Woman arrested after firefighters find her newborn baby in apartment building drain

The mother escorted by police 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with attempted murder related charges after the fire department found her newborn baby in the drain, according to police reports in Spain.

Police said that the woman in Spain has been arrested for attempted murder after her newborn baby was rescued by firefighters in the drain hole of a building, the Ministry of the Interior said this week.

The incident occurred Sunday in the neighborhood of Virgen del Carmen in Alicante.
The baby was found with its umbilical cord still attached and is in serious condition with forearm fractures. His injuries were not considered life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery.

Police believe the woman gave birth on Friday and tried to get rid of the baby by tossing the boy into a drain hole.
Firefighters were called when a neighbor thought she heard a crying cat.

The neighbor soon realized that the crying sounds were those from a child. Police said that the woman told them she did not want the baby, and that she had no money for an abortion.

This was not the first time that a baby was rescued from a drain. As we reported earlier, a mother told police that she accidentally flushed her newborn baby down the toilet after being detained for questioning, according to a statement released by police in China.

The mother of the Chinese newborn, was present during the rescue attempt, which took rescue workers about two hours to complete, but she did not admit giving birth to the baby until she was confronted by police.

Police in Dushikuaibao became suspicious when they found baby toys and bloodstained toilet paper in the rented room of the 22-year-old woman, in the building where the rescue occurred.
The woman confessed to police when asked to undergo a medical check up.

The woman told police she could not afford an abortion and secretly delivered the child in the toilet. She said she tried to grab the baby, but the baby slipped into the sewer line.

The woman is a high school graduate who works at a restaurant in the province of Zhejiang, Jinhua City. She said she became pregnant after a one-night stand with a man who later refused to take any responsibility. She did not reveal her pregnancy to her parents. She said she wanted to raise her child, but had no idea how to.

Firefighters were called to the apartment building in the area of ​​Jinhua Pujiang to rescue the child, who was trapped in a sewage pipe just below a squat toilet in one of the public toilets in the building.

The baby, who weighed about 5 pounds, had a low heart rate and some minor abrasions to the head and limbs, but was mostly unharmed. The placenta was still attached.
Dushikuaibao police said the mother was present during the rescue and expressed concern about the child.

Woman, 60, killed from runaway shopping cart at supermarket

The runaway shopping cart 
By: Shifra Unger

A woman was killed after a shopping cart slammed into her while shopping at a local supermarket, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Police said that the incident occurred inside a supermarket in Shanghai, China, to a woman, 60.
In the video, the woman is seen taking her shopping cart down an escalator when a cart loaded with fifteen cases of drinks came flying down the stairs behind her.

The runaway shopping cart belonged to two men, who used their own carts rather than one that was designed for the escalator. Lianhua supermarket carts are designed to attach to the ridges on the surface of the escalator.

In the video, the woman is seen walking off the escalator in a calm manner, until a split second before the out of control shopping cart was directly behind her.

She turned around to check out what the noise was all about and was immediately crushed into a pillar.
Other shoppers rush to her aid, and removed some debris. She was rushed to a hospital, but succumbed to her injuries.
The two men were not charged with any crime so far.

Ancient road from the Roman Empire found in Jerusalem

The Roman Empire road in Jerusalem 
By: David Ross

An ancient 1,800-year-old road used by Roman Empire forces was discovered in Jerusalem, Israel, according to a statement released by Israeli archaeologists.

The Israel Antiquities Authority said that archaeologists recently unearthed a well-preserved stretch of an old Roman Empire road linking Jerusalem and Jaffa.

The discovery was made in an archaeological dig near the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina two weeks ago, before placing drainage tubes in the neighborhood, the Israel Antiquities Authority said.

"Several segments of the road were excavated previously by research work by the Israel Antiquities Authority, but this finely preserved section of the road has not been found in the city of Jerusalem, until now," David Yeger, who is the director of the excavation, said.

The 8 meter, or 26 foot road, was built from large flat stones fitted together to create a comfortable surface for walking, the Israel Antiquities Authority said.

"The Romans invested a lot of resources in order to make sure that their roads are comfortable. They invested large sums of money and used the most advanced technological means of that time in order to link all roads throughout the Roman Empire," Yeger said.

Chicago looks to Israel to cure its water crisis

Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the signing ceremony 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) The City of Chicago is looking towards Israel for help in curing its water shortage.

A research initiative between the University of Chicago and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University, enjoyed some rare political star power as both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a signing ceremony in Jerusalem to celebrate the new agreement.

The two schools will soon begin funding a number of research projects aimed at creating nanotechnology that address water scarcity in arid climates. The aim of the project is to find new materials and processes for making fresh, clean drinking water more abundant and less expensive by 2020.

"We believe it is essential for leading scientists to address the challenges of water resources worldwide, and which will only worsen over time," University President Robert J. Zimmer said in a statement. "Our purification challenges of the Great Lakes right now are different from the challenges facing some of our colleagues at Ben-Gurion, but our combined experience will be a great asset in transforming emerging technologies into innovative solutions that may have applications beyond local issues,” he also said.

