web analytics
May 6, 2015 / 17 Iyar, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Atrocities Plague Syria, Over 3,500 Children Killed

The United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) on Saturday denounced fighters in Syria for endangering children in the bloody civil war which has gripped the country for almost two years.

Over 60,000 people have been killed since the battle between President Bashar Assad and opposition to his rule began in March 2011.  Included in that number are an estimated 3,500 children.

“Media reports today (Friday) from the scene of mass killings in the village of Hasawiya outside Homs said whole families were among the dead in horrific circumstances,” said Maria Calivis, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that last Monday saw 31 child victims across the country.

On Tuesday, it was unclear whether President Assad or rebel forces were responsible for two blasts at Aleppo University which killed 87 people, including many students.  An estimated 100 civilian were killed in army operations in Homs province that same day as Assad loyalists swept through, torching homes and killing people, according to reports.

On Thursday, at least 7 girls were killed in aerial attacks on southern Damascus.

On Friday, two car bombs exploded in southern Syria killing at least 12 people.  One severely damaged a building in Aleppo while the other targeted worshippers at a mosque in Daraa.

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Atrocities Plague Syria, Over 3,500 Children Killed”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall. (March 18, 2015)
Tonight at Midnight: Netanyahu’s Moment of Truth
Latest News Stories

There were reports this morning of explosions heard in the Sudanese city of Khartoum.

The interior of the El Ghriba synagogue -- the oldest synagogue in North Africa -- on the Tunisian island of Djerba in 2009.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned of “concrete threats” of terror attacks against Jewish and Israeli targets in Tunisia.

The flag of Iraqi Kurdistan.

The legislation would provide assistance for a three-year period, eliminating delays in bolstering the regional forces fighting against ISIS.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall. (March 18, 2015)

The deadline is tonight, and if Bibi hadn’t abused Bayit Yehudi, he wouldn’t be in this situation right now.

Hassan Nasrallah said that the survival of Bashar Assad’s regime is critical for Hezbollah’s own continued existence.

Shurat HaDin, an Israeli NGO specializing in International Law, opened a two-day conference in Jerusalem, Monday, “Towards a New Law of War,” which dealt with the rules of armed conflict, their interpretation and application.

A State Dept. investigation into the Benghazi Blunder never spoke with, nor blamed, Hillary Clinton.

Former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee is running for U.S. President. He hates the U.S. current foreign policy.

If the report is accurate, and Bennett has no additional demands, Netanyahu’s coalition may now be under way.

The Senate hopes to vote on a nuclear review bill by Thursday, as talks resume next week on a deal between Tehran and world powers.

A Dragon Boat festival was held in Tel Aviv on the Yarkon River last Friday. Looks like fun.

With just a day to go, Bennett finally gives serious push-back to Netanyahu’s threats and inadequate proposals.

Six immigrants from English-speaking countries will receive awards from Nefesh B’Nefesh at a ceremony next Tuesday.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry is telling its citizens not to travel to Nepal and telling those already there to think twice about extending their stays there due to rising hazards.

The oldest copy of the Ten Commandments in the world is on display at Israel’s national museum.

More Articles from Malkah Fleisher
Godzilla (R.)

A green bell pepper affectionately dubbed “Godzilla” by the children of Moshav Ein Yahav in the northern Arava desert has won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Though the permissibility of watching hired sports players go to battle in a large stadium is a source of controversy amongst Torah observant Jews, the food being served at the upcoming Super Bowl games in New Orleans is not.

Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, youth director at the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be introducing a new art installation in honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, inspired by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.

More than 2,000 people have made contributions in memory of the young victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to plant a grove of trees in Israel.

Shoshana Hebshi, a half-Jewish, half-Arab woman from Ohio is suing Frontier Airlines, the FBI, TSA and other governmental agencies after she says she was forced off a flight, strip-searched, and imprisoned on the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

Women may enter military combat in the United States, following the lift of a military ban on women in combat by defense secretary Leon Panetta.

The Jewish National Fund will reconsider a plan to forest parts of the Arava desert, following the request of environmental organizations to consider the impact of trying to alter the native ecosystem.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Israel and western countries not to attempt to stop Iran’s nuclear program through military means.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/atrocities-plague-syria-over-3500-children-killed/2013/01/20/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: