>> they took advantage of the fact that they had work permits and could go and carry out attacks inside israel. unfortunately the serious incident was in jaffa. unfortunately one american tourist was killed in that attack. we have heightened across jerusalem. this morning we saw a bus in one of the jerusalem neighborhoods where rereceived reports of fires shot in the area and after about an hour we tracked that vehicle which was found near damascus gate and there were two terrorists inside the vehicle armed with automatic weapons, quickly responded once again and both the terrorists were shot. this moment in time we're making sure that there were enough
police officers in different areas to respond and give an immediate reaction. when we can make arrests, we make arrests, but what we see that palestinians are threatening israelis with armed weapons and knives. there has to be a proportional response as there is when there should be those types of attacks. the police forces would respond in the same way. what is taking place at the moment is security assessments are being carried out as well as heightened security in different areas according to betsalem, the organization i'm sure you know of, they're accusing israeli forces of killing palestinian even when they don't pose a threat. do you give orders to shoot to
kill? >> absolute not. every incident and every terrorist attack is different. unfortunately what we're seeing is the incitement both on palestinian networks and social media which is literally people leaving homes in the morning. these are not attacks being coordinated why do you think there has been an increase of attacks? >> it definitely comes down to incitement. we're seeing that between an in and around the israeli arab social networks. that is something that has to be dealt with. it's not stopping and unfortunately a small percentage of the israeli arabs have been
involved in those attacks police are on the front lines protecting and responding to a terrorist attack that takes place thank you for speaking to us from west jerusalem. meanwhile the uv price president is meeting with netanyahu on his visit to israel. >> we have taken many steps in recent months to fight palestinian terrorism and we're taking even stronger measures now. i believe that to fight terror all civilised societies must stand together and while israel has many partners in this decisive battle, we have no better partner than the united states of america. confronting common enemies and
striving for a more secure, prosperous and peaceful future. >> you never need to doubt that the united states of america has israel's back and we know they have our back. it is not a one-way street. we're committed to ensure that they can protect itself from all threats in the necessary quantity to maintain that. israel is lives in a very, very tough neighborhood. a tough and changing neighborhood let's speak about this with the senior political analyst. biden meeting with netanyahu. it doesn't seem any incompatiblity with netanyahu and obama is affecting that relationship with israel and u.s.
a new billion dollar deal that is due to be negotiated there. >> it is a sort of memorandum of understanding. israel has some 30 billion dollars over the last 10 years and it is expected to take some 40 billion dollars. part of it as it were compensation for the deal. you would think the iranian deal is the service of israel. you're right. the israeli american relations remains strong in terms of the battle of relations. what happened over the last several years is that obama toppled the mindset. it allowed washington to pursue a deal with iran without getting the permission from israel as they would have expected it to reports coming through that the u.s. could be publishing some sort of outline for talks and agreement and that could happen through a u.n. security council resolution. what are you hearing about that and would the objective of that
were to happen, would be to revive direct negotiations, direct talks between the palestinians and israelis is that possible? >> this is the new yorke times article saying that there is a thinking in the administration that since they failed in the last eight years, to do anything about the so-called peace process is that they might pursue some sort of initiative that has been enshrined in the resolution that the next president of the u.s. would be able to pursue. the presidents in the past, carter, bush or clinton, especially clinton, they pursued something in the last year of office. i mean, it's actually a joke. i continually am amazed, mostly amused, of the fact we still speak of a peace process. israel has been occupanting palestinian for 49 years.
