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right and by charles don it's a famous game from years of politics and culture go undercover allegations of corruption by those in power and if you're in a hurry get your news in 2 minutes from al-jazeera news updates on home already. a leading right school park uses israel of apartheid like crimes against palestinians israeli government calls it propaganda. play watching al-jazeera live from doha with me fully back t. ball also coming up the 1st shipment of medical aid from britain arrives in india as hospitals overwhelmed by covert 900 patients run out of beds and oxygen. heavy
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fighting in myanmar rebels in a border area attack a military camp. and saudi arabia suspends the import of fruits and vegetables from lebanon on will talk to farmers who supply it is adding to the country's economic turmoil. a leading rights organization is accusing israel of crimes against humanity practicing apartheid and persecution against palestinians in a new report human rights watch says discriminatory policies exist in both the occupied palestinian territory and within israel itself the israeli foreign ministry has dismissed the report as biased and baseless harry fostered has more from occupied east jerusalem. and to palestinian racism was on show in jerusalem last week with hundreds of israeli far right activists chanting death to arabs the
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far right thanks to an electoral alliance sponsored by the prime minister now has a foothold inside parliament but didn't you report human rights watch makes a broader accusation that the israeli government itself practices apartheid and persecution and he started looking. in which a single. rules of the road the area between the jordan river and the train you see roughly 6800000 jewish israelis and 6 for you know you look at it and across these areas is really authorities systems. indians and privileged jewish israelis the report focuses on 4 arenas in israel where it says palestinian israeli citizens are discriminated against particularly in terms of land use. in the occupied west bank where palestinians unlike israeli settlers are subject to military law and where settlers have preferential access to land resources and building permits in hamas controlled gaza from which palestinians are barred exit
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to live in the west bank or east jerusalem and in occupied east jerusalem where unlike israeli citizens palestinians can have their residency status revoked this is the 2nd high profile report this year that is accused israel of practicing apartheid in january the israeli rights group said the israeli government was an acting jewish supremacist policies in the occupied palestinian territories and inside israel itself israel is again rejecting such charges its foreign ministry saying human rights watch is known to have a long standing anti israeli agenda actively seeking for years to promote boycotts against israel their decision not to share this report for review or comment with any israeli authorities is clear indication that it is a propaganda pamphlet which lacks all credibility but critics point to the $2800.00 nation state law which defined national self-determination as quote unique to the jewish people and to the fact that for several months last year israel's prime
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minister was advocating the permanent annexation of nearly a 3rd of the occupied west bank. and this is a very important report on israel practicing a path 8 policies the should be the position of the international community as it was with south africa and there should be punishment against the occupation human rights watch says with no viable peace process in place the situation has gone from temporary occupation to permanent domination it's calling on the international criminal court to investigate its allegations. we'll be speaking to need abraham in ramallah very shortly where protests are being held against the spending splitting up for families a key finding of the report but 1st we go to a faucet in west jerusalem areas we saw in your report a lot of the policies and practices described by human rights watch have existed for many years why they are releasing this report now. well they say it's on 2 fronts one that rather than looking at individual
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activities policies elements of israeli practice and the occupation they're looking at everything in the round they're setting up a definition for these crimes and they're using that as a legal prism to examine evidence over a wide range and they say that doing that bringing all of these disparate parts of the situation together does meet in those instances the definitions that they set for apartheid and persecution and the other point they make is that whereas some years ago some decades ago there was the idea that the occupation may have been a temporary thing that there was a viable peace process underway with the final destination of a 2 state solution in sight that is not the situation now that israeli politicians have been talking very clearly about demographics about the need to preserve the jewish nature of the israeli state and so this now amounts to a sort of
