When a Palestinian girl is shot and killed ‘by accident’ | +972 Magazine

Samah’s father, Abed, finished his work in the field at around midday, informing his daughters that he would pick them up from Nablus. The mother, Halleh, and younger brother A. also came along for the ride. After some shopping in the city they started back home. After an hour the family’s car reached Hawara checkpoint. They passed the checkpoint without any other cars ahead of them; soldiers were present, but they did not try and stop the car. Then shots rang out. The front windshield was smashed. After that came the screams.Abed shouted for the passengers to duck. The car lurched on for a short distance, and then stopped. When Abed looked back, Samah was bleeding from her head. The hospital will later determine that a bullet went through her forehead, having found an exit wound.A Red Crescent ambulance in the area evacuated Samah to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus. The rest of the family members hopped in a cab, and the two vehicles headed north back toward the checkpoint, where they were delayed. The soldiers refused to let the ambulance pass to Nablus. Abed, heated, asked the soldiers “Why did you kill my daughter?” “She had a knife,” they answered. He screamed at them: “A knife, what knife? She was holding a knife while sitting in a car with her mother and her siblings?”

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CNN Doesn’t Know How to Talk about the Women’s March on Washington Without a Manel – The Ladies FingerThe Ladies Finger

I spent my Saturday night and Sunday morning watching videos of the Women’s March on Washington. Every conversation with friends was about how exciting it was that many of the women speaking at the march were non-white women, each of them talking from where they came — just before this, we’d each shared the ‘Guiding Vision and Definition of Principles’ document released by the organisers of the march.But of course, while all this was happening, it turns out the CNN couldn’t refrain from covering the Women’s March on Washington — with eight men and one woman.

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Lebanon’s Parliament Ridicules And Votes Down Anti-Sexual & Racial Harassment Law | A Separate State of Mind | A Blog by Elie Fares

If you needed anymore proof that the current batch of patriarchal parliament members are no good, look no further than their constant ridicule and systematic decimation of women rights. Even the law they passed to “protect” women from domestic abuse a few years ago was passed in a near stillborn form after decades of labor.A few days ago, that parliament struck again when MP Ghassan Moukhaiber’s proposed law from 2014, aimed at criminalizing sexual and racial harassment, came up for a discussion and a vote. Instead of behaving in a civil manner and actually discussing the many merits of the law, which is of vital importance for the betterment of any society, our parliament members met the proposal with uproars and ridicule.

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 3 ( Jan 16- 22)

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Top Headlines

  • Egypt court upholds ruling halting transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia
  • Egypt extends participation in the Saudi-led coaltion in Yemen
  • 8 policemen killed, at least 3 injured in armed attack on Western Desert checkpoint
  • IMF says Egypt is progressing well with economic reform plan
  • Egypt to allow Italian experts to examine CCTV footage in Regeni murder investigation
  • Israel raises height of fence on Egypt border
  • Egypt puts a retired football star on terrorism list

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