20-odd has been a peace process. from 67 to 1991 there was a reoccupation, but from 91 until today 25 years it was called peace process but israel continued to occupy palestinian but quadrupled its settlement. it was in military occupation and civilian occupation that continues but basically toroedoeked any chance of the state. the u.s. in washington continued to talk about peace process. there is no peace prosecutor says. there has been no talks for the last 16 years in any real matter about a two-stage solution when biden meets with the
president later on, when you look at palestinian reconciliation in itself, why does it keep failing? >> it is for the same reasons that the americans pressure continues. for the palestinian authority to survive and to be subsidised by the u.n. and be basically not adegreesed by israel it has to deliver on the security front. for the authority to deliver on the second time, cracking down on those who want to resist occupation. if the authority is in a bind, having one occupied people, we have now two authorities of two occupied people, one in the west bank and one in gaza. that is a reason why there is no kon sillation. there is palestinian leadership short sitedness that cannot get their national interest above their factional interest. having said all of that, they still remain the faction under occupation and this is the key
word. if you look at the entire new york times that we spoke about earlier about american initiative and support, not once is the word occupation mentioned. he talks about no other country would do anything than we do to protect our people, but no other country has occupied its neighbor for 49 years in that way. we remain under the mindset of occupation under the reality of occupation, but in the media for some reason we talk about a peace process, a peace process that does not exist in real life, only in the media thank you for joining us. much more to come on the al jazeera news hour, including parts of asia and the pacific fall into daytime total eclipse.
quarter finals details coming up in sport. first, japan have ordered the two nuclear reactions should be closed. the ruling comes just days of the fifth anniversary of the fukushima disaster. two nuclear reactors should be closed over safety concerns. crossing over to harry fawcett who is joining us for an update, first of all on why that ruling was made and how big a setback that is for the government in japa japan. >> the ruling came from a district court very close to where this nuclear power plant is. the residents within the 30
kilometer preparation of evacuation zone, so they weren't happy with the safety measures instigated, despite the measures across the state. the court ruled in their favor. it is unprecedented decision especially as they're early in the program of restarting nuclear power stations. only four reactors had been given the go ahead and had restarted. this acts for two of those. one of them recent started at the end of february had already had serious problems. a radiation leak, radio active water before it started, and they're not sure why. now the power have to be shut down, two to be shut down, which will take place at the end of the day on thursday.
the japanese government will say it will continue with the policy. the power company saying it will challenge this legal decision in court. as you say, it's all coming a fau days ahead of the anniversary of the tsunam i. many people here in north-eastern japan reflecting on that. most especially among those the 100,000 of evacuees who have been splintered around japan. we have been speaking to a couple of those people. >> reporter: this man guides me through the main street of his town past the shop where he used to get ice-cream after football practice to the chinese restaurant. it is a kilometer from the nuclear power plant. he makes monthly trips here documenting what has been happening here deep inside the exclusion zone. he finds small signs of hope
like the almost magical appearance of a new gate at a shrine in an area designated as radio active waste. >> people make that gate. gentleman his home lies entry, abandoned in moments five long years ago. he wants to keep a connection to it and his community. his delight is clear when he bumps into an old school friend. he hopes to share this feeling to make a film about this town to show that life hasn't been forever extinguished here. >> i will make the community again in the film and i am enjoy with other people. >> reporter: along the coast thousands of workers try to
destable the power plant. the problems continue to accumulate. hundreds of tonne of groundwater is contaminated every day. this disaster still goes on. amphetamines equities are felt far beyond. 50 kilometers away, parts of are still upped annex collusion zone. this man used to go to school here. now he uses his limited day time access to practice his art, his music influenced by disaster. >> translation: when i am performing, i don't think that in that state of mind my emotions, memories and the future of my home town. it all comes through as my music. >> reporter: he is worried about the effects of five years of fractured life on his community. he is part of a long tradition
of drumming, one he is trying to maintain and pass down to those younger than himment a bridge to keep generations connection edit. two young men doing what they can to hold on to an idea of home now the weather. there has been heavy rain in pakistan. how is it looking over the next few days? >> reporter: i think we can expect heavy rain in the next few days. there has been thunder and heavy showers across the region. looking satellite picture. across here stretching its way across iran into pakistan. that has been making its way further east. western pakistan seen 40 millimeters of wayne. there will be more heavy rain coming in. that has extended its way to the northern parts of india. seeing a scattering of showers
over the last day or so. i think the shous should ease as we go through the next few days. take a look at pakistan. most of the country seeing some very heavy and steady rain of the thursday into friday, it will make it's way further north, india seeing some wet. that will continue across pakistan. they can expect two or three wet days. it extending over here into qatar down to oman. we had 36 millimeters of rain in 24 hours. those thundery showers will extend east. warming up here in doha to 30 degrees >> still come to we're in nigeria. that's where businesses are recovering in one city after boko haram attacks.