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a maintenance of this domination of one group over another and again that qualifies for the crimes that they're talking about as for israel it is dismissing this report as to dismissing the motivations of the report it is saying that the report does not correspond with facts on the ground and reality and it is fighting on a number of fronts on this kind of issue against the boycott divestment and sanctions movement against the international criminal court as well and it's essentially saying that these indeed the prime minister has explicitly said that the i.c.c. investigation for example amounts to pure anti semitism and it is saying that this particular report is one that is biased and that it rejects thank you father and harry fox and i for some western with them let's cross over to knead abraham hussein era ma in the occupied west bank so. how are palestinians reacting to this report's need. us more than the palestinians behind me
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would tell you that israel has already been implementing i 4 type system 2 systems for 2 people these protesters i have been protesting here in front of the palestinian civil authority trying to not be the palestinians to push israel to give their spouses identification papers for jews israelis jewish and it is who is to the people from all around the world they can come to israel and apply for even live in is really seconds but for palestinians living in the same geographical spot in the occupied west bank they can't even a lawyer or palestinian id a palestinian passport for their spouses allowing them to live together so so many of them have been. living some of them in the west bank some of the nozzle some of them going to work in countries because of the frequent tourist the population
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there just this is one element that you would mention there are of course other elements that are related to that but the station itself that was ousted instability in the occupied west bank and all of these remarks have all of these remarks that were mentioned in that report the palestinians have welcomed the palestinian president has issued a statement welcoming that import saying it's well documented and the palestinian prime minister that he also spoke about that said that it's time to hold israel accountable i'm told what it does in its name which is prime so all in all many palestinians will tell you that the israeli policies are not new they've long known that israel is simply in knowing 2 systems for 2 people but they are glad that the international community is recognizing that we know that the international criminal court's chief prosecutor papelbon sudha has said that it's opening and she's opening and investigate. crimes committed by israel palestinian occupied territory
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so many you know it's welcome but if all that many countries would see it and hold israel accountable for him in ramallah i think you are a devastating 2nd wave of the coronaviruses overwhelming india's hospitals and predatory along with a wide shortage of medicine and oxygen new cases of state above 300000 for the 6th consecutive day and the health ministry has reported another 2771 deaths the surge has left families and patients pleading for oxygen outside hospitals health officials in new delhi and neighboring states have been making frantic calls and posting appeals on twitter seeking emergency supplies the government has called for help from the military which will release oxygen supply from its reserves retired medical personnel will also provide help australia as mt joined a growing list of countries that have banned or restricted flies from india and many countries have pledged to send medical aid the u.k.'s shipment is the 1st to
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arrive while the us has promised to send millions of astra zeneca vaccines as elizabeth branom is in new delhi she says many government officials are still in denial of the crisis facing india. it's been a week now since delis hospitals 1st raised the alarm that they were running out of office again and every day we're still hearing reports that many hospitals are still making do with just a few hours of oxygen and that's the situation is grim hospital entrances to timelines a still filled with desperate people looking for beds and oxygen for their loved ones and so what happened on tuesday is despite all of that we heard that the delhi government has instructed a 5 star hotel to free up 100 beds to create a covert health facility for delhi high court judges and their families this was at the delhi high court's instruction and there has been
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a backlash to this on social media with some people even wondering if it's a joke when people are dying because there aren't enough beds and oxygen this is the same delhi high court which they call the situation in the capital last week ridiculous and and shocking and the central government has been accused of being tone deaf on monday the director of the biggest public hospital in the country which is here and told people that there is no need to panic and at the same time you know we have leaders like of the most populous state for there saying that there's no shortages of hospitals or beds and asking police officers and government officials to take action against hospitals which put up signs saying that there that there's no oxygen. social distancing rules have again been ignored on the banks of india's ganges river as hindus continue to celebrate the festival choose a marks the last day of what's called the royal bath where devote he's believe a date can cleanse them of their sins the crowd is much smaller than previous
