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1.  Python

1. Python: A traveler at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) in Barbados attempted to smuggle a python by putting it inside a nylon stocking, and hiding it inside an external hard drive.

2. Fake bomb

2. Fake bomb: Employees at Chicago O'Hare Airport panicked after they found what they thought was a bomb passed through an X-ray machine. It appeared to be real, which led to bomb experts being called to check it, and because of that, security had to close the airport for 19 minutes.

3. Firecrackers

3. Firecrackers: A traveler at the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport (OWB) packed these firecrackers in his checked bag. What sounds like a low budget horror flick is actually the name of the firecrackers.

4. Wedding-themed hand grenades

4. Wedding-themed hand grenades: Workers at Newark Liberty International Airport were surprised by the presence of souvenirs for newlyweds in the form of hand grenades, and they were also examined by bomb experts to confirm that they were just a gift.

5. Freddy Krueger’s hand

5. Freddy Krueger's hand: It is well known that it is forbidden to carry a knife at the airport, let alone a glove with several sharpened blades on it?! This is what happened at Atlanta International Airport. Security confiscated what looks like a replica of the glove of "Freddy Krueger", a fictional character who appeared in many horror films and attacks his victims using a glove armed with sharpened blades to kill his victims while they sleep.

6. Phoney IED

6. Phony IED: Six checkpoints were closed at Newark Liberty International Airport, after a fake explosive device was found. TSA learned that the man with the explosive device in his bag was traveling to Florida to participate in a training event focused on X-ray detection of explosive devices.

7. A cat

7. A cat: Officers at Erie International Airport in Pennsylvania were surprised to find a cat in a passenger's luggage. The cat was turned over to the Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania. The couple, meanwhile, was charged with animal cruelty.

8. Huge scissors

8. Huge scissors: At the airport, knives and sharp tools are not allowed in carry-on baggage, except for scissors, as long as they are less than four inches from the fulcrum. So these ceremonial ribbon-cutting scissors definitely didn’t make the cut.

1.  Python
2. Fake bomb
3. Firecrackers
4. Wedding-themed hand grenades
5. Freddy Krueger’s hand
6. Phoney IED
7. A cat
8. Huge scissors
1. Farming

1. Farming: Unfortunately nowadays children are still expected to take part on family-owned farms, but the situation was much worse in the past where they were expected to even work on strangers’ farms in exchange for almost nothing, while being offered little leniency.

2. Apprenticeships

2. Apprenticeships: A boy's apprenticeships usually begin between the ages of ten and fourteen. The work was arduous for the children, especially the employer was given full powers in dealing with his young students, including punishment and beatings.

3. Cannery Worker

3. Cannery Worker: Working in canning factories means standing long hours in the winter to cut, package and transport fish and other foods. Many children were employed in such jobs by people who thought they would provide a better future for children by offering them work in extremely difficult economic conditions.

4. Bootblack (Shoeshine Boy)

4. Bootblack (Shoeshine Boy): A job like this would hardly give a child money to live with dignity. Seven days a week, children work under any weather for a few cents thrown at them by men with dirty shoes.

5. Cotton Mill Worker

5. Cotton Mill Worker: The invention of the cotton gin and a variety of other mechanical devices were a great boon in the post-slavery West. The new machines were faster and more accurate than humans, but were very sharp and more lethal. And there was a real risk that the worker would lose a limb at the very least if he did not lose his life due to these dangerous machines. And because most of the workers were children, accidents were very frequent.

6. Soldier

6. Soldier: We can trace this phenomena (children in military) back to ancient times when the Romans regularly hired boys as young as fourteen for the general army. And although there are international laws prohibiting the use of children in militaries, there are still children out there that are being used in battles and wars.

7. Prostitute

7. Prostitute: Child prostitution is most frequently associated with girls but it is equally common and harmful amongst boys. Unfortunately, child trafficking is still a major issue until this day and there are international forces that are trying to combat it.

8. Chimney Sweep

8. Chimney Sweep: Death was a common risk that was frequently repeated by children of chimneys. This disastrous act was forced on children only because of their small body size and the proportion of the size of the chimney filled with smoke and black soot.

9. Mine Worker

9. Mine Worker: Children of mines work in difficult conditions from the hours of dawn until five every day. They are usually asked to perform jobs that adults may not want to do like dragging carts, opening and closing doors.

1. Farming
2. Apprenticeships
3. Cannery Worker
4. Bootblack (Shoeshine Boy)
5. Cotton Mill Worker
6. Soldier
7. Prostitute
8. Chimney Sweep
9. Mine Worker
1.N U R N E I

1. N U R N E I: Designed and handcrafted in Kavala, Greece, the coin collection features replicas of antique coins originating from Palestine. Designer Noor curated her debut collection with inspiration from natural elements and historic artefacts collected over the years that reflect great sentimental value.

