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Home for the disabled slapped with lawsuit after allowing patient to eat himself to death

Mouth full of food illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A home for the mentally disabled was slapped with a lawsuit after it allegedly allowed one of its patients to eat himself to death, according to court proceedings in Israel.

The lawsuit against the home was filed this week with the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court.

The lawsuit named the institution and the Ministry of Welfare as defendants. The lawsuit was filed by the brother of the man, who was hospitalized and later died after choking on food.

The victim suffered from a rare disease that caused him to swallow food without chewing. He was ordered to be under 24 hour surveillance.

One day, the man was left alone in a room with several slices of bread. When his caretaker returned, the man was unconscious. He was rushed to a local hospital where he died after four days.

“There is no doubt that if the defendants carried out their duties carefully and skillfully, in accordance with procedures and accepted guidelines, the tragic and unnecessary death could have been avoided,” the lawsuit alleges.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish soldier attacked while waiting for bus at Bnei Brak bus stop

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish soldier illustration 
By: Anika Rao

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish Israeli soldier said that he was attacked by a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews while waiting for a bus at a Bnei Brak bus stop.

The soldier who lives in Bnei Brak, was attacked on Tuesday.

“I wanted to share with you something from my heart. A few minutes ago, I was in uniform standing at a bus station on Rabbi Akiva Street in Bnei Brak, waiting for a bus to take me home. Several ultra-Orthodox Jews approached me and gave me a poster that read ‘stinking bug get out of town.’ Then, they began shouting that I should leave the city because I am a disgrace to Judaism,” Baruch Israel Indig, who was attacked by the group of ultra-Orthodox Jews, wrote on Facebook.

The soldier said that he felt humiliated. “The group said that they were ordered to attack soldiers by Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky,” Indig added.

Indig also said that he is ashamed of having been raised in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish city of Bnei Brak. Rabbi David Zvi Carlstein warned that those who humiliate ultra-Orthodox Jewish soldiers, have no portion in the world to come.

4-year-old Far Rockaway siblings die after one of them played with lighter and set their house on fire

Scene of the fire 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Two little children are dead after one of them played with a lighter and set their Far Rockaway home on fire, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the 4-year-old siblings died Sunday, in the fast moving fire.

The fire started in the basement of the house, which is located on Bay 30th Street. Police and firefighters who arrived at the scene, pulled the children out of the burning house.

They were pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Investigators said that the children died from smoke inhalation. The boy and the girl have been identified as Jai'Launi Tinglin and Ayini Tinglin.

Another 4-year-old girl, the twin of Jai'Launi, along with an aunt, 55, the 63-year-old grandfather, were also inside the home at the time. They were taken to a hospital, and are said to be in stable condition.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury and was treated at a hospital. Investigators said that there were no smoke detectors in the home.

Boy falls unconscious after inhaling methane gas while cleaning cow feces

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By: Devansh Dutt

A boy was rushed to a hospital after falling unconscious while cleaning cow feces, rescue workers in Israel said.

Magen David Adom said that the 14-year-old boy was left in critical condition on Wednesday, after inhalation large amounts of methane gas while helping his father clean the cow feces at Kibbutz Tzora, which is located near Beit Shemesh.

Paramedics of Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah who arrived at the scene, found the unresponsive boy in his father’s truck and began administering CPR. The boy was transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem, and is said to be in stable condition.

“The young man apparently inhaled poisonous gas while working with his father, and lost consciousness. Police arrived at the scene and launched an investigation,” a spokesperson for Magen David Adom said.

Earlier this month, a Boeing 747 jumbo jet was forced to make an emergency after several hundred cows on board overheated the cabin, triggering fire alarms. The incident occurred as the jumbo jet was flying over the Irish Sea, where an alarm started ringing to warn the cockpit of a seemingly catastrophic heat in the cabin.

The cabin contained 390 cows. The pilot sent a distress signal and was allowed to land at Heathrow Airport, in London, England.

However, when the technicians inspected the plane they found no evidence of fire or even smoke. Cows emit large amounts of methane and maintain temperature slightly higher than the human body.

In January, a barn was badly damaged after cows farted too much, fire officials in Germany said. Hesse State Police said that the dairy cows blew the roof off their barn when the methane released by the animals caused an explosion.

According to the initial investigation, a static electric charge caused the blast and fire on Monday. The roof was damaged and one cow suffered minor burns. No people were injured.

90 cows were kept in the barn and it was unclear why the methane had accumulated. Belching and flatulence releases large amounts of gas.

3 underage Jewish girls arrested for vandalizing Muslim graves

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By: Aarav Sen

Three underage Jewish girls were arrested and will be charged with vandalism after allegedly vandalizing several Muslim graves, Israel Police said.

Jerusalem Police said that they have arrested the three teens on Wednesday, after being accused of vandalizing the Muslim graves in a Jerusalem cemetery.

The girls scrawled the words “Price Tag” on the tombstones in the cemetery, which is located outside the Old City, near the Golden Gate. The three refused to cooperate during questioning and they will be brought before the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court for bail hearings.

Jewish extremists usually target Palestinian property, but also have attacked mosques, churches and even Israeli military bases. Earlier this week, hundreds of people took to the streets in the Muslim-Israeli city of Umm el-Fahm to protest a “price Tag” attack against a local mosque.

Members of the Araq al-Shabab mosque found a burned door and the words “Arabs out” spray-painted on a wall. A video of the attack was uploaded to the Internet.

Young Israeli women caught selling their kidneys in Turkey for $5,000 each

Operating room illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest and charge a suspect with organ trafficking after allegedly recruiting young women, who were willing to sell their kidneys, Israel Police said.

Police said that a Be’er Sheva man was mediator between people who needed kidney transplants and women, aged between 18 and 20, who were desperate for money.

The women received 20,000 shekels ($ 5,750) for their kidneys. The medical procedures took place in Turkey, at a hospital that received 300,000 shekels ($ 86,000) for each transplant. Police discovered the existence of the illegal operation a month ago, after concerned parents discovered that their 18-year-old daughter had traveled to Turkey, in order to donate her kidney in exchange for cash.

The parents told police that they found a conversation between their daughter and the kidney broker on Facebook. Police officers in Israel and Turkey, launched a joint operation and discovered that the kidney recipient was a U.S. - Israeli woman, who had since returned to the United States.

Police in Turkey identified the hospital where the medical procedures took place as Florence Nightingale Hospital.

Chisel used to build the 2,000-year-old Western Wall found

The chisel 
By: Aryeh Savir

A chisel that builders of the 2,000-year-old Western Wall used was found by Israeli archaeologists, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) has made an extraordinary archaeological finding. It has uncovered a Second Temple Era iron chisel, which may have served the builders of the Second Temple.

Archaeologist Eli Shukrun, who heads the dig at the bottom of the Temple Mount near the Western Wall, stated that the discovery was very exciting. "It is a 15 centimeter long ancient chisel. For the first time, after two thousand years, we are in the possession of a work tool used by the builders who built the Western Wall,” Shukrun said.

The IAA stated the chisel had been uncovered a year ago, but was still waiting for the final research on the subject to be completed before making an official announcement.

The Second Temple was the center of Jewish worship during its period. Built by the Jews returning from the Babylonian exile and renovated and expanded by King Herod, it stood on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem between 516 BCE and 70 CE. It replaced the First Temple, which was destroyed in 586 BCE, when the Jews of the Kingdom of Judah went into exile.

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