i was am am was. human rights watch claims that fifty two iraqi civilians were executed by year's e.-d. fighters as revenge for supporting islamic state we talked to the group on out alleged revenge killings. or set up safe sones for women on new year's eve to prevent a repeat of the most sex assaults seen two years ago in cologne to me it sounds it's a bit like i. said it's a good idea it's needed. in front of me. and our team needs a bedouin tribal leader who's village has been flattened by israeli or sorties more than a hundred times we find out why. thank
you for watching the headlines here at r.t. international broadcasting live from moscow i'm kate partridge. a new report by human rights watch claims he has edi fighters kidnapped and executed fifty two civilians from two iraqi tribes including the c.d.'s are a distinct ethnic religious group which abide by their own moral code witnesses claim the s.c.t. forces killed men women and children fleeing the fighting between myself and government backed forces the victims were from tribes that had reportedly sheltered and helped by so militants human rights watch activist explains there are two tribes these are sunni arab tribes one told him to do it the other jaish these are famous tribes from the area of singe are the historical homeland of the according to the is e.b.'s these two specific tribes were complicit with isis and the day that isis arrived in the area these tribes helped isis to round up his he's turned
women into sex slaves and to massacre other members of the z.t. community since then i've spent much time with u.c.d. elders who told me they had drawn up a list of individuals and of tribes and would target them and kill them if they had the chance heard of incidents where or what is now a group of u.c.b. fighters you see the militia empowered on the payroll of the baghdad government that has targeted members of these two tribes but what we understand is that they're targeting anyone from these tribes women children men not because they were specifically involved in nice abuses and abuses against these edis but just be care because they carry the name of this tribe. according to top iraqi officials almost seven thousand years evil people were kidnapped while i saw in twenty fourteen alone and three thousand are still missing.
the men would offer us as gifts and in the evenings they would get together and treat the women and have their fun with us. it was indescribable funny laugh turned into endless suffering tears and hunger i couldn't do anything not quite. as i say loses ground in iraq bella his fellow also says the unlawful killings and torture of tribe members by year's eve the forces are another dot chapter for the war torn country. in these battles against isis has been to end a horrific cycle of violence and year of violence in iraq allowing groups of armed actors to target tribes to target women children men and we have had nothing
to do with the crimes of isis with complete impunity and i'm going to torture and execute with impunity really will spell disaster for the next steps in iraq in any hopes of reconciliation communities. now with the world gearing up for new year's eve germany has come up with a new way to ensure security safe signs for women are being set up a balance of brandenburg gate party well this comes in response to mass sexual assaults celebrations in cologne two years ago artie's maria from ocean a has been gauging reaction in the german capital just like at new year's celebrations the world over hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to this place here in berkeley to see out the old and ringing the new you can see preparations are currently undergoing but keeping everyone safe without spoiling the atmosphere is a huge challenge for the authorities and these here organizers i go in one step
further aside from usual safety berries and alcohol bans the so-called women's safety area is being set up it's a zone where female guests who feel sexually harassed of just uncomfortable can get special help is being manned by members of german red cross and comes in response to events two years ago back then hundreds of women who were sexually assaulted at new year carnivals they were groped robbed intimidated and separated from their friends according to leaked police documents they were. more than one thousand cases reported in cologne in hamburg alone more than two thousand men were reportedly involved most of them asylum seekers the new idea of the women's safety area has received a mixed reaction that's a good idea many people feel like need help but they don't know who to ask to do and having these services kind of nice i think sexual harassment was people who
were in groups and you were so how do you get from here to the safe place i mean. it seems a bit farfetched i don't think it's such a good idea it's to me it sounds it's a bit like an early be set up like oh man i have to freight but this initiative it's good because it's needed. in front of many it's kind of interesting that they do it in a new years as a events because i'd be better if it's like a long long get to like tutor or like the big not just like one thing that you do first pressure because i don't know the south that little commercial you know way too early in police has also issued recommendations for those who are planning to come here for new year's celebrations including avoiding aggressive groups paying attention when someone gets too close and in case of any danger reporting to police
