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Police looking to arrest man who grabbed women’s behinds in Borough Park area train stations (video)

Borough Park area train station illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Police released a video, showing a man who allegedly grabbed women’s behinds in train station, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police are hoping that the public can help identify the suspect after watching the video.

Police said that the man is wanted on charges of forcible touching.

The first incident occurred on Tuesday at 11:30 p.m., when a 28-year-old woman was walking to the subway station at 4th Avenue and Prospect Avenue.

The unidentified man grabbed her behind beneath her ​​skirt. The suspect fled the scene towards 5th Avenue.

The following Tuesday, also at 11:30 p.m., a 25-year-old woman was walking from the train station to her house when the unidentified man approached and grabbed her behind.

The suspect fled the scene. The suspect is described as about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, average body and short hair.

Soldier who was arrested for attacking Arab taxi driver thought he was being kidnapped

Taxis illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A soldier was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly hitting an Arab taxi driver, Israel Police said.

The Jerusalem Police Department said that the soldier who was arrested on Wednesday, told police that he feared for his life.

According to the police investigation, the 20-year-old soldier robbed and attacked the Arab taxi driver in Jerusalem. The injured driver was rushed to Shaare Zedek Hospital.

He was treated and released. The soldier was accompanied by his friend, who has an extensive criminal record. Police found drugs while searching the soldier’s friend.

A defense attorney for the soldier told the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court that his client feared that the driver was about to kidnap him.

The soldier was remanded into custody for at least five days.

Bride files lawsuit against groom for canceling wedding causing emotional distress

Abandoned bride illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A bride filed a lawsuit against her groom after he canceled their wedding, causing her emotional distress, according to court documents in Israel.

The woman of the Sharon Region, filed the lawsuit with the Netanya Magistrate's Court, demanding compensation from her former groom, who canceled the wedding 30 days before the big event.

The woman is seeking 200,000 shekels ($1 = 3.56 shekels) in damages.

The plaintiff and defendant met when they were teenagers, and after many years of being in a relationship, the man suggested they get married, according to the lawsuit.

A month before the big day, everything was ready including the DJ, invitations, a Rabbi, and clothes. However, the groom got cold feet and backed out.

“I felt shame, disappointment, emptiness and grief,” the woman claims.

Father wounded by Hamas rocket while protecting his wife and son with his body during birthday party (video)

 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A father recalled how he had to shield his little child from an exploding Hamas rocket, the IDF Blog reported.

As rockets fell from the sky, Jehan Berman pulled his wife and son into his arms.

“I covered them with my body, protecting them and hoping it would end,” Berman said.

Berman immigrated to Israel from Belgium, and now lives on Israel’s border with Gaza. Last week, during a birthday party for his 3-year-old son, a mortar landed just outside the kindergarten where they were celebrating.

Unable to make it to a bomb shelter, Berman shielded his wife and child with his body as the rocket fell. He was wounded by shrapnel, which embedded itself into his back.

“I realized that I’d been struck and the first thing that I thought was about my son and wife,” Berman said. “She stood up and I saw that there was no blood on her. Everything was fine. I remembered my son and the look on his face the moment he heard the explosion, and I said ‘okay, nothing else matters.’”

Berman immigrated to Israel during the Second Intifada, a period of intense Palestinian violence against Israeli civilians. In December of 2001, he survived a Hamas suicide bombing that killed 11 Israelis and injured over a hundred others.

A few years later, he decided to move to Kibbutz Nir Oz, where he was faced with another side of Hamas’ terrorism – incessant rocket fire on Israeli civilians.

Today, Berman lives with his family in Avshalom, a community just a few kilometers from the Gaza border. “When my son was born and the doctor handed him to my wife, a siren sounded in the hospital,” Berman said. “He was born to the sound of sirens.”

Berman and his family are only a small part of the tens of thousands of civilians who live under the constant threat of Gaza’s rockets. During Operation Protective Edge, Hamas terrorists fired over 4,000 rockets at Israel. The IDF’s mission is to protect all Israelis from these attacks.

BDS against SodaStream backfires as headquarters moves to Southern Israel causing 900 Palestinians to lose their jobs

SodaStream display illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) campaign against West Bank based company SodaStream, backfired as it announced the move of its headquarters to Southern Israel.

While the BDS crowd will be happy with this move, since SodaStream will now be based in an area of ​​Israel that is not disputed by the Palestinians, there is a very real possibility that the 900 Palestinians employees will lose their jobs as a result.

The company will move its entire factory sometime next year, and while it will continue its practice of equal opportunity hiring, there is a high probability that the Bedouin and African communities in the region will be the lucky recipients of employment in SodaStream instead of Palestinians.

SodaStream produces home carbonation systems that enable users to convert tap water into sparkling water in more than 100 flavors.

A Palestinian worker slammed the BDS movement, saying that the group is only harming Palestinians by causing them to lose their high paying jobs at Israeli companies operating in the West Bank.

Man earns extra income after training his dogs to collect plastic bottles for recycling

Dog holding bottle illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man came up with a clever way to earn an extra income, shanghaiist reported.

Jiang Guangliang trained his two dogs to collect plastic bottles for recycling in Chongqing, China.

The dogs have helped their owner earn about 1,000 yuan ($1 - 6.14 yuan) a year.

Guangliang said that he takes his pets, Jingang and Huanhuan, for a walk every morning in the Binjiang Park and asks them to collect the plastic bottles for him.

The dogs enjoy jumping in the river and bringing the bottles. Guangliang continues to accumulate plastic bottles until he can sell them for recycling.

He recently cashed in about 1,000 yuan, thanks to the hard work of his dogs. “They are smart enough to distinguish between plastic bottles and glass bottles,” Guangliang said.

Guangliang revealed that someone offered to buy the dogs for 6,000 yuan, but he declined the offer.

Man kicked off American Airlines plane and told to take a shower because he smelled bad

American Airlines plane illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A man of France, filed a complaint after being kicked off a plane because he smelled bad.

Now, an investigation is underway to see if American Airlines could be guilty of discrimination.

The airline denies the charge. The incident began when the 27-year-old man from Paris, was thrown off the airplane at the Charles-de-Gaulle airport.

The man was asked to leave the flight that was heading to Dallas, Texas, before takeoff after several passengers complained about his body odor.

The passenger tried to go to the bathroom before takeoff, but was asked by a flight attendant to leave the plane because of the smell.

The man was also told to take a shower. The cabin crew called police to forcibly remove the traveler, but officials refused, saying that he was not a safety hazard.

The passenger said that the incident had completely changed his view of the United States, a country that he had dreamed to visit his entire life.

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