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Hundreds of people from Ashdod and neighboring areas gathered on the city’s beach on Saturday to see a US army vessel that had become stuck on the beach next to a piece of the floating pier that the US built recently to bring aid to Gaza. The vessel, LCM 8558, is a landing craft.

The US Army and the IDF worked together during the late afternoon to try to find a solution for the beached vessel. A front loader dug out sand from beneath its large propellers.

Then, the front loader was attached to the starboard bow of the vessel to try to pivot the watercraft to free it. Low tide prevented this from working.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE
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The Knesset is set to hold a preliminary vote designating the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as a terrorist organization, by which it will then sever all ties with the body that is the main relief service provider for 5.9 Palestinian refugees in the Middle East.

“The purpose of this bill is to declare UNRWA as a terrorist organization for all intents and purposes as well as order the termination of the relations [and the cooperation] of the State of Israel with the agency, either directly or indirectly,” Israel Beytenu MK Yulia Malinovksy wrote in the introduction to the bill, which she authored.

The legislative push comes as the International Court of Justice and the international community at large have taken Israel to task for not sufficiently ensuring the entry and distribution of humanitarian aid in Gaza.

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Mike Johnson, Republican Speaker of the US House of Representatives, said on 23 May that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will soon address a joint meeting of the Congress. 

“Tonight, I’m happy to announce ... we will soon be hosting Prime Minister Netanyahu at the Capitol for a joint session of Congress,” Johnson said during a speech at an Israeli embassy event. 

Johnson said during the speech that Netanyahu’s upcoming address will be “a strong show of support for the Israeli government in their time of greatest need.”

The announcement comes as officials from the administration of US President Joe Biden have made increasingly critical comments on Israel’s ongoing war in Gaza. 

Despite Biden’s continued support for the Israeli war effort, Johnson is a critic of his administration’s policy toward Israel. Netanyahu’s speech at Congress is expected to draw the ire of some Democrats who have spoken out about Israel’s conduct in Gaza. 

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Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Part of the American naval pier in Gaza collapsed on Saturday as waves carried it toward Ashdod, according to Israeli media.

In further detail, Israeli Channel 12 reported that strong waves swept away a section of the American floating pier off the coast of the Gaza Strip, heading towards the shores of Ashdod.

The Israeli navy reportedly retrieved and reattached the section, as per the report.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Illegal Jewish settlers have repeatedly blocked humanitarian aid trucks on their way to the besieged and war-torn Gaza Strip from the occupied West Bank. 

Videos circulating on social media showed trucks on fire near Israeli military checkpoints, settlers blocking aid trucks and assaulting Palestinian drivers, as well as throwing boxes of supplies on the ground. 

Observers in the West Bank believe that illegal settlers do not only target humanitarian aid trucks headed to Gaza but every Palestinian vehicle, regardless of its destination. 

The Palestine Chronicle spoke with 35-year-old driver Ibrahim Al-Razem, who managed to escape death after more than a hundred Israeli settlers attacked him while he was driving his truck in the northern occupied West Bank.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Israeli settlers attacked the village of Qusra in the southern city of Nablus in the northern West Bank, attacking the homes of Palestinians under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces (IOF), reported Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

It reported that “The townspeople rushed to repel the attack, which led to clashes with the occupation army and settlers,” during which the army used “live bullets."

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society treated and transported a 29-year-old man to the hospital after he was injured during the confrontations in Qusra. 

In the southern West Bank, Arif Jaber, an anti-settlement activist, told Anadolu that the IOF reinforced units in Palestinian neighborhoods under its occupation. “The occupation forces spread extensively in the Jaber neighborhood and Wadi al-Hussein around the old town of al-Khalil, and arrested at least five residents,” he added.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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In this video, we explore the current geopolitical upheaval as BRICS countries censure Israel in reaction to the untimely death of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi. The news that the helicopter crash implicated an Israeli agent as the pilot has caused shockwaves throughout the world community.

We examine the complex network of political ramifications and the quick reaction of the BRICS alliance—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Because these countries unitedly opposed Israel, there have been never-before-seen penalties that may change the course of international diplomacy. The possible effects on regional stability, international trade, and the larger geopolitical scene are dissected in the video.

Tags: ECONOMY, IRAN, ISRAEL
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The invading troops have killed dozens of displaced civilians in several massacres across Gaza over the past 24 hours

MAY 25, 2024

(Photo Credit: Dawoud Abo Alkas/Anadolu Agency)

Israeli jets bombed the An-Nazla elementary school in northern Gaza near Jabalia camp on 25 May, killing at least 10 Palestinians, among them several women and children.