reason otieno r.t. from berlin. frank handsaw a member of the f.t. party in berlin's parliament thinks instead of safe zones for women it's migration policies that need rethinking we feel that there is a new step of. danger coming into our country we've seen it since we have to already build vaults against our christmas markets this is a development we do not want to see really policy should change we should not continue to have this mass immigration of illegal mass immigration we do have we have to count and see who the people are who came to our country have to register them this is a process which has not been come to an end and we must close the borders in order to have a stable society you can go much further than the security forces or the politicians in germany goal so that's a problem and that i think this is not a good sign for the new year to come. thousands of palestinians clashed with
israeli forces in gaza and the west bank on friday. i. was. already i was. i. was. rioters threw rocks and burned tires as they confronted i.d.f. troops in response soldiers deployed tear gas dozens of people needed treatment by paramedics mass demonstrations are become a weekly occurrence since donald trump recognized jerusalem as israel's capital on december the sixth. and an israeli court has sentenced a sixty eight year old bedouin man to ten months in prison and fined him more than ten thousand dollars for trespassing but he claims the landing question belongs to
him i will let the village elder in our iraqi located in southern israel bedouin tribes had settled there long before the state was established but israeli also it is claimed they occupy the land illegally and send in riot police on bulldozers to demolish the village whenever it's rebuilt so far they've level that more than a hundred times artie's point to slay a reports i'm hearing the northern make of desert where there isn't much except a few dozen unrecognized bedwyn villages this is one belonging to the to retry but there are some two hundred fifty people who live here and they say that this land is they is going back generations but the israeli authorities insist they here illegally. have. the.
will take years until this fighting ends they looking to push out so will compromise and will give this land to the state. e-mail if i was jewish the soldiers wouldn't come here at six in the morning on a rainy day they don't care this is just a bedouin house they don't think the bedouins are human beings they don't care that bedouins the citizens of this country they don't care that bedouins live on this land not the country's land. the tribes says they've lived here for seven hundred and fifty years. this document is for ninety five in the autumn in the air and the second one with the red stamps is also from autumn in times nine hundred twenty nine and this third one doesn't have. to do with the land is from nine hundred thirty six in these are receipts from taxes for the land.
haul everybody here is family father mother uncle aunt relatives only the alps worry family is buried in this cemetery no one else only alto retried and their relatives go aboard ball. now russia has had a very busy year in two thousand and seventeen if you want to believe the mainstream media especially when it comes to sowing discord and interfering in elections worldwide but russia's foreign minister had a few words to say about that in his latest interview. does all the billboard. but if.
we put the goods to put you. off work you do a new. push to reduce again there's nothing you post was right. up there with. the manuals in the political news there's a simple user words. which is the group of we've said the oldest about the but when you go go go go. by do so did you hear that russia's foreign minister actually admitted to meddling in elections around the world i don't pay tell us this because i didn't know that it was actually a video. but do you think do you think that that actually i mean are you surprised by that that he would admit to actually meddling in the u.s. election absolutely i think it would definitely change everything that the public was seeing right now and of course he would never meet if they did anyway right
it's quite surprising that he would admit something like that and even go further it's actually it's a prank video it was a comedy show that he did he was totally being sarcastic i miss him already i knew . he was being sarcastic ok that makes much more sense you're saying he's joking yeah it was a comedy program yeah right but who knows that he's joking do you feel like people are predisposed to believe negative things about russia one hundred years ago and to say i think that we have a very negative connotation about people and yeah it's the way versions are pictured than western countries. and he thought installing the latest antivirus software would protect you. being hacked then think again even leading a cyber security expert john mcafee hasn't been immune he claims his twitter account was breached and used as part of an elaborate crypto currency scam well here's what actually happened.