Zimmer signed the agreement with Ben-Gurion President Rivka Carmi, in a ceremony at the President's residence in Jerusalem.
The event marked Rahm Emanuel’s last public appearance in Israel, where he traveled earlier this month to celebrate the bat mitzvah of his youngest daughter, Leah. During his trip, Emanuel also spoke at the Israeli Presidential Conference along with former President Bill Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

He was scheduled to leave Israel on Sunday. In the video below you can see Mayor Rahm Emanuel attending a public question and answer conference in Israel.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Israeli hospitals to offer Islamic prayer rooms for Muslims

Muslims praying 
By: Eva Fett

Soon, Muslim patients and Muslim visitors in Israeli hospitals will be able to attend Islamic prayer service after the Israeli court urged Israeli hospitals to designate a room, which will accommodate Muslims who wish to pray, according to a statement released by the Israeli court.

Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday urged the country's Health Ministry to ensure that state hospitals provide prayer rooms for non-Jews, such as Muslims and Christians.

The decision was taken after a debate on a petition filed by Muslims who said they felt discriminated against for not having a Muslim prayer room at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital.

The Ministry of Health would have to construct these places of worship at six major hospitals: Hospital of Tel Aviv, Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, Sheba Medical Center and Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

Hospitals will have 18 months in which to build the prayer rooms, according to the court's ruling.
A Muslim activist said that he is very happy with the court’s decision.

Jewish U.S. Teens Awarded $1.5 million for Taking on Poverty, Autism and Teen Empowerment

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) The Helen Diller Family Foundation today announced the recipients of the 2013 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards.

Ten young leaders in volunteerism will each receive $36,000 in recognition of their leadership, innovation and commitment to making the world a better place. Now in its seventh year, the program has granted a total of nearly $1.5 million to further the vision of 40 Jewish teens.

This is the inaugural year that the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards have been offered nationally, recognizing teens both inside and outside of California. It is also the first year the Jewish Federations of North America has been an active partner promoting the awards program among Jewish Community Federations across the United States.

From San Francisco to Hastings-on-Hudson, each of these 2013 recipients have demonstrated a commitment to tikkun olam, a central precept of Judaism meaning to repair the world. The teens have provided unique solutions to some of our world’s most critical social issues by developing projects that support social justice, equality and education, environmental sustainability and engagement opportunities for their peers. Recipients of the 2013 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards are:

· Jake Bernstein, 19, St. Louis, MO: VolunTEENnation – a nonprofit that connects youth with available volunteer opportunities across the country.

· Skylar Dorosin, 18, Palo Alto, CA: Project 2020 – a program that teaches swimming and water polo to girls from low-income communities, boosting their self-confidence and fostering friendships.

· Ellie Dubin, 17, Beverly Hills, CA: Kesem Shel Shir – a musical theatre program that fosters self-esteem, collaboration and language skills for underprivileged American and Israeli children.

· Jordan Elist, 18, Beverly Hills, CA: Save a Bottle, Save a Life – a program that collects bottles and cans and uses the CRV proceeds to support the work of food pantries.

· Ben Hirschfeld, 19, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: Lit! Solar – a project that supports children’s health and literacy, using a revolving fund to replace dangerous kerosene lamps with safe solar lanterns.

· Ido Kedar, 17, West Hills, CA: Ido in AutismLand – an awareness initiative that provides first-hand insight into the hidden realities of those living with nonverbal autism for educators, families and others.

· Talia Leman, 18, Waukee, IA: RandomKid – a website that provides tools and resources for youth to launch and lead their own community service projects and endeavors.

· Nick Lowinger, 15, Cranston, RI: Gotta Have Sole – a foundation that donates new footwear to children living in homeless shelters across the country.

· Max Wallack, 17, Natick, MA: PuzzlesToRemember – a nonprofit that designs, collects and distributes puzzles to serve as therapeutic tools for those living with Alzheimer’s.

· Talia Young, 18, Lafayette, CA: Looking for Home – a poetry club that works to empower high school students with confidence and eliminate stereotypes.

“I’m so gratified to be able to support the creativity and passion of these remarkable teens. And I hope the Awards will inspire teens—and adults—to take action to improve the world around them,” said Helen Diller, president of the Helen Diller Family Foundation. “We are so pleased that beginning this year we are able to recognize teens not just from California, but from across the entire U.S. and that our contribution will support the teens’ important work and impact."

Past Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award recipients have engaged with world leaders and been acknowledged for their social action service by prestigious institutions, including the Clinton Global Initiative and the White House. Whether it’s providing school supplies for 14,000 children in Haiti or implementing sustainable solar energy systems for schools that save one million dollars annually, these teens aren’t waiting until they “grow up” to be entrepreneurs and philanthropists.

“The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize some of our nation’s brightest Jewish teens for taking action that brings about meaningful social change,” said Jerry Silverman, president and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America. “We congratulate the 2013 recipients and applaud the Helen Diller Family Foundation for focusing community attention on teens making a real difference in the world.”

The 2013 recipients were selected by committees of educators and community leaders from across the United States. Candidates completed a detailed application describing their projects, goals, inspirations and challenges, fundraising tactics and ultimate accomplishments. Eligible applicants were United States residents, between 13 and 19 years old who self-identify as Jewish. A celebratory luncheon honoring the teens will be held in San Francisco on Monday, August 26, 2013.

