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>> at least three palestinians shot dead and two israelis critically injured following more violence in israel and the west bank. hello, i'm lauren taylor, this is al jazeera. also coming up. more funerals in turkey for the victims of the bomb attack. government says i.s.i.l. is the prime suspect. syria's new military alliance, mix of rebel groups in the fight against i.s.i.l. and a look at the mysterious
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puzzles appearing online that even the code breakers can't crack. hello. israeli forces have shot dead anothepalestinians. a palestinian woman was shot, after she attacks israeli force he with a knife. and a palestinian teenager is shot dead near lion's gate. two israelis one 13-year-old boy in critical condition after being stabbed in a settlement in east jerusalem. other also just 13 is said to be seriously wounded. and in gaza, a rally has been held in solidarity with palestinians across the west bank and occupied, east
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jerusalem. someone on a motor bike cut through the border fence in the central gaza strip. israeli forces fired live ammunition and tear gas the disperse them. according the israeli police a man attempted to stab a soldier on the bus and take his gun before he was shot and killed by an officer. two israelis were wounded in the incident. the fourth knife attack in the last 24 hours. spokeman mickey rosenfeld gave this account. >> police officers arrived in the scene, the terrorist was spotted with a pistol. possibly from either the police officers or it's not exactly 100% sure yet. the terrorist was shot and killed on the bus. >> reporter: andrew simmons is following events in west jerusalem. >> police say this is the fourth stabbing attack in jerusalem. one of the darkest days in this
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crisis. they say a palestinian had boarded a bus and attacked a soldier trying to grab his weapon using a knife on him and he was lightly wounded, the soldier. apparently the police say civilians then try gain control of the palestinian, tried to hold him in place, but then police boarded the bus and they were still an altercation going on. they opened fire and the palestinian was shot dead. in the other incidents, one of the features of all of the attacks is very young palestinians involved. evidently, these are attacks that are random, they're not being controlled by any leadership, it would seem. and when benjamin netanyahu addressed the knesset, the parliament, he said that they would come down hard on what he called knife terror, introducing new laws which are being considered as i speak, to bring in minimal jail sentences and
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all sorts of other clauses such as removing social security payments to the parents of under 18s involved in stone-throwing. there's minimum sentences related to adults for stone throwing and other objects. the situation in israel is certainly not getting any better and it is questionable as to whether punitive measures, harder harsher measures against offenders are going to help the situation at all. >> al jazeera's hoda abdel hamid is in bethlehem where she has witnessed violence between palestinians and israeli forces. >> reporter: there have been daily confrontations between the protesters and the israeli army. you see behind me is a separation wall and behind that is where the israeli army is. you see all around me is littered with stones and i notice there is also another type of weapon that the protesters use here and those
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are little marbles, little marble balls of all the colors. the frowned is littered with that -- the ground is lit werd that. people tell me every they expect renewed clashes also because a young teenager died during clashes near ramallah yesterday afternoon. he is a 13-year-old boy and he received a rubber bullet in the back of his head. now elsewhere in the occupied west bank we heard about some fighting not at a large scale, not very intense. >> turkey's prime minister said the government is close to identifying the two suicide bombers it says carried out saturday's bomb attack in ankara. ameth divotolu says i.s.i.l. is the prime suspect.
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mohammed jamjoom has the story. >> you can see it in their faces can you hear it in their sighs. with each passing hour sadness deepens, with every passing day, resentment grows. >> translator: in heart of the capital, in ankara, and these explosion occur? this just raises so many questions. >> reporter: since the attacks near ankara's main train station on saturday, two of highways nieces have been missing. fatima seen on the right was the mother of two. both were attending a peace rally when the suicide bombers attacked. in the painful wait to locate their bodies, fazi had and his relatives are as angry as they are sad. >> translator: how can anyone say there is no security weakness when it comes to the situation? how do these people bring the bombs here? how do they enter the square?
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how do they detonate the bombs? >> as questions pile up, satisfactory answers have yet to be found. these tents were set up immediately after the attack to accommodate families of the victims. now most of the people we've spoken with here are kurdish. they donated dna to help authorities identify the remains of their loved ones. family members wait outside ankara's medical forensic authority complex. farmer has been working the fields in her village when she heard the news. >> translator: my daughter came here for a peace rally. did she have a gun in her hand? no. she came empty handed. she just came to ask for peace. >> reporter: like many other kurds she accuses the government of treating her like a second class citizen. >> translator: i've been here for three days, gotten no information whatsoever. is my daughter dead or alive?