a number of people who are large areas of telephone terrorist twitter my follow through my carrier eighteen prior to being hacked my phone was totally disabled you couldn't call in to a. farmer they sent to my phone number or a special code so that i could get them but it wasn't me it was to have. this is something totally out of my control totally out of everyone's control and what happened to me is not a threat there's a great threat to our mind this is a great threat to our. control because it's most people do not come and sit on their own while we're living in an. new world and a new world of risks for all of us using the internet terrorists are becoming more and more efficient and more sophisticated in their hacking techniques it's just going to happen to me i promise you it can happen to anybody. he talks to the son
of a french aid worker who's been held hostage by terrorists in mali for millennia that story good of us after the break. it is the big countdown the ball's going to drop new year's starting resolutions will be created it's all so very exciting let's. we have. doctors here who will never thought about it but we just care until after year ago they thought relatives would hate them and relatives loved them and
it just so absolutely inspiring to hear something at telephone call or a person coming actually i just had a man in my room at the same words he says my wife has just died thank you. welcome back it's been more than a year since a senior french aid worker was abducted in mali after she'd gone there to help malnourished children so if you put one that is seventy two years old i can twenty sixteen she was taken hostage by local terrorists in july this year she was shown alongside five other captives in so-called proof of life footage released while kinder we spoke to her son who says despite an ongoing investigation he's received no information about his mother nor. even the parents prosecutes
ordered an urgent investigation but his story we are now trying to find new materials to restart it so that it won't be abandoned. to a lack of results we're establishing contacts to try to trace or seeking any information to establish with the she's alive and where she might be found so far we have no news nothing concrete be the from the kidnappers nor from any contact persons and also nothing from the foreign ministry's crisis center. the number of those kidnapped by terrorists has been rising sharply last year the total number worldwide reached almost sixteen thousand people wish to life french president emmanuel marc klaas called for the mobilization of all possible resources to bring sophie back however after a year she still trapped in mali if your boss will do your little but the odds of you get on today my thoughts are with our compare traits if it were not who was abducted in girl on christmas eve be sure that all the resources of the state are being mobilized to foreign her and bring her back to her family but also be certain
that as far as i'm concerned i will not give in to any provocation because that is precisely what our attackers want it's good that they can be contacted for support her family has been disappointed by the government's failure to make any decisions on this case yes it's wonderful that we are being supported but the one who really needs support is my mother we need to ask mr marquand about this he has power in the situation he can decide on a course of action it must be admitted that so far no progress has been made in tackling this matter. the first ship carrying russian produced gas has reached the u.k. under a new energy deal the liquefied natural gas is produced by a company which the u.s. has put on its sanctions list in a move strongly supported by london at the time the first round of washington sanctions were imposed in twenty fourteen in response to russia's alleged military invasion of ukraine the us has always been critical of russia's gas supplies to
europe the americans say these undermine the continent's energy security with moscow using feel supplies as a foreign policy tool. views of britain have supported we have seen how countries such as putin's russia used tear gas supplies as a tool of foreign policy threatening to cut off supplies or drastically increase prices it's not in europe's interest it's not in our interest it's also a political rather than a commercial undertaking there is an existing framework in place for the e.u. to take more aggressive action on more trim too and similar projects if it wished to do so politically however the end of twenty seventeen has seen the u.k. out in the cold and in need of russian gas and started about three weeks ago when the most important point in britain was shut down due to a crack then one of the biggest hubs in europe suffered an explosion which led to a shop rise in gas prices and britain has faced an unusually cold winter with blizzards and freezing temperatures oil and gas expert amanda salama says britain
has foregone foreign policy a cheaper russian feel why is the european union but if them sub boricua sanctions when it comes to their own needs they. put aside all the sham of the sanctions for their own benefit and that is the situation with the united kingdom now russia have reliable supply of fuel so i think that will continue of course the united states would like to be able to to use euros dependence on russia russia and oil but they come out they might try to do sanctions doing careers that are supplies of the of what it will not worth because very camp. is far more expensive than.
