Muslims shoot large amount of firecrackers into Jewish owned house (video)

Firecrackers exploding in the home 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A Jewish owned house came under a fierce firecracker attack, according to a video uploaded to the Internet by the Tazpit News Agency.

The incident unfolded in the Old City of Jerusalem on Wednesday night.

The attack on the Yuri complex went on for about an hour. About midnight, Muslim began throwing stones at the complex.

Other houses in the Old City were also attacked. In the video below you can see the firecrackers exploding in the house.

Police launched an investigation into the attack, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Artists 4 Israel establish Bomb Shelter Museum in Washington

Bomb Shelter Museum in Washington 
By: Aryeh Savir

(Scroll down for video) A group of artists who went on a mission to express their support of Israel, established a museum in Washington, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Artists 4 Israel, a group that empowers artists to express their support for Israel and its cultural freedoms through the creation of art, established the “Bomb Shelter Museum” in front of Capitol Hill.

The bomb shelter is a replica of one used by Israeli citizens throughout Israel. Inside, pictures of rocket attacks are displayed and there is a multi-media presentation aimed at conveying what Israeli civilians experience when they are under attack by rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza.

The display has been previously presented in New York and Miami. Craig Dershowitz, President of Artists 4 Israel, stated: "The 'Bomb Shelter Museum' was originally created as a museum of living history, a work of art to show people exactly what's happening around the world. We don't need to wait for the future to talk about the past."

One activist said that the idea was to focus on the people rather than on the events. "I want people to feel," she said. "It was really intense, kind of a wake-up call. You don’t know what to expect," said one of the museum’s visitors.

One of the objectives of the display in Washington is to "let the leaders of this country experience life in a bomb shelter. Those who make decisions in this country should understand the reality of living through a Hamas rocket attack against Israel," the organization stated.

The organization further engages in pro-Israel activity, such as going on missions to Israel, where they have painted everything from bomb shelters in the South to U.N. positions near the Syrian border in the North.

Pro-Palestinian protesters seen on video attacking Maccabi Haifa football players during game in Austria

Pro-Palestinian protesters attacking Israeli football players 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A football game between Maccabi Haifa and Lille in Austria, was disrupted when the Israeli players came under attack by pro-Palestinian protesters, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

With Lille leading 2 to 0, the violent protesters raided the field and turned the friendly game into a fighting match.

The rioters tried to attack Captain Yossi Benayoun, and other staff members.

The Israeli team members fought back and defended themselves until security officers gained control over the situation.

The game was canceled. None of the Israeli players were injured during the fight.

"We have experienced an uncomfortable atmosphere of violence on the field and in the stands. The attack was premeditated and dangerous in light of incitement in the Turkish media. Protesters were mostly immigrants from Turkey,” Maccabi Haifa said in a statement.

Egyptian soldiers kill suicide bomber and 2 terrorist carrying missiles minutes before attacking Israel

Suicide vest illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

The Egyptian Army foiled several terror attacks against Israel, by killing three terrorists.

On Thursday morning, the soldiers shot and killed a man they said was a suicide bomber, who was on his way to carry out an attack against soldiers at the Kerem Shalom crossing, which is located near the southern end of the Gaza Strip.

The attacker was wearing an explosive device and was shot after he attempted to cross the Israeli border south of Rafah. Soldiers also destroyed a vehicle carrying Grad missiles in northern Sinai, killing at least two terrorists.

The Egyptian Army said that it has foiled at least two missile launched against Israel since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge.

Video shows Hamas terrorists firing rockets from Gaza hospital

Hamas terrorist firing from Wafa Hospital 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A new video has emerged showing Hamas terrorists firing rockets from a Gaza hospital.

The IDF Spokesperson Unit, published the video documenting Hamas terrorists firing rockets from the Waffa Hospital, located in the in Gaza City neighborhood of Shajaiyeh.

The Israeli Army said that after days of waiting for the hospital to be evacuated and after the director of the hospital said that there were no patients at the hospital, the IDF has struck it.

The military said the hospital has been a hotbed of terrorist activity, with gun and anti-tank missile fire from the site.

Israel has long claimed that Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza are using civilian centers, such as hospitals, mosques and schools, to launch attacks against Israel.

20 rockets were found in a United Nations school.

As we reported earlier, after four days of fire, Israel decided to attack a Gaza hospital, which terrorists used as their base to fire at Israelis, the Tazpit News agency reported. The gunfire emanated from the Waffa hospital, and the IDF was left with no choice but to attack.

