Skip to main content

tv   Weekend News  Al Jazeera  October 17, 2015 5:00am-5:31am EDT

5:00 am
>> two palestinians killed in violent confrontations in the occupied palestinian territories continue. psh psh you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also ahead - fighting for their lives - we meet syrian refugees that sold everything they owned to pay for medical bills. plus - i.s.i.l. claims responsibility for an attacks on a shia mosque for an attacks on a shia mosque in saudi arabia.
5:01 am
and i'm wayne hay, reporting, where if you are guilty of a crime it could be immortalized in a museum. >> two palestinian youths have been shot to death in the latest round of violence in the occupied territories of east jerusalem and hebron. a jewish settler wearing white, in this video, is said to have shot one for allegedly trying to stab him. the israeli ministry say the youth shot and killed a palestinian before. this raises the death toll to 41 killed. mike hanna joins us from east jerusalem. we keep reporting the death toll and it seems to get higher as the day goes by. the video of the jewish settler
5:02 am
shooting the palestinian dead, what happens next. is there accountability, is there an investigation that takes place? >> well, that was involving army troops in - after the settler shot and killed the palestinian, so one could assume, though one cannot confirm, that there will be some form of military investigation into it. the military conducts its own investigations. there's no kind of civil action that happens where the army is involved in such an incident. just to mention within the last few minutes there has been another alleged attack in hebron, according to the israeli police, a palestinian woman approached a border policeman post and attempted to scare a female policeman who shot her and the palestinian woman is probably dead. returning to the earlier event, the social media footage
5:03 am
released shows the settle in white waving a gun, speaking to a group of army soldiers that come around him, and you see clearly one of the soldiers with a knife in his hand, placing it on the body of the dead palestinian. important to note here is that the organization that shot the video, youth against settlers, they have officers in hebron. they have said within the last half hour that the officers have been raided by the army. computers and telephones confiscated. as to whether there'll be an investigation into this, we do not know at this point. >> what there seems to be is there seems to be international condemnation with a plea at a u.n. emergency meeting to end the violence. kristen saloomey was there and has been following that out of new york. >> the security council got a
5:04 am
briefing from an assistant general, who blamed both sides from making reckless statements. he welcomed comments by binyamin netanyahu, that there would be no changes to access to the al-aqsa mosque. but criticized the heavy-handed response of israeli security forces. the palestinian ambassador said his people had little trust that israel would live up to the promise to maintain the status quo. >> there is an international presence that for the status quo to be maintained, i think that that is what is in the mind f members of the security council, that is in our mind. >> the facts speak for themselves. for decades israel maintained the status quo and will keep on doing so. let me be crystal clear. israel will not agree to any international presence on the temple mount. such a presence would be a change in the status quo.
5:05 am
there are many calls to end the violence, from the security council members, and end provocative acts. now, there seems to be little appetite that the palestinians have been talking about. . >> the u.s. president obama raised his concerns over the situation. >> we condemn in the strongest possible terms, violence directed against innocent people. and believe that israel has a right to maintain basic law and order and protect its citizens from knife attacks. and violence on the streets. we also believe that it's important for both prime minister binyamin netanyahu, and israeli elected officials, and president mahmoud abbas and
5:06 am
others in position of power to try to clampdown a rhetoric that may feed violence. mike, these are the statements made in public at least. do we know what could be going on behind the scenes, to put some pressure on mahmoud abbas, as well as binyamin netanyahu. >> once again, what is happening, is there's several significant indications that there is some kind of an attempt at diplomacy. the u.s. secretary of state will meet the israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu in berlin during a scheduled visit after the prime minister there. the us state department says john kerry will travel on to meet the israeli leadership. at this point, amidst the calls for come, and the calls from
5:07 am
various political leaders and international leaders for calm, to establish a common street. the fundament at issue is the dispute over the al-aqsa compound behind me. palestinians argue strongly that the way in which an attempt can be made to reduce a level of attention on the ground would be to address the issue of access to the al-aqsa compound once and for all. >> thank you for that update from occupied east jerusalem. >> activists in syria say russian air strikes have hit in homs. for three days moscow helped the syrian rebels by launching air attacks. there has been fighting in idlib and southern aleppo. >> the war in syria drove many to neighbouring jordan.
5:08 am
a quarter of a million withdrew. some with chronic diseases lost free medical care. >> reporter: most syrian refugees in jordan that have chronic diseases are battling against the odds to get treatment. left on their own after the jordanian government suspended free medical care for refugees because of a lack of funding. charities have estoppeded in. treatment for 34 patients have been offered from this hospital in idlib.
5:09 am
..we are worried about fund. this patient relies on dialysis. on top of that, syrian refugees are not legally allowed to work in jordan. syrian refugees have been forced to make difficult voices, like spending less an food to pay for treatment. a third of syrian refugees lost their food assistance. many living in jordan say they have nothing left here.