“The children were playing in the schoolyard, and suddenly we were bombed,” one displaced woman whose daughter was injured in the attack told Al-Jazeera. “We lived something unnatural.”

An-Nazla School has been serving as a shelter for hundreds of refugees. According to eyewitness reports, a group of Palestinians were filling up gallons of water when Israeli jets bombed the school.

Soon after the attack on the school near Jabalia camp, Israeli jets bombed a group of civilians in the Al-Faluja area of northern Gaza, killing several.

Palestinians, including five children, were also killed in Beit Hanoon when Israeli forces raided a house.

On Saturday afternoon, medical sources in Gaza reported to WAFA News Agency that Israeli troops conducted five massacres against families in the Gaza Strip over the previous 24 hours, killing at least 46 and injuring 130 others.

Occupation troops are also regularly blocking ambulances and rescue teams from reaching the sites of the massacres.

The spike of Israeli violence in northern Gaza comes one day after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Tel Aviv to immediately halt its military offensive in Rafah, where the army has also massacred dozens over the past 24 hours

Claire's Observations: Your tax dollars and bombs at work in Gaza;  doesn't it make you feel proud?!? 

 I don't know what the Hebrew equivalent for "like shooting fish in a barrel!" would be, but I am certain that some of the IDF pilots on these raids, killing innocent women and children, used it quite frequently, in their runs  on this school, and others.  

Apparently, the IDF as found a way of sucking the conscience out of their air combat people people, so nothing is felt, when the maximum damage possible, has been inflicted on women and children, taking refuge in schools.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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An Israeli airstrike on a tent city full of displaced Palestinians on Sunday decapitated a small child and killed dozens of civilians.

From AP, "Palestinian medics say Israeli airstrikes kill 35 in Gaza's Rafah as displaced people are hit":
 

Palestinian health workers said Israeli airstrikes killed at least 35 people Sunday and hit tents for displaced people in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, and "numerous" others were trapped in flaming debris. Gaza's Health Ministry said women and children made up most of the dead and dozens of wounded.

The attacks came two days after the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to end its military offensive in Rafah, where more than half of Gaza's 2.3 million population had sought shelter before Israel's incursion earlier this month.

Whereas Israel lied about Hamas "beheading 40 babies" in one small kibbutz on October 7th, there's horrifically graphic video showing Israel decapitated a Palestinian child being shared all over social media (WARNING: GRAPHIC).

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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A Vladimir Putin ally has warned America and Poland that using weapons against Russian targets could result in a world war.

There have been rising tensions between Russia and NATO member Poland since Moscow invaded Ukraine in February 2022. Earlier this month, Andrzej Szejna, Poland’s deputy minister of foreign affairs, said that his country could be left exposed to Russian attacks after Warsaw said it could host NATO nuclear weapons on its territory.

Earlier this week, it was reported by Ukrainian news outlet Ukrinform that Poland was weighing the decision of downing Russian missiles. Warsaw has said Russian missiles fired at western Ukraine have entered its airspace numerous times, but Moscow has said this was accidental.

Tags: EUROPE, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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A group of several dozen migrants joined liberal Democrat politicians in New York City on Thursday to protest for even more government benefits for “newcomers.”

The New York Immigration Coalition joined a group of elected Democrat officials on the steps of City Hall to demand more money from the city budget to be dedicated to migrants, according to Caribbean Life.

The activists demanded an array of higher spending, including an additional $109 million for free legal services for immigrants, $5 million for language services, $25 million in support for two city programs for illegal aliens, and an end to policies that evict migrants from shelters after a prescribed time.

Council Member Alexa Avilés, for one, demanded that New York Mayor Eric Adams increase spending for migrants, and added, “Our priorities remain crystal clear: legal services, transfer schools, language justice and more.”

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Each new B-21 Raider has a cost of roughly $700m, according to the latest estimates. That is up from the initial cost of $500m per plane in 2010.

The Air Force contract with Northrop Group calls for at least 100 new bombers.

B-21 Raiders are named in honor of the Doolittle Rangers, a group of Air Force pilots known for their surprise attack against Japan on April 18, 1942. The blitz forced Japan to recall combat forces for home defense – and it boosted morale among Americans.

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“We are witnessing a great endangerment of academic freedom – and this has started since the beginning of Israel’s war on Gaza,” says Cecilia, an undergraduate student at Berlin’s Free University.