2013 DILLER TEEN TIKKUN OLAM AWARD RECIPIENTS AND THEIR PROJECTS:
Jake Bernstein (St. Louis, MO): Connects Kids with Volunteer Opportunities Across the Country
Inspired by the overwhelming support his family received during his father’s military deployment, Jake Bernstein developed a passion for volunteering at a young age, but he found that very few volunteer activities existed for teens and tweens. Motivated to create more opportunities, he recruited his peers to lead one-on-one sports clinics for more than 575 youth with special needs—starting with one tennis clinic and growing into an ongoing initiative that is spreading across the country. Through his success with the clinics, Jake and his sister created a nonprofit and website volunTEENnation.org that connects teens with available volunteer opportunities and encourages organizations to allow teen participation. Countless teens contribute to the website, promote volunteer opportunities and are involved with its ambassador and intern program. Through social media, volunTEENnation has made connections with local, national and international schools and nonprofit organizations. Jake continues to broaden his work to match teens with volunteer and service-learning opportunities and support youth-led service projects worldwide.

Skylar Dorosin (Palo Alto, CA): Athlete Gives Confidence to Young Girls Through Water Polo
A competitive water polo player, Skylar Dorosin knows first-hand how sports can foster self-confidence and self-esteem. After participating in a water polo tournament in a working-class Los Angeles suburb, Skylar realized that some of her neighboring communities did not have the resources to support athletic programs. In 2010, she created Project 2020 to give young girls from lower-income communities the opportunity to be a part of a team, to learn how to swim and to play water polo—building their self-esteem and encouraging them to work together. To date, Project 2020 has worked with more than 250 girls throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with more than 50 teenagers coaching and mentoring participants, including four-time Olympian Brenda Villa who has joined the program full-time. Skylar and Brenda work together to expand the program; most recently they partnered with the East Palo Alto YMCA, and they are gearing up now for an after-school tutoring program.

Ellie Dubin (Beverly Hills, CA): Musical Theatre Orchestrates Harmony on Stage with U.S. and Israeli Youth
Passionate about teaching and performing arts, Ellie Dubin created a student-run musical theatre program called Kesem Shel Shir (the Magic of Music) for students at public schools with little or no arts programming. She began by directing 20 elementary school students from Los Angeles in a production of Cinderella. Over the course of eight weeks, they covered acting, singing and choreography, as the students built community, self-confidence and respect for one another. Ellie’s deep-rooted connection with Israel inspired her to forge a partnership with the Youth Renewal Fund to run a similar two-week program for middle school students in Ramla. She used theatre not only to foster harmony in that religiously diverse community, but also as a vehicle to improve English-speaking skills for the 22 participating students. This summer, Kesem is bringing its program to elementary school students at a small rural school in Costa Rica. Ellie also hopes to train other teens in the Los Angeles area to lead the program and plans to create a template for future Israeli programming as well.

Jordan Elist (Beverly Hills, CA): Feeds the Hungry, One Recycled Bottle at a Time
Jordan Elist spent several summers volunteering at his local food bank. One day when food was running low, the organization was forced to give families a short supply of groceries—this was a transformative moment that inspired the creation of Save a Bottle, Save a Life. The nonprofit provides canned food donations to local food banks, raising 5 to 10 cents at a time through the collection and recycling of bottles and cans. He has engaged his whole community in this effort, collecting recyclables from house to house. Save a Bottle, Save a Life has raised $22,500 with seven teens now collecting weekly recyclables from 180 homes. Jordan has transformed countless bags of cans and bottles into nearly 30,000 pounds of canned goods distributed to 400 clients of partner food banks. He routinely advocates and presents at schools to encourage teens to start similar programs, working to inspire more people in his community and abroad.

Ben Hirschfeld (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY): Uses Power of Sun for Literacy – Gives Students Light to Learn By
During a Jewish holiday that promotes devoting time to study, Ben Hirschfeld learned that students in the developing world have to study by the light of kerosene lamps, which put them at risk for burns, asthma, pneumonia and breathing in toxic carcinogens. With the vision and desire to improve health and literacy among youth worldwide, Ben was inspired to help them gain access to clean, healthy light. In 2009, he created Lit! Solar—a revolving micro-finance fund that helps families replace their dangerous kerosene lamps with safe, emission-free solar lanterns. Lit! Solar has worked directly with youth to produce a solution that works best for them, providing the benefits of solar lanterns to more than 10,000 people, which has prevented thousands of tons of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Growing his team and his program, Ben plans to expand Lit! Solar to reach more than 20,000 people and extend outreach to new schools throughout the world.

