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a rare murder charge following an arson attack that killed three in the occupied west bank. this is al jazeera, live from doha, i'm adrian fin garrig. also ahead - a starving city. a place where people do not have enough to eat. outrage at saudi arabia's execution of a dissident. iran warns of repercussions a fifth person goes missing from a hong kong publishing house that specialises in books banned in mainland china
israeli prosecutors charged two jewish citizens in connection with an arson attacks in the west bank. one is an adult, the other is a minor, charged with being an minor, charged with being an accessory to murder. the july attack left three members of a palestinian family dead, including an 18-month-old boy. his parents were killed. the only survivor was a 4-year-old boy. let's go to charles stratford, in west jerusalem. . >> we spoke to members of the victim's families that are thankful that charges are made against the alleged attackers. still a lot of skepticism here among the palestinians as to whether the trial will be transparent. human rights watch interest put out a report saying 1,200 palestinian children have been
injured by the israeli army, yet 2.4% of alds acts of violence committed by the army led to indictment of israelis. it's a rare gays, the government treated it sensitively. from day one, there has been a ban media to report the situation. we hear that it's been partially lifted. members of the israeli government called this act an act of jewish terrorism, and so do the palestinians, they have seen the attack as contributing to the violence that we have seen in recent months. tit for tat attacks. 144 palestinians killed, more than 20 israelis killed as well. certainly the charge levied against the israeli men coming at a particularly sensitive time. a lot of skepticism as to whether the trial will be 100%
transparent. human rights groups says there's a culture of impunity, there has been a surge of violence and attacks doubled in the last 19 years, a major study by a major study found 92% of cases end without charge, and the latest israeli army figures reveal 96% of military investigations end without action. the director of research at the israeli rights group says that the attack in duma should have been prevented. we see instead indicting or pros duetting them, they issue a restraining orders forgetting themming entering the west bang or limiting them to their settlement or houses. it's not a criminal process,
there's nothing to deter them from doing the act over and over again. and the confidence is increasing. duma is a much more severe case than others. than those earlier we had seen. we feel it could have been prevented. we documented 19 cases of areasion in the west bank. no criminal charges. they have not deteriorated from doing the same things, we feel if the police would have done its job and investigated into the cases, these kind of incidents can be prevented. their most common reason for closure of the cases is that they cannot find who did the act. offender unknown and the other is lack of evidence. when we look into the investigation files, and are trying to figure out what the
police have and haven't done, we see that many simply and basic investigations are not done. or are being done very bad way or manner syria's opposition is trying to agree on who should be part of direct talks with the bashar al-assad government in 2 weeks' itme. the u.s. envoy is expected to bring together opposition leaders in riyadh. the opposition wants a democratic syria, keeping state united nations in tact. the president will be allowed to participate in the negotiations, but must leave power after a but must leave power after a 6-week negotiation period, and preconditions must be met to stop government attacks, allow aid into opposition areas and facilitate the return of millions of refugees. earlier we spoke to a member f the syrian coalition, joining us from abu dhabi, via skype. and explained the next position
in the process. >> the higher committee of the opposition in riyadh, they agreed according to the political document issued on the prince nal of negotiation, the political settlement of communique, leading to political transition in syria. at the same time they very asked. according to their latest statement for a confidence building measures to be implemented before negotiations start. and the most important ones are, first of all, to stop bombing civilians, which is happening every day, by both russian war planes, and regime war planes, and, of course, the lifting of starvation siege, which is taking now a very, very - causing a very big humanitarian catastrophe in the west of
damascus. the war in syria is causing small towns to run outs of food and medicine. a recent prisoner swap was supposed to end a siege. the aid that the affected towns were expecting has not arrived. >> reporter: the people here were promised help. it has not come. shops are empty. or closed. on the streets dejection and despair. >> reporter: we only have water. how come there isn't any food. in the end we were eating starch. everything has gone humanitarian aid was parts of a prisoner swap deal. dozens of sunni rebel fighters and their families were transported out of the town. they were given safe passage outs of small towns in syria. this town was the focus of intense fighting. but the rebels lost control of
most of the town to the syrian army which besieged it for months, many believed pro-government forces are blocking supplies. >> what is on the streets comes from children playing or people salvaging what twhe can from the -- they can from the remnants of the battles. medical staff struggle to help the sick as the medical bills rise. >> we have dealt with 150 cases of unconsciousness and two deaths. people were unconscious because of malnutrition. they have not been getting food for days. >> after months of depravation, residents hoped the deal would get them the hep they need. many wonder if it will arrive attacks by suicide bombers on an iraqi military base north of baghdad killed 13 members of
