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rebuilding gaza six months after the conflict with israel. our top story calls for a full and transparent investigation after russian government critic is gunned down on the streets of moscow. he roses to political prominence as deputy prime minister under russia's first president, boris yeltsin and then he became a thorn in the side of vladimir putin. he was killed last night in moscow. hours earlier, he called for a march against the ongoing crisis in ukraine. fellow opposition leaders say his death was motivated. they say he was poised to release a report on the kremlin's role in ukraine. more from moscow. >> he had received death threats before. but he brushed them aside and said if he were afraid he
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wouldn't be leading an opposition party. on friday evening, just before midnight, he was killed near the kremlin, shot four times from a passing car. >> he was big, handsome bright and talented. the very kind that they kill. we needed him very much. >> this is a new spiral in russia's decent into a fascist state. in our opinion, the mastermind of this crime is obvious. it's a milwaukee murder of one of the brightest opposition politicians. >> he was killed just two days before he wasz opposedsupposed to lead a movement. some are calling his death an assassination. this was a man once considered to be a potential successor to former president boris yeltsin, a little known spy chief called vladimir putin, a future became one of opposition. for the opposition he for the so hard for had recently found it harder harder and harder to
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make himself heard in an increasingly patriotic, anti-western russia. >> president individual mirror putin offered his col doane he knews and called the murder a provocation. he ordered a full investigation into nemtsov's death. but those who knew the opposition leader say the government did nothing to protect him when he received threats. before he died nemtsov was working on a report that he believed proved russia had been directly involved in the separatist rebellion in eastern ukraine. he also criticized what he called the government's inefficemergency and corruption. the opposition wants a march planned for sunday to now be a rally to mourn a man they saw as a voice attempting to hold the government accountable. rory chal lands, al jazeera. >> president barack obamapom issued a statement when he learned of nemtsov's murder. he said i admired his courageous dedication to the struggles against corruption in russia and appreciated his willingness to share candid views with me when we met in mock 0 in 2009.
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we offer severe condolences and to the russian people. the president called for a swift i ammpartial murder investigation. a makeshift memorial and quickly in the ukraine capital, kiev. photos with flowers and candles were arranged in independence square. he was called a friend to ukraine. for more we are joined by nina in the graduate program at the new school here in new york. professor, thank you for coming in this evening. nemtsov is the 5th high-profile critic of vladimir putin to be killed in the last decade. a lot of suspicion falling on the russian president. are there any other scenarios to explain the death of nemtsov? >> no. i mean it is probably -- i am not sure that it was putin ordered murder but it's something who thinks that putin would probably like to have nemtsov killed like to see the
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opposition is being weakened because now we will see what happens tomorrow when the opposition would go to the streets to commemorate, to remember nemtsov and his mow. we will see how many people would come and because now there is a fear that any -- each and every one would be killed even if it's not the order of the president. the security forces n pro-russian rebels maybe traveling from ukraine saying, you know, what we are really sick of nemtsov's anti-rebel government pro-ukrainian argument and therefore, we are just going to take him out. i think that is really the new era of russia when russia becomes completely law lesotho and at this the endless law lesothoness. >> so many world leaders are calling for a fair thorough impartial investigation, but putin is somewhat behind this investigation saying he wants it controlled in a certain way. with that being the case how impartial will this be? >> that's clever because putin now is saying that it's
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actually he was even if he disagreed him, he was a respected politician. putin is going to personally oversee the investigation. this is a very interesting and clever way of saying well we are going to find somebody but you would never prove that this somebody is indeed behind the actual murder but we are going to give all of this western leaders whatever they want. >> that's we will have a figurehead. i think putin is clever. he is a kgb man. he knows how to conduct this kind of obscure investigation very well. >> what will nemtsov's death -- what inflew he knew or effect will it have on the opposition? >> the opposition, there are two scenarios. the opposition can actually rally behind. one of the russian arguments that they make in the kremlin arguments is that the opposition, the opposition will unite and go after the crem limb or get scared and deteriorate. i would think it's actually the
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first. i think because so many people have completely been i insensed. >> have you had a thought of what russia would be like if new mexico until nemtsov had gotten to power stiff intraedmi putin? >> it's not entirely accurate because putin did not replace himself in that position. there were other kangs in yeltsin's entourage. he was one of the leaders of a very good democratic party, bright leaders in that party. it collapsed very soon after putin came to pour in 2000. russia is a pioneer country that observes laws that speaks english and understands the enemy but part of its own
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civilization. >> has been 15 years in russia really is not going that direction at all. >> nina crus chef at the news school here in new york thank you for your inside which youskruschev at the news school here in new york, thank you for your inside which yous the fight between government groups and separatists delivered aid to people in potsana. it's been battered by heavy shelling despite despite a two-week old cease-fire agreement targeted by pro-russian fighters. the residents who remain say they are struggle to go make ends meet. >> this is the first time this year that we received something. i have seen two wars. back then we were convoyed from western ukraine to here we were brought here and now we have to run away from here. >> on saturday ukrainian forces continue with drawing from the east as part of the most recent peace deal. pro-russian separatits say they have moved much of their
