Taxi driver arrested for ‘rape’ of schoolgirl

A 21-year-old taxi driver has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Kuilsriver. Provincial police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said in a statement that officers were conducting an awareness campaign at Kuilsiver train station on Thursday at 10:00 when a commuter reported that a pupil, in school uniform,[…]

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Israel releases Palestinian schoolgirl, 14, from jail

Israeli authorities on Friday released 14-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl Malak al-Khatib after a two month prison sentence. Al-Khatib, from the town of Beitin near Ramallah, was arrested last December and sentenced to two months in jail on the charge of stone-throwing and possession of a knife. The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society said[…]

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Jailed schoolgirl becomes Palestinian symbol

A 14-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl jailed by Israel has become a symbol of Palestinian anger over the arrests of children in the occupied territories. The two-month sentence for Malak al-Khatib, who was accused of stone-throwing and possession of a knife, has unleashed a wave of solidarity and support among Palestinians. “My[…]

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