16-year-old stabbed in Jerusalem pride parade succumbs to wounds


Three days after being critically wounded by an ultra-Orthodox man that went on a stabbing rampage at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade, Shira Banki, a 16-year-oldIsraeli teen succumbed to her wounds Sunday afternoon. Five other people were wounded in the attack. Police confirmed that the suspected stabber is Yishai Schlissel, a Haredi man from Modiin Ilit […]

Thousands across Israel protest violence, incitement


Thousands of people took part in rallies across Israel to protest Thursday’s stabbing attack at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride parade and the West Bank arson attack in which an 18-month-old Palestinian infant was killed. Nasser Dawabsheh, the uncle of the infant burned to death in the West Bank village of Douma, said at a rally in Tel […]

Shin Bet instructs Rivlin to file police complaint after threatened following Palestinian baby’s death


The Shin Bet has instructed the President’s Office to file a police complaint over threats made against President Reuven Rivlin, following his condemnation of the arson attack that killed an 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsheh in the West Bank last week. The Jerusalem District Police have yet to receive the complaint. Rivln harshly condemned the perpetrators of the arson […]

Wildfire forces Jerusalem suburb to evacuate some 700 residents


The Jerusalem suburb of Even Sapir was evacuated on Sunday morning, as a wildfire snaked through the rural town. Temperatures in the area were unseasonably high, threatening to top 100 degrees. Ten firefighting teams, including four planes, were dispatched to the area and to neighboring Ein Karem.  Just over a week ago, a large fire near […]

Jerusalem light rail operators strike over new working conditions


The Jerusalem Labor Court ruled that Sunday that municipal light rail operators must immediately end the strike they began that morning, after causing serious service disruptions in public transportation throughout the city. The conductors opened their strike in opposition to CityPass’ decision to implement a new schedule that would see a train depart every six minutes for most of the […]

Israeli lawmaker ‘comes out’ after Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade stabbing


A day after a stabbing attack at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade left six people wounded, an Israeli lawmaker from opposition party Zionist Union publicly disclosed his homosexuality in an op-ed about his sexual orientation, telling a local newspaper that he is part of Israel’s LGBT community. In an op-ed published Friday morning, MK Itzik Shmuli wrote that “one cannot […]

Palestinian baby reportedly burned to death after settlers set fire to home


A one-and-a-half year-old Palestinian baby was burned to death and three were seriously wounded late Thursday night after a house was set on fire in the village of Kfar Douma, near Nablus. According to Ghassan Douglas, the Palestinian Authority official in charge of monitoring settlement activity in the northern West Bank, several settlers threw firebombs into […]

At least 6 stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade


At least six people have been stabbed at Jerusalem’s annual Gay Pride Parade on Thursday. Two of the wounded were seriously injured, Magen David Adom emergency services reported, adding that another person sustained moderate injuries and another two were lightly to moderately wounded. Magen David Adom emergency services treated the victims on the scene, and they were […]