Ido Kedar (West Hills, CA): Teen Gives a Voice to the Voiceless Living with Severe Autism
Ido Kedar suffers from non-verbal autism. Growing up, he could not communicate and was presumed to have very limited comprehension. At the age of seven, when his mother held her hand over his to address birthday invitations, she noticed that he was writing independently under her hand. This breakthrough led Ido down a unique educational path that allowed him to communicate—he now uses an iPad to express himself freely. Eager to help his peers escape their own “silent prisons,” Ido began a written journey that he calls Ido in Autismland—an effort that has helped change the way parents, educators and researchers think about severe autism. Ido has pushed himself beyond his comfort zone to share his story with UCLA Medical School students, at Autism Society events and at numerous other forums. He collaborates with the Moses-Aaron Cooperative, which pairs speaking teens with non-verbal autistic youth so their written words can be shared aloud. Ido has published a book, Ido in Autismland, which has been assigned as required reading in California State University, Northridge education classes. He also blogs regularly to reach an ever-expanding audience of autistic individuals, parents and professionals to inspire and educate.

Talia Leman (Waukee, IA): Visionary Unites and Empowers Youth with the Tools to Give Back
In 2005, instead of trick-or-treating for candy, 10-year-old Talia Leman decided to trick-or-treat for change to fundraise for Hurricane Katrina/Rita relief. She then asked her classmates to do the same, and her idea spread via national news coverage and her little brother’s outward opposition. Talia was able to unify 4,000 school districts across the country to collectively raise more than $10 million. She quickly realized the power of her peers and worked to establish the nonprofit RandomKid, a website that provides youth with the tools and resources they need to formulate and develop community service projects by sharing possible ideas, strategies and funding opportunities. RandomKid has facilitated the efforts of 12 million youth from 20 countries bringing aid on four continents, reporting $11 million for youth’s causes and delivering a 100%-1,000% return for every dollar invested. Talia’s next venture is to create a RandomKid mobile app so kids can use their smartphones to access these tools from anywhere.

Nick Lowinger (Cranston, RI): Helps Homeless Children Across the Country to Step Forward
When five-year-old Nick Lowinger visited a homeless shelter, he was surprised to find that many children did not have properly fitting shoes, if they had shoes at all. This experience stayed with him, and at age 12, as part of his community service project for his bar mitzvah, he created the Gotta Have Sole Foundation so that throughout his lifetime, he could provide new footwear to children in homeless shelters. Since launching Gotta Have Sole just three years ago, Nick has gathered more than 1,000 volunteers to help him donate new shoes to more than 9,000 children living in homeless shelters in 15 states across the country. Gotta Have Sole has partnered with footwear manufacturers, coordinated shoe drives and organized fundraisers to provide homeless youth with comfortable shoes to call their own. As a result, they have the self-confidence to attend school more regularly and participate in extracurricular activities alongside their peers. Nick is expanding the reach of his nonprofit to encompass 10 additional U.S. states by the end of 2013. He has also recently launched SOLEdiers, an initiative that provides veterans with a dignified way to purchase new shoes; and Serving Love, a project that equips disadvantaged youth with the active footwear they need to participate in sports.

Max Wallack (Natick, MA): Pieces Together Puzzles to Confront the Global Alzheimer’s Epidemic
Max Wallack witnessed his great-grandmother’s decline with Alzheimer’s first-hand, and as he strove to help make life easier for her, he discovered that puzzles had a therapeutic effect and contributed to her sense of accomplishment. After she passed, he launched PuzzlesToRemember to give other Alzheimer’s patients an opportunity to feel the same therapeutic relief his great-grandmother felt. To date, Max has raised significant funds and coordinated countless collection drives to support the distribution of more than 23,000 puzzles to 2,000 nursing facilities around the world. Through PuzzlesToRemember, Max has involved hundreds of students in community service and partnered with a major puzzle manufacturer to create specialized puzzles tailored to the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s. A 17-year-old junior studying neuroscience at Boston University, Max is actively researching Alzheimer’s and will be presenting findings at an upcoming conference. He will also soon complete work on a book that aims to teach children about Alzheimer’s.

Talia Young (Lafayette, CA): Creates Art, Creates Community – Helping Teens Bond through Poetry
Talia Young saw her peers struggling with depression, eating disorders and the pressures of high school. She saw her classmates trapped in silence, with no constructive outlets for conversation. Inspired by her Jewish upbringing and its focus on the transformative power of community, Talia created a spoken word club entitled Looking For Home to nurture a supportive environment where teens could express themselves freely. As the visionary behind Looking For Home, Talia facilitated a high school poetry club and workshop series that enabled students to discuss serious issues in their lives and turn their struggles into art. Looking For Home has created a safe space for a diverse group of teens from five public, private and parochial schools in San Francisco. The workshop culminated in a public showcase, which empowered participants to find their voice and sparked a conversation among audience members about what it means to be a teenager. Talia has developed a guide featuring students’ poetry and curriculum ideas to inspire other Bay Area schools to launch similar programs.

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is one of a number of projects funded by the Helen Diller Family Foundation to develop leadership in teens and enhance Jewish education. Bay Area philanthropist Helen Diller believes that charitable giving is a fundamental part of living a full and accountable life. Now in its 13th year of giving, the Foundation has granted more than $200 million to support education, the arts, medical research and development, leadership training programs for teens and many other charitable endeavors.

In the video below you can see a previous recipient from 2011.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Israeli forces uncover large illegal weapons cache in Nablus

The illegal weapons cache 
By: Eva Fett

Israeli forces uncovered and seized a large weapons cache in the Palestinian city of Nablus during an overnight raid, according to a reports by the Tazpit News Agency.