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events that brought millions to the river or the government's been criticized for not officially calling on thieving. in other world news there reports that at least one person has been killed during protests in chad's capital troops have been deployed and security forces have used tear gas to break up demonstrations against the new military transition council. protesters said time is on fire and gunshots were heard opposition groups against the military's appointment of a new prime minister the military council cease power after president eateries debbie's death last week. one of man was rebel group says it's captured and burnt down an army outpost near the thai border it is an area controlled by the kyron national union the group is a vocal opponent of the army which in a coup in february thousands of people have recently fed corrent state after strikes by myanmar's military scott high gear has moved from bangkok down song
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province is the area in thailand it's just across a very small river from where this attack on the myanmar army outpost took place it started pre-dawn hours and kind of carried on for a couple of hours can you saying that they now hala hold occupy that territory they burn down the outpost now this is part of what we've seen over the last several weeks that there's been kind of a stepped up conflict between the k. and you the korean national unions armed factions and of the tatmadaw that's the myanmar army this is kind of been really kind of turned up since the coup back in february 1st and what's interesting about this one though is these images we're seeing come out because it was right on the border with thailand there have been videos posted to social media that shows exactly what was happening there is some video that shows predawn hours still dark some of gunfire and then after the sunrise you can see the outpost was in fact burning we've been speaking with some
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thai officials ministry of foreign affairs spokesman saying that they are closely monitoring the situation and obviously if there's going to be any impact particularly if there's going to be any impact on the side of the border zone province official is being quoted as saying that one was injured during this attack . what protesters in myanmar have say some of their largest demonstrations and breaks a 100 stage a flash mob in young dawn gathering with blinds and sign but dispersing quickly to avoid a police crackdown that calling for a return to democracy and the release of political prisoners at least 745 people have been killed by security forces since the february 1st call. seen a head on al-jazeera after weeks of increased tension at the border between ukraine and russia hopes from kiev of a resolution and mexico is experiencing as west in decades we take a look at how people are coping with the dry spell.
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and heavy downpours of rain for thailand malaysia and indonesia and this starlight mean map so we can see where some of those strikes of lightning are and really centered around thailand malaysia and indonesia in fact about 500 kilometers northwest of bangkok we had about a month's worth of rain in just 24 hours and you guessed it the rain will continue for wednesday for much of sumatra and borneo as well but those heavier pockets of rain where we start to see the yellows pop up that's where the heavier bands of precipitation will be and at this point it's looking like northern areas of thailand into laos for australia still hanging onto that well weather for the northern territory in through queensland but that will begin to push away and an
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area where it's been particularly dry over the last few weeks western australia going to watch a band of precipitation move in as we get toward the tail end of the week in time for new zealand both the south and north island are looking settled both christ church and auckland dry conditions are in store plenty of sunshine and your temperatures pretty well where they should be so auckland on wednesday a high of 18 degrees for you. capturing a moment in time. snapshots of other lives. other stories. providing a glimpse into someone else's was. we were god we spread mr bilby fight. inspiring documentaries from impassioned filmmakers. i am the voice we are the
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voice witnesses on al-jazeera. the end. welcome back our main stories on al-jazeera this hour a human rights watch is accusing israel of crimes against humanity practicing apartheid and persecution against palestinians the israeli foreign ministry has this mystery autres biased. india has recorded more than 330000 new coronavirus cases for the 6 consecutive day the military says it will release oxygen supplies from its reserve to help overwhelmed hospital school. and protests are being held in charges capital against the new military transition council and his appointment
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of a new prime minister at least one person has been reported killed the army has been deployed as demonstrators set fire to thais gunfire has been hers. but thousands of people in somalia's capital mogadishu are calling for elections. in the opals a recent decision by parliament to extend president mohammed up to life from my just term in office by 2 years they've been violent confrontations for the past couple of nights failed to hold elections in february saying there were concerns about security and covert 19. ukraine's president voting is alinsky says he expects to meet russia's vladimir putin sold tension between the 2 nations has been escalating in recent weeks russia had amassed large numbers of troops on ukraine's border before pulling them back ukraine accuses moscow of supporting separatist fighters in