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weaponry from the front line. thousands packed in rome for an anti-immigration protest the north fern league is quickly growing in popularity after receipt attacks in europe with anti-immigration sentiment running high the northern league hopes to build a power base. a report. a rally here in central rome the same city that has been discriminated against in the past 20 years of the existence when in the past they have called rome. rich industrial north of italy. in the past the new leader came to power. he has tried to national allies the appeal of the northern
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league. he wants to appeal and capitalized to anti-immigration anti-europe sentiment across the country to grow a support base across the whole of italy. hence, that's why they are hosting this rally here in rome. there were about in the square alone. they wanted to be 100,000 or a million. but this can already be seen as a massive success. he specially if you consider how unpopular the northern league is in rome. many romans have not forgotten or forgiven the discriminating stance that the northern league has had against italians and rome in the past. we will have to see, of course to wait for the next general election to see whether the north en league will have a wider support base not only the north of italy but all across the country.
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>> reporting from rome. polls say northern league leader is the second most popular person in italy after the president. >> venzuela is taking a new diplomatic shot at the united states. today, president nicholas maduro called for new restrictions to the number of u.s. diplomats allowed to work in the country. he said americans will have to start paying for visas if they want to travel to venzuela. he has accuse the u.s. of working with local opposition groups there to try to overthrow his government. washington called the claim base lesotho. following the kidnapping of 250 syrian christians by is ill, other christians have began to leave the region for safer locations. in beirut a syrian christian spoke out about the threats they faced. 1300 christian families arrived in lebanon and over the past months, dmriksz nearby iraq fled as isil made gains on mosul. we showed you this video of is ill spaiblth destroying ancient
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asyrian artifacts. many believe they were replicas but many are real. the museum was closed in the wake of the looting during the u.s. invasion of iraq a decade ago. iraqis are being invited to see their heritage once again. jane araf reports. baghdad. >> this isn't the first time the myselfem has re-opened. but officials hope this reopening will last. the museum had planned this ceremony weeks ago with the destruction of ancient statues in mosul, iraq's prime minister tells us it became even more important. >> today, we are opening this myselfem baghdad museum to send a message. we will accept this heritage this museum i think, contains a lot of this heritage. there are a lot of sites for this heritage. we want the help of the world. we ask the u.n. security council to set it up iraqi heritage.
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>> prime minister said is ill has been selling an tickquities as well as destroying them. he called on other countries to help stop that trade. the iraq museum is still recover from looting in 2003 after the u.s.-led invasion. many of the most important pieces that were stolen when baghdad fell have been recovered. but until now it's been considered too dangerous to fully open the museum. the museum hasn't really been closed. it's been open to dignityaries and school groups more than a decade. but this reopening is intended to achieve what the others haven't, allowing all iraqis to come and see more than 5,000 years of their heritage. >> it's the world's heritage as well. an artist almost 5,000 years ago created this marble mask of warka. it's one the world's earliest sculpt temperatures of a human face. it was recovered intact. can you this vase didn'ting
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scenes of sumarian life was restored. this is what remains of a sumarian princess found in ur. the museum staff pieced together her gold head dress. there is security concerns. >> we still need more security especially with things made of gold. it has so many golden things and the treasurer. in a safe place. >> one of the most famous pieces an ancient museical instrumental, the golden lyre of ur has a replica of the golden ram's head on display. the original is that vault, one of the biggest treasurer droves ever excavated. for now, iraqis will at least be able to see the remnants of a sophisticated civilization thousands of years old at a time
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when so much of it hasis being destroyed. jane araf al jazeera, baghdad. >> the leaders of hamas are condemning an egyptian court ruling that calls hamas a terrorist organization. the egyptian court says the group targeted civilian and security fors inside the sinai peninsula. it could isolate the ruling parties of the gaza strip. he script's new government is establishing a buffer zone along the border with gaza to counteract a cross border network of tunnels. still ahead on al jazeera america, the impact of last summer's impact on gaza on palestinians and israelis. >> from all nooks and crannies to shout in one voice. >> the fight against boko haram goes stronger as cameroon joins ranks with nigeria. next, we will take a look after the war in vietnam. the lasting consequences tonight, 8:00 p.m. eastern,
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more than 10,000 people
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gathered today in cameroon's capitol to condemn boko haram. it drew a cross section of society. organizers called it an effort to educate people about the threat from boko haram. natasha gname has more from the capitol. >> thousands of people took part in this rally to voice their opposition to boko haram. >> this isn't nigeria where the armed group is based. it's in the capital of neighboring cameroon where boko haram has launched attacks in the north. >> in the extreme north, we have 70 closed schools, 15,000 are displaced people. cameroonians mobilize because the danger is never too far.