two professors from san diego state university claim farmers markets in the u.s. contributes to the oppression of the country's minorities. the professors claim almost half of all kids are set up in wealthy areas which discourages poor residents and people of color well that's despite markets often being established to help promote to low income and minority communities and it's not the first time this year the race card has been played on apparently innocent things.
los angeles the sone of luxury and fame but also an alarming number of people living in the streets. the simple fact in l.a. is there's just not enough shelter even if people on the streets right now decided to come in there's nowhere to come in it's been a struggle. this man phoned his own response of the problem and construct
dozens of tiny homes for people in need of shelter when you have nothing and nowhere to go. you know having something like this may as well be a castle but do the authorities accept such solutions a tiny house on a city parking space is not a solution perth to someone wanted to ring the site otherwise it will be a free for all and is there a better alternative to end the homelessness crisis. yes yes. yes yes this week let's talk about christmas and if you have any children in the room you might want to send them away or put their head inside some sort of burlap bag zafir
worse no it's not there because my goal before this segment is over. christmas for everybody i. know there is that something about christmas i do like but if the whole point of the show is that is that a brutal truth the underage acted side of life then i can't let the fat bearded man escape on time star i got it i have. by the way i grew up with both christmas and hanukkah in my house so i got to see first hand how much hanukkah socks to get that go. to tourists right there just not eight days both right dan which i just put dude give me a pile of plastic choice made by chinese children or get out of my face ok. i'm going to take my coins toys and my fourth get away i want to go. look at a religion you run in here. hey you want to travel religion we're going to take
your toys and go to you know i don't like you know i do not good sir. so this. so there are the normal things people criticize about christmas is based on materialism and consumerism it's buying stuff you don't need putting it inside boxes that are necessary wrapped in paper you don't like to give to people you're ambivalent about but. the most obvious points or perhaps not the worst christmas or really santa clause is the first kind of grand a lie you're told when you're a little i mean unless your uncle is secretly your father in which case you're dealing with a whole bigger issue. but for most of us the santa clause lie has a lot of important cultural lessons for our young impressionable brains if it shows us that it's ok to lie if everyone's involved in. the chills is that the entire or
adult of thor and terry in society that tells us what to do where to go out of the whole apparatus will jointly deceive us as a group like you or your friends your neighbors or the news the weatherman norad norad. reports. great. because there is nothing else in a miracle that all of adult society agrees on doesn't matter if it's not even your religion you don't have to be christian if you're if you're oh a polytheist who believes every dribble water is a god in and of itself. you still can't walk up to a four year old and go hey you get hosed on this whole santa story the right way follow the money to follow behind. the kids you. know if you do if you do you're a monumental proportions. if you don't agree to join in the law you're an outcast
a problem for society to deal with and it gets worse. once you're old enough to know the truth about santa you're told to be part of that's why you're you're you're initiated into the societal massive fraud club you might only be six or eight or whatever but you take an aside and explain the truth that your parents are frauds and the nicest man you've ever heard of who simply wants joy to the world that guy don't exist at all. not really and then your parents say but when you see your little brother or sister keep the deception a la your you did with doc now. you're old enough to help us live others. it seems like it's all fun and games but it actually has deep implications for our cultural mindset in the way we behave in society in his book a holiday hazing ethan indigo smith calls it the santa claus syndrome and he says
that program stays with us through adulthood adulthood incrementally decision by decision we call the view accepting the lies as a normal part of adult society government advertising news corp and against all just politics right that's part of the reason it was so easy for the corporate media to tell everyone to hate edward snowden or julian assange chelsea manning they came forward and revealed to us santa claus is a real there's a massive law you. born and said that and then the media told us that anyone who would say such a thing is when they have they don't get it right. plus the same idea also indoctrinates us into the big brother surveillance state he knows when you're sleeping he knows when you're away.