After her university published what she saw as a one-sided statement of support for Israel following the Hamas attacks of October 7, and students on campus began to experience an increase in Islamophobic harassment on campus, she and others formed a committee to show solidarity with Palestine and oppose Israel’s war in Gaza.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, EDUCATION, GERMANY, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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A man who described himself as a soldier with the Israeli army was arrested for ‘racially aggravated assault’ after verbally abusing a Muslim woman at a London train station. Witnesses say he pulled a woman’s headscarf, triggering the altercation.

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A US missionary couple – Natalie Lloyd (21) and her 23-year-old husband Davy Lloyd – were killed by gunmen in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince on Thursday evening, reported the BBC.

Along with the US couple – who got married in 2022, a 20-year-old Haitian, Jude Montis, was also ambushed by the gunmen when all three people left a church, added the report.

The couple's death was confirmed by the Missouri State Senator Ben Baker, who is also Natalie's father. He took to Facebook and wrote, "They were attacked by gangs this evening and were both killed. They went to heaven together."

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“…[I]n its relation to strategy, logistics assumes the character of a dynamic force, without which the strategic conception is simply a paper plan.”1  

The Russia-Ukraine war has put combat logistics in the spotlight. Much like Germany’s attacks on England did in 1939-1941, Russia’s aggression today can serve as advanced warning about what will be required to sustain high-end conflict in the future. U.S. and allied military leaders must avail themselves of the lessons being taught and take prompt and effective measures to be ready when the next great power war comes. 

During its 30 years as the world’s sole superpower, the United States’ force structure, doctrine, industrial base, and logistics have been skewed to support peacetime power projection in relatively benign environments.2 

Recent research has illuminated the issues surrounding logistical support for a high-end fight more than 5,000 miles from the continental United States. In their 2019 study, Timothy Walton and his colleagues explored all aspects of logistics for a western Pacific fight, recommending a balanced and much larger logistics force than the U.S. Navy currently operates or is planning.3 While the most recent shipbuilding and force structure plans do not incorporate the study’s recommendations in quantity, the Navy appears to be using it as a benchmark.4

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Food bound for Gaza rots in the sun as Egypt’s Rafah crossing stays shut
The flow of relief has often been slowed by Israeli inspections and military activity inside Gaza. (File/AFP)

AL-ARISH, Egypt: Some of the food supplies waiting to enter the Gaza Strip from Egypt have begun to rot as the Rafah border crossing remains shut to aid deliveries for a third week and people inside the Palestinian enclave face worsening hunger.
Rafah was a main entry point for humanitarian relief as well as some commercial supplies before Israel stepped up its military offensive on the Gazan side of the border on May 6 and took control of the crossing from the Palestinian side.
Egyptian officials and sources say humanitarian operations are at risk from military activity and that Israel needs to hand the crossing back to Palestinians before it starts operating again.


Israel and the United States have called on Egypt, which is also worried about the risk of Palestinians being displaced from Gaza, to allow the border to reopen.


Meanwhile the backlog of aid on the road between the Egyptian side of the crossing and the town of Al-Arish, about 45 km (28 miles) west of Rafah and an arrival point for international aid donations, has been building up.
One truck driver, Mahmoud Hussein, said his goods had been loaded on his vehicle for a month, gradually spoiling in the sun. Some of the foodstuffs are being discarded, others sold of cheap.

“Apples, bananas, chicken and cheese, a lot of things have gone rotten, some stuff has been returned and is being sold for a quarter of its price,” he said, crouching under his truck for shade.


“I’m sorry to say that the onions we’re carrying will at best be eaten by animals because of the worms in them.”
Aid deliveries for Gaza through Rafah began in late October, two weeks after the start of the war between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas.


The flow of relief has often been slowed by Israeli inspections and military activity inside Gaza and the amount reaching the enclave’s 2.3 million residents has been far below needs, aid officials say.
A global hunger monitor has warned of imminent famine in parts of Gaza.
 

Since May 5, no trucks have crossed through Rafah and very few through the nearby Israeli crossing of Kerem Shalom, according to UN data.
The amount of aid waiting in Egypt’s northern Sinai was now very large, and some had been stuck for more than two months, said Khaled Zayed, head of the Egyptian Red Crescent in the area.


“Some aid packages require a certain temperature ... We coordinate on this with specialists who are highly trained in the storage of food and medical supplies,” he said.


“We hope the border will reopen as soon as possible.”


KSrelief, a Saudi-funded charity, has more than 350 trucks carrying items including food and medical supplies waiting to pass through Rafah, but has had to offload flour because of the risk of it rotting, the group’s supervisor general Abdullah Al Rabeeah said.