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a 7 year conflict in its. foot has this update on the situation from miles in ukraine. ukraine's president followed made zelinsky says it is likely he will meet with russian president vladimir putin to discuss the conflict in eastern ukraine zelinsky also saying that both sides were at the finishing line of an agreement for a new cease fire now this comes of last week president putin saying that selenski was welcome any time in moscow to discuss lateral relations putin said he wasn't prepared to discuss the situation in eastern ukraine instead the russians are insisting that ukrainian leadership speak directly to the separatist leaders in eastern ukraine and that is something that ukraine has so far always staunchly refused to do you know the developments the ukrainian president told the financial times newspaper that he was looking for western support in order to potentially
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change the minsk to agreement this agreement was signed in 2015 it is a series of proposals that have failed to establish a last thing cease fire and of course a permanent political solution to the conflict in eastern ukraine reacting to this interview that it may putin's spokesman dmitri peskov said that it was a another alarming signal from ukraine he said that it would be impossible to modify minsk to without putting an end to it so perhaps another sign that these recent tensions between russia and ukraine and all soviet. bahrain's only female political prisoner has been released after 3 years as a bori was sentenced to 21000 and stripped of her citizenship her release comes after weeks of protests denouncing the living conditions in jails there's also been a coronavirus outbreak in the prison where she was being helps. by the u.s.
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attorney general has announced an investigation into the new revealed police department in kentucky it follows last year's killing of brianna taylor a black woman shot in her home during a botched police raid and it comes only days after the death of another black man during a police stop in north carolina rob reynolds reports. as protests over the police killing of andrew brown jr continue his family members were allowed to watch a snippet of police buddy camera video showing brown being shot repeatedly they were outraged by what they saw my dad i ask you to just not trying to save his own life you know he was not in no office he was not in the home of him at all is nestor how this happened. brown was killed on april 21st in elizabeth city north carolina by police serving a drug related arrest warrant. the killing sparked days of protests his relatives
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and their attorneys say brown posed no threat to officers as he tried to leave the scene in his vehicle and you had his hands on the stand will he was not reaching for anything he wasn't touching anything he wasn't doing anything about he had his hands firmly on the stand will they went up to his vehicle shooting was 7 deputies have been placed on leave brown's family and protesters demand authorities released the full body camera videos from several officers walk in the family see all of the video. the truth will come out. the video will be seen by the public and we will get justice for andrew brown jr. the by did ministration is under political pressure to make good on the president's pledges to pursue police reform and end racial disparities it announced
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on monday that it would conduct a sweeping investigation of the police department and local government in louisville kentucky following the police shooting of briana taylor a black woman in her home there last year it will determine whether l m p d n gauges in unconstitutional stops searches and seizures as well as whether the department unlawfully execute search warrants on private homes. it will also a sas whether l m p d engages in discriminatory conduct on the basis of race. in the days since former minneapolis police officer derrick chauvin was convicted of murdering george floyd 11 months ago police around the u.s. have shot and killed at least half a dozen people leading to more nationwide cries for racial justice and reform
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rob reynolds al-jazeera the u.s. says it will give $310000000.00 to guatemala honduras and el salvador to help stem the flow of migrants to its 7 border vice president coming to harris made the announcement after holding a virtual meeting with black to manas president the money will increase food supplies and also aims to provide protection for refugees and asylum seekers who are often targeted by people smartness. dozens of migrants have been rescued after they try to swim to swim the few kilometers rather from spain to the spanish enclave of seo to is one of the spanish controlled territories in mainland africa spanish police say some managed to reach suter on their own while most were rescued they set off in groups of $20.00 to $30.00 including several children and they all complete quarantine for coronavirus before they can begin their asylum applications and sprains coast guard has found many migrants dead on board a boat drifting off the canary islands of visual said as many as 17 people had died