reactors should be closed over safety concerns. it comes just days before the anniversary of the fukushima disaster. joe biden has met with netanyahu as part of a two day visit to israel. u.s. has been criticized for the efforts of not broking a settlement between the two parties a suspected car bomb explosion in somalia's capital has killed at least three police officers. the blast was next to a café next to a police officer. al-shabab is reported to have claimed responsibility. al jazeera's correspondent has details from mogadishu. >> around 7 a m here in mogadishu there was a car bomb in front of the city. we know that three police officers were killed and at least two civilians wounded. the explosion happened at the shop in front of the police station and it happened as
police officers on their way to the morning shift were trying to get this t-shirt. al-shabab claimed responsibility for the attack and said the target was the police officers. also about an hour before this explosion there was a small explosion to the district of the area, a small motorbike was left on the side of the road and it was detonated but nobody was injured. i have spoken to the mogadishu police chief who told me that they have a young man in custody in connection with the first explosions. he told me that the suspect is serious s seriously injured and is in hospital. what we also know is around 1am last night there was a raid on al-shabab base 50 kilometers south of mogadishu. it was conducted as we understand by foreign troops using two helicopters. there was a heavy extended fire between the foreign troops and al-shabab, but we understand at least one al-shabab fighter was injured.
what we also understand is prisoners are kept at this base, but we don't know if anybody was released from al-shabab custody. al-shabab are saying that it was foreign troops but they will not disclose any further information the u.n. says three million girls had their genitals mutilated last year in africa alone. female genital mutilation is illegal in senigal and those who participate faces five years in prison. the practice continues. >> reporter: like every our girl, this girl loves being with her mum. playing jump rope with her friends. and getting her braids done. what sets her apart from other young girls here is the decision that she took not to circumcise her. the practice known as female genital mutilation, f g.m., is
weighed spread. in this community of southern senigal it is considered an act of purification. >> translation: cutting a piece of flush to make her pure does not make sense to me. we have been shunned for saying no to the cut. >> reporter: f g.m. is illegal, but age-old traditions take precedent over the law. girls as young as two have it done. because she hasn't, some adults occurs her. saying that she is impure and dirt dirty. >> we don't really talk about it between us. >> reporter: charitiess organized village for ums, getting to speak out against the practice.
they explain these have nothing to do with islam. local artists say to denounce those saying the health consequences the procedure has. despite all these efforts, the practice continues. it takes place away from town deep in the countryside. >> reporter: we're on our way to meet a woman that continues to circumcise young girls. she has been doing it for the last 20 years. she knows it illegal but parents continue to bring their daughters to her to get the procedure done. she receives two bars of soap, 6 kilos of rise, a chicken and $3 in payment for each cut. >> translation: this is our job. this is the only way to support our families. >> reporter: it is the mothers
that have suffered from f g.m. yet challenge tradition who are bringing an end to this practice. so despite what others may say or think about her. she feels free protected and proud of her mother let's speak about this and bring in the executive director for the foundation for women's health and development. that's a leading agency in the u.k. fighting to end female genital mutilation. she is joining us from london. thanks for joining us. so as you heard in the report when these age-old traditions take precedence over the law in countries like senigal, how difficult is it to change people's perceptions. it must make your job much harder >> thank you very much. i think female gen tam mutilation really is an
entrenched social social practice with complex practices. we heard the iman talking about it. we see that a lot of religious leaders still believe that it is a requirement for muslims. so we want religious leaders to come out. yes, there has been a law there since 1999. it there has been a national anxious plan working to end f g.m., but the reality has been that there hasn't been much efforts to actually join up efforts. you find that in senegal in particular ngos are working in different areas but there's limited funding for local ngos in terms of how to work strategically and get the capacity to make that difference there's a proposal in the journal of medical ethics that is saying perhaps less invasive versions offer the procedure
