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Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as extradition bill protests turn to chaos

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into violent chaos. Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully outside the Chinese-ruled city’s Read More

‘A cemetery for the living’: Mosul, 5 years after Islamic State conquest

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Mosul had fallen to Islamic State five years ago. The US-led coalition liberated the Iraqi city in 2017, but left it largely in ruins. With the ISIS caliphate gone, are the local residents recovering, and how? IS takes Mosul After taking control of Fallujah and Ramadi in early June 2014, IS (also known as ISIS) Read More

‘I was afraid to protest when I was 8. Not anymore’ – 18-yo Palestinian icon Ahed Tamimi to RT

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Iconic Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi grew up protesting the Israeli occupation. She took part in her first rally when she was eight, and a decade later, she doesn’t believe in reasoning with Israel. Ahead Tamimi, a Palestinian resistance icon at just 18 years of age, told RT Sputnik host George Galloway that she believes that Read More

Action or lip service? US’ European allies seem to break ranks over Israeli settlements

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As Donald Trump cozies up to the hardline Israeli right-wingers, it seems that support for a sensible Middle East policy is in decline. But a number of the US’ European allies seem to be beginning to break ranks with Washington. On May 30, the Israeli Housing Ministry announced plans to build several hundred new residential Read More

‘Conquer and Divide’: Israeli NGO launches interactive map highlighting 52-years of occupation

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To mark the 52nd anniversary of Israel’s territorial encroachment into the West Bank, human rights NGO B’Tselem has unveiled a new interactive map creatively illustrating the decades-long history of the occupation. The organization says that their new project “traces how government resolutions, military orders and state planning” came together to create an ever-expanding system of Read More

Naksa Day: Here’s what you need to know as Palestinians remember the 1967 Israeli occupation

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This week, Palestinians mark the 52nd anniversary of Naksa Day, when Israel occupied the West Bank, Jerusalem, Gaza, Sinai and the Golan Heights in the 1967 Six Day War, sparking a mass exodus of Palestinians from their homes. ‘Naksa,’ or the ‘setback,’ refers to the beginning of the 1967 Six Day War on June 5, Read More

Justified or draconian? RT debates death sentences for Frenchmen found guilty of fighting for ISIS

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A group of French lawyers have protested the death sentences of 11 compatriots found guilty by an Iraqi court of being members of Islamic State, arguing that the accused should not be executed. An RT panel debated the issue. A letter signed by 45 French lawyers said that it would be “a great disgrace” to Read More

Netanyahu warns Iran ‘will be hurt far worse’ amid deadly Israeli strikes in Syria

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Iran will suffer dire consequences if it threatens Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu warned as he ordered illustrative air raids in Syria, reminding voters in the looming snap elections of his firm stance on the occupied Golan Heights. In a rare public acknowledgement of Israeli cross-border operations, Netanyahu on Sunday boasted of personally ordering airstrikes against Syrian Read More

Clashes between Israeli police & Palestinian protesters as Jews allowed entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque

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Violence erupted at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem as Israeli forces allowed Jewish settlers to enter the compound for Jerusalem Day, sparking protests, arrests and injuries. Israelis are usually prevented from entering the holy site during the last 10 days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when worshippers stay inside the site. This is Read More

Pro-Palestinian or anti-Semitic? Rival rallies face off in Berlin on Quds Day (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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The annual Quds Day march held in the German capital in support of Palestine has been slammed as anti-Semitic by officials and hundreds of counter-protesters who staged a pro-Israeli rally right across the street. Usually held on the last day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the annual Quds Day (the Arabic name for Read More