House Demolitions in Umm al-Kheir

No shame for being shameful is in unlimited supply in Israel today

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On Monday, October 27, Israeli Army and Police forces demolished dwellings in the western part of the Beduin-Palestinian village of Umm al-Kheir. This was the most massive operation of house demolition in the village since October 2008. 
The operation was aimed mostly at three houses that were built in the last two years (on the ruins of earlier demolitions). These houses were built for three young couples: Abd’alla and Ruqaya al-Hathelin and their four children (aged two months to seven years); Kheir’alla and Nura al-Hathelin and their baby girl, and Bilal and Iman al-Hathelin and their baby boy.
On top of that the Israeli occupation forces demolished the mobile home of Samikha (Miyaser) al-Hathelin and her seven children, which was donated to her by European agencies after her house was demolished twice in 2011 and 2012. Samikha’s tabun (traditional bread oven) was demolished as well, although it was not included in…

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Why Dumb and Dumber 2 is being made in US! CT Family Sues Ebola-Fearing School After Child Is Banned: Gothamist

Ikeoluwa traveled with her father, Stephen Opayemi, Oct. 2-13 to Lagos, Nigeria, for a family wedding. The Opayemi family says that health director Dr. Dennis McBride initially told them that Ikeoluwa should be screened, which they agreed to. The father, Stephen Opayemi, even took her to a doctor to get a clean bill of health. But then McBride said the little girl should stay home, due to Ebola panic—even though the family only visited Nigeria. From the CT Post:

Ebola is a contagious illness that has killed nearly 5,000 people, mostly in the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Though there was a small outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria that caused 19 illnesses and seven deaths, there has not been a case in the country in more than a month. Indeed, the country has been praised for its aggressive efforts to contain the disease.

Screening protocols released by the state Department of Public Health and the governor’s office on Monday only said travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone would be monitored for Ebola upon returning to the United States. Nigeria has not been mentioned as a “red flag” country by state health authorities.

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy’s office said that McBride’s decision didn’t come from the state, “This was a decision by the town’s public health official. The state did not play a role in making this determination, and this family is not under any quarantine orders.”

Stephen Opayemi said, “She is unfairly treated and discriminated against because of a fear some people have [that] she might have Ebola.” Opayemi said the school district was sending a tutor to their house for 90 minutes a day, and argued that this proves the district wasn’t truly worried about the disease.

The lawsuit is asking for $250,000 in damages and for Ikeoluwa to be allowed to return to class immediately.

via CT Family Sues Ebola-Fearing School After Child Is Banned: Gothamist.