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an abhorrent form and breeding ground for terrorism. mr. president at a time when we are still suffering from the horrors of war, we face a formidable challenge to reconstruct what has been destroyed by occupation. this is the third time to reconstruct the destruction wreaked upon us by occupation. at the invitation at the arab republic of egypt and the kingdom of norway, which will be hosted next month, our government will present comprehensive reports to the conflicts on the losses
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inflicted by the aggression of the different sectors of society, and provide details of the plans and programs that will be rapidly implemented and supervised in the gaza strip to meet immediate relief needs and the requirements of -- for reconstruction in full coordination with united nations agencies and buddies, everything will take place under the supervision of the u.n. more than two days ago, the palestinian factions emphasized its support for the gaza to facilitate reconstruction. while we reiterate our appreciation and gratitude to all states and organizations
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that rush to provide assistance to the people of palestine in the course and after the war, we are confident that brotherly and friendly countries will not waiver in supporting support and plans and programs. we will present -- that we are also confident that the conference will achieve practical results that fulfill expectations and needs of the victims of this aggression. we affirm here that the primary prerequisite is an end to the ongoing israeli despicable bl k blockade that has suffer indicated the gaza strip and turned it into the largest prison in the world. at the same time we affirm our commitment and need to
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consolidate the ceasefire through negotiations under the auspices of egypt however in order to avert repeating the cycles of war and the whirlwind of reconstruction every two or three years, it is imperative to focus on the fundamental issue, the starting point that is the suffering of gaza will not be completely terminated except by ending the occupation and the achievement of the state of palestine. mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, during the past two weeks, palestine and the arab group undertook intensive contacts with the various regional groups in the united nations to prepare for the introduction of a draft resolution to be adopted by the
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security counsel on the israeli palestinian conflict. we still believe in peace through international legitimacy. this reaffirms our commitment to achieve a just peace through a negotiated solution, and our adoption of a diplomatic and political effort through u.n. buddies. this interval is inspired by and based fully on the spirit and provisions of the many resolutions you have approved in the general assembly, and those adopted by the security council, which have set the foundations for a lasting solution and just peace. there is nothing new. all of these are adopted resolutions. this endeavor aspires to achieve
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peace by ending the israeli occupation and achieving the two-state solution. the state of palestine with east jerusalem as its capitol over the entire territory in 1967 alongside the state of israel and reaching a just and agreed solution to the plight of the palestine refugees on the base of resolution 194 with a specific time frame for the implementation of these objectives a stipulated and the arab peace initiative. there must be a time frame for the implementation of these objectives. this will be linked to the immediate resumption of
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negotiations between palestine and israel to demarkate the borders, and reach a comprehensive agreement between them, on all issues of the final status, and hence a comprehensive peace treaty between us and them. we are confident that this endeavor receives all out support by those who are committed to ensuring that our country will not witness new wars and atrocities by those who wish to support a complain to combat terrorism. those who believe that it is necessary to act judicially to restore the injustice inflicted
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on the people of palestine and those who want to see peace restored in the land. the adoption of this resolution will affirm what you strove to realize in this year as the international year of solidarity with the people of palestine who will continue their struggle and steadfastness and will rise brave and strong. we have said we are infected with an incurable disease that is hope. we are infected with an incurable disease that is hope. we love life if we are given the chance for it. mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, there is an occupation that must end now. there is a people that must be
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freed immediately. the hour of independence of the state of palestine has arrived and i think that you listen to it. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> the president of the palestinian authority there. he has been in that job for the best part of a decade, nearly a decade since the death of arafat, but that was one of the strongest speeches he has ever made about israel and the war in gaza, saying the scale of the genocidal crime is larger in a war that has cost the lives of 2,000 palestinians. he talked about being full of grief, regret, and bitterness, and spoke about israel as a racist state. new proposals from him. he says that there will be a specific time frame -- or he wants there to be a specific time frame for the end of the
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occupation, and that's something he wants the u.n. to work on. he wants the security council of the united nations to come up with a resolution. you also heard reference there to international protection for the palestinians. well i can tell you quite a lot of work has been going on among the palestinian delegation at the united nations. they have sought lawyers looking at legal precedence and recalling all of the signatories of the geneva convention to try to come together to find a new mechanism for protection for the palestinians. abbas leaving the stage here, slightly fluid running order as always today. some don't show up on time and some get moved forward and others get moved back. we'll see who the next speaker
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is, it should be the president of iraq, another key player. he has only been in the job since july, obviously his speech is going to be key with the international attention on the fight against isil. although it has been refigure sod many times we will see if he is about to take the floor at the general assembly, and the u.k. might be the latest to join the military part of the coalition fighting isil. the u.k. house of commons, an important vote, in fact the u.k. representatives have all left, because every minister is also an mp and they need to be there to cast their votes. because david cameron lost a vote in parliament on the previous possibility of u.k.
