justice


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The Gulf
A woman feeds seagulls in the United Arab Emirates city of Abu Dhabi on January 24, 2022.

UAE court overturns death sentence for Israeli woman convicted of drug trafficking

Fida Kiwan will serve a prison sentence instead

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The Gulf
A member of the Saudi security forces helps a little boy in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on June 4, 2019.

Saudi Arabia frees youngest political prisoner

Martaja Qureiris was 13, when arrested for anti-government protest

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US / Canada
Thomas Barrack (L) arrives for a court appearance at the US District Court of Eastern District of New York, the United States, on July 26, 2021.

Trump billionaire fundraiser loses bid to dismiss UAE lobbying charges

Thomas Barrack to face trial in September

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Palestinian Territories
Demonstrators carry pictures of PA critic, Nizar Banat, and chant anti-PA slogans during a rally protesting his death, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, June 24, 2021.

Palestinian Authority releases on bail accused killers of activist Nizar Banat

Banat’s widow accuses PA officials of ‘political’ decision

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Ukraine - Russia War
A mourner attends the funeral of a family of three in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 22, 2022.

US to deploy war crimes team in Ukraine, with help of 'Nazi hunter'

'There is no hiding place for war criminals. The [DOJ] will be relentless in our efforts'

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Palestinian Territories
Ali Mohammed Jabbareen stands at the window of his house in the Palestinian village of Jinba, part of Masafer Yatta in the West Bank, on May 9, 2022.

West Bank: Israel's army to conduct live-fire drills near Palestinian villages

Residents of Masafer Yatta describe Israeli live-fire drills as a scare tactic meant to push them out

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Politics
L'ancien Premier ministre Benyamin Netanyahou au tribunal de district de Jérusalem, le 10 mai 2022

Netanyahu testifies in Olmert defamation case

Former prime minister told court he had “no psychiatric history”

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Defense
Soldiers of the Bardales Battalion train in the Arava area of southern Israel, on July 13, 2016.

Israel’s army denies petition to open all units to women

A 'very low' number of women meet the physical requirements for 'elite' combat roles, an IDF panel says

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Iran & Eastern States
James Fitton, 66 (L) and Volker Waldmann, 60, arrive at a courthouse in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on May 22, 2022.

British citizen sentenced to 15 years in Iraq for smuggling antiquities

British retiree was facing the death penalty

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Palestinian Territories
Israeli soldiers block the entrance to the Homesh outpost, in the West Bank, on May 28, 2022.

Israel: High Court backs Homesh outpost evacuation

'This government has failed both with respect to the settlement and in the protection of its citizens'

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Defense
Soldiers of the Bardales Battalion prepare for urban warfare training in the Arava area of southern Israel, on July 13, 2016.

Israel: Women soldiers battle for equality in frontline units

'Letting women serve in such units will cause the army to lose high-quality good guys'

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Palestinian Territories
Suha Abou Khdeir, la mère de Mohammed Abou Khdeir brûlé vif en 2014 par trois juifs israéliens, essuie ses yeux après le verdict de la Cour suprême, le 8 février 2018 à Jérusalem

Israeli prosecutors demand $330,000 in compensation from Abu Khdeir’s killers

Israel is suing killers of Palestinian boy years after conviction

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Politics
Head of opposition and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu leads a faction meeting in the Israeli parliament, on July 26, 2021.

Israel: Court denies prosecution’s request to amend Netanyahu indictment

Judges ruled amendment could ‘harm’ former prime minister’s defense

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Society
Thousands march in Arab-Israeli town of Kafr Qasim to mark 60th anniversary of massacre

Classified protocols of Kafr Qasim massacre to be published - Israel’s Military Court

Documents to touch on plan to deport Arabs from Israel’s Triangle to Jordan

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Ukraine - Russia War
Russian soldiers Alexander Ivanov (R), and Alexander Bobykin attend their trial hearing in Kotelva, Ukraine, May 26, 2022.

Ukrainian court sentences two Russian soldiers to 11.5 years

Soldiers were put on trial for war crimes after shelling a school

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Palestinian Territories
Israeli soldiers block the entrance to Homesh in the West Bank, on May 28, 2022.

Israel tells top court it will demolish Homesh outpost

'The state admits that it acts, allows, and maintains an illegal outpost that exists against the law'

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North Africa
Former Egyptian presidential candidate and ex-Muslim Brotherhood member Abdelmoneim Aboul Fotouh attends his sentencing during a trial session in Cairo on May 29, 2022.

Egypt sentences ex-presidential candidate to 15 years in prison

Abdelmoneim Aboul Fotouh was detained since 2018

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Iran & Eastern States
A man holds onto a noose to protest against the inaugeration of Iran's new president Ebrahim Raisi in cental London on August 5, 2021

Iran and Saudi Arabia show record death penalty toll in 2021

Iran records the highest figure since 2017 - Amnesty International

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Archeology
View of the Western Wall plaza and the Dome of the Rock in the background, in Jerusalem's Old City, December 23, 2021.

Israel: High Court rejects petitions against Jerusalem cable car

Among the petitioners are shop owners, Palestinians and the Karaite community

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Society
Prayer services at the reform Beit Daniel Synagogue in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 22, 2017.

The rise of Reform Judaism in Israel

2021 saw 194 registrants for Israel's Reform movement, up from an average of 80 years prior

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US / Canada
Honduras' former President Juan Orlando Hernandez (C) is escorted the Honduran National Directorate of Special Forces before his extradition to the US, in Tegucigalpa, on April 21, 2022.

US charges Honduras ex-president with drug trafficking

Hernández 'used his vast political powers to protect and assist drug traffickers and cartel leaders'

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Levant & Turkey
A member of the Syriac Christian militia fighting ISIS militants burns an ISIS flag at the front line on the west side of Raqqa, Syria, July 17, 2017.

Thousands of Islamic State victims still missing years later

'These families have the right to know the truth about the fate of their loved ones'

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Palestinian Territories
View of light snowfall in the Jewish settlement of Efrat, in the West Bank, on March 15, 2022.

Israel: Justice minister says gov’t won’t cease settlement building

'There will be no freeze on settlements in [the West Bank], and I intend to insist on that'

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Society
Members of the Jewish Ethiopian community protest outside the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, February 20, 2022.

Report: Ethiopians, Arabs face most racism in Israel

In 2021, 458 cases were opened on complaints of racism and discrimination, a decrease from previous years