security forces. 22 others were injured on the attack, on camp spiker, a former u.s. base. two exploded bombs at the base of the camp. four others after entering the base, according to sources the iraqi army says that its surrounding packets of fighters that remain in the city of ramadi, claiming control of parts of the city on monday. fighting continued. i.s.i.l. took to the city in may. it has been forced back in the past few months. only 250 i.s.i.l. fighters remain. our correspondent is in baghdad with the latest. >> today we have a big assault made by i.s.i.l. against one of the most important cases or side in iraq, which is the spiker military base. the base in tikrit, the capital
of the province and retaken a year ago, for almost a year i.s.i.l. fighters could not make an sat assault on this area. it is subjected to a heavy security measure, it seems that they were not enough to prevent i.s.i.l. fighters to infiltrate inside the base, according to security forces from tikrit. six suicide bombers infiltrated in the base. four were killed when there was a close fire between iraqi. two of them blew up themselves inside the base. i.s.i.l. in a statement claimed responsibility on this attack, and said suicide vests - they blew themselves up inside the base. according to security sources,
13 killed forces, and more than 10 injured. it is not final. it could be increased, especially some of those that were injured were seriously injured. >> 40 people have been arrested after demonstrators set fire to the saudi embassy. protesters were angry over the execution of shia cleric and others convicted of terrorism offenses. iran's leader joined the condemnation, warning of difficult sign vengeance. we have this report. >> reporter: reaction was swifts. protesters in iran's capital tehran, stormed the saudi embassy following the execution of nimr al-nimr, a prominent shi'a cleric, a central figure during the protests in saudi arabia, intensifying in 2011. he was one of 47 executed,
in saudi arabia, convicted of plotting and carrying out plotting and carrying out terrorist attacks targetting civilians and security forces. among them was a leading al qaeda preacher. human rights watch criticized the executions. saudi arabia said the men received a fair trial. >> translation: the judiciary is active, and we deal with the cases on merit. there's no difference between what a person does, regardless what a person does, regardless of his ethnic origin or affiliation, or what he believes. we deal with facts and criminal intent. >> reporter: last year a special court in riyadh sentenced them to death for disobedience and bearing arms.
he didn't deny the charges. saudi arabia vowed to stamp out terrorism after 15 were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in the sworn city in august. many of the others, including an al qaeda preacher, had been linked to attacks in the kingdom between 2003 and 2006 said to be carried out by al qaeda. . >> there's no difference between any form of terror, as lodge as it is threatening cities and economies, and will not be taken care of, whether it's a shia or a sunni source of terror. >> in october iran warned saudi arabia of dire consequences if nimr was killed. that was repeated when news of his death was released. . >> the iranian government leaders say saudi arabia will pay a high price. >> iran will try to brutalize this, by igniting the soft spots in the area. they have done it in the past and it would be surprising if they do it again. >> reporter: following the latest excuses, more on the way. at least 2,200 similar cases are to be
an 18 month old boy died after the attack suicide bombers attacked a military base north of baghdad killing 13. the iraqi army which said it re took ramadi is clearing pockets of resistance 40 people have been arrested after demonstrators set fire to the saudi area. a human chain has been formed to highlight the suffering in a besieged city in yemen. houthi fighters are fighting saudi-led forces for control of toez. citizens appeal to the united nations to end the siege. >> saudi-led coalition spokesman spoke to us a short time ago. he said that the u.n. report on the crisis in yemen was contradictory and that the
organization did not distribute aid on the ground in tiaz. >> the humanitarian area give the money, and they sent the shipment to the airports. it was not getting in the ground. so with this food and medicine, and to use it is, to humiliate the people. where the united nations is, they must prevent the people a gunfight resumed at an indian air force base. two gunmen are in the base at pan tank ot which came under attack on saturday. seven indian soldiers died in a 15 hour long battle a book publisher in hong kong mysteriously disappeared. he's the fifth executive to go
missing, all from the same company specialising in political books banned in mainland china protesters out on the streets demanding to know the fate of publisher lebo. he is the fifth person from the same book publishing company to go missing in recent months. last seen in hong kong, his disappearance is the most troubling. the most scary thing is that there's no news and no proof on what happened to those. even the central and the government refuse to responds on the whereabouts of the citizens. the hong kong government is investigating. local media reports that ley phoned his wife from across the border on the night he disappeared. after being taken there against his will.
he told his wife not to make a sceeg. she is quoted as saying that he left behind his paperwork, that he would have need to bet across the boarder. hong kong is home to a flourishing business about the books about the ruling elite. hong kong's special status agreed that it guaranteed a free media. protesters again took to the streets over what they saw as an attack on freedom. it's part of the gradual protest by the government to grind down the autonomy. >> chinese authority believe that stability of the party regime is more important containment of information, is
more important and more leaders believe that they are less and less important. for the organization effort. at the book store. no signs of life. but for now, they are no longer on sale. messages of support. this one wishing the missing start. >> in mexico, three days of mourning have been declared after a city mayor was shot dead after starting her job. detectives are investigating the murder. 100km south of mexico stay in cuernaraca. >> reporter: gisela mota was sworn in as mahar of texism coe city. and dead on saturday. shot and killed of her home.
