suicide

Hamas arrests journalist for ‘encouraging’ man to commit suicide

Kahlout, 36, was arrested on Friday evening for “encouraging” a resident to harm himself, Ayman al-Batnihi, spokesman for the Hamas police in the Gaza Strip, said.

Winner of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, Netta Barzilai of Israel, takes part at the "Orange Carp
Netta Barzilai removes 'triggering' noose imagery from Instagram

Barzilai had posted the picture — a white note on a black background — on Monday night and removed it on Tuesday morning.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
08/07/2020
Palestinian unity
Alarmed by rise in Gaza suicides, Palestinians blame Hamas, PA

Palestinians took to social media to express outrage over the increase in suicide rates, with many holding Hamas and the PA responsible for the harsh economic conditions in the Gaza.

Suicide car bomber hits checkpoint at Somalia's Mogadishu port

The blast shook the ground, said Mohammed Ali, a shopkeeper in the area. At the city's Madina hospital, a nurse, Halima Nur, said it had received five people injured in the blast for treatment.

By REUTERS
04/07/2020
Chef, writer, television star Anthony Bourdain honored with own day

The world-famous food writer took his own life after struggling with depression in 2018, now his friends honor him with a national day in the US to raise awareness of mental illness.

Budget requests to treat students with suicidal tendencies rejected

The Education Ministry has rejected requests made in the past several weeks for sending students with suicidal tendencies to certified professionals for necessary assessment.

Arab reaction to gay Egyptian woman’s suicide, mix of criticism, support

The suicide of Sarah Hegazi, a 30-year-old Egyptian lesbian activist who went into exile in Canada, has aroused feelings ranging from hostility to sympathy in the socially conservative Arab world.

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
17/06/2020
A Magen David Adom ambulance [File]
Man seemingly attempts to murder woman, commits suicide

The incident occurred a mere five days after over 12,000 people gathered in Tel Aviv, calling on the government to fund programs battling domestic violence.

06/06/2020
Human rights groups urge Hamas to prevent suicide in Gaza prisons

The appeal came after the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Interior announced on May 29 that Muaz Ahmad Abu Amra, 19, committed suicide by hanging himself inside his prison cell.

Kochavi fires officer, censures 4 others for role in soldier's suicide

Cpl. Niv Lubaton committed suicide after he was being recruited as a source by Military Police.

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