should be tolerated. also this proposal suggesting banning it is a form of cull taurl prejudice. what do you make of that? do you agree? >> i think that's totally unacceptable considering the fact that f g.m. is widely accepted as a human rights obligation. we work in communities in africa who say that f g.m. is a human rights obligation. the fact that people continue to do it on the basis of tradition doesn't mean that the mm-hmm profession should actually come out to say a less invasive form is okay. abuse is abuse irrespective of what is done by a medical-- of whether it is done by medical profession or traditional excisors. we need to professionals that came out and say things should actually be prosecuted themselves. it's not acceptable. to actually continue to endorse a human rights violation, which is considered child abuse in
most european countries, but only in most countries in africa. we need to be have concerted efforts to join up and make sure f g.m. is ended in one gen railings. i'm sure that many generations are working towards bringing people together to make this unacceptable and to really raise voices of africans who want the practice to end thank you very much for speaking to us from london. ism you're very welcome major highways in nigeria's north-east have been closed for years following attacks by boko haram that caused harm to trades, businesses and livelihood. multinational forces have mgdz to clear the area and revise its economy. >> reporter: cashing in on the peace here. once an administrative headquarters of boko haram. at least for a month.
now dealers from car, chad and cameroon are crossing the border into the city. this was not possible last year. the occupation was bruf but violent. eventually he escaped before the army took back the city. >> translation: they came in the morning shooting when the market was busiest. they drove away more than 1700 cattle. some have not recovered from their losses of the surprisingly the market is busier now than before the attack. >> reporter: more than 2000 heads of cattle pass through here every week. in the main market the story is the same, traders picking up supplies for neighboring countries and beyond. >> reporter: more than a year after the attacks the market is bust meddling with activities.
business is growing and traders from neighboring countries are coming back. although much of the city has recovered, there are still reminders of the one-month occupation and outside of the city too. those who fled are back. this 80 yeah old refused to flee when some members of his family were killed and the rest left the town. >> translation: life was difficult then. at some point i was surviving on tea. it was a big struggle. now my family is back and i'm glad. >> reporter: the front line of boko haram is less than 50 kilometers here and many people will know it will take another attack to shut out the new-found confidence in the city indonesia has been the best place to see the latest total solar eclipse. the speck tang lar show was also
enjoyed by-- spectacular show also enjoyed by other countries. >> reporter: waiting for that rare moment when the moon is exactly betweenment sun and the earth. sp spectacular show brought people together from all over the world. for some it was their fifth total solar eclipse. most indonesias have never seen one before. >> i can see the total solar eclipse for the first time in my life. i can share my experience with may friends and family. i will make them envy. >> reporter: traditionally many here believe something bad will happen during a total solar eclipse. before the last big eclipse in 1983 the government appealed to everyone to stay indoors. 33 years later many came out to see how day turns into night for
two to three minutes. [ cheers ] >> reporter: slowly now night is turning into day again here. it seams to than a bit eerie right now. people are kind of quiet, like they're in awe of what they have witnessed here. i cannot express if but it looks like wow, yeah. >> reporter: this man is annie clips chaser. the spraem moment for-- extreme moment is for when the corona, the glolden glow draws a circle around the moon >> if just goes out and out and it is amazing. this is beautiful. it is gore jous. i have-- gorgeous. i have goose bump. >> reporter: the next one will be on august 21 next year when it is the u.s.'s turn to be
received in a raid at the hours of the french football federation. they say they allowed the raid on its paris base on tuesday. centimetre proceedings were opened against blatter last september over two million dollars payment made to platini. they have both been banned from football for six years. moving to the champion league. rinaldo have given the perfect response to his critics at the stand. he had the opening goal for his team as they progressed into the quarter finals. that is his 40th the season. he was booed again by his own fans during this match. their last game after publicly criticizing his team mates. there was a two nil win saw them going through four nil on
