Knesset bill to deport family members of Palestinian assailants gains massive support – {Collective punishment was popular with Germans in countries they invaded from 1939-1945 and has been popular in Israel for years.}

PNN/Jerusalem A bill was formally submitted to the Israeli Knesset on Wednesday by Israeli

Source: Knesset bill to deport family members of Palestinian assailants gains massive support

Settlers spray death threats over home walls, southern Bethlehem

PNN/ Bethlehem/ A group of Israeli settlers on Thursday have sprayed hate slogans and death threats on a Palestinian family home in Shushahla village south of Bethlehem, central West Bank. Local sources said that the settlers from Danial illegal settlement made a hole in the razor wire between the settlement and the village, broke in, and

Source: Settlers spray death threats over home walls, southern Bethlehem

Brushing teeth regularly could ward off Alzheimer’s disease – Telegraph

Brushing your teeth regularly could slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease after scientists found that gum disease speeds up mental decline by six times.Periodontitis, or gum disease, is common in older people and can get worse in old age as people struggle to maintain their oral hygiene. It is thought that periodontal bacteria increase levels of inflammation in the body, which has been linked to greater mental decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease. A new study by King’s College London and the University of Southampton followed 59 people with mild to moderate dementia for six months, monitoring the state of their gums.

Source: Brushing teeth regularly could ward off Alzheimer’s disease – Telegraph

Middle East – Questions raised over authenticity of ‘leaked’ IS group documents – France 24

“There would be big alarm bells for me, because when I’ve seen inconsistencies like that in the past they’ve been on really shoddily made forgeries,” Charlie Winter, a researcher at Georgia State University, told AFP. “With something as important as this, it’s important to look at it with as suspicious, discerning and cynical an eye as possible,” he added. Fake IS group documents have been circulated and distributed to media outlets several times over the past few years. A December 2015 document that purportedly called on IS group fighters to abandon the Iraqi city of Fallujah was tweeted by Colonel Steve Warren, spokesman for the US-led campaign in Iraq, before it was revealed to be a fake. “Many people on the border between Syria and Turkey are trying to sell almost anything with black flags, fake stamps of the Islamic State group and logos,” Nasr said. “Many journalists, including me, have confronted this reality.” In an interview with the Washington Post in December 2015, British analyst Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi noted that, “The fakes that have been circulated are largely poor in quality. The forgers seem to be ignorant of Islamic State labeling, there are recurring motifs, and we see some clear attempts to take jabs at certain actors perceived to be backing the Islamic State.”

Source: Middle East – Questions raised over authenticity of ‘leaked’ IS group documents – France 24

Trump Supporter Who Punched Protester: Next Time, We Might Have To Kill Him | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Donald Trump is dangerous for America. But what does the US media do? Continue to give him a platform to spread his hate. These people are wicked beyond description. If a black Presidential candidate was saying the things Trump says and had violence to break out, he/she would have BEEN shut down. But #whiteprivilege.

Source: Trump Supporter Who Punched Protester: Next Time, We Might Have To Kill Him | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Bahraini government strips WhatsApp groups of any privacy – IFEX

On Sunday 6 March, the Education Ministry – specifically the department responsible for secondary education – sent a message to all secondary school heads demanding that the contents of messages sent by teachers and students in WhatsApp groups be examined. The Ministry threatened to take legal action against anyone found to have sent messages that “insult authorities.” These are the kind of bombastic expressions the authorities have used over recent years to target political activists, opponents and critics. This announcement came just days after a landmark speech by Hayat Abdel Majid, the head of the sector targeting electronic crime at the Ministry of Interior’s Department for anti-corruption and economic and electronic security. In this speech, Abdel Majid said that the administrator of any WhatsApp group would be responsible and legally culpable for any defamatory news, rumours or inaccurate information circulated in that group. She also stated that members of a group could be held responsible for its content. She announced that the punishment could extend to a period of two years in prison and a fine of 200 Bahraini dinars, or one of these, in accordance with Article 168 of the law governing the spreading of defamatory information. The Ministry of Interior had previously announced, on 7 February 2016, the arrest of a group of people who had participated in the “al-Busta” WhatsApp group. The Ministry confirmed that they were supported by foreign powers in connection with terrorist activities within Bahrain. A number of people were also arrested over allegedly insulting statements about the authorities that they shared on WhatsApp. AbdAli Khair is still serving a 10-year prison sentence for forwarding a WhatsApp message.

Source: Bahraini government strips WhatsApp groups of any privacy – IFEX