2. Anat International

2. Anat International: It is a genderless slow-fashion streetwear brand handmade in Gaza, Palestine and available for people everywhere.

3. Holy Land

3. Holy Land: If you are looking for the highest quality handcrafted fashion and embroidery, then you will find this one-of-a-kind online store where every piece of it gives you an authentic experience based on true historical stories and traditions.

4. Jeel design

4. Jeel design: is a multidisciplinary design house that specialises in old Palestinian embroidery with a 1970s aesthetic. A team of in-house and external designers and artists create modern pieces that express history. This includes accessories, furniture and artwork.

5. n n b y ٓn n

5. n n b y ٓn n: It is a Palestinian ready-to-wear label foundedn and based in Jerusalem by designer Angham Khalil in 2019. It merges Khalil’s creative background and education with the roots of her homeland and the nostalgia she feels for it.

6. HILWEH MARKET

6. Hilweh Market: It is a local artisanal boutique featuring handmade homeware, textiles and other items from Palestine and the Arab world.

7. Darzah

7. Darzah: This Palestinian brand began with a mission to empower women in the West Bank. It works with 26 female artisans and other partners, and all of the products are handmade and fair trade certified, with a major focus on tatreez. There are sandals, pillows, bags, aprons, masks and boots to choose from.

8. Watan

8. Watan: It is a Palestine-inspired arts shop based in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Officially founded in January 2015, Watan aims to create an additional space for Palestinians to learn about and explore their cultural and intellectual heritage.

9. Hirbawi Keffiyeh Weavery

9. Hirbawi Keffiyeh Weavery: Hirbawi is the last Palestinian Keffiyeh factory in the Palestinian Territories. Following the signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords that introduced the free-markets policy, Chinese-made Keffiyehs flooded markets and overshadowed sales of Palestine-based manufacturers.

10.Quina

10. Quina: This brand makes wooden wallets, each with its own identity from Nazareth to Bethlehem.

1.N U R N E I
2. Anat International
3. Holy Land
4. Jeel design
5. n n b y ٓn n
6. HILWEH MARKET
7. Darzah
8. Watan
9. Hirbawi Keffiyeh Weavery
10.Quina
1. Metabolife

1.Metabolife: Metabolife International was a multi-level marketing company based in San Diego, California which manufactured dietary supplements. The company went bankrupt and was forced to close in 2005.

2. BurnLounge

2. BurnLounge: BurnLounge was a multi-level marketing online music store founded in 2004 and based in New York City. By 2006, the company reported 30,000 members using the site to sell music through its network. FTC eventually declared the company a pyramid scheme, and forced it to return $ 1.9 million to its customers.

3. Holiday Magic

3. Holiday Magic: Holiday Magic was a multi-level marketing company founded in 1964 by William Penn Patrick in the United States. Originally the company distributed goods such as home-care products and cosmetics. After 10 years the company was found guilty of fraud and was forced to pay compensation payments to everyone it tricked into joining and looting his pockets, and it closed in 1974.

4. WakeUpNow

4. WakeUpNow: WakeUpNow was a multi-level marketing scheme based in Provo, Utah. It sold products and services focused on health and financial management. It was founded in 2009 by Troy Muhlestein. The company was permanently closed in 2015.

5. United Sciences of America

5. United Sciences of America: United Sciences of America was an American company that was accused of fraud and shut down in the late 1980s. USA manufactured nutritional supplements such as "Master Formula", "Calorie Control Formula", "Fiber Energy Bar", and "Formula Plus", distributing them via multi-level marketing. The company went bankrupt in 1997.

6. Equinox International

6. Equinox International: Equinox International was a multi-level marketing company founded in 1991 and headed by Bill Gouldd In 1996. Equinox was making more than $ 195 million a year. FTC checked them for 10 months before it was able to gather enough evidence to prove that it was a pyramid marketing scam.

7. Koscot Interplanetary Inc

7. Koscot Interplanetary: Koscot Interplanetary was an Orlando, Florida based multi-level marketing cosmetic company selling mink oil-based cosmetics. It became entangled in numerous legal difficulties and went out of business in the 1970s.

8. Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing

8. Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing: Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing was a Lexington, Kentucky based company which used multi-level marketing to sell consumer goods and services. The company was founded in January 2001. In January 2013 the Federal Trade Commission and regulators for three states shut down FHTM for being a pyramid scheme.