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>> to raise way awareness. people show solidarity for citizens and support for their army. it has been drawn into what has become a regional conflict against the armed group. >> i am moved by this day. the camroonian army is against boko haram. >> with violence and refugees spilling into countries, cameroon 9 ear and chad had no choice but to join nigeria's fight against boko haram. the neighboring current trees dmroed 8700 soldiers to the lake chad early. >> it was one of resolve and unity. >> reporter: after six years, 13,000 people killed, boko haram
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has proved, it's a foe that won't be easily defeated. natasha gname, al jazeera. >> voters elected a new government. votes are being counted. the election pits thomas tobani against his deputy. the election was held two years ahead of schedule after last summer's political cries when he fled the country after what he claimed was an attempted coup. robert mugabe zim zim's president sell braid his 91st birthday. he threw a million dollars party the opposition called obscene. he has led zimbabwe since 1980. the u.s. and european union have imposed sanctions for human rights abuses and violations of democracy. zimbabwe was once considered the bread basket of africa now the economy is in ruins. it's a deep freeze causing problems in america. ice and snow are blamed for the collapse of a roof on a skating rink in canton massachusetts, this morning. a youth hockey team inside escaped injuries. the crash happened at 7 in the morning.
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the fire chief said if it happened two hours later, more than 200 people would have been inside that building. >> a storm in dallas turned a short one hour flight to oklahoma city inp into a 10-hour or deal. the time it took to de-ice the plane followed by an aborted takeoff because of a mechanical issue led to the delay. passengers were underably age stated. >> happy one second because we thought we were leaving. then we were turning back to the gate. >> ten hours later it fields great to be home. it's incredibly stressful day. will never do that again. >> passengers documented the delay. american airlines was quick to point out passengers were never on the actual tarmac for more than three hours. >> that's the limit set forth in the passenger bill of rights. but not just the texas area dealing with the cold but when it gets cold in texas, you can feel it. >> it's interesting because they were sitting on the tarmac. i got to remember okay.
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sitting inside the plane. >> yes. . >> thank goodness. not where you were stand the on the tarmac. texas is icy 300 flights cancelled at d/fw earlier this morning. we have concerns about some freezing drizzle in northern texas. as we get that storm system drifting out across parts of eastern oklahoma and in arkansas. we are going to continue the freezing drizzle until about midnight for those areas and then, we are going to track the storm as it is moving eastward. the big concern, though will be for the chilly temperatures overnight to be cold enough. central illinois you have a winter storm warning. chicago, february wrapping up as the third snowiest on record. here we are getting more snow stretching across ohio into pennsylvania and boston. now, we are looking at this as
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the coldest february or i should say the snowiest february on record for boston. but now we could have the all-time snowiest season beating 1995 and 1996. so, this is if we get 5.6 inches of snowfall in boston, itself at that measuring station, we will have the snowing season setting up. the concern for ice, the freezing rain, difference in temperatures is warmer air moves up on top of the cold air and starts to fall as rain but it goes back to cold air and freezes on the ground. as we get into overnight tonight by noon on sunday. >> more age more good news from mother nature? >> i am getting close to spring. >> thanks so much.