“We pack and send but also we have to recheck. It is a big burden,” he told Reuters.
Some food has been sold at cut price on the local market in northern Sinai, leading to the confiscation of stocks of rotten eggs, said local officials from Egypt’s ministry of supply.

Inside Gaza, there have also been scares about the quality of delayed food deliveries that made it in before Rafah closed, or through other crossings.

Palestinian medical and police officials that used to check goods coming into Gaza had been unable to do so during Israel’s offensive, said Ismail Al-Thawabta, director of the Hamas-run Gaza government media office.


“There is a big problem as many of the goods that enter the Gaza Strip are unfit for human use and are unhealthy,” he said.
“Therefore, the health ministry issued the warning statement to raise public awareness that people should examine the goods before eating them or sharing them with their families.” (Reporting by Reuters Cairo bureau, Nidal Al-Mughrabi and Emma Farge

Claire's Observations:  So, the choice for Palestinians is, eat rotten food and die from opportunistic illnesses which result from eating rotten food, or starve to death, per the Decree of the Israeli Government. And I  would politely like to remind that government (or what passes for one in Tel Aviv) , that collective punishment is a war crime!!!!! 

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Joe Biden’s America.

According to Fox News reporter Bill Melugin, 118 Chinese illegal aliens crossed the border in the San Diego sector on Saturday per CBP. There have been over 30,000 Chinese illegals that have entered the San Diego sector since October 1st. This is not surprising, considering Texas has cracked down on illegals at the border.

In addition to that, since October 1st, there have also been illegals from numerous other countries that are invading the US through the San Diego sector. Over 8,900 from India, 7,800 from Turkey, and others from Uzbekistan, Mauritania, Vietnam and Guinea.

There has been an 8,600 percent increase in Chinese illegals crossing the border since fiscal year 2021. At that time the record shows a total of just over 340 Chinese illegals crossing the border. That statistic is for the entire Southern border compared to the 30,000 since October 1st in San Diego alone! The massive increase in numbers shows this is intentional while the Federal government fails to secure the border. On top of that, California Governor Gavin Newsom has offered free healthcare to illegals.

Webmaster addition: The illegals are treated better than US citizens!

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The United States was growing desperate, months before its entry into the Second World War. It was gravely short of aluminum, and scrambling for suppliers.

Its solution: turn north to Canada. 

American public money flooded into Quebec, building the aluminum industry that supplied raw materials for Allied planes and tanks.

"I would be willing to buy aluminum from anybody," said Harry Truman, then still a U.S. senator, in 1941 hearings on the topic.

"I don't care whether it is the Aluminum Company of America or Reynolds or Al Capone."

Now, in an era of global tension, the Americans are looking north again.

The U.S. military has, for the first time in generations, spent public money on minerals projects inside Canada: nearly $15 million US to mine and process copper, gold, graphite and cobalt in Quebec and the Northwest Territories.

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Google Play, the official app store for Android operating systems, is currently offering a side-scrolling game called “Bomb Gaza.”

The description of the game states: “Bomb Gaza – drop bombs and avoid killing civilians. new version uploaded. improved performance. added new israel’s theme music.”

In a screen shot shown on the page (seen below) Israeli jets can be seen flying over a terrain dotted with cartoon Islamic terrorists and women attempting to protect children.

The game currently has a 3.7 star rating among users, with 47 reviewers giving it the highest rating, 5 stars, and 22 giving it a 1 star.

Commenters on the page both praised and condemned the game, with one writing, “Spineless disgusting filth trying to profit from genocide of Palastinians (sic) Trying to profit from the sufferings of others. Scumbag of the worst kind. Would you be doing the same if a member of your family was murdered? Utterly vile filth of a game from a sick twisted individual.”

According to the Google Play Developer Program Policies regarding Hate Speech: ” We don’t allow content advocating against groups of people based on their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity.”

There is no indication whether Google Play would consider the game “hate speech.”

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The Israeli military has launched a devastating airstrike on Rafah, allegedly killing 50 people who were displaced and living in tents.

Palestinian medics said an Israeli air strike killed at least 22 people when it hit tents for displaced people in the southern Gaza city and 'numerous' others were trapped in the debris.

The IDF said its aircraft struck a 'Hamas compound' where 'significant Hamas terrorists were operating'. 

Footage from the scene showed heavy destruction and flames but there were no immediate details on the target. 

Hamas said the attack fired on an area 'crowded with hundreds of thousands of displaced people'. 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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U.S. lawmakers arrived on Taiwan on Sunday as Chinese fighter jets buzzed overhead and the American State Department accused Beijing of 'military provocations.'

