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French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri released by Israel

This week in Israel saw the release of Franco-Palestinian activist Salah Hamouri, a lawyer by training. The 33-year-old had been held in prison without charge for 13 months and ordered to pay a fine worth €710. Following his release, Hamouri recounted the abuses suffered by Palestinians under the Israeli administrative detention, where prisoners can be held without trial for renewable six-month periods.

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Also, the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq has taken a toll on Yazidi children. Many have been kidnapped, others tortured and even transformed into child soldiers. Today, their parents are trying to buy them back.

And with Paris Fashion Week in full swing, our reporters went to meet with Beirut-based Lebanese designer Georges Chakra.

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