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the 2 event 15 conservative political action committee straw poll results are in. they were aeannounced late this afternoon at the cpan. senator rand paul took first place with 26%. second place was scott walker with 21%. section asnator was third with 12% just actually a 10th of a point higher than dr. ben carson who finished in fourth place. former florida governor threw 8%. cpac represents a small but vocal faction. the straw poll results have rarely predicted the g.o.p.'s event presidential nominee. a regal send-off for eric holder seranaded by the queen of soul. ♪ holder was brought to tears during and after that
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performance. he is set to leave office next monday pending his successor lor et at that lynch. >> rebuilding gaza. the lasting impact of the fight on both israelis and palestinians including hundreds of thousands of children traumatized after experiencing the horrors of war. literally in their own backyard. >> children are on the edge of losing hope entirely. their entire future looks bleak. >> across the boarders,itsisis discussed living with the very grim future. . >> people say there will be another war in the future whether we want it or not, this is our way of life.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i am michael lee.
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here is a look at your top story: russian opposition leaders are condemning what they say is the politically motivated murder of boris nemtsov, an outspoken critic of vladimir putin. he was shot hours after he called for protests against russia's role in ukraine. the united states and other nations are demanding a clear and if you will investigation. thousands of people took part in a rally against boko haram in cameroon today. the march was intended to educate people about the threat that boko haram has become. early this morning, cameroon chad and niger joined nigeria in fighting boko haram. six months since last summer's war in gaza. neighbors there are in ruins. the united nations has raised billions but many say they have received nothing but broken promises. nick sheeve written with our special report. rebuilding gaza. >> reporter: today in gaza the ruins of homes are children's playgrounds. factory floors are filled with destroyed machinery.
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the only power plant storage tanks are a crumpled heap and the damage the destruction, the devastation has obliterated entire neighborhoods. gaza has never been well off, but today, it's perhaps worse off than ever. the fear is that could lead to another war. >> why hasn't your family been able to rebuild? >> all building materials, according to our abilities, we can't get. >> part of the problem is poverty. a government teacher only received 60 percent of his salary aftervisis cut off revenues to the palestinian authority. >> omar skofi has no job. >> that's 60% is unemployed. they have blueprints but they can't rebuild without more help. >> the process is slow. a week ago, i went to the ministry. they said the funds from the u.n. haven't arrived yet.
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>> another problem. the u.n. agency that helps palestinians known as unra is broke. current trees have promised donations but not delivered them? >> which i can only describe as scandal us that an organize like that has run out of money to help refugees. >> robert sary leads the u.n.'s effort to reconstruct gaza. he says the donors haven't paid up because of the political conflict between hamas and the palestinian authority. >> there is a lot of bad blood between those faxes. >> you have two different strands of civil administration in gaza. >> there aren't plans to rehabilitate neighborhoods. gaza. many in gaza worry about the possibility of future conflicts including the deputy foreign minister of hamas. nick schifrin spoke about thepates of reconstruction in gaza. >> we think now that
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reconstruction prossays very slow, very very slow and there is no money coming from the donor countries. and israel is still put some restrictions. they should not be doing stuff like that. it's not human because why, for example, egypt to close the question for a long time. more than 57 days. and you have some patients dying here for example, about 40 or 50,000 people are not paid for seven or 10 months. they cannot bring a piece of bread to his family. people begin crazy rav. >> do you blame the u.n.? do you blame israel? the palestinian authority? >> we are just exchanging axizations, wasting time.
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as i said, responsible for the palestinian people to do more in this field. now 22 years in negotiation and peaceful talks with israel and the result is a big zero. flying with one wing, not backed by his people. >> when he goes to the security council, he is not backed by hamas, jihad. event he is negotiating. he has no power card in his hand. >> has iran remained a loyal allie? >> our relationship with iran is not in such good like in the past because we have deep difference about the syrian issue. we feel that we have the. >>sis. >> israel says it's worried about reconstruction materials being used for tunnels. as far as you know has any reconstruction materials been used for tunnels? >> look. we want them to worry. it's our enemy.