By Aryeh Savir

Tazpit News Agency for
YourJewishNews.com

IDF soldiers have uncovered a weapons cache during a special raid conducted last night in Shechem. The cache included two pistols, parts of an M16 rifle, over 100 ammunition clips, different kinds of ammunition, and other military equipment.

Over the past two months the IDF has recovered more than 100 bullets, IDF military equipment, a variety of improvised weapons, more than 100 ammunition clips, several Molotov cocktails, three pistols, five rifles, and three knives in ten different incidents.

Six shooting attacks have been executed against Israeli civilians by Palestinian terrorists over the past two months.
The last occurred early Tuesday morning (June 25), when Arabs shot at a public transportation bus that was driving to the Tapuach junction in the Samaria.

There were no passengers in the bus at the time. The driver was not injured.The army temporarily locked down Hawarwa, near Shechem, where the shooting occurred, while the IDF searched for the shooter.The IDF found 4 pistol bullet casings at the site of the shooting.

Two weeks ago, another bus was also shot in the same area. That bus was carrying passengers, but no one was injured.
A few days later, more than 30 bullets were shot at an armored army ambulance, 5 of which hit the armored plating. That attacked occurred in the Hursa village near Negohot. No one was injured.

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an IDF spokesman, stated: "More than a dozen shooting incidents were reported since the beginning of 2013 in Judea and Samaria. Such counter terrorism activities in the region are crucial to the prevention of such incidents."

So called 'ancient Palestinian city of Sussiya' never existed

Palestinian city of Sussiya 
By: Moses Gold

Photo evidence was released showing that the so-called “ancient Palestinian city of Sussiya” in the West Bank never really existed, according to a reports by the Tazpit News Agency.

By Aryeh Savir

Tazpit News Agency for
YourJewishNews.com

The saga began fifteen years ago, when an Arab family erected a tent, illegally, near the archeological site of the ancient town of Sussiya in the Hebron area. As time passed the tent became a makeshift structure, which expanded into several structures. To give this illegal settlement character, and with the supports of extreme left-wing activists, the 'ancient' town of 'Palestinian Sussiya' was invented.

The town's alleged plight of persecution by the Israeli authorities has been widely covered by the international press, who have been told of an ancient Arab town, whose residents have been unjustifiably driven out by the hostile Zionist entity.

This makes for a great human interest story, but for one setback – the 'ancient Palestinian Sussiya' never existed. It shows up on no records. The British Mandate held a survey of the villages in Israel in 1945. Palestinian Sussiya is not on the list. Aerial photos of the area from 1992 and 1999 reveal exposed terrain with no structures in sight.

Aerial photos from 2012 show some 30 structures and tents. The 'residents' of 'Palestinian Sussiya' come from the nearby Arab town of Yatta, all members of the Nuwaj'a clan. There may have been some minor Arab-owned agriculture in the area, and the farmers may have lived by their fields in the adjacent caves during some of the seasons as is the custom in the region, but this was only temporary dwellings for a few months during the year.

The area is in the C zone, under full Israeli control. The legal ownership of the lands is unclear as a result of lack of proper registration and documentation. The issue is currently under deliberation in the High Court of Justice, and so far the intruders were not able to prove ownership.

Actual archaeological excavations of the site revealed a real ancient Jewish town in Sussiya, dating back to the Talmudic period. The synagogue uncovered there is one of the biggest and most splendid to be discovered in Israel. The synagogue's floor is covered with a spectacular mosaic with Hebrew and Aramaic inscriptions. Parts of a marble-made prayer altar were also uncovered. Many ritual baths can be found throughout the town. The spot was announced a national antiquities site.

The notion of 'Ancient Palestinian Sussiya' is being promoted by extreme left-wing organizations and funded by European countries. They have been waging a war of attrition against the Israeli authorities on the issue.

Yigal Dilmoni, deputy director-general of the Yesha Council, told Tazpit News Agency that: "Fifteen year old Aerial photos clearly show that there was no Arab village at this site. These temporary structures that were built over the last decade were erected illegally and with no proper urban planning.

The Arabs have come for the village of Yatta, and there they belong. They repeatedly disseminate lies, but that will not make them the truth. We are glad that the High Court of Justice has established that this site has no proper planning. We demand that the State of Israel and the Civil Administration not cooperate with these illegal actions and comply with the court's ruling to stop the illegal construction."

Man sentenced to five months in jail after he was caught having sex with couch

Gerard P. Streator  
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man was jailed after he pleaded guilty to having sex with a couch.

Gerard P. Streator, 46, of Wisconsin has pleaded guilty to public lewdness after he was caught having sex with a couch.

Streator was sentenced to five months in prison for the offense. He was arrested last year after an off-duty police officer caught him having sex with an abandoned sofa. Streator was charged in the Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count of lewd and lascivious behavior. The off-duty police officer was jogging at about 11:00 pm when he observed an abandoned sofa shaking on the curb. When he came closer, he saw Streator by the sofa, and thrusting his hips as if he was having sex with a person.