5:10 am
>> >> this person has leukaemia. that was paid for for a few months before medical care was suspended. her parents are struggling to pay for her weekly treatment. >> sometimes we borrow money, sometimes my husband finds work. using all the money for her treatment. that's how we get by. we cannot afford extensive food. >> last month the family lost >> last month the family lost the little food assistance it had been getting from the world food program. the doctor had an 85% chance of healing. the child if she gets proper treatment. if they run out of money, all they can do is pray for her egyptian said living abroad began to vote in the first parliamentary election since 2013. voters can cast ballots at 139 diplomatic missions across the world. the election took part in two rounds, and is set to conclude in early disease. egyptians in libya, syria and
5:11 am
lebanon will not be able to vote due to security concerns i.s.i.l. supervisors are claiming responsibility for a mosque shooting in saudi arabia. five people were killed in a meeting haul of the shia mosque in the eastern city. the gunmen was shot dead during a gun battle with security forces. the attack is expected to further raise sectarian tensions in the sunni kingdom's eastern province where mean shia live protesters gathered in ankara after two bomb blast killed people in the city. the worst attack prompted anger against the government. and friday three suspects alleged to have helped carry out the bombings appeared in court. >> first refugees started arriving in slovenia after hungary closed its border with croatia on friday. victoria gatenby reports on what it means for asylum seekers.
5:12 am
>> this is a village on the croatian-hungarian border. in recent weeks, 8,000 refugees crossed from croatia into hungary each day from here. midnight local team security sealed off the area with razor wire. refugees desperate to get to austria or germany face travelling through slovenia, or being stranded in croatia where temperatures struggled to call. -- temperatures started to fall. >> there'll be thousands of people bottled up in croatia, not knowing which way to take. i was in croatia a couple of weeks ago, and the humanitarian situation - disastrous. these were the last refugees to get into hungary on friday. before the crossing was closed. >> hungary's right wing government built a racer wire -- razor wire fence on the border as part f
5:13 am
measures to stop people crossing into the territory. it was forced to seal the crossing point after an e.u. meeting in brussels failed to agree on tough rules to stop the flow of refugees into europe. >> this is not the best. only the second best solution. the best solution did not come about yesterday at the european council meeting. there's no agreement on the protection of the external borders in greece. >> reporter: the sheer numbers of refugees that arrived has strained the eu system. hungary's prime minister viktor orban is standing by a tough immigration policy, which has not played well with germany, cwhich received most of the asylum seekers. the hungarian government hand most of the criticism. it closed a second border. it sealed off its frontier with serbia last month. the message to refugees escaping war and persecution is clear - go somewhere else.
5:14 am
coming up in the programme - rising unemployment in zimbabwe. many graduates are working as street vendors. thousands more have no jobs. cash-strapped greece hikes entrance fees to famous monuments.
5:15 am
5:16 am
>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target the top story an al jazeera - three palestinians have been shot dead in the occupied territories. the israelis involved say they had knives and attempted to use
5:17 am
them. it raises the death toll to 42,000 killed and several israelis since violence began in october. air strikes hit residential areas, moscow has been helping the syrian army that it lost to opposition fighters. busloads of refugees arrived in slovenia. slovenia and croatia said they will not stop the flow of asylum seekers, so long as austria keeps their doors open. >> survivors of the earthquake was stuck in warehouses. they don't have fuel to dispute the supplies because of a blockade on the border offed india. time is running out to deliver the essential supplies. >> reporter: this village in nepal is three hours away
5:18 am
in a private vehicle. for people here, it's a day-long journey. when the quake shook in april, no one died here. most of the homes were destroyed. food was always difficult to find in the village. things were worse. generations have endured hardships here. the earthquake is an added one. the house cracked. i suppose that's how chipped. we were given some tarpaulin sheets. we kept maize there. some general nated. some were rotten. we passed a cracked house for storage. >> reporter: without a functioning market there's nowhere to earn money. a few weeks ago they were told they'd get food directly. >> the people are here to build a community road. for 40 years of work. they were forced to get rice to last them three months. for today they will receive the
5:19 am
first instalment. despite finishing, many are yet to get the sheriff food. the workers - the organization has not been able to deliver 260 metric tonnes of food. that is because of a fuel crisis in the country. . >> the food is in this warehouse. we were on track to distribute it before the festival that is starting now. because the supporters have not one drop of diesel left. >> nepal has 10% of fuel. after a restricted supply of fuel from india. >> for two months people were many areas have been protesting from the past restitution. -- constitution. india, unhappy with the charter says a deteriorating security
5:20 am
situation at the border stopped indian truck drivers delivering food and other essentials. many of the areas will be cut off with snow blogging the trails. may victims were living, and to -- living understand tarpaulin sheets. to survive the winter they'd need more than extra food. >> what needs to happen is insulation has to be put in some of these places. we have to put in stoves, and deliver thermal blankets and appropriate clothing. to make people ready for the winter. >> reporter: fume for helicopters is running low. as the country struggles with crisis after crisis, the plight of survivors of the quake is worse > >> authorities in the philippines warned that the typhoon could linger for several days. they warned that they'd prepare
5:21 am
for the storm, bringing torrential rain. it could strike on sunday, expected to affect 7.5 million people. the number of people with a job in zimbabwe plummeted to a new low in 15 years. many are closing or downsizing due to the collapsing economy. government is trying to make it hard for laying off workers. economists are warning that things are likely to get worse. >> a supreme court ruling gave companies in zimbabwe permission to fire workers. he was given no severance package and told to lead. >> the master can do what he wants to his employees. should there be any - you find that you are going to defy it.