detectives suspect nine were involved in her murder, two killed at the scene. police officers and soldiers chase and detained four others. >> we demand a full investigation by the state government to the final consequences. there are four people arrested who will have to confess who was the mastermind to order the crime. the state government suggested drug cartels, or crime gangs are to blame. in a speech, they promised to tackle crime head on. >> we firmly believe there were interests threatened by the opening speech. we don't have information about death threats or discard a line of investigation. >> violent crime in the region is widespread. 10km from where the mayor is murdered is cuernaraca, the most violent city based on extortion
and other event a massive operation was launched by states and agents to provide security. politics is becoming dangerous in mexico. four politicians, including two mayoral candidates were killed before elections. the murder 24 hours in the blow has been seen for tackling violent crime. in el salvador the new year began, it's a murder capital of the world. 29 were murdered within hours, including gang members killed when they shot at police. the murder rate surged 70 trz. %. there was more than 6,000
murders, 18 every day the united nations started the year with a set of sustainable development goals. world leaders met in new york last september to approve 17 targets on tackling poverty, hunger and climate change and other problems. the goals replaced the millennium goals, expiring in 2015. governments will use the obje objectsives. one of the goals is to end deforestation by the year 2020 nature in all its beauty. a century ago 80% of sri lanka was covered by forests. today it's less than 30%. even part of the country's oldest and largest nature reserve suffered encroachment as the population expands. over 1,000 hectares of forest joining the reserve has been
cleared for housing in recent years, provoking a huge outcry from environmentalists. these are the pictures filmed by them, showing the extent of the deforestation the lack in the population is a problem. they don't understand that these are the reserves and must be protected. it's the main reasons the areas come under threat. >> the outcry prompting the office to halt further land cleared for housing in the area. >> as the population grows and progresses, forests like this and the animals in them face increasing threat. environments they say must be protected to ensure long term survival. environmentalists say land that has been deforested should be used for development. rather that clearing forest. failure to change course would be disastrous, not the least for wildlife. some of these are in the
critically endangered category. we may lose some of these species. >> the sri lankan leopard are among the animals understand threat. >> environmentalists say the new government in colombo appears to respond to their concerns. >> a presidential task force is coordinating a 3-year protection plan, aiming to reverse some of the damage and expand the country's forest cover. >> we are working together to ensure and by the end of three years, we have an edition of 5-6,000 hectares. >> the challenge is to strike the right balance between, on the one hand, the need to free up lands nor development, and on the other, the need to protect the environment. especially for wildlife species already on the verge of extinction as you are aware.
innovative technology appeared on the horizon. as part of a series to look ahead tarek bazly explores gadgets shaping 2016. >> reporter: the market for unmanned remote operated aircrafts better known as drones has grown fast in recent years. it's estimated to be worth over $1.4 billion, and each new generation is getting smarter than before. new models of drones are navigating by themselves and are programmed to film. >> you wear a wristband and the camera follows you around for 20 minutes. you can ski down the slope or drive a race car or a motorcycle. there's a lot of interesting things we'll see in the coming year. >> 2016 looks to be the year of virtual reality. one entertainment center to open
in the us, combines the virtual and real in a new way. visitors explore a game space, but the experience is enhanced by 360 degree video and sound, physical heat and water sprays. from the virtual to the real, dubai's civil defense forces are set to take delivery of 20 jet packs. they are intended to replace helicopters in an emergency situation. they could be used in the oil and gas industry, even by farmers. the city is fast becoming smarter. 1.6 billion senses are installed in the cities to attract the activities of residents. more than 5.5 million more will be connected each day around the world during 2016. >> the problem is there's a strong focus on using people data without the permission or the awareness of the user. what we find is corporations see the city as a phase where they
get it all and it's supposed to be the oil of the 23rd century, to repackage and sell it for whatever reason you never know of. >> technology that could disrupt public transport will be tested this year. transportation promises to transportation promises to propel passenger pods through tubes. they'll undergo testing on a track near las vegas. it's unproven but could in time it's unproven but could in time change the way we travel. it's been promised before, but 2016 is expected to be the year biometrics security takes off. more and more devices and services are swapping passwords for digital readings of future -- features such as face shape, fingerprint. the iris of your eye, heart beat or brain wave patterns. >> using fingerprint technologies, owners can unlock their gadgets.
>> they can be used to lock things like handgun and will protect private data as our world is more easily connected. wow, if you enjoyed that, there's more video and the latest news and analysis on the website on aljazeera.com. wildlife... as second only in scale to the illegal drug trade... so vast and lucrative is this black market underworld.... that authorities say its driving more species than ever into extinction.