For days, terrorists have been using the Waffa hospital as a military post. Terrorist have been firing small-arms fire and anti-tank rockets at IDF forces.

The IDF has refrained from responding. The lower levels of the hospital were being used by terror organizations as a command and control center.

The IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), approached several international Palestinian organizations on the issue more than once, and contacted the hospital director as well.

Israel has not received any response. Today, the fire intensified, and the IDF finally decided to respond. The IAF attacked the hospital complex with accurate fire.

Group of 150 Hamas terrorists surrender to Israeli soldiers (video)

150 Hamas terrorists surrender to IDF 
By: Aryeh Savir

(Scroll down for video) A group of 150 Hamas terrorists surrendered to Israeli soldiers on Thursday, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The IDF has reportedly stabilized its lines and is now focusing on mapping out and destroying the terror tunnels they have uncovered.

So far, 31 tunnels have been uncovered and nine have been destroyed. IDF-Hamas fighting in Gaza remains intensive, as Hamas is still trying to carry out attacks in Israel through tunnels.

A major tunnel was uncovered yesterday, which contained maps, IDF uniforms and weaponry for an imminent attack. In one incident, a Combat Engineer’s unit spotted terrorists emerging from a tunnel.

They called in air support and the cell was hit. Over the past 24 hours, IDF ground forces have arrested 150 terrorist in the Gaza Strip, including one dressed in an IDF uniform.

Over 200 terrorists were killed since the beginning of the ground operation. Overnight, the IDF attacked 35 terror targets, bringing the total number to 3,400.

Lt. Paz Elyahu, 22, Staff Sgt. Li Mat, 19 and Staff Sgt. Shahar Dauber, 20, all paratroopers, were killed yesterday on the battlefield by an explosive device. 32 soldiers have fallen during Operation Protective Edge.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, are continuing their shuttle diplomacy, but to no avail. Reports indicate they have not been able to contact Hamas in any fashion, not through Egypt or Mahmoud Abbas.

The IDF is interested in continuing to destroy as much as Hamas' terror infrastructure as they can.

98 rockets were fired at Israel yesterday, of which 25 were intercepted by the Iron Dome. A foreign worker was killed by a rocket yesterday while he was working in a field.

The IDF announced yesterday that they have destroyed 30 to 40% of Hamas’ rockets since the starting of the operation. In total, 2,270 rockets were launched toward Israel since the beginning of the operation. The Iron Dome has destroyed 448 of them.

30,000 people attend funeral of killed lone soldier Max Steinberg in Jerusalem (video)

Funeral of Max Steinberg 
By: Anav Silverman

(Scroll down for video) A huge crowd attended the funeral of lone soldier Max Steinberg, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Over 30,000 people paid their respects to Steinberg of Los Angeles, California, at his funeral on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

Steinberg was killed battling Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

He was among the 13 IDF soldiers, who were killed when a Hamas anti-tank rocket struck their armored vehicle.

Steinberg, like the 2,700 lone soldiers who have come from abroad and are currently serving in the IDF, had no family in Israel.

The Los Angeles native first came to Israel in 2012, on a Birthright Israel trip, and joined the IDF’s elite Golani brigade six months later.

Because he was a lone soldier, Steinberg was assisted by the Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center, an organization whose mission is to help lone soldiers during their IDF service.

Josh Flaster, the National Director of the Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center, who knew Steinberg, told the Tazpit News Agency that it has been a very difficult time for the center, which serves as a warm-knit community for IDF soldiers who are alone in Israel.

“The center in this kind of situation is working around the clock, getting our lone soldiers the assistance they need in such times – everything from clean socks, underwear and food, to words of encouragement right before they head out to Gaza. Some of our lone soldiers have lost their best friends on the
battlefield during this war, and some have been wounded. We have over 250 volunteers, most of whom were former lone soldiers themselves and have fought in battles, who are talking to the soldiers and helping in any way they can,” said Flaster.

“For example, wounded soldiers carried off the field, do not have their phones or wallets with them. We go down the hospitals and give these lone soldiers pocket money and anything else they need because their families aren’t here to do that for them,” Flaster added.

The center also makes sure that proper respect is paid to the lone soldiers who have been killed in battle, organizing buses to funerals and sending volunteers to the mourning families coming from abroad.

Former lone soldier, Benji Davis, who made aliyah from Los Angeles, attended Max Steinberg’s funeral today, and spoke of the brotherhood that is felt among the lone soldiers serving in the IDF and their unique unity with the Jewish world.