9. MonaVie

9. MonaVie: MonaVie is a defunct, American multi-level marketing company that manufactured and distributed products made from blended fruit juice concentrates, powders, and purées. The company was the subject of several controversies. Health claims for its products had not been scientifically confirmed or approved by regulatory authorities, and its chairman had been previously involved in false health claims concerning another beverage company. The company was unable to pay debts of $182 million so it was forced to close permanently.

10.Solavei

10. Solavei: Solavei was a social commerce network offering contract-free mobile service in the United States. The company was known for its use of incentivized referral plans and social network advertising programs. In addition to its mobile phone services, Solavei operated a social commerce network for its users. Ryan Wuerch founded the company in 2012 and went bankrupt in 2015.

1. Metabolife
2. BurnLounge
3. Holiday Magic
4. WakeUpNow
5. United Sciences of America
6. Equinox International
7. Koscot Interplanetary Inc
8. Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing
9. MonaVie
10.Solavei
1. The Moroccan Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem

1. The Moroccan Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem: on June 10th, 1967 the Israelis invaded and demolished the Moroccan neighborhood in old Jerusalem, located adjacent to the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the southwest. Theydestroyed 135 ancient historical monuments built during the Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman periods, including the Bethel School, the Shrine of Sheikh Abd, and the Zawiyat al-Mughrabi and displacing by force about 150 Palestinian families who used to live there. This neighborhood became an arena in which Jews perform religious rituals at the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

2. Khirbet Umm al-Jamal

2. Khirbet Umm al-Jamal: On February 27, 2015, Israeli forces destroyed “Khirbet Umm al-Jamal” historical site, dating back to the Roman era, located on the lands of the town of Al-Eizariya, east of occupied Jerusalem. This site was one among many other monuments destroyed back then, including the remains of an archaeological building, tombs, wells, presses and ancient walls.

3. The archaeological site of "An Nabi Zakaria"(The Prophet Zechariah)

3. The archaeological site of "An Nabi Zakaria" translating (The Prophet Zechariah): In January 2018, The Israeli forces destroyed this ancient Arab archaeological site located on a hill, known as "The Prophet Zechariah", north of occupied Jerusalem.

4. The historic Shepherd Hotel building in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood

4. The historic Shepherd Hotel building in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood: The hotel was destroyed by the Israeli forces on January 9, 2011. The purpose of the destruction was to build 20 settlement units on the same site.

5. Al-Mahkama Mosque:

5. Al-Mahkama Mosque: It was one of the ancient mosques in Palestine, and it was located in the Shujaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City. This mosque was established in the ninth century and was initially a school established by Prince Burbak Al-Dudar in 859 AH during the days of King Al-Ashraf Abu Al-Nasr. The school was then turned into a judiciary court. The Israeli warplanes completely destroyed it during its war on the Gaza Strip in 2014.

6. Al-Zafardari Mosque

6. Al-Zafardari Mosque: It was one of the most prominent archaeological and Islamic landmarks in Gaza Strip, located on the outskirts of the Shujaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City in Palestine. Its history spans over centuries, from the Mamluk era to the present days. Established by the Mamluk Prince Shihab Al-Din Ahmad Al-Dhafurdumri, Al-Zafardari Mosquen consisted of two parts, a modern one and an ancient archaeological one housing the remains of 3 iwans. The mosque was completely destroyed by the occupation warplanes during their war on the Gaza Strip in 2014.

7. The shrine of Khalil al-Rahman

7. The shrine of Khalil al-Rahman: The Israeli bombings and airstrikes on Gaza Strip in 2014 caused damage to the mosaic floors and the walls of the Ibrahim al-Khalil’s shrine, which is located inside the Khalil al-Rahman mosque in the Abasan district in Khan Yunis governorate in southern Gaza Strip.

8. Al-Khader shrine in Deir al-Balah, south of the Gaza Strip

8. Al-Khader shrine in Deir al-Balah, south of the Gaza Strip: Maqam of Al-Khader which is located in the city of Deir Al-Balah, south of the Gaza Strip, dates back to the Greek era, according to the inscriptions and texts found in the place. It was completely destroyed by the Israeli forces during their war on the Gaza Strip in 2014.

1. The Moroccan Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem
2. Khirbet Umm al-Jamal
3. The archaeological site of "An Nabi Zakaria"(The Prophet Zechariah)
4. The historic Shepherd Hotel building in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood
5. Al-Mahkama Mosque:
6. Al-Zafardari Mosque
7. The shrine of Khalil al-Rahman
8. Al-Khader shrine in Deir al-Balah, south of the Gaza Strip

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