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intervention. i'm told it's not iraq who is going to speak, so let's stay with the issue of the palestinians and the strong speech from abbas. and let me bring in our political analyst. you have listened to that and many speeches by president abbas before. this one is different. >> it was different. i don't think we have heard from the leader any such narrative. at the 1993 palestinian leader did not speak with such strong language. the palestinians have rediscovered their narrative, and that is of victimhood. so in so many ways, james, i would say this speech addresses two sorts of audiences. audience number 1 is abbas's new
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partners, hamas, and the people who usually disagree with him. he says i have heard you. we are a victim of this racist state, and i'm speaking on your behalf to the international community. the other audience is the international community. interestingly enough he is not addressing the israelis, and he is saying despite all of the war crimes, we want peace, but we need it to be in a certain framework at this time frame, because guess what, he said -- remember, he is the one that signed on the agreement in 1993 in the white house, he says these negotiations don't work, they are non-sen call. we have to change all of that. >> of course the u.s. were invested in those negotiations, they were lead by john kerry. how will washington see this
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speech. >> well, because of their support to what the palestinians term now as war crimes against them, the aggression against gaza and so on and so forth, president obama has basically given up on prime minister netenyahu, he has basically given up on the peace process, because we were standing here last year, when president obama said one of my three priorities is going to be resolving the palestinian issue. and this is not going anywhere. the framework for this negotiation over the past 20-some years has failed. even american officials who worked on the peace process admit it has failed. something has got to give. something new. president abbas is proposing a new fresh perspective saying within three years perhaps you need to clear out from our occupied territories, the west bank, gaza, we need to demarkate
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the borders, and you need to leave palestine. >> all right. thank you. we'll give you more analysis on that speech, but also coming up the speech from the iraqi president so important with a focus. >> thank you very much. the us-lead coalition is continuing to bomb isil targets in syria and iraq. the u.s. military says they have destroyed armed vehicles and isil-controlled centers. a oil refinery was also attacked again. it has been targeted several times since the air strikes started on tuesday. >> part of the syrian opposition are evacuating the headquarters in the northwest of the country. members say they are leaving
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after days of air attacks by the us-lead coalition. and they say they do not want to put civilians who live nearby at risk. >> translator: the sites are now empty, it's part of a redeployment, and lines of engagement with the regime forces. we are expecting more coalition attacks. after the first wave of strikes, the targeted sites, and the fear that they destroy everything. >> and there have been protests in several parts of syria against the us-lead air strikes. crowds have gathered in several towns, they carried banners reading stop shelling civilians. in aleppo, the protesters chanted no war against criminals, the biggest criminal is assad. >> reporter: day four and the coalition continues to target
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isil positions, really targeting their infrastructure. this undoubtedly is going to weaken the group. it won't be able to travel in large convoys, but they are adapting by melting away among the civilian population, because they do control cities and towns, but these are certainly not going to defeat the group or stop the civil war raging in syria. the syrian government carried out a number of air strikes, targeting rebel-controlled territory, but the government also going on the offensive in the suburb of joebar, the suburb of damascus. it seems they want to end the rebelian around the capitol.
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for them what the government is doing is just weakening their rebellion, so suspicion is really growing inside syria about objectives and the aims of the coalition's military campaign. all right. we're -- we just got some news in that says think british parliament has approved air strikes against the islamic state of iraq and the levant. let's now go to barnaby phillips who is standing by for us beside parliament house. this is not a surprise, was it? we were expecting the vote to go david cameron's way. >> yes, we were. he had the backing of most of the members of parliament in his governing coalition, and he had the backing of the opposition labor party, so he knew really
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from this morning that he was going to avoid the kind of humiliation he experienced last year, when the british government failed to push through a motion in favor of attacking the government of syria at that stage. crucially, he had a request from the iraqi government, so he was able to say to the house of commons, that, look, we're not going to attack iraq, we're going to assist iraq, and that gives us a legal clarity. i think that argument had resonance, but be under no mistake, the motion passed was very specific that britain will be involved in air strikes in iraq and not against syria which is seen as a much more complicated and dangerous proposition, so it is limited at the moment to that broader coalition that the united states have been building over the past few weeks to attack isil. >> now that we have this
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overwhelming vote what next? how soon are we going to see british troops or british jet fighters joining in this coalition? >> well, at -- we should emphasize no plans to see british troops on the ground, no mention of that at all in the motion that has been past. british fighter jets and cruz missiles very soon. there are fighter jets in the region. there's a royal air force base in cyprus. they have been doing reconnaissance in recent nights. but i would say british military involvement in the fight against isil is imminent. >> all right. barnaby, before we let you know, we now know what parliament think of these air strikes, but what about the general public in britain? is there much support for the u.k. to get involved? >> opinion polls in the past few
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days have suggested that there is brood support in britain for the kind of limited involvement that parliament committed itself to today. that they be as a result of the televised beheading of hostages. i think david cameron has presented the argument strongly that there is a direct threat to security. to the idea that young british citizens could be radicalized, and as many as 500 could be fighting with isil, so there is a tangible direct threat to british security. that seems to have had some sway with the british public. prime minister cameron was talking about a commitment that