The officer approached Streator to see what was going on, but the officer did not see anyone else on the sofa. He then realized that Streator was thrusting between the cushions for sexual gratification. The officer yelled at Streator “what are you doing?” Which caused Streator to run away.

The officer chased Streator but he ran into an apartment complex, where he went into a locked lobby and walked upstairs to an apartment. The officer who did not have access to the apartment complex called the police department about the incident and discovered Streator’s name.

The next day, police went to Streator’s apartment, but he was not home, instead, they spoke with his wife, and then the officers went to the Country Springs Hotel where Streator works. They asked him about the incident. At that time, Streator denied the incident claiming that he had been at home with his wife and had gone to bed at around 10:30 p.m.

Now, he will spend five months in prison, he was also barred from possessing pornography of any kind and he has to pay $243 in court costs.
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Man breaks into woman’s home, takes photos of himself wearing her underwear on his head

David John Sirko 
By: Shifra Ungero

A woman was left terrified after a man broke into her house and took pictures of himself with her underwear.

The woman told police that this man had been stalking her for a while.

The Florida man was arrested after Collier County sheriff’s deputies were alerted to the bizarre incident. Police said David John Sirko of Golden Gate Estates, Florida, broke into the woman’s house, and took photos of himself with her underwear on his head. He then left her a love note.

Its not the first time that Sirko, 51, had stalked the woman. The victim told deputies that she recently got an order of protection against Sirko, but he continues to call her and he comes over to her house. At one point, she arrived home and found Sirko lying on her couch in his boxer shorts.

On other occasions, she has arrived home to find love notes from Sirko on his business cards with “I love you” written on them.
In a recent incident, she reported that Sirko entered her home and took photos of himself with her underwear on his head. She filed for a restraining order, but that did not stop him from coming back.

On Monday, the victim said she was on her way home when she received a call from Sirko saying he would see her. She arrived home to find a note that read “Marry Me” on her front step. In the house, there were muddy footprints proving that he was inside.

The victim told investigators she never gave Sirko a key to her house. Sirko is facing a burglary charge as well as charges for violating a restraining order.

Woman calls police to break-up fight between squirrel and snake on her patio

squirrel and snake fighting 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A woman called emergency workers after a squirrel and snake were fighting on her patio.

Police and firefighters are usually called for all kind of emergencies.

Many times, it involves two people fighting in a domestic fight or a street fight, but this time, it was a dispute between two creatures that kept emergency worker busy. The woman of Gold Canyon, Arizona, called police and told the operator that there was brawl on her back patio.

She asked that the dispatcher send help to save the gopher snake that was being bitten by a street squirrel. By the time the firefighters arrived, the two creatures had been going at each other for a half hour. The squirrel took every opportunity to gnaw on the snake's body.

The snake was tangled around the arm of the chair, but it did managed to get in a couple of strikes hitting the squirrel. Firefighter Ryan Philips, recorded the video before stepping in to break up the fight and rescue the snake. The snake had a few nicks when it was released back into the desert.

Firefighters said it looked like the snake will be just fine. "Typically, the squirrel is food for the snake, so it was kind of interesting to see the tables turned a little bit," Firefighter Ryan Philips said.

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Revenge: Russian driver fills parked car with cement for blocking his driveway

Car being filled with cement  
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A man was angry after someone blocked his driveway, and in revenge he destroyed the parked car.

A man in Russia wanted to leave with his car, but he found that a blue car had blocked him in.

In anger, the man grabbed a baseball bat and broke the driver side window. He also managed to roll the car to the side. After rolling the car out-of-the-way, the man is seen in the video making a call on his cell phone. Then, a cement truck came rumbling down the street.

The cement truck stopped next to the blue car and pumped concrete through the broken window. He filled the car with cement until all the seats were covered. Onlookers were heard laughing, taking photos and video of the destroyed car. Finally satisfied with his revenge, the driver who was blocked in, is seen driving away. I am sure the driver of the blue car will never double park in Russia again.

Also, an angry bus driver was seen on video ramming his bus into vehicles that cut him off on the roadway, according to video uploaded to the internet. The Russian bus driver, who was nicknamed “The Punisher”, has been delivering vigilante justice against motorists who cut him off by ramming into the back of their vehicles.

Alexei Volkov took a no-nonsense approach to vehicles which sped up in front of his bus. The driver even recorded video of his encounters with his dash cam. The video, which went viral on the internet, shows him hitting unsuspecting motorists who have just cut him off. Volkov claims to have rammed more than 100 vehicles.

The driver also said that the road is gradually becoming more safe due to his justice. "The situation is improving slowly because of my work," he said. He does not regret his actions, which surprisingly did not cause serious injury. Even more remarkable is the fact that the company for which he works for does not seem too concerned about his antics.

"It is not my fault, so the management does not care," he added. "The bus usually receives only minor damage. If the damage is more serious, they just wait for insurance payments and then repair it,” Volkov said.
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U.S. business owner held hostage by angry employees at his factory in China

Chip Starnes 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Chinese workers are holding a U.S. business owner hostage over rumors that he will close the factory.