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if she is dead show me her body. nobody is here helping. >> reporter: it is clear more of the turkish population feels bombarded. >> translator: we have lived here for centuries. in death we are asking for peace and peace only. >> reporter: that so many people were killed at a rally where they were demanding peace only makes it hurt that much more. with trauma this severe these wounds will be extremely hard to heal. mohammed jamjoom, al jazeera, ankara, turkey. >> syrian forces fighting the islamic state of iraq and the levant are joining together with smaller groups to form a new military alliance. the situation ton ground remains fluid. president assad's regime holds the majority of the west of the country. i.s.i.l. has taken the northwest of the country, and kurdish ypg
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is now combining with syrian arab groups in the region to fight as the democratic forces of syria. this new group claims to have the backing of the united states and russia. according the u.s. sources, renewed push to retake territory from i.s.i.l. zeina khodr has more on what this means for the ongoing conflict. >> reporter: syria's kurds have been some of the most effective force against i.s.i.l. on the ground with the u.s. led coalition air strikes, much of the areas on the border are under their control. they are fighting with an assyrian group, calling themselves the democratic forces of syria. >> after the intervention of russia use strikers and their strikes in syria so now, the situation is changing very quickly, so this force is made
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up, this kind of, we can't say unification on the ground. >> the new group says its role will be to fight i.s.i.l. and push for what it calls a democratic and secular syria and one day become syria's new army. its leaders say it has the backing of the u.s. and russia. the announcement was made days after the u.s. said it was abandoning the training of forces and the u.s. has already worked with brigades who are part of the democratic force he of syria. russia hasn't shied away from saying i.t. is targeting opposition groups as part of its military campaign in syria. among the groups coming under fire are rarashem and the el nusra front. not supported by the u.s., now russia says it is willing to
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cooperate in the u.s. led coalition. >> reporter: the democratic forces of syria is not a new force, it is an exist one supported by the u.s. coalition, but now has a new face. hoda abdel hamid, being al jazeera. >> local court has now rules that they have completed their sentences, when taken into account time already served. their father was also convicted in the same case and remains in prison. still to come on al jazeera, we hear in people on germany's southern border with austria, where picture post card scenes go hand in hand with the
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refugees crisis. following a hunting ban in botswana, we meet villagers who want it lifted and the big game is back.
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>> a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. another day of violence between israeli israel and palestine. following more violence in jerusalem and the west bank. funerals are taking place all over turkey for the victims of the blast in ankara which killed 97 people.
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the turkey prime minister says the government is close to identifying those responsible. those against islamic state of iraq and the levant are joining with spaller groups to create an alliance in western syria. years of conflict government neglect and the rise of i.s.i.l. for its demise, imtiaz tyab reports from southern iraq. >> all he's able to do in his field is loosen the soil so the ground doesn't harden. this stretch of land should be planted with barley but he hasn't been able to grow any crops this season because of the severe shortage of government subsidized seeds fertilizer and pesticides and he says if the situation doesn't improve soon he may have no choice but to give up farming. >> we need so much help, i don't
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even know where to start. we don't have fertilizers, we don't have enough water to grow our crops. our cattle are on the verge of death. we find ourselves having to sell one cow in order to feed the others. >> after months of anticorruption protests, prime minister haider al-abadi announced reform, and billions to invest in industry like agriculture. while farmers have welcomed the announcement they are waiting for support. nearly a third of iraq's population works in the agriculture or related sectors. providing jobs to more than 11 million iraqis, few here believe prime minister haider al-abadi's promises of reform will save the industry. that's because there are other major issues affecting iraq's agricultural sector, iraq' i.s.s takeover is causing a major
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shortage of food, so much the united nations world food organization, is warning iraq it's facing food shortages. efforts to reverse output declines in relatively peaceful southern provinces by modernizing ircongregation channels but these farmers say it's not enough. >> you can see the low water level in the tributary. it's not enough. the government wants us to produce, they press us to go as many crops as we can but at the same time disregard the basic facts. >> it's not surprising that farmers like him are thinking of giving it up a trend that could put even more pressure on an already-struggling industry. imtiaz tyab, al jazeera, southern iraq. germany's ruling coalition is pressing ahead to set up
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plans of transi transit zones. making germany their destination of choice when fleeing the problems in their home lands. as jonah hull reports, their policy may be losing public support. >> reporter: when german chancellor angela merkel offered an open invitation to refugees this past summer it is likely she did not see the fact, germany would take in 800,000 people this year, the real number could be almost double that. here we are in a small town on the inn river. this is the place where picture post card meets the face of human tragedy. how long do you think you will stay here? >> translator: full of life
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here. >> the rest of your lives? >> yes. here. >> there are signs that germany's generosity is running thin. mrs. merkel was tapped to win the nobel peace prize, she didn't. even her strongest political allies are turning against her. how many more people can germany take? >> translator: one of our main concerns is the unlimited migration that could create insurmountable problems. >> already, problems are mounting. videos posted on social media show fights break out in overcrowded reception centers. as frustration rises, state governments report a shortage of winter housing. >> i think many people here. >> too many people? >> too many people. are just waiting, just waiting. >> reporter: waiting for what? >> do i not know. >> they don't tell you?