“Max’s passing reminds us that the IDF is not just the Israel Defense Forces, but it is the army for all the Jewish people, an army that defends Jews from all over the world,” Davis told the Tazpit News Agency.

“I didn’t know Max personally, but I realized today what it means to be fully Israeli. As someone said at the funeral - to be Israeli is to cry for someone that you never knew and who feels like your family.

That is exactly how I felt today. It was incredible to see tens of thousands of others feel that way too,” added Davis.

Priest angry after discovering that two adult videos were shot in his church

The suspect inside the church 
By: Anika Rao

A priest and his congregants were horrified when they learned that people broke into the church to shoot adult videos.

Someone had tipped off the priest after recognizing the interior of the church in Austria, from the adult video clip that was uploaded to the Internet.

Police officers in Horsching, are investigating the complaint after crews used the sanctuary for allegedly shooting a series of sex scenes inside the church.

Officials said that these people did not have permission to use the site, and are now looking at how the movie makers gained access to the building.

In the video, the dark-haired female actor was wearing jeans and a white blouse while exposing herself. She was also seen holding a Bible in one hand and the rosary in the other.

Police are looking for the suspects so that they can be charged under Section 189 of the country’s Criminal Code, which prohibits creating “mischief” that is liable to cause a legitimate nuisance in a church or religious community.

Fish tank at aquarium covered with curtain so that shy fish can have sex in private (video)

The fish tank with curtains 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A shy female fish seems to have a hard time laying eggs.

To make her more comfortable staff members at an aquarium placed curtains around her tank to give her and her mate privacy.

After a bumper breeding season at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium with penguin, poison dart frog and seahorse births in a matter of weeks, aquarists have created a special aquatic love nest to encourage a couple of shy clownfish to pair up.

Complete with red velvet curtains for total privacy, the tank has also been enhanced to replicate their natural habitat to encourage the female to lay eggs.

“We have an excellent track record with our breeding programs here at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, but this pair of beautiful Pink Skunk clownfish have been proving a bit shy,” explained aquarist Pete Williams.

“So far they haven’t mated, so we have designed what we hope will be the perfect setting to bring them together. We’re giving them total privacy away from other marine life – and with a specially fitted curtain - away from human eyes too. Hopefully with this custom-made environment in place, we can look forward to welcoming some clownfish babies in the not too distant future,” Williams added.

The SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to thousands of marine creatures, and is committed to an ongoing program of conservation and breeding.

Man explains why he raped goat after walking free from court

Thabang Mosiu 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A family was angry when a man was freed from court after raping their goat.

Thabang Mosiu of South Africa, received a two year suspended sentence for five years, after he pleaded guilty to raping the goat.

The owners of the goat were very disappointed by the court decision to free Mosiu on a suspended sentence after he admitted to bestiality.

They hoped that the court would at least order him to pay them for the goat, which can no longer be used for human consumption.

Mosiu explained that he committed the crime after a man told him that having sex with a goat was a way to get rid of bad luck.

He told the court that he was earning R800 (about $76) a month, and wanted a better life, so the man's advice led him to rape the animal.

Mosiu was left humiliated after the rape incident. After the court ruling, he went home, got his belongings and left the community.

Construction worker gets life in prison after forcing woman into her bathroom to rape her

Gary Lynn Kritlow 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A woman who hired a man to do construction in her home, was raped by him.

Now, 39-year-old Gary Lynn Kritlow, Jr., has been sentenced to life in prison for the crime.

After a three-day trial, a jury in Catoosa County, Georgia,
found Kritlow guilty on charges of aggravated sexual battery, aggravated assault with the intent to commit rape, and false imprisonment.

The jury heard that Kritlow was doing work in the residence when he forced the adult victim to a bathroom in her own home.

Kritlow then forcibly penetrated the victim and forcefully committed sodomy on her.

Kritlow initially denied having sexual contact with the victim. Forensic analysis however, revealed that the seminal fluid recovered from the clothing of the victim was a DNA match to Kritlow, District Attorney Herbert Franklin said.

Kritlow is no stranger to the court system. He has multiple prior convictions for unlawful sexual contact with women as well as children. Those crimes took place in Florida, Alabama and Tennessee.

Kritlow will no longer be a threat to society as he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Fashion designer creates dresses entirely out of condoms (video)

Dresses made of condoms 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A fashion designer showed off her new collection of dresses made entirely out of condoms.

Adriana Bertini, an artist and designer in Brazil, has created a project called “Condom Couture.”