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may last for years. whether that british public support will last very long out there what is bound to be a messy process, whether the iraqi government is capable of building a brood coalition in that country that unites the country, those are all very-open-ended, complicated questions, and british public support would well ebb away at anytime. >> indeed. we can say the british parliament have voted for air strikes in iraq. at least 52 isil fighters have been killed by air strikes on the iraqi/syrian border. it is understood they were
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trying to cross the border when they were attacked. >> reporter: the iraqi place say the americans conducted the air strikes on the border, and this is significant because it is opening a new front in the war against isil. the iraqi government has been asking the international community many times that isil needs to be combatted here, but also in syria, because what they were doing was effectively retreating, regrouping, and coming back. so this seems to be the objective now. in that was the route they used to bring in supplies and weapons, and they are trying to cut that route off. the position that was attacked was a university being used by isil fighters and around 52 have died. there has been a rally outside the central mosque in paris against isil. hundreds of people demonstrated against the actions of the
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group. sonia has more from paris. >> reporter: several hundred people attended the rally at the central paris mosque on friday after soon, just shortly after prayers. the aim to come together to denounce and condemn the actions of the group islamic state of iraq and the levant and also the french national who was beheaded, by a group that has links to isil. the feeling was very much one of solidarity, even though the mosque called on muslims to attend the rally, it was very much a mixed affair, people of all backgrounds attending, and also at -- attended by the major. >> translator: it's highly
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symbolic because all of the communities were present here. and there was a dialogue which is very important. >> i just don't want to be associated with such activities. that is absolutely not in our religion. >> reporter: now while there is certainly a sense of solidarity here, an agreement that there needs to be some kind of condemnation, there is also perhaps a sense of unfairness that the muslim community leaders have a sense of responsibility of having to condemn this, when the community at large have nothing to do with the practices of one jihadist group. but the pressure was on the leaders, they had to be seen as doing something in order to distance themselves from such groups, but they say it is
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really the time to have a serious debate and calling for condemnation is not necessarily the most sensitive way to go about it, but there needs to be a debate for there to be a popper understanding of the situation. representatives are meeting in a bid to solve the dispute over gas supply. some agreements have been made at the berlin meeting, but an official deal still hasn't been finalized. europe gets more than 30% of its gas from russia. moscow cut off the supply in june because of a price dispute with ukraine. hundreds of migrants rescued from the sea are now in custody of the police. they were rescued after their boat hit rough seas. many of the migrants initially
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refused to leave the ship because they wanted to go to italy. the group has been taken to a reception center. the world health organization says thousands of doses of an experimental ebola vaccine should be available in the coming months. the vaccines could be given to healthcare workers and other people at high risk of the deadly virus. some testing has begun to ensure the vaccines are not harmful. anti-government protests are taking place across egypt, including in the north. tear gas has been fired south of cairo. there has also been fighting in cairo. in yemen, houthi rebels are celebrating their first friday in control of the capitol. they are calling it the friday of victory. houthi fighters have also taken over a number of mosques in
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sana'a. a peace deal was signed on sunday, but the rebels did not agree to leave the capitol. concord used to fly from london to new york in 3.5 hours, but the plane was taken out of service in 2003. now a swiss company is working on technology it says could deliver passengers across the atlantic in less than two hours. and you get a trip into space as part of the ticket. our technology reporter visited the headquarters in switzerland. >> reporter: we're seeing the surface of the -- >> reporter: this is one of a new generation of aerospace engineers, and this is his baby. the swiss space system's sore rocket plane. they are so commercially sensitive, each shot we have used has been vetted. >> the idea is to make sure that we're going the right way with
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the tail or anything like this. >> reporter: this space plane is currently being tested in a wind tunnel. what sets this company apart is what they intend to launch from this shuttle here. they are going to focus their main business on the growing demand for the launch of small satellites. unlike previous designs this spacecraft was launched on the a back of an airbus aircraft. once clear its own engines take it higher to an area which small satellites can be launched. >> you take off on the runway, you go to 10 kill meters, then you have the release of the systems, and after you begin to have small vibration and you have the boost for 200 seconds you have a big boost to go at
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under [ inaudible ] of altitude. >> by going so high the aircraft is able to drop down on to almost any destination on earth. the flight time could easily be less than two hours. >> if we can, 30, 35 people from point a to point b, then we have -- a viable business motive. >> the company is up against virgin gal ak tick, it has already sold hundreds of tickets, but currently its launch planes were grounded after defects were found in its wings. a u.s. company is also selling tickets, and another u.s. company is developing $75,000 balloon trips. but all of these rides are aimed at tourists rather than point to
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point air travelers. they hope its initial focus on satellite launch will give it the thrust it needs to one day revolutionize air travel. you can get the latest news on our website at many rethinking the future of education. >> we bring in your voice and all of your live feedback throughout the show.


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