The Florida business owner has already been imprisoned for 6 days by employees of his own factory in Beijing, China.

Chip Starnes, who is the owner of the Florida-based Speciality Medical Supplies Company, is being held captive by his employees. They don’t want to lose their job. It all started with a misunderstanding that has spiraled out of control.

Fueled by rumors that the entire plant would close down, about 100 workers kidnaped Starnes and put him into a caged room. They are demanding a severance package in order to secure his release. However, Starnes, 42, said he had "no intention" of closing the factory down.

“The workers were never told that they would lose their jobs. The rumor ran rampant, and spiraled out of control quickly after another section of the factory was relocated to India,” Starnes said. The rumors were sparked by the news that 30 workers were dismissed from the plastics division of the company, which then moved to Mumbai, India, to reduce production costs.

The U.S. executive gave a television interview from behind the bars of his window. He has not been hurt in any way during his time in captivity, but said he was bullied by the people and he is very unhappy that the local government has not stepped in to free him.

Local authorities have been standing outside the factory, which has been operating for almost a decade. They allegedly tried to coerce Starnes into signing an agreement to meet the worker’s demands of a respectable severance package even after he made it clear that the remaining 100 workers weren't being laid off. Local authorities did not put an end to his captivity.

Representatives from the U.S. Embassy also stood outside the locked gate in front of the factory much of the day, and were eventually allowed in to see the U.S. citizen. U.S. Embassy spokesperson Nolan Barkhouse said that the two sides were on the verge of an agreement and that Starnes would have access to his attorneys.

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Girl sends her father a detailed bill after fixing his computer

The bill 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A man thought he received a free ride after he got his daughter to fix his computer rather than taking it to the expert.

However, his fantasy soon evaporated after receiving a detailed bill from his daughter, according to photos uploaded to the internet.

An image of the bill that the woman sent to her father after fixing his computer has become extremely popular online.
Reddit User Clem_Honeybutter uploaded the bill after having fixed the hard drive of the laptop belonging to her father.

The statement, which begins with a photo of a dog in a suit, was titled "Your awesome daughter" and charged the father for a meal at a local restaurant.

She explained: "The hard drive on my father's laptop was failing and since I work in tech support, he asked me if I could look at it and fix it. I decided that the easiest thing to do would be to swap the hard drive. My dad is a mechanic and when he fixed my car he charged me for a meal at a local restaurant. Since I fixed his laptop, I thought it was only fair to charge him too. My statement also included inside jokes between him and me, so if it does not make sense, just trust me that it is funny. Yes, my father eventually paid me for the new hard drive with real money."




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Virgin America passenger detained after not flushing the toilet

Salvatore Bevivino 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A passenger had a run in with police after a flight attendant complained that he did not flush the toilet on board, according to police reports in California.

San Francisco, California police said that a passenger on a Virgin America flight was detained after a member of the cabin crew accused him of not flushing the toilet.

Now, Salvatore Bevivino, 52, is suing Virgin America for $500,000 in damages. Bevivino said the incident has left him feeling humiliated.

Bevivino said the incident, which occurred in April, started when he could not get a flight attendant to bring him a soda.
Bevivino said that the flight attendant told him he had to enter his request on his entertainment unit, and it was then that he asked why she could not bring him a drink as any other attendee at other airlines. Bevivino then said he told the attendant that his time was precious and that the attendant was there to serve him.

A crew member finally brought him a drink after having informed the staff that he would contact the airline about the policy.
When the plane landed in San Francisco, Bevivino was detained "as a person of suspicion" and he was accused of not flushing the toilet. Police, FBI and security officers escorted him off the plane.

The police incident report said that an attendant said Bevivino went to the bathroom, ordered a drink, and when he came out of the bathroom he was smiling and began to curse. The incident report also said that the attendant went to the bathroom and saw that the door was left open and the toilet was not flushed.
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Female Fox news reporter drops f bomb twice live on air

Lindsay Nadrich 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A pretty female Fox news reporter is in hot water after dropping the f bomb twice live on air, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Fox news reporter Lindsay Nadrich of KHQ Spokane is the latest reporter to be in the viral spotlight, and not for reasons she would prefer. After stumbling over her words during a report on strawberries, Nadrich dropped the f bomb twice. When the segment aired on television, the profanity-laced rant was aired, but then cut quickly to the anchor in the studio, whose reaction was as priceless as they come.

Hopefully, Nadrich does not end up like A.J. Clemente, who on his first and last day on the air at KFYR in North Dakota, said "g** f***ing s***." Clemente was immediately fired.

As we reported earlier, a news anchor was fired from his job after dropping the f-bomb during his first second on the air, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Now, the news anchor has become an internet sensation and an unlikely media star.
After being fired for dropping an f-bomb in their first few seconds as the weekend co-anchor for NBC in Bismarck, North Dakota, A.J. Clemente was done.

The unfortunate rookie was looking down at his papers missing the on the air light as he struggled to get the names of the winners of the London Marathon right, causing him to express his frustration with two bad words "bleeping bleep". That was the end of his short career.

Or was it?
The video went viral, of course, and soon, Clemente was telling his tale of woe to the friendliest people on television like David Letterman.