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they don't not with a to be a piece of bread, we can't take it one moment. i think we have to be strong and we have to be qualified and, also we have to be also alert in order not to give any chance to attack our people without paying the price. >> joining me from washington, d.c. is shara sdwlchlt a zan i director of stand with us northeast region. we appreciate the time this evening. in the six months since this war ended why has it taken so long for reconstruction efforts to get underway? >> only two days ago, the ipf manneder convened press conference for palestinian media at the gates of gaza at the shalom crossing and made it clear that the fact that hamas insinths cysts on abusing building materials
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israel >> just on the human side of this reconstruction, why hasn't more aid been able to cross in to gaza from israel? un un? >> it was made complier by the israeli leadership there is no desire whatsoever to bring upon more pain to the civilian population in gaza. the shalom crossing has been opened continuously through the crossing. you have over 500 truckloads of equipment and materials and goods making their way into gaza every day.
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over 1,000 people come out of gaza from the crossing every day for medical services for pilgrimage to jerusalem, for any other reason. israel has no -- over 70,000 tons of building materials have been entered into gaza and again, the fact that it's not the palestinian authority that's managing these crossings but hamas whose intentions are very clear. you just heard him say clearly israel is the enemy. let me tell you and let me tell hamas that israel will have no desire to attack gaza. israel withdrew from gaza in 2005 with a clear intention of never coming back. the fact that hamas, instead of investing their funds and money in to rebuilding their own hospitals and hospices are investing in terror tunnels and using rocket launchers so they can check what to do in the next round of violence is a clear indication of whose malintent it
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is. >> there is a lot of distrust between israeli government and hamas in gaza. so with that being said from your vantage point do you believe that the israeli government is doing all it can do to help ease the suffering to the civilians in gaza? >> well, you know, the israeli government is in a very complicated situation. on the one hand, we have an enemy called hamas. on the other hand, israel does not have an enemy in the palestinian people but these materials that make their way in to gaza can be used to rebuild those hospitals and those homes that clearly need rebuilding. but they can also be abused by hamas in order to build the attacks, the terror tunnels into israel. what do you do? i can assure you of one thing, the fact on wednesday, the israel commander met with palestinian media outlets and spoke to them, by the way, in arabic, in order to convey a message to the civilian population of gaza. there is a way out of this. and there is a fast plane and
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literally, the keys are in the handle of hamas and we hope that hamas will be able to to love their children more than they hate the enemy. >> mr. zadi stand by. i want to get your opinion on other, you know, relative to this conflict in just a few moments. gaza wasn't the only area affected by the fighting last summer. nick schifrin takes us to sterot near the border where families are feeling the impact of last year's hamas rocket fire. >> gadi arkoni can shoot hoops. he can throw punches. he can play xbox but he can't forget the war that ended six months ago. he remembers each time he looks at his legs. >> everyone was running, and after a second, i was flying through the air. on august 26th, the mortar fired by palestinian fighters from gaza landed right next to him. he lost his legs.
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two of his friends died. just one hour later, israel and hamas ceased fire. >> do you have any recrickets had you just known when the ceasefire was going to start, you would have your legs? >> i am not looking backward. i cannot change t every day, i am getting stronger. look at me. i can walk. i can walk without help. you see, i walk with a limp. i hurt. it's difficult but we shall overcome. today, his optimism comes from state-of-the-art rehabilitation. the xbox helps coordination. the basketball his balance. and the boxing his strength. what really provides strength is family. his daughter 17-year-old libby, isn't afraid of looking at his injury. he isn't angry but he warns those who fired the mortar.
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>> we cannot live in fear. if we live in fear they will also have no peace. >> during the war palestinian fighters fired more rockets deeper into israel than ever before. >> more than 3,000 rockets and mortars killed 15 in israel and wounded more than 150. one landed in the middle of this residential neighborhood. we survived because people were in the bomb shelters and because god protected us. >> marco frama is the deputy mayor. the damage from that mortar is visible on his car. we met him when the skies were filled with rockets. on july 10th we filmed the israel's iron dome made 3 interceptions. residents walked into the city's bomb shelter. he brought his son there because
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it's also the city's day care. >> my work is 24/7. i don't see the kids. so my son being here gives me a sense of security. today, sterote is booming. construction isae everywhere. residents refuse to leave. >> for us the solution is not leaving. it's the opposite. the solution is to stay and evolve. >> alexa lives behind the pock-marked wall. >> this is your home? >> inside, he shows me where he slept every day for six months. a bomb shelter. the windows are two inch thick steel. >> gaza is that way. i have to keep this window closed. there is nothing between here and there. a missile may come directly in. we have no a lotlternative. >> people say there will be another war in the future whether we want it or not. this is our way life.
