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Mother stabs one-year-old baby

Infant in serious condition after mother attempts murder-suicide.

Mother stabs one-year-old baby

Mother arrested on suspicion of abusing children

Mother from Jerusalem's Arab neighboroods arrested on suspicion of physically, verbally, abusing her children.

Mother arrested on suspicion of abusing children

PA man suspected of murder in death of Israeli baby

Police seek to extend remand of Arab Hevron resident suspected of abusing child who died of her injuries.

PA man suspected of murder in death of Israeli baby

Israeil-Arab baby filmed playing with loaded gun

Father arrested for stealing handgun, filming toddler playing with weapon while it was loaded.

Israeil-Arab baby filmed playing with loaded gun

Mother and PA boyfriend suspected in death of Ashkelon baby

Ashkelon court allows mother suspected of causing daughter's death to see body before autopsy.

Mother and PA boyfriend suspected in death of Ashkelon baby

Baby abused by Palestinian Authority resident dies

10-month-old baby girl from Ashkelon who was critically injured by mother's boyfriend from the Palestinian Authority succumbs to injuries.

Baby abused by Palestinian Authority resident dies

Convicted Australian child rapist denied kosher food

Prison officials take religious articles from prisoner after he is rearrested, deny him kosher food.

Convicted Australian child rapist denied kosher food

Ashkelon: Baby in critical condition, PA man arrested

Mother, father, family friend from Hevron arrested after 11-month-old girl hospitalized with skull fractures.

Ashkelon: Baby in critical condition, PA man arrested

Mother handed six years in prison for medically abusing son

Texas mother pleads guilty to insisting on over 320 superfluous hospitalizations and 13 unnecessary surgeries.

Mother handed six years in prison for medically abusing son

Child-abusing daycare operator to be released to house arrest

Carmel Mauda, who has been charged with abusing children at her Rosh Haayin daycare center, to be released to house arrest.

Child-abusing daycare operator to be released to house arrest

Daycare operator accused of abusing kids returns to jail

Hours after court orders accused daycare operator released to house arrest, defendant taken back into custody.

Daycare operator accused of abusing kids returns to jail

Child-abusing daycare operator released from jail

Neighbors and parents of children abused at Rosh Haayin daycare center protest release of Carmel Mauda to house arrest.

Child-abusing daycare operator released from jail

Abusive daycare manager to be released to house arrest?

Carmel Mauda, indicted on 18 counts of abuse, 'does not take her actions lightly,' lawyer claims.

Abusive daycare manager to be released to house arrest?

'They attacked her, abused her, and locked her up'

Arab parents accused of neglecting and seriously abusing their daughter are indicted.

'They attacked her, abused her, and locked her up'

Woman indicted for attempting to murder son

Resident of Netanya threatens to harm herself and blame her husband, attempts to murder 4-year-old son.

Woman indicted for attempting to murder son

Preschool aide charged with assaulting 3-year-olds

Police charge aide at Kfar Saba preschool for children with special needs with assaulting multiple children, including throwing children.

Preschool aide charged with assaulting 3-year-olds

Parents of 3-month-old with brain hemorrhage suspected of abuse

Police arrest parents of a three-month-old in southern Israel hospitalized due to brain hemorrhage.

Parents of 3-month-old with brain hemorrhage suspected of abuse

Social worker: 'I've never seen such a horrific case'

Five-year-old Arab girl had a thick rope tied around her neck. Judge: Clear that this is ongoing, not limited to time parents were out.

Social worker: 'I've never seen such a horrific case'

'The 5-year-old was found tied in the shower, covered in blood'

Court extends arrest of Arab parents whose 5-year-old daughter was found bound and covered in blood.

'The 5-year-old was found tied in the shower, covered in blood'

Attorney: Family of girl found tied up in bathroom is 'normal'

Attorney representing father of girl found tied up in apartment says family is 'normal.' Municipality: Family are Arabs, mother is from PA.

Attorney: Family of girl found tied up in bathroom is 'normal'

Police make disturbing discovery in Lod apartment

5-year-old girl found tied up and alone in bathroom in apartment in central Israel after parents, siblings leave her crying at home.

Police make disturbing discovery in Lod apartment

Police open investigation into Bnei Brak daycare

Investigation opened after passerby alerts police to possible abuse in daycare.

Police open investigation into Bnei Brak daycare

Father of abusive daycare provider asks parents for payment

'This is a family that doesn't think ahead of time, he wanted money for the abuse,' father of toddler abused by Carmel Mauda says.

Father of abusive daycare provider asks parents for payment

Three daycare assistants suspected of abuse

Police issue restraining order against three daycare assistants in central Israel.

Three daycare assistants suspected of abuse

Daycare assistant who killed toddler sentenced to 17 years

Lod court sentences Inna Skivanko, who killed Yasmin Vineta, to 17 years in prison. Toddler's father: She deserves 60 years.

Daycare assistant who killed toddler sentenced to 17 years

Violence suspected at private daycare in Tiberias

Daycare worker suspected of violence towards children removed from daycare for 14 days.

Violence suspected at private daycare in Tiberias

Suspect named in arson of abusive daycare owner's home

18-year-old man from central Israel named as suspected arsonist in torching of home owned by daycare manager who abused 11 children.

Suspect named in arson of abusive daycare owner's home

Tens of thousands of parents protest across Israel

After daycare owner charged with abusing 11 children, thousands protest across Israel, demanding reform.

Tens of thousands of parents protest across Israel

Abusive daycare worker: I was a devil

Daycare worker suspected of abusing toddlers admits to specific acts when confronted with footage of the abuse.

Abusive daycare worker: I was a devil

Fire in home of daycare provider suspected of abuse

Police arrest 18-year-old suspected of setting fire to abusive daycare provider's home.

