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Palestinian teen shot dead in clashes in Silwan

Israeli forces on Sunday evening shot dead a Palestinian teenage boy during clashes in the neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, a local monitoring group said. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that 17-year-old Ayman Samih al-Abbasi died after he was shot in his chest in the Ras al-Amoud[…]

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Israeli army says killing of 13-year-old a ‘mistake’

Senior Israeli army officials said Tuesday that the killing of 13-year-old Abed al-Rahman Obeidallah in Aida refugee camp was a “mistake,” although conflicting accounts have been reported about the circumstances of the shooting. Israeli news site Haaretz quoted a senior Israeli army officer as saying the killing of the Palestinian[…]

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Trauma counselling for classmates of Manenberg teen

Classmates of a Grade 10 pupil at Phoenix High School in Manenberg on Monday received trauma counselling while the search continued for their missing friend. Khanyisile Ngela disappeared in the surf on Saturday while spending a day at Camps Bay with a group of people. School principal Shafiek Abrahams said[…]

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Teen presumed to have drowned at Camps Bay

A 17-year-old teen who went missing while swimming at Camps Bay beach on Saturday morning is presumed to have drowned. NSRI Bakoven station commander Bruce Davidson in a statement said eyewitnesses reported that the teenager went missing at 10:45. “It appears that a group of 23 teenagers and young adults[…]

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Thousands attend funeral of Palestinian teen

Thousands of Palestinians attended a funeral for Muhammad al-Kasbah, 17, who was shot dead by Israeli forces Friday morning near the Qalandia checkpoint in the occupied West Bank. The funeral march went from the Palestine Medical Center in Ramallah to al-Kasbah’s house in Qalandia refugee camp before his body was[…]

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Teen pulled from rubble five days after Nepal quake

A teenage boy has been pulled, dazed and dusty, from the wreckage of a seven-storey Kathmandu building that collapsed around him five days ago when a powerful earthquake shook Nepal. News of the rescue came on Thursday as the first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages[…]

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Media coverage on Cape ISIS teen criticised

Local media has come under increased scrutiny over the past week, in relation to its coverage of the 15-year old Cape Town girl who attempted to join the ranks of the Islamic State (IS). Despite information on the case still being limited, mainstream media has been accused of running away[…]

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