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he knows tlbld be another war. the israeli military did not destroy the rocket launcher that targeted him. >> my daughter told me she is afraid the same launcher will be used in the next war. >> six months later, israel is on its feet but you can feel their fear and see their wounds. nick schifrin al jazeera, sterot israel. also joining us this evening from washington is nazar farzak a project on middle east democracy. thank you for your time as well. what is hamas doing to expedite the reconstruction process in gaza? >> i don't speak for hamas but i know that they have of course an interest an incentive in the reconstruction and improving the situation because pan stillians in gaza are flustered hamas doesn't gain any friends
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byvulsion the economic and hugh nantarian situation getting worse. the thing with construction it requires many actors, not only hamas that has the keys to the solution. the solution requires several actors of which hamas is one. >> is hamas's primary priority by providing food aid to the people or is it getting to a situation where they can continue to attack israel? >> i don't speak from ham. i wouldn't know what their intentions and plans are. but i don't see how any group would benefit from the destruction of their own people. any group or state actor, if you want to say, israel or hamas, or the pa for that matter of course their primary priority is security before they can provide food and shelter. so it's hard to see how hamas benefits from lack of security.
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i think a lot hinges on the relationship between all of the parties and there needs to be a permanent solution not just a war every three or four years and and a never ending saga of wars. i think there needs to be on a more serious attempt at permanent solution and not at small fixes. >> do you believe israel is not putting enough value on helping provide aid to the civilians an especially the children in gaza who are still dealing with this war-torn area? >> what you it's doing is symbolic and barely scratches the surface of what could be done. of course, israel is not the only patient that needs to work to. israel is averse to working together with the pa and the international community and
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not. >> those that are needed or necessary for a genuine solution for the reconstruction. >> in addition to the border crossing controlled by israel there is also the very important border crossing with egypt and today, recently, the egyptian court has labeled hamas as terrorist organization. how do you think that ruling will affect hamas's ability to care for its people? i think it's unfortunate. it will make the situation more difficult. he script is a very important country, controlled the rafah
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crossing with israel. >> is going to worsen the situation iezzo, the pa and the u.s. need to work together to try to get all of the parties working constructively finding a resolution to start the reconstruction process. >> mr. farzaka, i would ask you to please stand by for a moment. i want to continue our conversation relative to the aftermath of the war in gaza and according to staggering numbers from unicef. more than 370,000 gazan children show signs of psychological trauma the equivalent of every child in dallas. again, here is nick schifrin. >>reporter: . >> reporter: the bakr children didn't lose their lives but in their shock, they have lost their words. >> can you tell me today, what do you like to do?
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. >> he was once kind. today, he is violent. his outburst target friends and family. all of them are surrounding by poverty. in this neighborhood little girls climb um walls marked by shrapnel. he has been like this ever since one of the war's most knownotorious moments. on july 16th, two israeli strikes destroy a beach hut. a group of boys playing nearby start running but they can't outrun the bombardment. four die including mutasar's brother. musar, himself suffers head back wounds. today, his wounds are invisible. he tried to kill his cousin who tried to kill himself. >> nutasar, can you tell me what you remember from july?
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for so many kids here, the cost of conflict is trauma. gazan children who have lost their child hoods. >> do you remember what happened? >> 8-year-old basan dihar's favorite place is her uncle's garden. she lived here for six months. ever since she survived the horror of shujiee. more gazans died here than anywhere else. today, her home is still in ruins, a green hamas flag hangs outside. forethree days she was buricked alive underneath the damage. her mother, father and four brothers and sisters were killed. the war created 1500 orphans. >> can you tell me about school? what do you like about your school? . >> this is the lifelong kind of
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imagery and scars that are impacting scores of children across gaza. it's not something that kids can recover from ever. >> purnell ironside sponsors therapy for children who have lost a home. 10-year-old inasar lost both. balloons allow children to release anxiety and associate a an explosion with something benign. games with blind folds increase trust. he bra him receives group and individual counseling and walks home with a counselor. the war still surrounds him. his neighborhood is destroyed. suage runs through the street. his home is a thin cold caravan. . >> children are on the edge of losing hope entirely. their entire future looks bleak.
