Israeli media claimed that the girl named Helwa Elayyan (22) attempted to stab a policeman and was immediately shot and left to bleed on the ground, surrounded by armed settlers and soldiers.
Source: Palestinian girl shot near Bitar Elit settlement, West Bethlehem | PNN
The Israeli soldiers broke into the station and took its fire extinguishers in order to put out a fire that had been lit outside, the eyewitness said.He said that the soldiers then went outside and at that moment al-Sharawi’s car approached towards the gas station from the direction of the Ras al-Jora area in what he called a normal manner.The Israeli soldiers opened fire on it with volleys of bullets.The eyewitness said al-Sharawi was likely trying to escape towards the gas station from the large amount of tear gas in the Ras al-Jora neighborhood when the soldiers riddled her car with bullets.Occupation forces then barred medics from reaching her, he said.More than half of the Palestinians killed since violence escalated at the start of October were killed during alleged, suspected and actual attacks that have killed 11 Israelis.
Source: Video: Israeli soldiers fire at car, killing elderly woman | The Electronic Intifada
Olga Pleguezuelos, the lead immunologist at Seek, told the Sunday Times: “We are confident this will protect people from any new strain of flu and we are hoping it will be fast-tracked through the regulatory process.”The vaccine is made using chemistry, not cells, [so] it can be cheaply produced and stored indefinitely at room temperature. The hope is that it will confer many years of immunity from flu.”
Source: Universal flu vaccine could end need for annual injections – Telegraph
“Waadookodading” shows how an Ojibwe immersion school integrates the tradition of sugaring into their curriculum. Keller Paap, a teacher, and Brooke Ammann, the school director, explain the importance of students learning Ojibwe language in this way.
Source: Waadookodaading: Ojibwe Language Immersion School
Police say a driver killed a 68-year-old pedestrian on Saturday night in South Ozone Park as the man tried to cross the street. The victim was one of 11 pedestrians fatally struck by drivers in the days since Halloween. [ more › ]
Veterans Day won’t be just another day off this year.
Fourteen city hotels and restaurants want to make sure the city’s veterans know they’re appreciated. B’More Moving Forward, a group formed after the April riots to restore “positive commentary” about the city, is hosting dinner with the hotels and restaurants for 1,000 veterans.
“The dinner is just a small way for us to show our appreciation and gratitude to those who’ve protected and served our country,” said Judi DiGioia, coordinator of…
From Oldham Blue Coat school, you can just about make out, across the south Pennines, the cotton mills that once made the town wealthy. In Jason Casey’s A-level class there is a range of emerging political views. Some of the class are already old enough to vote. They are universally hostile towards Ukip. To one or two, the Tories seem the natural rulers. James Tierney is a Conservative supporter because “they can control the economy better” but he does not want to cast a “wasted vote”, so will probably vote Labour. Most are, however, eager to hear more from Corbyn, though Anna Worthington fears that her mother’s job in business would be at risk if he were to become prime minister, and Iwan Phillips, a Labour member who supported Andy Burnham, is conscious that “there are some people who will never, ever vote for Corbyn”. Nuala Scott is unswayed by their concerns: “He’s going to bring in more voters that are disillusioned, because Labour actually stand for something now.”
Source: Ukip gears up to make Oldham byelection an early test for Jeremy Corbyn | Politics | The Guardian