Print this Page

What's New

Resources updated between Monday, May 16, 2016 and Sunday, May 22, 2016

May 20, 2016

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon at opening of Israel exhibit at UN, May 19, 2016

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon: We Will Shine Light in UN's House of Darkness Article

The Jerusalem Panel featured in the Israel exhibit

Arabs Demand That UN Remove Jerusalem Panel From Israel Exhibit Article

May 19, 2016

File photo

ISIS has executed 25 people in Mosul, northern Iraq, by lowering them in a vat of nitric acid, local news reports.

The more than two dozen men had been accused of spying on ISIS on behalf of Iraqi government security forces.

According to witnesses, the 25 alleged 'spies' had been tied together with a rope and lowered in a large basin containing nitric acid until their organs dissolved.

'ISIS terrorist members executed 25 persons in Mosul on charges of spying and collaborating with Iraqi security forces,' a source told Iraqi News in a statement.

'ISIS members tied each person with a rope and lowered him in the tub, which contains nitric acid, till the victims organs dissolve.'

Nitric acid is a colourless, yellow or red, fuming liquid with an acrid, suffocating odour which is highly corrosive to all parts of the human body.

It is normally used in manufacturing ammonium nitrate for fertilizer and explosives, organic synthesis, photoengraving, etching steel, and reprocessing spent nuclear fuel.

The executions in Mosul follows a number of deadly bombings in the capital Baghdad, as ISIS hopes to rebound from a series of battlefield losses in Iraq.

ISIS execute 25 people by DISSOLVING them in nitric acid Document

File photo

A 12-year-old Christian girl burned to death in her own home by ISIS terrorists in Mosul, northern Iraq, used her last words to urge her family to forgive her murderers.

The girl's mother revealed her daughter's dying wish as she spoke of ISIS's brutal reign of terror in the Iraqi city and the oppression suffered by Christians in the area.

Jihadi fighters had come to claim a religious tax from the girl's mother, paid by all non-Muslims in ISIS-controlled areas, but when the mother delayed in paying, they burned down the family home.

The mother described how 'foreign ISIS fighters' had come to their home in Mosul to claim Jaziya, a religious tax imposed on non-Muslims.

'The ISIS foreign fighters were at her door and they told her "you have two choices, you are to leave now or you are to pay the Jaziya",' Jacqueline Isaac, a human rights advocate, told the Express.

'She said "I will pay, give me a few seconds my daughter is in the shower". They said 'you don't have a few seconds" and they lit the house with a torch.'

Mother and child were able to escape the burning building, but the girl had suffered such severe burns that she later died in hospital.

Ms Isaac added: 'Her daughter died in her arms. The last thing her daughter said: "Forgive them".'

The brutal murder of the young Christian girl is one of several horrific ISIS executions carried out in Mosul this week, as the terrorist group continues to lose territory in Iraq.

Earlier on Thursday, local news reported that ISIS has executed 25 people in Mosul by lowering them in a vat of nitric acid until their organs dissolved.

The more than two dozen men had been accused of spying on ISIS on behalf of Iraqi government security forces.

The executions in Mosul follows a number of deadly bombings in the capital Baghdad, as ISIS hopes to rebound from their battlefield losses in Iraq.

The terrorist group has continued losing control over territory across Iraq and Syria, a U.S. Military spokesman said this week, including almost half of what it had once held in Iraq.

The U.S. Defense Department had previously estimated that ISIS fighters had lost control of about 40 per cent of the territory they claimed in Iraq and about ten per cent of the land they held in Syria.

Those tallies had gone up in recent weeks, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said.

'The number right now in Iraq is about 45 per cent of the territory they once held has been recovered,' Cook said.

'The number in Syria is anywhere between 16 to 20 per cent.'

ISIS stormed across large parts of Iraq and Syria in early 2014, meeting little resistance from Iraqi security forces and exploiting the chaos in civil-war-torn Syria.

Since August 2014, the United States has led an international coalition fighting back against the IS group, using a combination of air strikes and training and equipping local partners.

ISIS has now lost control of Ramadi and Heet in Iraq, but still control other important cities including Mosul and Fallujah.

In Syria, the group maintains control of Raqqa, the capital of their so-called 'caliphate'.

Christian girl burned alive by ISIS Document

Diego Arria, former Venezuelan Ambassador to the UN (File photo)

Former Venezuelan UN Rep: Venezuela Spreads Antisemitism at UN, Abuses Power at Home Article

May 18, 2016

A meeting of the Arab League (File photo)

UN Secretary-General Calls Arab War-Makers "Indispensable to Peace" Development

May 17, 2016

John Kerry at UNESCO meeting, October 18, 2015

Time to Leave UNESCO - Again

May 16, 2016

Scene of stabbing attack in Jerusalem. (Yonatan Cohen)

Stabbing Attack in Jerusalem: One Israeli Wounded, Suspect Apprehended Document

UN headquarters in New York (File photo)

The UN's Deafening Silence After Hateful Statements Against Israel Article