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>> no no no, just any news. >> what do you think will happen? >> i don't know. >> reporter: perhaps most significant is the change in public opinion. just over half of all germans say they now fear the refugee influctuate, down from a third during the summer. >> i think we can take al a lotf them but not all. we have no houses, no flats, no shops. first they have to learn german. it's a problem pfn. >> do you think chancellor merkel made a mistake? >> we will see. we will see. >> reporter: so the finger-pointing has begun and while chancellor merkel insists the right to asylum has no upper limit, germany, it appears, just might. jonah hull, al jazeera in southern bavaria. >> national antiterrorism committee says it found
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explosives at a apartment it raided. no details have been riced on the number of suspects or their identity. gazprom has resumed gas supplies to ukraine. under the deal, ukraine's state energy company will have to pay a total of $500 million. moscow hiked the price it charges ukraine following last year's ousting of moscow -- backed leader viktor yanian cow. >> paying about $230 per 1,000 cubic meters of dpas. that's actually not a
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gas. that's not a particularly bad deal. before the taps were shut off in july of 2015, it is also a bit of a discount on what russia charges its other long time customers. this hasn't been a bad deal for ukraine but ukraine really doesn't have the money to pay for this. pretty much all the cash going into its coffers, pretty much all of that money is coming from international financial institutions in the form of bailouts to kiev. now political implications of this are, well, obviously russia has a reputation, is fairly notorious for using energy exports, for using gas as a means to pressurize and control its customers, its neighbors in europe and other parts of the world. now, what's going on in ukraine
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at the moment? there does seem to be a notable stamping down of the conflict there. it seems as if the two sides, kiev and the pro-russian separatists are starting to talk to each other, fining more room for agreements. there are people who predicted this, people who said that as russia increased its commitments in syria would it start decreasing the conflicts in eastern ukraine. so you can look at the gas deal possibly as a feature of that geopolitical landscape. >> police in the u.k. have announced they will no longer stand guard outside the ecuadorn embassy where julia juliana sans held up. 24 hour presence is no longer
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proportionate. the met has said it will deploy a number of covert attempts to confront assange. from northern botswana narita miller reports. >> the sleepy village in northern botswana, local land was leased to hunt organizers but hunting was banned two years ago. >> since the ban we have seen more lions and elephants coming into the village. we don't know whether it's because during hunting, lions were kept busy by the carcasses of animals that were shot at
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that time. >> lost all but one of her goats to a nighttime lion attack. >> translator: there are no jobs mountain village an we rely on livestock for income for the family. i applied to the government for compensation for my lost animals but i'm still waiting to be paid. >> continuing patrols to keep dangerous animals out. installation of modern sanitation have come to a halt. the government is promoting photo tourism but it's been delayed. f. >> the problem is we stopped hunting before we met the photographic activities, structures in place much that's where the problem is. so we didn't -- we migrated to zero. >> tatba village is surrounded by wildlife including elephant buffalo and hippos, people say
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hunting kept wild animals away and provided the community with meat. they want the ban lifted. the country's environment minister says in a population of thousands, under 40 elephants have been poached this year. >> more communities will benefit from nonconsumptive tourism. it goods for the entire year and it employs more people. now, product on tourism is wildlife, if we can increase those numbers then obviously the offshoot of that will be more tourists. >> is botswana, famida miller, al jazeera, botswana. >> walter palmer will not be charged by the zimbabwen
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authorities. zimbabwe's environment minister says palmer will not be charged because he went through the legal channels to obtain a permit. john hendren visited a forensics science laboratory. >> a miss tear using intnt calling it cicada 3301. who is behind it? >> mia has been speculated, mi-6, cia, terrorist groups like al qaeda. another possibility is it's a big hoax. >> solving the puzzle takes an
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esoteric knowledge of computer codes, history, art and literate as obscure as medieval welsh poetry. a participant had to locate computer codes located on telephone poems. claimed to be recruiting highly intelligent people. this looks like a text message but it's actually a picture, a digital image. it contains a hidden message. >> we hide the message at the end of the file and this is the message completely ignored by the jpeg viewer. >> m. tiberius claude yu was the fourth emperor of rome. they turned this string of gibberish into this web address, a picture of a duck. inside that message was another
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code leading them to another page and so on so on. they asked ledinski what can be held inside an audio message. the answer, a lot. that is a clean microsoft xp shut down sound. this one sounds identically but hidden in the message is an exier lecture that he gives. cicada 3301 says those who have sofd the pulls can join their p. but this year there has been no puzzle. >> they have either gotten tired or whoever is doing it hended up beinended upbeing eliminated bue
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someplace. >> the chance to join cicada 331, wherever that is. >> fleant morplenty more on alj. the address, hello, i'm richard gizbert, you are ot "the listening post", and these are some of the media stories we are tracking. journalists reporting on syria, a multifaceted story with a russian angle. turkey - a columnist beaten up.