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the. palestinians declare a cease fire and the latest violence which is a repeated on the gaza strip israel attacked one hundred sixty targets in just twenty four hours that in response to hundreds of missiles being fired from the territory. politics of. the head of a major nongovernmental organizations allegedly recorded discussing how she trains migrants to trick border control guards into letting them in. and our sister channel r.t. arabic obtains documents showing the salaries and rewards islamic state fighters were paid for their reign of terror. was a high ranking police woman in france takes her own life in the latest in a wave of suicides among officers in the country position party say that it's
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indicative of the poor conditions police face. david thanks for joining us this is r.t. international. palestinian groups have declared in a joint statement a cease fire against israel that's after the situation on the israel gaza border suffered what's being called its worst escalation of violence since two thousand and fourteen israeli warplanes unleashed a torrent of bombs hitting targets in gaza after hundreds of missiles were launched by militants that the joint operation room of the palestinian resistance factions declares that the egyptian efforts have resulted in reinforcing the cease fire with the israeli occupation the resistance will abide by the cease fire agreement as long as the israeli occupation it hears to the egyptian brokered truce. well middle
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east correspondent paula sledges be in the studio good to have you on paula it sounds like in this situation it's more of the the calm after the storm of violence realists just bring us up to well as we heard over there have mass which of course is in control of the gaza strip and monitors what's going on with all the groups that operate there has called for a cease fire incorporation with islamic jihad primarily has been firing a lot of rockets at israel now half an hour before they made that statement they did issue on their twitter account a statement in which they say that israeli strikes were targeting civilians saying that they believe that israel had run out of what they say are military targets and they blame the whole aggression on the israeli side saying that israel started this whole flare up of course a very different narrative coming off from the israeli side where we hear that they are holding no surprise hamas responsible they say it was triggered by an incident yesterday in which a rocket landed on an israeli bus that was carrying soldiers and a nineteen year old soldier is in a critical condition and they say that they say has intensified and cause the whole
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situation to flare up they also hold responsible he ran they say that iran is the one that is supplying weapons money and orders to both hamas and islamic jihad in the territories now the final figure we have at this stage is seven palestinians killed and one israeli killed who of course was a palestinian worker unfortunately was on the israeli side during the conflict we are expecting that these tensions will continue to climb so it seems like a daily thing they're used to hearing about the violence and the deaths in the region how did we get to this point well the last war between israel and hamas was back in two thousand and fourteen and it really has been an unstable situation along the border over the last few weeks we've had the great march of return that has intensified tensions and there's a lot of discussion a lot of emergency meetings that are being held in israel today there was a six hour security cabinet meeting where the israeli side is still trying to decide how to deal with the situation and what to do so it's not certain right now that this will flare up into
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a false. but certainly the tensions on the ground and every so often we witness what we've seen now is this kind of flare up in tensions in the last twenty four hours there were four hundred sixty rockets fired at israel one hundred ninety were intercepted by the iron dome that is the highest number ever that has happened at the same time israel struck one hundred and seventy targets in gaza over the period of twenty four hour was just take a look at what the last twenty four hours have been like. but. i. think the the. it's looking at those pictures there in the level of violence is it's terrifying to think that it's escalating you dread where this was going luckily there is
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a maybe it's temporary but the you know there is a pause in the violence and i must mention the shin led efforts what were they referring to well egypt has always come to the party in terms of being a mediator between israel and hamas and it has the buy in from the israeli side has the buy in from the palestinian side so they are and natural mediator in this situation they have been egyptian intelligence officers in and out of gaza over the last few weeks because we have seen this flare up happening a few times this is nothing new together with the united nations and in this case norway and switzerland they have brokered what seems to be a cease fire we're hearing from certainly the palestinian side that it's a ceasefire that they willing to buy too if israel ends its hostilities so it always becomes a bit of tit for tat neither side really wants to see a flare up in violence it's not going to do the hamas and the palestinians in gaza any particular good and certainly israel wants are trying to avoid it so the one good thing is that both sides will be trying to find common ground through the
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egyptians and reach some kind of mediated peace with mr brings up the middle east correspondent paula slater. well we haven't seen any official reaction from israel to the cease fire announcement some analysts fear that both they sound broader diplomatic moves could be in that. we were so close to another deal and then israelis launching its secret units in special units who are sick. operation in gaza this operation fails when israel knows that we are just about to get some kind of another deal to sign some kind of another deal which will guarantee some kind of peaceful days or weeks or months or years and then it goes wrong and then israelis killing seven palestinian. and one israeli coronel is killed then we are again in this vicious circle and then the hamas re eggs aren't proportionally it is very exact proportionately this
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vicious circle repeats itself again and again and it will repeat itself again and again until the problem of gaza would be sold. the videos be released allegedly show an executive director of a major energy which provides help to migrants discussing how she teaches refugees to line the border guards. because if you. are to see that. this video that's been doing the rounds online is part of a larger investigation project by the canadian activist laura sullivan the clip allegedly shows rekha who's the executive director of the legal aid n g o advocates abroad in this video clip she seems to be telling the undercover crew who were filming her against her knowledge that she coaches refugees and migrants on how