Bertini uses expired or defective condoms to make pieces of art. Bertini's work is not only beautiful, but is a practical learning experience.

Bertini runs workshops in various schools and colleges. These workshops are aimed at raising awareness of safe sex strategies in order to combat HIV, AIDS and STDs.

Bertini gets young people up-close and personal with condoms. She encourages discussions about the role condoms can play in sex.

Participants in these workshops are also taken through the process of dyeing, shaping and assembling condom art. Bertini has been on the condom art scene for a while, with some designs dating back to 1997.

She hopes that her dresses made of condoms will inspire dialogue and raise awareness.

Man sentenced to 18 years in prison for beating daughter to turn her into a lesbian

Donovan Lamar Haynes 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A father was sent to prison after beating his daughter into becoming lesbian.

While some families have a hard time accepting their children who are gay, one father tried to turn his daughter into a lesbian.

Donovan Lamar Haynes smiled as he was handed the sentence of 18 years and nine months in prison for the deadly attack on Ti'Airra Woodward.

The 23-year-old of Flint, Michigan, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder of his two-year-old daughter.

He claimed that he was trying to make her a lesbian so she will not date men like him. Haynes had a history of treating women poorly.

Ti'Airra was found unconscious in the basement of her mother’s home. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Haynes’ attorney Elbert Hatchett, said that his client was “deranged.” “This case is a case that defies reason, logic and common sense,” Hatchett said.

Ti'Airra’s mother, Nakeesha Woodward, sobbed as her former boyfriend was convicted of first degree child abuse.

She asked the judge to issue the strictest sentence possible.

Haynes will be undergoing psychological counseling while in prison.

4-year-old boy banned from donut shop after asking customer if she is pregnant (video)

Donut illustration  
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A curious boy was labeled rude and banned from a donut shop.

People were surprised with the reaction of the donut shop in Monroe, Connecticut.

4-year-old Justin Otero, was enjoying his time out with his mother at the local donut shop when he asked a woman if she had a baby in her belly.

The woman said that she was not pregnant. Rebecca Denham said that she was embarrassed by her son’s actions and apologized to the woman. The woman accepted the apology.

According to Denham, the woman said that she had been asked the same question before at a kindergarten school.

Denham was a regular customer at the Doughnut Inn. However, she can no longer go there with her 4-year-old son as he has been banned from the premises for “being rude.”

Even though the woman said it was “no problem,” the store owner and manager of Doughnut Inn, were not so forgiving.

Denham said that she will take her business elsewhere, while using this as a learning lesson for Otero.

County Sheriff arrested after taking prison inmates to bar for drinks

Josh Dole 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A Sheriff was arrested on charges of permitting escape after allegedly removing prison inmates and taking them to a bar, police in Missouri said.

Now, Schuyler County Sheriff Josh Dole, has submitted his resignation letter to the Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

In the letter, Dole states that the events of the last couple of weeks, have made him decide that the best interests of Schuyler County would be served by him stepping down as sheriff.

Dole was charged with three counts of permitting escape and two counts of tampering with a witness. Dole illegally removed prisoners and taken them in a private vehicle to a bar.

On another occasion, he is accused of removing a prisoner from jail and taking the prisoner to a bar. Dole is also accused of releasing two inmates in order for them to do work in his home.

The witness tampering charges follows allegations that Dole ordered the personnel under his command not to reveal the facts of these cases to investigators.

Dole was released on bail and the judge ordered house arrest. Dole is also under strict orders as to who can visit his home, and is not allowed to contact the witnesses in the case.

Man jumps out of moving car to escape from abusive girlfriend

Speeding car illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A man decided to risk his life by jumping out of a moving vehicle in order to escape from his abusive girlfriend, police in Washington said.

The Fife Police Department said that the man decided he would rather dive from the moving car than to keep arguing with his girlfriend on Saturday.

The girlfriend was charged for trying to run away from police.

The incident began on the 3000 block of Pacific Highway around 3:30 p.m., when a police officer saw the man jumping from the passenger seat of the moving car.

The driver was identified as 33-year-old Alice Finley. The officer turned on his lights, but Finley quickly accelerated and would not stop even when the officer turned on his siren.

Finley ran a red light.

The man who had jumped from the car entered the street in an attempt to stop her, but he had to jump out of the way when Finley would not stop.

Eventually, the police officer physically drag her from the car to arrest her. Finley told the officer that she did not stop because she did not want to deal with her boyfriend.

Finley was charged with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle.

Teen robs bank because he wanted to avoid going to jail

Jesse G. Sweeter 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A teen boy told police officers that he robbed a bank because he wanted to avoid going to jail, police in Wisconsin said.