aggregate >> it's not like i'm going out to celebrate or anything. i'm happy with the work we've done because it is not easy to play a first and second leg like this against such a strong rival. we stood up and in the end we played the match we wanted. >> translation: wolfsburg into the eighth. they won one nil on the night and four two on aggregate. arsenal are still on course for a third straight english fa cup title. they beat their opponents in a replay final. it has the first two ending a 11 game goal drought. a four nil win to set up a stit with watt forward - watford. former world number one maria sharapova-- maria sharapova has
been described as reckless. she failed a drug test. she has found support from her biggest rival. >> reporter: a fullen star or so it seems. maria sharapova being the highest earning female ath let on the planet, but a day after she failed a drug test owe australian open, nooik, tag and porsche said they were cutting ties >> i think that is sensible because these stories have a habit of developing and unfolding over a long period of time and becoming rapidly worse. so lance armstrong is the classic example of that. it just can lead to months and months of negative headlines surrounding the athlete and all the brands that sponsor him >> i made a huge mistake and i let my fans down, i've let the
sport down. >> reporter: the drug in question in maldinuim. she had prescribed it for her for ten yeahs for the health issues. it aids oxygen uptake and enoverturesance. >> it was added to the list this year. it was on a monitoring program last year we look for patterns of miss use of the we got evidence last year that it was used to enhance performance by athletes. so it was added to the ban list. >> reporter: she has found support from her rival >> she is ready to take full responsibility as she said. that shows a lot of courage and heart. she has always shown kurnlgt and heart. this is no different. gentleman she will be provisionally suspended on march 12, a decision on her final
penalty rests with the international tennis federation. >> we're all used to her being a fighter on court and that is the way she is in her personal life. so i think that you will find that she will fight on after whatever decision is handed down. a costly mistake whichever way you look at it. >> reporter: in the nba the trail blazers beat the wizards. they remain two spots out of play off picture in the east. atlanta took on utah. they came out firing in the second hatch. three pointers were on game high to 24 points to help atlanta to win for the third successive victory. afghanistan's cricket krers have
made a winning start in india. this is the tournament preliminary phase with the side aiming to qualify for the main drew. the top teams interpd the competition. afghanist afghanistan's team hitting a 61. 156 for five to win by 14 runs. afghanistan's women's football team have a new kit that will allow players to compete while following their faith. many muslims choose to cover their bodies and head. an hijab covers their head and it comes in legs. the ban was lifted on head covers in 20014
that's all the sport now thank you very much. the pioneering producer known as the fifth beetle has died. george martin helped discover the tab four then shab-- fab four. paul mccartney is among many saying he was like a second father for him. >> reporter: george martin conducting a resights of yesterday, one of the most famous of the beetle's songs. martin's credit with discovering four young lads from liverpool who became the most widely listened to and best-loved group in history.
he became known as the fifth beetle helping to develop of the sound production in the studio and crafted songs that changed music an popular music forever. he signed the beetles in 1962 after the band had been turned down by labels. he produced almost every recording. he was taken by the humour of the fob four when they first met. after inviting them to abbeey riyadh studios, he ised them whether they didn't like. "i don't like your toy for a start", george harrison famously replied. martin described his feelings after a concert in 2002. >> i played two pieces, but the warmth from the people touched
my heart. it was overwhelming. >> reporter: he was born in north london and served in the royal navy during the second world war, was married twice and was father to four children. tributes have flooded in. beetles drummer ringo tweeted thank you for all the love. george martin was a giant of music working with the fab four to create the world's most enduring pop music. he was the most successful music producer in history. he was honoured by queen e-elizabeth and became sir george 20 years ago. today the music world is mourning the loss of a master music producer that's it for the news hour
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