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they should how they should speak to border police and to other officials. at the moment knowing that. this is going to determine these characteristics. while many of you watching would be pretty unfamiliar with the name advocates abroad there are a legal aid n.g.o.s it's been operating since the beginning of twenty sixteen they provide legal aid to legal advice to people going through the asylum application process the ngo operate in the e.u. as well as right across the middle east area their own website says that they've helped fifteen thousand people cross into greece into the european union that way
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and another two and a half thousand into the e.u. through differing ways advocates abroad issued a tweet in which they said this was all right wing propaganda that had been the video it being altered and it was altered for political means now that tweet was later deleted they've also since deleted their online social media presence their twitter account has gone. and their facebook account is gone as well so expect certainly more to come of this video coming out in more on that investigation into what's been going on there with n.g.o.s reportedly helping but in some cases asking to break the law those people who are trying to come into the country. the creation of the world's biggest trade bloc is on the table at the summit of the association of southeast asian nations or assay on that putin is making his first appearance in singapore but the events been overshadowed by rising tension between china and the u.s. as you can stand of explains. vladimir putin is syria in singapore and while his
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official program is set to start only on wednesday he's already kicked off some of the events he had planned on the margins of the summit like for example meeting with the singapore and counterpart of another big thing everybody's kind of looking out for here is the fate of the so-called regional comprehensive economic agreement now if that comes into fruition you could see this stablish mint of the world's largest ever free trade economic zone because the sixteen countries it seeks to unite they all together make up with a total of a third of global g.d.p. it is being pushed forward by china it is the main spearheading force but it also does have some opposition some skeptics like for example india doesn't want to cut back on its import tariffs they say their economy benefits greatly from them and so that's why some analysts are saying that it is really unlikely that the deal that the pact will be signed here in singapore but well it's a good platform for those countries to sit down and resolve the police some of the
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differences another thing also kind of all revolving around china is bending more city between beijing and washington you can see the two countries are literally at each other's throats over many many things for example china wants the united states to stop conducting military drills in the south china sea and washington just flat out ignores that washington made an arms deal with taiwan that did not sit well with china either and of course there's a trade war that donald trump launched against china and so with both leaders with both that she jingping and donald trump not attending the summit these differences aren't going to go anywhere other nations who are present here they're concerned that they will have to pick sides between the regional powerhouse and the nation that sees itself as the globally dominant power things can get even worse because the man that the united states decided to send here as their ambassador is mike pence and he did not mince. when it came to china china has initiated an
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unprecedented effort to influence american public opinion the two thousand and eighteen elections and the environment leading into the twenty twenty presidential elections china wants a different american president his remarks have been compared to those major in the cold war between the united states and the union so it doesn't really look like that the whole animosity between beijing and washington will die down anytime soon . record numbers of french police officers are committing suicide with the latest victim a prominent campaigner for office so well for. you has more from paris well there's shock here in france because this individual is seen as being or having been a leading voice in the protests in the movement of police against the attacks that offices have been undergoing over the last three years she was
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a woman called maggie and she was actually the founder of that movement now the reports here in front suggest that she took her own life in the last day using her service weapon and she was found dead at home with a note nearby and that death now is being treated as a suicide in france but why was she so important well the thirty six year old was actually also the founding member of the mobilization of angry policeman this was a group that was set up back in two thousand and sixteen after police officers received a massive attack they were attacked with protesters with molotov cocktails and in fact two individuals the police officers were severely burned with others being injured as a result of that attack as well now she has also been under investigation over the last year for what she described as speaking out to the media about attacks against the police without permission from senior officers. from the police service now
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police suicide is a burning issue here in france with the statistics showing just how incredibly high it is for this particular profession now those statistics show that in july this is the latest statistics show that for this year nineteen police officers and sixteen had taken their lives that was back in july in two thousand and seventeen more than sixty police officers took their lives now it's such a burning issue that the government did launch a plan to tackle this earlier this year saying that they want to do more to help people realize if their colleagues needed support but there was criticism that that plan didn't go far enough well there's been a lot of reaction on social media today to the news of that death including from senior politicians such as the interior minister and the leader of the national rally i was embarrassed to yawn with colds a few days ago. and here i hear the anger of the police and we are responding
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concretely with more effective measures and more resources on the ground the suicide of my keep president of the mobilization and group police officers association is a terrible symbol of the police suffering she said tirelessly denounced the suffering to occur and it's a big shock for all of us well we've spoken to many police officers over the last year or so who talk to us about some of the issues that they face some of the abuse some of the attacks that they face in fact one police officer we spoke to in the last six months said that as a result of that a piece they had actually considered taking their own lives let's look back now at some of the most serious attacks that officers have faced here in france.