19-year-old Jesse G. Sweeter of 831 North Main Street, Rice Lake, told police that he robbed the bank to get the money to pay his court fees.

Sweeter was arrested after robbing the Sterling Bank in Rice Lake. Police found a bag containing money and a gun on Sweeter.

Two other men living at the same address as Sweeter, 22-year-old Kyle W. Langner, and 25-year-old Ricky D. White, were also arrested that day.

Langner was accused of armed robbery at three convenience stores in Eau Claire. His bail was set at $50,000 cash, and was ordered to have no contact with Sweeter and White.>

Waitress seen on video setting man’s face on fire

Waitress sets man’s face on fire 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A man’s face was set on fire by a waitress, who was preparing an exceptional alcoholic drink, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

The incident unfolded in a bar in Lithuania.

The video shows the waitress mixing the cocktail known as the Flaming Lamborghini. Unfortunately for the customer, something went wrong and his face caught fire.

The waitress and other customers quickly rushed to help the man and they extinguished the fire. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is being treated for burn wounds on his face.

Earlier this month, a man destroyed his own house when he tried to burn a spider alive, rescue workers in Washington said. The West Seattle Fire Department said that they were called to the house that was set on fire by the man trying to kill the spider with a makeshift torch on Tuesday.

It happened in the Arbor Heights around 8:30 p.m. The incident began when the man, who rented the house, was trying to kill the spider in a laundry room with a can of spray paint and a lighter.

The flames quickly spread through the room and in the attic. Neighbors watered their homes and yards, hoping to keep the flames from spreading to their properties.

The man who started the fire, lives at home with his mother. When the fire got out of control, he called for help. The fire caused about $40,000 in damage to the structure and about $20,000 in damage to the interior.

U.S. teen arrested for sexually assaulting girls and boys at Kenya orphanage

Matthew Lane Durham 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A U.S. teen offered to volunteer and help children at an orphanage in Kenya.

However, during his stay, he allegedly molested the vulnerable children.

19-year-old Matthew Lane Durham of Oklahoma, has been charged with traveling to Kenya to participate in indecent acts with children as young as 4 years old.

Durham was arrested in the home of his parents located in Edmond, after he fled Kenya. He fled after he was confronted by locals.

Durham was accused of sexually abusing at least ten children, one of who is HIV positive, according to an FBI criminal complaint.

Durham is facing life behind bars after allegedly admitting to abusing children aged 4 to 10, while working as a volunteer at the Upendo Children's Home in Nairobi.

The teenager was confronted by the founder of the house after a caretaker became suspicious of Durham's behavior around children.

When children were questioned, they allegedly described how Durham had been touching them.

According to authorities, Durham admitted to struggling with homosexuality, and to sexually abusing the kids.

44-year-old married man discovers he is a woman after suffering stomach pain

Man and woman illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A 44-year-old married man discovered that he is a woman after seeking treatment for severe stomach pain.

The man of Zhejiang, China, went to the doctor after experiencing stomach pains and blood in his urine, only to find out that it was his period.

Not only that, but he had a full set of female reproductive organs. Chen knew something was wrong when he was feeling fatigue and had a swollen face and legs.

Blood was found in his urine. However, he never expected the a CT scan will reveal that he had a uterus and ovaries. The chromosome test results also showed that Chen was genetically a female.

The head of the First People’s Hospital of Yongkang, said that at first, doctors did not believe that Chen was a female. This type of medical condition is extremely rare.

Doctors said that it was too late for Chen to seek medical treatment, which was effective only for younger people.

Woman with severe labor pains walks her sister down the aisle

Lucy Morris and Emma Rotherham 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

Labor pains couldn’t stop one woman of the United Kingdom, from walking her sister down the aisle.

29-year-old Lucy Morris, walked her sister down the aisle despite having been in labor for hours.

Morris woke up in the morning of the big day with contractions. She put on a brave face and did not tell the bride, Emma Rotherham, that she was about to give birth.

However, later in the day, her cramps became more intense, but she dragged her way down the aisle and even posed for pictures afterwards.

After the reception, her contractions were so painful that she had to be taken to a hospital, where she gave birth to baby Izzy.

Morris said that she did not want to miss her sister’s big moment. Morris was the leading bridesmaid in the wedding of her 26-year-old sister.

She married 27-year-old Dan Bowker. The reception took place at the Holiday Inn hotel in Doncaster. The new mother and baby are doing fine.