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Kiryat Gat:

Two daycare providers charged with physical abuse of children

Daycare providers who threw children on mattresses, kicked them, and hit them, are indicted.

Two daycare providers charged with physical abuse of children

Assailant beats, kicks Jewish children in Brooklyn

11-13-year-old Orthodox children playing on the sidewalk viciously attacked by man who threw 2 of them to the ground and repeatedly kicked one of them.

Assailant beats, kicks Jewish children in Brooklyn

Protest at home of preschool teacher who abused toddlers

Teacher's family threw stones, used pepper spray on demonstrators and police.

Protest at home of preschool teacher who abused toddlers

Kiryat Gat security guard arrested for sexual abuse of minors

A security guard in Kiryat Gat was arrested after having sold drugs to and sexually abused minors.

Kiryat Gat security guard arrested for sexual abuse of minors

Arab parents suspected of abusing children

Arab couple in their 20s is jailed due to suspicions of child neglect and abuse.

Arab parents suspected of abusing children

One-year-old boy found living in a cage in northern Israel

Police search house in northern Israel for drugs, but make a much bigger bust - finding a young child locked in a cage.

One-year-old boy found living in a cage in northern Israel

Abusive daycare provider sentenced to community service

Parents furious after daycare provider with criminal background, who threw child in her care, is sentenced to community service.

Abusive daycare provider sentenced to community service

Three daycare assistants charged with attacking children

Three Arab daycare assistants are indicted for alleged attacks on infants and toddlers in their care.

Three daycare assistants charged with attacking children

Newborn found abandoned in cardboard box in Acre

Baby just a few days old is in good condition, currently being cared for at Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya.

Newborn found abandoned in cardboard box in Acre

Mother, drunk, arrested on suspicion of child abuse

Police discover bruised child in rolled-up blanket, arrest mother.

Mother, drunk, arrested on suspicion of child abuse

Parents from southern Israel suspected of abusing children

Parents attempted to hide 2-year-old's bruises using makeup products, report says.

Parents from southern Israel suspected of abusing children

Police arrest daycare assistant suspected of child abuse

Parents of children at the center filed multiple complaints of abuse over the past 6 weeks, report says.

Police arrest daycare assistant suspected of child abuse

Assistant from Tel Aviv daycare arrested

Daycare assistant, age 56, arrested on suspicion of attacking infants in her care.

Assistant from Tel Aviv daycare arrested

Five daycare employees arrested in northern Israel

Police open investigation after parent files complaint claiming daycare staff threw a girl on the floor.

Five daycare employees arrested in northern Israel

Daycare assistant sentenced to 18 months for beating children

Yelena Stravinsky will serve the sentence after she was convicted of assaulting children in the "Masha and the Bear" daycare in Petah Tikva.

Daycare assistant sentenced to 18 months for beating children

Nursery teacher arrested on suspicion of abusing children

Teacher in Ma'ale Adumim daycare arrested on suspicion of abusing helpless children.

Nursery teacher arrested on suspicion of abusing children

Mother who caused infant severe brain damage gets light sentence

Woman who injected infant with insulin, causing severe and irreversible brain damage, receives nine months of community service, 1k fine.

Mother who caused infant severe brain damage gets light sentence

Daycare abuse:

Children were hit in their sleep, forced to eat off the floor

Abuse by daycare director and her daughter included beating a sleeping infant, forcing children to eat off the floor 'like animals.'

Children were hit in their sleep, forced to eat off the floor

Petah Tikva daycare director, teacher arrested for child abuse

Women arrested on sup suspicion of violence against toddlers at daycare center.

Petah Tikva daycare director, teacher arrested for child abuse

Father and girlfriend arrested for suspected child abuse

Father and girlfriend arrested for locking children into a room, beating them, and starving them.

Father and girlfriend arrested for suspected child abuse

Daycare assistant sentenced to two years in prison

Assistant at 'Baby Love' daycare run by Carmel Mauda sentenced to prison, ordered to pay compensation to victims' parents.

Daycare assistant sentenced to two years in prison

Manipulating a child’s simple faith

Anywhere else in the world, the international community would have been outraged by the use of child soldiers. Op-ed.

Manipulating a child’s simple faith

Gush Etzion daycare worker suspected of child abuse

In Gush Etzion, a daycare worker is arrested on suspicion of child abuse, manager is detained for questioning.

Gush Etzion daycare worker suspected of child abuse

Tel Aviv court convicts daycare provider of child abuse

Daycare provider is convicted of child abuse, attack by a responsible party. 'Incidents are ugly but most aren't criminal,' attorney says.

Tel Aviv court convicts daycare provider of child abuse

Police arrest mother suspected of starving infant daughter

Infant whose mother is suspected of starving her 'is a year-and-a-half old, and weighs as much as a newborn,' top doctor says.

Police arrest mother suspected of starving infant daughter

Convicted child abuser Carmel Mauda enters prison

Mauda will remain behind bars for almost a decade.

Convicted child abuser Carmel Mauda enters prison

150 sex abuse lawsuits filed against NY Jewish institutions

Since Child Victims Act of 2019, at least 150 child sex abuse lawsuits filed against Jewish institutions in New York.

150 sex abuse lawsuits filed against NY Jewish institutions

Mother indicted for purposely burning child

Child calls his mother a 'swine' - and gets a hot teaspoon to his neck.

Mother indicted for purposely burning child

Daycare closed after staff suspected of child abuse

Sharon-region daycare center ordered closed for two months after recording devices raise questions of abuse.