5:22 am
>> the government intervened, making it difficult to fire workers, insisting that those who lost jobs get severance pay. >> employees say they have to lay off workers, and the only way they can survive is by cutting jobs. >> independent economists say it's more than 80%. a lot of people selling its on the street are graduates. >> the economy is in bad shape. anticipating a result, affecting electricity production. we don't have the money to pay for the food we need to import. millions are struggling because of rising unemployment. in 2008. we had an election. it is very difficult to survive. it was to cause more suffering.
5:23 am
i don't see the government being able. civil servant wages make up 80% of expenditure. the finance minister admitted it is not sustainable. more zimbabwe could be out of work greek m.p.s ignored protesters to approve more austerity measures. the government cut backs include pension cuts, raising the retirement age and higher fines for criminals. the latest instalment of a $2 billion loan, the vote seen as a test by the government after the snap election last month. >> tourists to greece are about to pay the price for its enormous debt. ticket prices to famous monuments are to soar. >> reporter: when this was built, great expense caused a scandal and a court case, making
5:24 am
the front page 25 years later is the cost of visiting it. tickets to rise from just under $14 to $23. it's part of the a price hike coming into effect across greece. some say it's neg legible once spending thousands getting here. >> the history you'll never see it again, especially where i'm coming from, another part of the world. i will not have a chance to see it again in my lifetime. it's worth it. >> others say they wouldn't pay. >> you want more to come. you keep it affordable. you don't make money that way. >> the higher prices would not be a far cry from other world monuments. the colosseum in rome, the tower of london is $38. last year, $15 million people visited greek sites and museums generating $62 million for the
5:25 am
state. both are set to rise by more than 10%. with the new ticket prices the government hopes to bring revenue close to the $100 mark. what about the greeks. minimum wage is $665. many could be priced out of their own heritage. the culture minister said he's thought of that. >> in the winter months prices will be cut. museums are free on the first sunday of every month. prices are subsidised for those below the poverty line. entry is free for several people. >> this man wants to market greece effectively so that culture plays its role. tickets are not the only thing going up. greece has 23% consumer tax on eating out and transport. there is a danger that the cost of coming here would deter tourists. greece has little choice. it is taxing companies and
5:26 am
individuals. the government is exhausting its options. the splendor was meant to symbolize the power and wealth of empire, and could become a symbol of greek indebtedness claims that bribery helped germany win a bid to stage the 2006 world cup are being vetted. both the german football association and world football's governing body f.i.f.a. are checking the report. the german news magazine alleges that germany's committee established a $7 million slush fund to drive executives. brett forest is a senior writer, and explains why germany's involvement in these latest allegations is significant. >> what have we been hearing up until now. we have been hearing the establishment of football in western europe. the - we have seen them point the finger at russia, at qatar.
5:27 am
a monarchy, and saying that, you know, how can we let these countries that operate in a different manner host the world's biggest athletic event. now what we are seeing, if the allegations are proven to be true, we are seeing germany, the establishment of the game, apparently operating in very much the same manner. what we are seeing here is something that a lot of strong knowledgeable critics of the game have been saying all along, which is it's not an east-west cultural clash. the game itself is rotten from within, and is in need of an entire cultural change. >> thailand's military government is planning to seize the assets of the former president shinawatra, who was forced to step down. wayne hay has more.
5:28 am
>> reporter: corruption is an accepted part of many aspect of thai society. the anticorruption museum in bangkok was an unusual dismraf of several high profile cases. the nongovernment organization aimed to educate people and send a message that it must stop. >> translation: we have a culture of compromising to everyone and everything. corrupt people used it has an opportunity to cheat and rob people from the country. >> it's estimated $8 boy 5 billion is lost to corruption and thailand each year. the latest big case involves former prime minister yingluck shinawatra, who was impeached. her government introducing a rice subsidy scheme seeing farmers paid above market prices for their crops. according to crit, the programme was riddled with corruption. it is not yingluck shinawatra that was corrupt, but the local
5:29 am
politicians using the scheme to their advantage, but buying cheap rice neighbouring countries to pledge. the rice scheme was given pride of place in the anticorruption museum, despite the fact that no one was found guilty. >> all the examples had links to politicians, there's one powerful force that is missing. the army, which is running the country has been involved in several high-level protests, none more so than when it purchased devices, they turned out to be useless. the price paid was about 25 million. the anticorruption commission is investigating, but no one expect anything to come of it. the organizers deny they have political motives or they deliberately avoided highlighting military corruption
5:30 am
well, just a reminder, you can keep up to date with all the latest news on the website. there you find the top story on the violence that is going on in the occupied palestinian territories, as well as israel. we are covering that for you at al jazeera. more information at america's leadership. the middle east is consumed by violence and president obama's foreign policy is coming undone in iraq, yemen and syria. but the palestinians and the


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on