an anti-corruption drive. A divided parliament has failed to approve the proposal amid scuffles and protests. Deep frustration over the deadlock culminated in a dramatic breach on Saturday of the...

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UN: “lethal escalation” of violence in Syria, Aleppo being crushed

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Escalating violence across Syria which has seen a fragile truce agreement unravel and peace talks collapse could release new levels of horror, the UN human rights chief said on Friday, April 29 saying all parties have shown a “monstrous disregard” for civilian lives, Reuters reports. “The cessation of hostilities and the Geneva talks were the only game in town, and if they are abandoned now, I dread to think how much more horror we will see in Syria,” Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said in a statement, urging all sides to step back from a return to all-out war. “The violence is soaring back to the levels we saw prior to...

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