Fire in home of daycare provider suspected of abuse

Ending the party of abuse

Israel is a safe haven for pedophiles, and every other week a daycare worker is accused of abuse. Here is a possible solution. Opinion.

Ending the party of abuse

Israel's slander laws protect child molesters, activists warn

Child advocates blast systemic failures in Israel’s handling of sex abuse cases.

Israel's slander laws protect child molesters, activists warn

Lawyer: Serious problems with suspected rapist's alibi

Attorney Yehuda Fried, representing 7-year-old rape victim, answers the tough questions everyone is asking.

Lawyer: Serious problems with suspected rapist's alibi

Herzliya daycare worker abuses children

Female daycare worker suspected of violence towards children in her care receives five days of house arrest.

Herzliya daycare worker abuses children

Babysitter indicted for assaulting baby, causing brain damage

Jerusalem woman who worked as babysitter charged with assaulting infant, causing him serious permanent injuries.

Babysitter indicted for assaulting baby, causing brain damage

D.C.: Preschool staffer on leave due to 'inappropriate conduct'

D.C. police investigating child sexual abuse allegations at Reform preschool

D.C.: Preschool staffer on leave due to 'inappropriate conduct'

Mother who gave children insulin indicted

Mother who injected infant with insulin charged with five counts of attacking a minor, one count of abusing a minor.

Mother who gave children insulin indicted

Iman's son teaches children to commit school shootings

Leaders of off-the-grid extremist Muslim compound where children were abused in New Mexico charged with training kids to shoot up schools.

Iman's son teaches children to commit school shootings

Mother suspected of abusing her children

Siblings tell police mother abuses them, beat and bit their brother for not cleaning up.

Mother suspected of abusing her children

Minnesota rabbi charged in child sex sting operation

Kollel rabbi one of 17 people arrested in opreation against child sex offenders.

Minnesota rabbi charged in child sex sting operation

'A dead child walking': What abuse does to our children

Watch the powerful video of the late Mendy Klein: "Let's eradicate this epidemic from our children"

'A dead child walking': What abuse does to our children

Report: Mother who injected insulin also beat her children

Mother beat her children with thick rods, investigation shows.

Report: Mother who injected insulin also beat her children

Mother arrested for injecting kids with insulin to get benefits

Mother of 10 suspected of injecting 5 of her children with insulin to fake their diabetes, get annuities from National Insurance Institute.

Mother arrested for injecting kids with insulin to get benefits

International observer attacks child during tour

Participant in tour of Hevron led by radical group Breaking the Silence arrested after striking 10-year-old Jewish boy.

International observer attacks child during tour

Michigan: Mother who murdered baby headed to trial

Mother who killed baby, injured twin, heads to trial after judge rules there is sufficient evidence.

Michigan: Mother who murdered baby headed to trial

North Carolina mom tries to poison sons

Police arrest, imprison mother after she mixed lighter fluid into sons' drink.

North Carolina mom tries to poison sons

Will the 'Nannies Law' prevent child abuse?

Bill to require early childhood educators to undergo periodic qualification tests and a routine psychological evaluations submitted.

Will the 'Nannies Law' prevent child abuse?

'She threw babies on the floor multiple times'

Daycare assistant who smothered infant identified after indictment charges her with manslaughter, multiple accounts of child abuse.

'She threw babies on the floor multiple times'

Haredi rabbis push to drop complaint against violent teacher

Haredi student calls police, files complaint against teacher who hit him, but parents drop complaint under pressure from local rabbis.

Haredi rabbis push to drop complaint against violent teacher

This is how Hamas uses children as human shields

Watch: IDF releases footage showing how Hamas uses children as cannon fodder during the recent border riots.

This is how Hamas uses children as human shields

The newest Hamas recruit: A 7-year-old girl

Hamas sends 7-year-old girl to fight IDF, uses protests as a pretext for terror.

The newest Hamas recruit: A 7-year-old girl

'She set her apartment on fire and tried to kill her children'

Woman indicted for attempted murder after she set fire to her Ashdod apartment - with her children inside.

'She set her apartment on fire and tried to kill her children'

Israeli woman wanted abroad for child abuse found mentally unfit

Former principal of religious school in Australia wanted for alleged child abuse won't be extradited after court finds her mentally unfit.

Israeli woman wanted abroad for child abuse found mentally unfit

Watch: How you can protect your children from sexual abuse

Orthodox educator looks to share his insights into combating child abuse with Israeli parents. 'Abusers afraid of educated children.'

Watch: How you can protect your children from sexual abuse

Meet the haredi rabbi leading the fight against child abuse

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, founder of Monsey-based Darchei Noam Yeshiva, visits Israel to promote awareness of child abuse.

Meet the haredi rabbi leading the fight against child abuse

Ignorance, thy name is Merav Michaeli

No, Merav, the traditional family isn't one of the most dangerous places for children - it's the safest. Opinion.

Ignorance, thy name is Merav Michaeli

UN report: Widespread child abuse in Palestinian Authority

UNICEF reports large number of Palestinian Arab girls forced into child marriages, rampant beatings of children, and forced labor.

UN report: Widespread child abuse in Palestinian Authority

Mother arrested for throwing baby out of moving car

Woman in southern Israel allegedly tossed one-year old son out of moving vehicle.

Mother arrested for throwing baby out of moving car

Pope defrocks priest convicted of sex abuse

Pope Francis defrocks Italian priest found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors.

Pope defrocks priest convicted of sex abuse

14-year old trapped in dilapidated home his entire life set free

Police find teenage boy in run-down apartment in Hadera who had apparently never been allowed to step outside his home.

14-year old trapped in dilapidated home his entire life set free