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>> but thank to the exercises, ibrahim can at least tell me what happened during the war and even look forward. >> ibrahim, can you tell me what you want when you grow up? >> a doctor. >> why do you want to be a doctor? >> 370,000 gazan children are mentally injured, prone to violence shocked and speechless. and only one out of three is getting any help. nick sheeve written, al jazeera, balahia, gaza. >> we welcome back s ha-ha r r azani as we continue this conversation. and let me start with you. when we have political leaders and military leaders involved in the connell conflict we have seen over the past several decades, it always appears the children and the civilians are the ones who don't get the attention they deserve. so the best thing for those people would be an end to these con
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conflicts conflicts. let's see if we can do our part to bring peace to the region from your vantage point, what would you tell israel that would help them have a better trust, maybe for hamas and maybe even pa to get to a point where these kids and these other civilians are not suffering? >> well i would start on the issue of security. palestinians in the gaza strip and the west bank want to have their freedom, want to have their states where they are free and feel safe just as much as israeli citizens. the difference between the pa and ramalah and gaza is one believes negotiations are going to lead to that state and others believe it's only violence going to lead to that liberation. so what i would ask israelis to do is reward or help the parties that are trying to get to deliberation of the palestinian people through negotiations and peaceful means and help show
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through action. not through words. >> they are actually sincere in giving palestinians true freedom and liberty. >> mr. zadi do you think that's an option or an opinion that israel be willing to listen to and what would you advise hamas to do in order to bring some type of permanent end to these conflicts. >> i will tell you first of all, the children that you mentioned, indeed also in israel 400,000 children were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress after the war in gaza. and when when it comes to hamas, let me be very clear. i have a dream. i have a dream that at some point, hamas's leaders if they do indeed care about their children and civilian population will go to the t.v. channels and take the first step when they say, yes, to the state of israel's existence, yes to the agreement signed between israel and the palestinian liberation organization and no to violence. all they have to do is declare
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that in their voice and say, we are reaching out with this statement to theitsis's government to open the gates of gaza in a freer way to allow construction materials, more than you are now and to rebuild together because believe you me. you will not see any incursion by israel's army into gaza or any entry from israel into gaza for we have left gaza in 2005 with a clear purpose of never to come back. >> mr. azani and mr. farta, thank you so much for your time this evening? >> thank you. >> we hope we can have a permanent peace solution in this area in our lifetime. thank you so much. >> still to come here tonight, on al jazeera, at 8:00 p.m. speculation and unanswered questions in the aftermath of the murder of boris nemtsov. >> next, a look at the rise of a new spec tator sport, computer gaming.
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works the likes of picasso and miro led one spanish game to sell their own. the gang of counterfeiters were arrested with those who helped sell the fakes olbermann and to galleries. all 271 works were seized the gang of 9 is thought to have been trading in fake art for 7iers. millions of people fans to watch the competitors play. i am not talking about ball basketball or baseball but rather a different. sporting competition. harry fawsett from e sports from where it began, south korea. the history of online gaming as a spectator sport started in this studio in seoul in 1999.
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it's still going strong. south korea is widely regarded as having the best professional league in the world backed by major sponsors supported by an elaborate infrastructure. this year the korean committee gave e sports membership classifying what happens here as sport classifying the players as sports people and they happen to be playing the world's most popular online game, league of legends. it's not just being followed closely here in korea but there are also eyeballs on screens around the world that have following this game and that's why there is commontary live in korean and in the english language as well. >> we look at the numbers for the recently league of legends world championship. it took place in seoul this year. 40,000 live spectators and nearly 30 million viewers around the world which puts it in the same bracket as some of the game 7s from the world series and the nba finals in terms of viewership. we have kind of alreadivived.
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a lot of people don't know about it yet because it is mostly broadcasted over the internet and doesn't get mainstream media coverage but the popularity is there? >> the growing global popularity of e sports can be measure in cold hard cash. the streaming service, twitch was bought by amazon for nearly a billion dollars last year to broadcast like this. the online gaming industry as a whole is worth about $23,000,000,000 every year a 5th comes from here in south korea. the growth of the industry here has been slowing in recent years. some insiders blame restrictions brought in by the south korea ian government to combat a serious problem of online gaming addiction. but that said for many people for a growing number of people around the world, the distinction between digital and physical sport simply doesn't exist anymore. . >> harry fawcett report from seuol south korea. i stopped playing video games in
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college. who knew? thanks for watching this edition of "al jazeera america." i am michael eaves in new york. the news continues right after this short break with richelle carey.
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