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on the boat 3 people survived and were airlifted to land. saudi arabia has suspended the import of fruit and veg lebannon it says shipments are being used for drug smuggling after millions of pills were found in boxes of pomegranates lebanon is already facing its worst economic crisis in decades and the ban is expected to hit farmers hard then hunter has a story. these farmers in lebanon are harvesting lettuce meant for households in saudi arabia but after the saudi government imposed the ban on lebanese produce they fear the agricultural sector will face the disaster saudi officials say the shipments are being used to smuggle drugs. it's an arbitrary decision and so we ask the saudis to reverse the ban we're not all drug dealers and smugglers you can't punish everyone. lebannon exports $400000.00 tons of agricultural produce every year one forest to saudi arabia and the wider gulf region it's millions of
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dollars for a country facing a deep economic and financial crisis. we don't export pomegranates investigations show the truck came from syria but yes you can argue the lebanese government is not doing its job there are no scanners at the borders with syria or at the ports corruption in governance has plagued this country for years there is little control along its borders whether with neighboring syria or at ports where smuggling is rampant and evasion of custom tax costs the state billions of dollars in revenues. lebannon has a long history of drug cultivation and trafficking the because valley is the source of opium and hashish production factories producing captagon pills have been discovered as well western drug agencies say the amphetamine is also widely manufactured in syria. the discovery of 5300000 captagon pills in saudi arabia
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was the latest drug bust coming from lebanon on the timing of the ban has raised the question if. politics is at play this disengagement strategy that saudi arabia as well as the broader gulf has adopted because of the levin on is slowly turning into more us engagement than a negative engagement strategy in that case the pressure on the lebanese government saudi arabia whose influence in lebanon has waned did recent years is angered by what many see as the iranian backed hezbollah is control and influence in the country lebanon's leaders ordered the security services to crack down on drug smuggling and those behind it decisions are not in the hands of the lebanese government but in the hands of hezbollah the smuggling routes are under its control and so is the port on the pole there is no state in lebanon there is a lot of uncertainty saudi arabia wants guarantees that what it calls a systematic smuggling operations and few here believe it will be easy to control
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the drug trade center of. beirut. and worsening drought in mexico is reaching critical levels of thought he's in the capital say there hasn't been enough rain and that's led to some of the worst conditions in 30 years my new apple reports from mexico city. on the outskirts of mexico's capital extreme drought conditions have forced locals to travel long distances in search of clean water. here nick at the back it's mostly donkeys who hold water up the steep hillsides at a lever that we use it to wash dishes and to drink right now it's difficult to bring water up here and when i brought right now is for the whole day tomorrow i'll take another trip. it's the 3rd year in a row that a long dry spell has caused water shortages in central mexico few places are scaping the impact even the ancient wetlands of sochi rich in culture history and biodiversity are under threat from the extreme drought which scientists say is
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affecting 85 percent of the country. scientists say climate change is all. during rain patterns in the region the federal government says the drought conditions in at least 7 states are considered extreme. a drier climate has also meant more forest fires mexico's national disaster management agency says the 2021 fire season has been the most destructive in recent years. with supplies strained authorities in mexico city or urging all residents to do more to conserve. as east fundamentals call east to meet the water consumption in the face of these drought that practically impacts the entire north central part of the country take extra precautions against forest fires. and as a drier hotter future looms experts predict natural water availability in the capital to fall by almost a 5th by 2050 up a low al-jazeera mexico city finally it's called
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a pink super moon and it spends gracing skylines around the world a super moon happens when it gets closer to earth making our new neighbor appear 7 percent bigger and 15 percent brighter than normal they'll be to this the 2nd is you in a month's time. headlines on al-jazeera human rights watch is accusing israel of crimes against humanity practicing apartheid and persecution against palestinians but the leading rights organization says the discriminatory policies exist in both the occupied palestinian territory and within israel itself israeli foreign ministry has dismissed the report as biased allison in leaders have welcomed it and called on the international community to hold israel accountable harry foster has more from west jerusalem on the reaction from.


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