Daycare closed after staff suspected of child abuse

Child-abusing daycare provider sentenced to 9.5 years in prison

Operator of 'Baby Love' daycare, Carmel Mauda, sentenced to 9.5 years in prison for abusing nearly a dozen babies and toddlers.

Child-abusing daycare provider sentenced to 9.5 years in prison

Abusive daycare provider to be sentenced

Court expected to hand Carmel Mauda, who abused children in her daycare, several years behind bars.

Abusive daycare provider to be sentenced

Daycare assistant reported abuse - and got a criminal record

Daycare assistant who exposed severe child abuse in Rosh Ha'ayin daycare is left with a criminal record - for not reporting the abuse.

Daycare assistant reported abuse - and got a criminal record

Indictment against daycare worker accused of beating children

Caregiver accused of abuse against year and a half to 2-year-old children at daycare center.

Indictment against daycare worker accused of beating children

Daycare employee arrested on suspicion of child abuse

Footage from daycare security camera shows toddler may have suffered abuse at the hands of his daycare teacher.

Daycare employee arrested on suspicion of child abuse

Parents of infant detained for questioning

Three-month-old is brought to Ashkelon emergency room - and her parents are detained for questioning.

Parents of infant detained for questioning

Parents arrested on suspicion of child abuse

Police arrest parents after hospital reports serious injuries to toddler; parents deny allegations.

Parents arrested on suspicion of child abuse

Court delays hearing on abusive daycare assistants

'G-d should take you for what you did to our children,' parents scream at daycare assistants accused of abuse.

Court delays hearing on abusive daycare assistants

Principal of Sanhedria school addresses abuse crisis

"A child who experiences a break-in to their home, or a child who experiences a sexual assault, it is hard to return him to a normal life"

Principal of Sanhedria school addresses abuse crisis

Baby dies after suspected abuse by his parents

Four-month-old baby boy who was brought to Ashkelon Hospital dies. Parents suspected of abuse, causing brain damage to the child.

Baby dies after suspected abuse by his parents

Parents suspected of abusing 4-month-old son held in prison

Remand extended for parents from town near Ashkelon suspected of causing "irreversible" brain damage to their son.

Parents suspected of abusing 4-month-old son held in prison

Brooklyn rabbi accused of child molestation dies of COVID-19

Joel Kolko, a 74-year-old former teacher at Brooklyn Jewish school who was accused of abusing students, dies of coronavirus infection.

Brooklyn rabbi accused of child molestation dies of COVID-19

Trial of daycare owner suspected of abuse begins

Carmel Mauda, daycare owner suspected of abusing children, denies charge against her as trial begins.

Trial of daycare owner suspected of abuse begins

Abuse suspected at daycare in northern Israel

Police open investigation after parents suspect abuse at Haifa childcare center.

Abuse suspected at daycare in northern Israel

Vandalism at childcare center: 'Burn in hell, monsters'

Suspects brought for extension of arrest as police open investigation into vandalism of childcare site.

Vandalism at childcare center: 'Burn in hell, monsters'

Suspicion: Daycare employees hit kids, threw them on mattresses

Five childcare workers arrested on suspicion of abuse. 'It was natural that we brought our twins there, we trusted her,' father says.

Suspicion: Daycare employees hit kids, threw them on mattresses

Indictment: Women slapped, threw, and dragged children

Prosecutor submits indictment against four assistants at childcare center in Ramle, charging them with abuse and attack on minors.

Indictment: Women slapped, threw, and dragged children

A kick and a slap on the back

Court okays publication of footage from 'wipes game' Ramle childcare center.

A kick and a slap on the back

'The children came back sicker than when they left'

Nazis who killed children ran German children’s homes after the war, report finds.

'The children came back sicker than when they left'

Police: Over 200 incidents of violence in Ramle preschool

Court extends arrest of daycare center owner Lital Bersi, says she knew about abuse and failed to report.

Police: Over 200 incidents of violence in Ramle preschool

Sick game: 4 nursery assistants threw wipe packages at toddlers

Court clears for publication names of nursery assistants who were filmed many times throwing items at toddlers heads.

Sick game: 4 nursery assistants threw wipe packages at toddlers

Man who torched abusive daycare operator's home gets 3.5 years

Samaria resident who set fire to apartment of woman who abused children at her daycare center sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

Man who torched abusive daycare operator's home gets 3.5 years

Abuse suspected in Jerusalem daycare

Recording shows daycare provider cursed, yelled at, and may have beaten children in her care.

Abuse suspected in Jerusalem daycare

The psychological cost of a prolonged lock-down

 The psychological cost of a prolonged lock-down

Police investigate preschool assistant suspected of abuse

Police open investigation after receiving complaint regarding abusive childcare worker in Bnei Brak.

Police investigate preschool assistant suspected of abuse

Court indicts abusive daycare provider

'He didn't want to go to her, when he heard her he became very agitated,' baby's father says.

Court indicts abusive daycare provider

Germany: Nurse suspected of poisoning babies

German police arrest nurse suspected of injecting babies with painkiller.

Germany: Nurse suspected of poisoning babies

Child abuse suspected in central Israel

Police open investigation after preschool assistants report child abuse by preschool teacher.

Child abuse suspected in central Israel

Malka Leifer declared fit to stand trial

Australian woman who fled to Israel after being accused of multiple counts of sexually abusing underage girls could now face extradition.

Malka Leifer declared fit to stand trial

Number of child abuse reports rises by 8%

Welfare Ministry report shows 8% rise in number of children being abused, majority of abuse occurs at home.

Number of child abuse reports rises by 8%

Mother stabs one-year-old baby

Infant in serious condition after mother attempts murder-suicide.

Mother stabs one-year-old baby