Palestinian toddler defies death after falling under truck at refugee camp in Lebanon

Updated 12 July 2018
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Palestinian toddler defies death after falling under truck at refugee camp in Lebanon

DUBAI: The moment a Palestinian boy narrowly escaped death after falling under a truck has been captured on a video.

According to Lebanese daily An-Nahar, the incident took place in the Borj Al Barajneh refugee camp in south Lebanon, where the young boy lives.

The video shows a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) garbage truck turning a corner to where the unaccompanied toddler was walking.

It appears that the driver did not see one-year-old Yousef Jamal Ali.

The boy disappears from view and then the truck appears to rock from side to side, before coming to a halt, the toddler now lying face down.

Then a man can be seen running up to the child and picks him up.

According to security sources in the camp An-Nahar, Ali suffered a broken bone in his thigh in the incident.


Netanyahu’s adviser accused of sexual assault resigns

Updated 6 min 40 sec ago
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Netanyahu’s adviser accused of sexual assault resigns

  • David Keyes, Netanyahu’s spokesman with the foreign press, formally resigned on Wednesday
  • Keyes issued a statement saying he had “decided to pursue new opportunities in the private sector”

JERUSALEM: An adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tendered his resignation following allegations of sexual assault.
David Keyes, Netanyahu’s spokesman with the foreign press, formally resigned on Wednesday, nearly three months after taking a leave of absence after he was accused of sexual assault by at least a dozen women.
Keyes issued a statement saying he had “decided to pursue new opportunities in the private sector.”
Keyes has denied the assault accusations, saying all were “deeply misleading and many of them are categorically false.”
Israel’s Civil Service Commission closed an investigation into the allegations last month without taking any disciplinary action against Keyes.
Netanyahu thanked Keyes in a statement “for his great contribution to Israel’s information effort.”