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2d journalist covering Gaza rally killed by Israeli forces

Ahmad Abu Hussein, a Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli forces while covering a mass demonstration along the Gaza border earlier this month, has died of his wounds, according to Palestinian officials. The 24-year-old, who was shot in the abdomen during a protest near Jebaliya on April 13, is the second Palestinian journalist to have been killed by…

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Khansaa Gaza: Mother mourns sons killed by Israeli forces

Four framed pictures of four men hang on the wall in the middle of Nawal Abu Hajeela’s living room in the Shujayea neighbourhood in the Gaza Strip. Three are marked with the words “the heroic martyr” before their names. “Those are my sons who were killed,” Nawal, also known as Umm Iyad, told Al Jazeera.…

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Will the US confront Iran’s forces in Syria?

Tensions between Iran and the US over Syria are at the highest they have been since the country’s civil war started in 2011. While the two countries have repeatedly voiced indignation about the other’s presence in Syria, they have not reached the point of a military confrontation so far. While the US has targeted fighters…

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Palestinian journalist dies after being shot by Israeli forces

A Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli forces during a mass demonstration along the Gaza border has died of his wounds.  Yasser Murtaja, a photographer with the Gaza-based Ain Media agency, was shot in the stomach in Khuza’a, southern Gaza Strip on Friday, according to the Palestinian health ministry. Murtaja, 30, was hit despite wearing a…

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Israeli forces raze three Palestinians on Land Day

At least three Palestinians have been killed and dozens of others wounded during clashes with Israeli forces as thousands marched near Gaza’s border with Israel in a major demonstration marking the 42nd anniversary of Land Day.  Mohammed Najjar, 25, was shot in the stomach in a clash east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip…

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A ‘long march’ by India’s farmers forces authorities to act

Mumbai, India – Sumanbai Shingade walked for seven days and six nights, travelling 180 kilometres to reach Mumbai, India’s financial hub, from Korat village in Maharashtra state’s Nashik district. She bemoaned the state of her calloused feet and a visibly swollen ankle as she squatted on a piece of cardboard, spread out on the grounds…

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Cavusoglu: No one can finish Turkish forces in Afrin

The Turkish foreign minister has said that Syrian forces cannot stop its army’s advances in Afrin, in response to reports that the Syrian regime forces will fight alongside Kurdish YPG fighters in the border town. Speaking at a press conference in the Jordanian capital, Amman, Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that Turkey welcomed the entry of…

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Turkey plans to deploy air and naval forces to Qatar

Turkey plans to deploy air and naval forces to Qatar in addition to ground troops that are already stationed in the country, a Turkish diplomat has said.  Fikret Ozer, Turkish ambassador to Qatar, however, declined to state a timeline for the move.  “According to the agreement signed between Qatar and Turkey in 2014, all ground, air,…

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The United States: Addicted to special forces

The Special Operations forces of the United States – currently 70,000-strong and thus larger than the regular militaries of many sizable countries – occupy a very special place in US national mythology.  According to TIME Magazine, Special Ops “heroes” are the “planet’s most skillful soldiers” and “toughest warriors” – operating in their very own “secret world”. …

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Palestinian killed by Israeli forces east of Qalqilya

A Palestinian man has died of his wounds after being shot by Israeli forces during confrontations in the occupied West Bank, according to officials. Ahmad Salim, 24, was hit by Israeli fire on Monday after clashes erupted in the town of Jayous, east of Qalqilya, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported. He was transferred to Qalqilya’s Darwish Nazzal…