Not bad for a kid from Bismarck who could not make it through a night of delivering the local news.
His new media star status has become a plea for a second chance at a job in television.
Clemente told Letterman that he held no grudge against the television station that hired him, and then fired him.




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Angry gorilla seen on video scaring kids away after being bullied

The gorilla fighting back 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) It came a point when the gorilla had enough of the children, who were bullying it at the local zoo, so it decided to take the matter into its own hands, according to video uploaded to the internet.

If you're going to be stupid enough to make fun of an animal in the zoo, it's probably best to avoid an angry gorilla.

This group of hyperactive children learned the hard way not to pick a fight with a gorilla after the primate shot back at them in the Dallas Zoo in Texas.

While standing behind a protective glass, the group of children were recorded on video shouting at the animal, while it was grazing near some grass.
As the shouts grew louder, the western gorilla seemed less happy when it turned to the group of children with a thunder like face.

When the young people did not reduce their noise levels, the beast decided to return the favor in an attempt to finally get some peace and quiet.

The gorilla threw his hands against the glass while letting out a roar. After making its point, the animal wandered off.
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Woman arrested after carjacking truck with her two little children

Nicole Evans 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with theft related charges after she carjacked a pickup truck despite being with her two little children, according to police reports in Georgia.

Police said that the woman with her two young children stole the truck from a Chevron gas station in Marietta.
Police identified the suspect as Nicole Evans.

Just the day before, authorities said Evans tried to carjack a taxi driver near South Marietta Parkway Loop.
The driver, Danny Kim, said that it started out as a normal fare in the bus station in Cobb County. However, when he put the stroller in the trunk of his taxi, Evans climbed into the driver's seat and tried to take off with his vehicle.

"She was like, 'I have to go, I have to go. Let me, let me go.' I put my hand there. I tried to get the keys," Kim said.
Kim said that Evans fought until another taxi driver jumped into the car to help wrestle away the keys.
"My friend was blocking the door. She jumped out the window and she left," he said.

Evans had two young children in tow, the driver said.
"She was dragging them like a bag of stuff," he said.
Evans went to the other side of the street from a gas station and jumped into a Ford F-150 pickup truck belonging to a man, while its owner was in the store.

"The owner of the truck ran after her and hung onto the truck," Praven Patel, who witnessed the incident, said. "She just kept going," he said.

The carjacking victim fell off the truck as Evans left the parking lot.
She left her baby carriage behind. The police are looking for her, the truck and the two young children.

"It is scary and the police have to find her before the kids get hurt," Kim said.
Police say they used GPS to locate the stolen truck on Interstate 20 in Carroll County on Tuesday. Authorities were able to arrest Evans after a chase. During the chase, she allegedly hit a police car.

Evans remains in the Carroll County Jail.
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Man faces 13 years jail for writing on sidewalk with chalk

Jeff Olson 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with vandalism related charges after writing on city sidewalks with chalk, according to court proceedings in California.

Now, the case against the North Park, California man who wrote anti-big banks messages on city sidewalks with chalk will go on trial, a judge decided Tuesday.

Jeff Olson is charged with 13 counts of vandalism and faces 13 years in prison and $13,000 in restitution costs.
Olson calls the charges oppression and described what he did as freedom of expression.

"I was encouraging people to close their accounts in big Wall Street banks, and to transfer their money to local credit unions," Olson said.

Surveillance photos showed Olson writing on the sidewalks near banks using children's chalk. Olson said that he wrote messages more than a dozen times in three different locations in Hillcrest and North Park.

"Freedom of expression is protected. Just because someone does not like what I said, does not mean I cannot say it," he said. "If I had drawn hopscotch squares on the street, would I be here today?" Olson said.

However, the Office of the Prosecutor of the City of San Diego, said Olson broke the law and that his writings are considered vandalism.

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4 arrested after forcing woman to eat bug, gluing her mouth shut

The four who were charged 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Four people were arrested and charged with assault related charges after torturing a woman, according to police reports in Missouri.

Police said that four people are accused of participating in a plan, which imprisoned a woman, beat her, made her eat an insect and then super glued her mouth shut.

Kansas City police said that this is one of the worst cases of abuse that have ever seen. The experience described in court documents is what people define as torture.
When the victim arrived at the hospital, she was suffering from many injuries.

The 33-year-old woman, who was subjected to torture, was eventually found standing naked in an industrial area of ​​East Bottoms where she hailed a moving vehicle for help.

She said she was dumped there after a night of torture.
The abuse occurred almost a year ago at the home of one of the suspects, which lasted all night, at the hands of two men, two women and a teenage child of a woman.

Four people have been charged in the crime, all were charged with criminal assault and restraint with the exception of 49-year-old Gilbert Manley, who is accused of restraint.

The victim told police that 37-year-old Nicole Strohm assaulted her repeatedly.
Witnesses said they saw the victim’s lips glued together, and that the 43-year-old Anthony Pinon made the victim eat an insect.

These witnesses, teenagers 14, 16 and 17-years-old at the time, said they were ordered to make sure that the victim does not escape, according to court documents.
Those familiar with the case said it all stemmed from a dispute over money.