Succot worshippers evacuated after IDF soldier shot dead

By Charlotte Oliver, September 23, 2013

An Israeli soldier was killed yesterday by a Palestinian sniper in Hebron, according to the IDF.

Sgt Gabriel Koby, 20, was on patrol at a West Bank checkpoint in the city when he was hit in the neck by a bullet. The soldier was immediately rushed to a Jerusalem hospital, where he died of his wounds.


Father and two children in Tel Aviv death fall

By Anna Sheinman, September 18, 2013

A father and his two children in Tel Aviv have been found dead after falling from an 11 storey building.

Local police suspect that the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide, which involved the 52-year-old man throwing the children, aged three and five to their deaths before jumping himself.


Forget striped jerseys, it’s kippot for crooks now

By Anna Sheinman, September 17, 2013

Three men are still at large more than a month after carrying out a violent robbery of two jewellery shops in South Wales. The trio were all wearing kippot.

The men are believed to be from Eastern Europe — possibly Lithuania. They were caught on CCTV as they were robbing the Clock Shop in Porthcawl near Swansea on July 31.


New Year robberies in Salford

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 16, 2013

It was an unhappy New Year for a number of Salford families who were victims of nocturnal burglars.


Shabbat still holy for alleged drug dealers

By Josh Jackman, September 11, 2013

A group of alleged drug dealers, charged this week by New York police, would stop selling their wares on Shabbat.

The men, who were arrested in April for selling heroin and prescription painkillers from their Brooklyn base, reportedly alerted customers to their observance via text.


Manchester reports child abuse increase

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 9, 2013

Manchester’s largest Jewish welfare charity is dealing with a “dramatic rise” in child abuse cases.

The Fed has revealed that the number of youngsters it deals with who require child protection measures and local authority intervention has doubled to 40.


Paedophile gets community service sentence

By Anna Sheinman, September 3, 2013

A paedophile who was convicted of sexually assaulting his young step-daughters has walked from court with just a community sentence.

The 45-year-old Orthodox Jewish man from north-west London, who cannot be identified, was given 150 hours of unpaid work as well as supervision to address his attitude towards women despite the judge saying he caused “incalculable harm” to his victims.


Acid victim Kirstie Trup fears attackers will not be caught

By Anna Sheinman, September 1, 2013

Acid attack victim Kirstie Trup has spoken of her frustration with the lack of progress to find the men who attacked her in Zanzibar.

Eighteen-year-old Ms Trup told the Sunday Times: “I feel very frustrated and upset that our attackers haven’t been caught.”


Steven Berkoff fined over Oxford Street collision

August 27, 2013

Veteran actor and director Steven Berkoff has been fined for knocking down a pedestrian while driving in London’s Oxford Street.

The 76-year-old, known for such roles as the villain in the James Bond film Octopussy, hit Fiona Scully in his Volkswagen Beetle as she crossed the road on New Year’s Eve last year.


'I'll go back to Zanzibar and secure justice'

By Anna Sheinman, August 22, 2013

Acid attack victim Kirstie Trup is prepared to return to Zanzibar to help bring her assailants to justice, and insists she has “no regrets”.

Ms Trup and her friend Katie Gee, both 18-year-old former JFS students, were injured in the attack on the east African island where they were working as volunteer teachers.