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Facts about the Sever Humanitarian Situation in Yemen

Facts about the Sever Humanitarian Situation in Yemen

Introduction The geographical and demographical texture of Yemen has developed enormous potential for the country to experience various internal and regional crises in its modern history. These include the 1994 wars between the then North and South Yemen, and the military aggression of Gamal Abdol Nasser who sent 60,000 troops to crackdown the Shia of the country in 1962. Since …

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Israeli rabbi Calls for Extermination of Palestinians:Kill a Palestinian “every hour”

Israeli rabbi Calls for Extermination of Palestinians:Kill a Palestinian “every hour”

Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto who leads a global organization called Mosdot Shuva Israel,Based in Ashdod,took up the cudgel (Hebrew) on behalf of Biblical Judaism. He said that if Erekat wanted to be a Canaanite, very well then, we Israeli Jews should give him his wish; while remembering the Biblical command to exterminate those tribes which inhabited the land before the Israelites …

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Myanmar blocks all UN aid to civilians at heart of Rohingya crisis

Myanmar blocks all UN aid to civilians at heart of Rohingya crisis

Myanmar has blocked all United Nations aid agencies from delivering vital supplies of food, water and medicine to thousands of desperate civilians at the centre of a bloody military campaign in Myanmar, the Guardian has learned. The world body halted distributions in northern Rakhine state after militants attacked government forces on 25 August and the army responded with a counteroffensive …

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Requesting Yemeni civil institutions for an Independent International Inquiry

Requesting Yemeni civil institutions for an Independent International Inquiry

42 Civil society organizations in Yemen called for the create independent and joint international committee to investigate human rights abuses in this country. The text of the letter is as follows: We, the undersigned nongovernmental organizations, urge you to support the creation of an independent international investigation into violations and abuses of international human rights law and international humanitarian law …

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50 years of unlawful killings

For half a century, Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip has resulted in systematic human rights violations against Palestinians living there. Since the occupation first began in June 1967, Israel’s ruthless policies of land confiscation, illegal settlement and dispossession, coupled with rampant discrimination, have inflicted immense suffering on Palestinians, depriving them of their …

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1000s of Muslims flee western Myanmar violence

Tens of thousands of Muslims flee violence in western Myanmar

Tens of thousands of Muslims have begun fleeing toward Myanmar’s western border with Bangladesh as Buddhist mobs and security forces step up crackdown on members of the Rohingya community over recent attacks on police outposts. Reports said Muslims in mass numbers were trying to cross into Bangladesh on Saturday after security operations were intensified and police used live bullets to …

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Genocide in Yemen and the silence of the countries that claim human rights

Genocide in Yemen and the silence of the countries that claim human rights

Saudi Arabian fighter jets have pounded a neighborhood in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, massacring 14 people, including women and children. The Friday bombing hit residential buildings in the Faj Attan neighborhood of Sana’a, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported. It said the fatalities include two women and six children, adding that the strike targeted two residences. The network had earlier …

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American human rights in Somalia

american human rights in somalia

Raid on farm by Somali and American soldiers in the country’s south leaves 10 dead, including young children. At least 10 civilians, including three children, have been killed in a joint raid by Somali forces and US troops in the country’s south, local officials said. The attack, which took place in the early hours of Friday, targeted a farm on …

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UN experts say Charlottesville highlights rising racism in US

UN experts say Charlottesville highlights rising racism in US

Three human rights experts in the United Nations have denounced the rising racism and xenophobia in the United States, citing the deadly violence at a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the latest example. In a sharply worded statement on Wednesday, the UN experts said the legacy of slavery is still clearly evident in the US and urged President …

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Senate Bill 720: Making It A Crime To Support Palestinian Human Rights

Senate Bill 720 Making It A Crime To Support Palestinian Human Rights

Senators must stop hiding behind hollow support of a “two-state solution” that this bill would make impossible. It is fascinating to watch some U.S. senators tripping over themselves as they attempt to defend their support for or opposition to proposed legislation that would make it a federal crime to support the international campaign to Boycott, Divest, or Sanction (BDS) Israel …

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