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still to come here on r.t. u.s. veterans are left out in the cold as a new study finds disturbing numbers struggling to make ends meet details after this break. you know world a big part of a lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door on the bad and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now
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for watching closely watching the hawks. with more make this manufactured consensus public well. when the ruling classes protect themselves. in the final merry go round be the one percent. we can all middle of the room. welcome back worrying numbers of u.s. soldiers who've taken part in the international war on terror the military campaign launched by washington in two thousand and one and now struggling to make ends meet
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a new study finds that they're facing even worse hardship them veterans of previous wars and takes a closer look. veterans are the favorite cause of pundits politicians and anyone else who wants to appear patriotic across america there is no shortage of support our troops bumper stickers flag waving and praise for the military remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation who gave their last breath in a distant land fighting terror gave everything for family country god and freedom or you our respect our veterans are a national treasure their sacrifice will not be in vain but all that bombastic praise an expression of gratitude doesn't exactly translate to a good life studies show that veterans of the war on terror are among the least likely to be able to afford a home once they return to the united states that's right those who've risked their lives in conflicts around the world are among those who struggle the most for basic
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needs like shelter with housing obviously veterans are going to space you know a whole host of related challenges a combined with all the ways in boy mean to legal situation too is that the general perception among the population when you have twenty thousand veterans suicides a day is it better and still make particularly good employees i'm tempted to say stones in a proud p.t.s.d. and in combat but it's really so much deeper than that in a big part of what my generation of veterans is based need in the united states day particularly unique combination of mental health issues that come out of the nature of the occupations of iraq and instagram and the treaty that we get from the v.a. is i've experienced myself where the bush hillsborough than actual fact remains the trauma suffered by many veterans takes its toll on all of society just recently a former u.s. marine gunned down twelve people at
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a california bar here or heard of maybe suffering from p.t.s.d. to crisis. and i thought that was i don't understand i was part of this. question one the deputies went out to the call with the crisis team that felt he might be suffering from p.t.s.d. facing that the fact he was a veteran had been a macor the war on terror has had a massive humanitarian cost the latest study puts the death toll at around five hundred thousand half a million but the authors of the study admit that it's actually much larger an additional large number of people have died in these wars by indirect means researchers suggest that in recent conflicts for every one direct death there are at least four other indirect deaths not surprisingly among veterans many are starting to ask is all this bloodshed really helping a lot of veterans and we know are starting to understand this these wars and fundamentally do legitimate that the stack of spices they need me were not me just in vain but not even in a righteous cause but who are the perpetuation of the current system of governance
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of the this brutal going to throughout the world where people in charge get to treat people who aren't like broccoli the perception of the wars in iraq and afghanistan has definitely changed over time years the united states isn't just. a matter of going oh yeah we get it now that we were lied to that we were taking advantage of it as a people so badly and you convince to support these invasions and occupations many americans feel that during the vietnam war big mistakes were made and how veterans were treated that's why we see a huge amount of flag waving and support for military families every time there's a pentagon intervention sense that however at this point a lot of americans are starting to ask if supporting the troops is really just about flags and bumper stickers a lot of americans are wondering if supporting the troops means that maybe we should be more cautious about sending them into harm's way so routinely and if we
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should be maybe more concerned about giving them a decent life once they return from conflict kaleb up and r.t. new york. there are growing claims that a supposed war on christianity is being fought at universities in the united states in one instance a student at northeast wisconsin technical college was stopped from handing out cards containing the words jesus loves you she sued i mean her freedom of speech had been violated by the court threw out the claims siding with the college which argued she was stopped because she was in a staff only area in another incident a christian student rep at berkeley university is facing calls to resign after she abstained from a vote on a resolution supporting the community and librarians at simmons college published a guide warning christians that the phrases merry christmas happy easter and god bless you are so called micro aggressions against muslims we discussed the issue with legal analysts lionel an editor dave lindelof. if this were any other religion
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or any other situation nobody would have any problem with this nine that would be it would be up under stone would it would be it will be tolerated there would be diversity it would be understood but if it's christianity if it's jesus on college campuses today no go there this is open season in this country especially on college campuses even go through the litany of complaints regarding christianity no i'm not speaking up beehive of somebody who was overtly christian i personally i'm a religious doesn't matter one way or the other what i'm telling you is that there it is anathema it is considered not in any way tolerate a bull it is not a diverse atheists agnostics no problem we understand we tolerate we get it christians you're on your own that's a fact and that's just really not true i mean i my wife teaches at temple
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university in philadelphia and there are christians all over the campus handing stuff out all the time no problem. there's bigger problems i think with with muslims because there's some harassment of them by other students but you know in general i think in general it's live and let live with religious the tough on campuses it's a huge exaggeration and it's being used to promote this notion that everybody is becoming intolerant. says the channel on c.n.n. because of times documents detailing money and rewards paid by islamic state. for example two hundred dollars for the capture of anyone deemed an infidel and fourteen hundred for destroying a time and it shows a missile terrorists were not just motivated by ideology.
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