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VIDEO: Israeli police shoot Palestinian woman in bus station

VIDEO: Israeli police shoot Palestinian woman in bus station

A video purportedly showing a Palestinian woman being shot by Israeli police in a bus station, before falling on the ground, circulated in social media and media outlets.  The woman was identified as Israa Abed, from Nazareth, according to the website Arab48.com, which added that she is a mother of three and studies genetic engineering.

Israeli police said that the woman was carrying a knife and planning to use it, but activists said that that she clearly did not pose a threat that warrants being shot.

The woman's father has been taken by Israeli police for questioning, her friend told Middle East Eye, from Abde's family home.

The friend, who requested to remain anonymous, said the family do not believe their daughter, 29, was involved in any attack against police or others.

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Israel Detains Six Palestinian in West Bank, Jerusalem

Israel Detains Six Palestinian in West Bank, Jerusalem

Israeli undercover special units and army forces late Friday and early Saturday detained six Palestinians from across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, according to local and security sources. In Jenin, undercover special units - riding in a civilian car with a Palestinian registration number - nabbed four Palestinian youths in the village of Barta’a to the southwest of Jenin.

Forces reportedly chased down and opened gunfire at the youths’ car during clashes that broke out at the entrance of the village. The driver was also injured by Israeli fire during the army chase. The car’s windscreen and windows were also smashed.

The four were identified as Mahmoud Qabaha, two brothers Shadi and Hussain Qbaha, and a fourth whose identity remains unidentified.

Late Friday, forces detained a Palestinian teenager in the village of Harmaleh to the east of Bethlehem, after raiding and searching his family’s home. He was identified as Lo’ay Az-Zeer, 16.

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The European Union Preparing to Deport 400 Thousand Migrants

The European Union Preparing to Deport 400 Thousand Migrants

According to media reports, Brussels has threatened to withdraw its own aid, trade deals and visa agreement, if such powers as Niger and Eritrea, recant to take back their own people. In the foreseeable future from Europe deported over 400 thousand people who were refused the refugee status for the 1st half of this year, reports The Times.

As reports the edition, Brussels has threatened to withdraw its own aid, trade deals and visa agreement, if such powers as Niger and Eritrea, recant to take back their own masters. Also provides for the detention of thousands of migrants that they are not able to escape from deportation. To the residents of those States can join the natives of Afghanistan, Libya and Syria.

The process of return of migrants will monitor the Agency of the European Union on the security of the external borders (Frontex). Countries that do not follow international legal rules on the deportation of illegal migrants face a fine from the European Commission, reports TASS.

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Over 129 Palestinians injured in latest clashes, medics say

Over 129 Palestinians injured in latest clashes, medics say

Over 129 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers and settlers on Tuesday across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, the Red Crescent and Palestinian Authority Ministry of Health said. The PA ministry said two Palestinians are undergoing operations in the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah after being shot with live fire during clashes, with dozens of moderate injuries reported in Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus and Jenin.

Earlier, the Red Crescent said that at least 90 Palestinians had been injured in clashes across the West Bank.

Spokesperson Errab Foqaha told Ma'an that Israeli forces had shot eight Palestinians with live rounds and at least 23 with rubber-coated steel bullets.

She said that another 57 suffered excessive tear gas inhalation, and two were violently assaulted.

Israeli forces have also carried out 13 attacks on Red Crescent ambulance crews since Sunday, Foqaha said.

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118 Suicides in US Military During Second Quarter of 2015: Pentagon

118 Suicides in US Military During Second Quarter of 2015: Pentagon

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 22 former soldiers, sailors, airmen or Marines kill themselves every day, but the real figure is believed to be much higher. “In the second quarter of 2015, there were 71 suicides among service members in the active component, 20 suicides among service members in the reserve component and 27 suicides among service members in the National Guard,” the release read.

The Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) summarizes confirmed suicide counts for all services and components during the months of April through July, and also includes total suicide counts for 2014, 2013 and 2012.

The VA acknowledges that that total number is based on a study of data collected from just 21 US states. Twenty-nine states that are unaccounted for include California and Texas, the two states with the largest veteran populations.

The VA has no accurate suicide figures later than 2010.

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Israeli jets launch new raids on Gaza Strip

Israeli jets launch new raids on Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets have launched airstrikes on an area in the central Gaza Strip while another Palestinian is shot to death by Israeli troops. The early Monday attacks, which hit two sites belonging to the armed wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, were carried out after rockets were allegedly fired from the enclave towards an uninhabited area in southern Israel.

There has been no word on the possible casualties and damage inflicted by those strikes.

Meanwhile, Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian youth during clashes in the West Bank city of Tulkarem.

According to doctors and police sources, Huzeifa Othman Suleiman, 18, succumbed to his wounds after being transported to a local hospital.

Suleiman is at least the third Palestinian killed by Israeli troops since Saturday, amid simmering tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in the area.  

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Six months of violence in Yemen leave more than 500 children dead, some 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition: UNICEF

Six months of violence in Yemen leave more than 500 children dead, some 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition: UNICEF

Across the country, nearly 10 million children – 80 per cent of the country’s under-18 population – need urgent humanitarian assistance. More than 1.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes. “With every day that passes, children see their hopes and dreams for the future shattered,” said UNICEF Representative in Yemen Julien Harneis. “Their homes, schools and communities are being destroyed, and their own lives are increasingly threatened by disease and malnutrition.”

Even before the conflict, the nutrition situation was dire as Yemen produces less than 10 per cent of its food needs and relies heavily on imported foodstuffs. But the escalation of the fighting has caused food insecurity to spiral and malnutrition to spike. The consequences for children are dramatic:

    The number of children under 5 at risk of severe acute malnutrition has tripled in 2015, with 537,000 children now at risk, compared to 160,000 children before the conflict.
    Almost twice as many children under 5, a total of 1.2 million children, are projected to suffer from moderate acute malnutrition this year, compared to 690,000 before the crisis.

Food shortages and poor access to markets caused by the conflict, reduced access to health facilities and sanitation, and the disruption of livelihood opportunities are the main causes for the deterioration. The scarcity of fuel, electricity, gas, water and other services and utilities is further exacerbating the situation.

Meanwhile, the last six months have seen a growing number of attacks on civilians and vital infrastructure. Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, UNICEF has verified attacks on or damage to 41 schools and 61 hospitals as a result of the fighting.

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