China, on Thursday and Friday, conducted expansive military exercises around the island in the wake of the President Lai Ching-te's inauguration.

Beijing called the military exercises 'punishment' for Lai's inaugural address, which China described as another push for the island's formal independence. 

This week's visit was the first by an American congressional delegation since Lai was inaugurated on May 20th. It is meant as a show of support even after Chinese officials expressed opposition to the trip by the bipartisan group of lawmakers.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Democrats are pushing a fabricated narrative of foreign influence to help Donald Trump in the upcoming election. Are Russia and North Korea planning an ‘October surprise' that aids Trump?

NBC wrote: “Team Biden is increasingly concerned that the intensifying military alliance between Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could vastly expand Pyongyang's nuclear capabilities and increase tensions in the Asia-Pacific region.”

BUT THAT IS ALL JOE BIDEN'S FAULT.

MEANWHILE – NBC News adds: “U.S. officials are also bracing for North Korea to potentially take its most provocative military actions in a decade close to the U.S. presidential election, possibly at Putin's urging, the officials said.”

“The timing, they said, could be designed to create turmoil in yet another part of the world as Americans decide whether to send President Joe Biden or former President Donald Trump back to the White House.”

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has received a lot of flak for her book anecdote about killing her dog. She has also been banned from almost all the Indian reservations in the state.

The latter for rightly stating that Mexican drug cartels are operating on these reservations.

And while killing her dog may have been wrong (bragging about it in her book certainly was), she isn't wrong about the cartels.

But they are operating far beyond South Dakota. A chilling new report from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the 2024 National Drug Threat Assessment paints a grim picture of how the deadly Mexican cartels are operating across our entire country. And no state is immune from this scourge.

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Extremist settler groups are setting upon food trucks passing through the West Bank, assaulting the drivers and burning their cargo.

Video has emerged in recent weeks of Israeli West Bank settlers attacking and destroying aid trucks headed for the besieged Gaza Strip, reportedly with the acquiescence and even active participation of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and police.

A series of such instances was documented in a report by the Washington Post Sunday that described how extremist Israelis work together to plan the assaults with the help of security forces.

“The settler groups use a web of publicly accessible WhatsApp groups to track the trucks and coordinate attacks,” the newspaper reported. ”Groups of settler youth are tailing relief convoys, setting up checkpoints and interrogating drivers. In some cases, far-right attackers have ransacked and burned trucks and beaten Palestinian drivers, leaving at least two hospitalized.”

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Severe fuel shortages have caused power outages at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in central Gaza, with hospital officials warning that many sick and wounded patients face certain death if supplies needed to run medical equipment and generators are not replenished.

Early on Friday, the hospital in Deir el-Balah received 15,000 litres (4,000 gallons) of fuel but that will only last a few more days, Al Jazeera’s reporters in Gaza said. Overnight, the shortage forced medical workers to work in an almost pitch-dark environment, with doctors using the light from their mobile phones while tending to premature babies.

“We have hundreds of patients including the injured and those that are diagnosed with kidney failure and need electricity for their dialysis treatment,” Riyadh al-Jabri, Al-Aqsa’s medical director, said in a statement on Friday.

“All the patients will be condemned to death. Especially those in the ICU, the incubators and those relying on dialysis treatment,” he added.

The hospital requires more than 4,000 litres (1,000 gallons) of fuel each day to continue operations and care for patients. Al-Jabri said any help they can offer patients “will stop completely” without any fuel.

“We are calling on international organisations to send 50,000 litres [13,200 gallons] of fuel before there is an imminent crisis here,” he added.

Israel’s months-long siege of Gaza has either destroyed or left most hospitals out of service. Those that have remained open, including Al-Aqsa, are barely functioning with supplies of medicine and fuel almost running out amid an overflow of patients.

Israel’s destruction of Gaza’s healthcare system, as well as its denial of treatment for Palestinian patients, are considered war crimes according to legal experts and human rights groups. 

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The EU is facing a record number of “external and internal enemies,” who pose an existential threat to the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron has said, doubling down on a warning he’d given earlier, that “our Europe” could end up dying.

Macron made the remarks while speaking alongside Germany’s head of state, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on the first of his three-day state visit. The two attended the Festival of Democracy, held in Berlin’s government quarter, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the country’s constitution.

“I think that we are experiencing a moment in our Europe which is existential because I really believe that our Europe can die,” Macron stated, referring to a keynote speech he’d delivered in April.

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