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secret deal to divide the middle east between them now we can dora. but what were the last thing effects of this agreement there is a regional set to sites because it's at those borders were drawn without consulting the people and after that with the. psych speak lines in the sand at this time on al-jazeera. two palestinians found dead after israeli shelling that followed an explosion along the gaza border that injured four of its soldiers. i'm jane dutton this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up it's of the so
until we hear the facts everything else is just. russia dismisses us indictments accusing it of interfering with america's twenty sixteen presidential election plus . every politician who is taking donations from the n.r.a. shame on you. students from the florida school where seventeen people with children lash out at the u.s. congress for the lack of gun control legislation also. somali refugees once held captive in libya kissed the ground as they finally arrived back home. two palestinians have been found dead off the shelling by israeli forces on gaza that followed an explosion that injured four israeli soldiers along the border israeli jets launched a series of air strikes on
a number of sites in the southern gaza strip its military blames hamas for saturday's explosion several palestinians were injured in the israeli raids today's incident on the girls' the street border was severe we were responding appropriately i said my wishes for a quick recovery to the wounded. it's going to hairy forces in west jerusalem what is the situation. well as you say those the most recent development is the discovery of those two bodies what the medical sources in gaza the minimal of the health ministry in gaza is saying is that they were two seventeen year olds who were discovered east of rafa down in the south of the gaza strip near the egyptian border also presumably close to the israeli border if it was east of the town of rougher the medical sources yesterday night were saying that the israeli tank had attacked a gathering of people in that area israeli media reports suggesting that four
people had actually tried to breach the border fence and were fired on by tank fire two people reported injured in that this would account for the other two if there were two bodies discovered two seventeen year olds as you say this latest round of back and forth across the border started with the explosion on the border involving four israeli troops two of those seriously injured two of them moderately injured there are reports that they were investigating a flag which had been hung on the border fence or close to the border fence and as they approached it the device went off after that there were those there's already response in terms of tank fire also air strikes there was a rocket which came out of gaza striking a civilian house with no injuries inside israel and this morning the israeli military has come out with a new statement saying rather than six targets that it attacked hamas targets it
says it's now saying that the total number was eighteen that included a tunnel which it said was being dug towards israeli territory military compounds what it said was some sort of met weapons manufacturing site so this is a pretty major incident throughout gaza it's potentially the most serious such escalation since the twenty fourteen war but for now things remain quiet since the last of these strikes last night harry for said thank you for that. mr t. is the secretary general of the palestinian national initiative and a former palestinian information minister he joins us now from ramallah in the occupied west bank always good to see you talk us through what's been going on what do you make of what has happened and how dangerous a situation is this now. well you have to remember that the gaza strip was two million people less than three
hundred sixty square kilometers have been the israeli siege for twelve years and the gaza strip is suffering now from the words to humanitarian crisis. ninety four percent of the water is polluted or telling you to sewage is running into the sea without being treated. people level of poverty is affecting more than sixty percent of the population and more than eighty percent of young people who are educated are unemployed it's a horrible situation and in addition to that we have this is collusion of course it's not clear. how that bomb that exploded with israeli soldiers came about but it is clear that israel has used artillery has used strikes and has used. fire which is frequently in accurate and that the result of course in the death of two palestinians and injured you have two others this could escalate and we know that
for many months many israeli officials including the minister of defense have been threatening to launch a huge attack on gaza some of those companies which are going to hear that we should expect that our national put a show on israel because they say what you're saying the situation in gaza the statement about jerusalem being the capital for israel i mean is this sort of thing inevitable is this sort of thing something that we're going to expect to see until there is a resolution whatever that resolution might be what could it be. well the only resolution is to end occupation the only resolution is to end the system of apartheid and allow palestinians to finally be free let me remind you that during the last three months since mr trump declared his her open position about jerusalem we had peaceful demonstrations taking place in the west bank and gaza but
these peaceful demonstrations were met with severe israeli violence no less than twelve people have been killed in gaza by israeli soldiers who were shooting at them while they were peacefully demonstrating the same happened in the west bank we lost also more than twenty people so far with the israeli military gunfire and more than five thousand people have been injured dude in peaceful demonstrations so israel is attacking peaceful demonstrations the world does not do anything they do not pressure israel to stop using this terrible violence and then it is skillets and my word is that unless there is immediate international pressure to on israel to stop the use of violence and to end siege on gaza we could see another horrible attack on gaza another horrible war that could take the lives of thousands of people including hundreds of good ok netanyahu benjamin netanyahu is expected to speak at the munich conference what are you expecting from him.
nothing nothing good actually i mean this man is now threatened to be removed from office because of his corruption deals and he's trying to escape the situation on all fronts in the north and the south too to save themselves but he has been most of the time lying about the situation has been misleading the people and unfortunately had a terrible effect on president and his administration leading them to completely adopting the israeli point of view which is not leave because solution but rather to enhance mint of this terrible situation and what we need is a completely different approach what we need is a completely different israeli government none of this radical extreme government which is expanding settlements in the hands into the system of apartheid consolidating occupation and trying to kill any potential for peace at any time because of a thank you russia has dismissed us allegations that thirteen of its nationals
ran a secret operation to sway the twenty sixteen presidential election in donald trump's favor but the russian foreign ministry is denial was immediately challenge by a top u.s. official at the munich security conference rosen jordan hasn't. the munich security conference often focuses on weapons of mass destruction regional war and the threat from rogue nations and groups but at this year's meeting the conflict is between russia and the us which is now and died thirteen russian citizens for allegedly interfering in the two thousand and sixteen presidential race the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov called the indictments irrelevant. so until we hear the facts everything else is just blather the indictment says otherwise the defendants allegedly were promoting donald trump's candidacy and undermining that of his democratic rival hillary clinton. one example an anti trump
protest march in new york shortly after his election allegedly organized by the defendants and not by ordinary americans the allegation is that the russians were using the anti trump protest to cover their tracks in supporting him the special counsel robert muller has indicted thirteen russian citizens and three companies for allegedly interfering in the two thousand and sixteen elections according to the unsealed indictment the accused allegedly conspired from two thousand and fourteen until now to interfere with the u.s. political and electoral processes including the two thousand and sixteen election the special counsel alleges that the group posed as americans and controlled social media accounts focusing on divisive social and political issues one important point the indictment does not allege that anyone in the donald trump campaign colluded actively with the russians the u.s. national security advisor h r mcmaster told conference delegates the rumors of
russian interference are now fact the united states will expose and act against those who use cyberspace social media and other means to advance campaigns of the. formation subversion and espionage the former russian ambassador to the united states long accused of using his post to interfere in u.s. affairs told delegates the indictments are nothing more than fear mongering where they have a big asians and won't at the against. a simply sentence is that the being useful believe reasons inside the united states meanwhile no comment from president donald trump who is spending the weekend at his florida state roslyn jordan al-jazeera washington the u.s. and russia with a spot openly at the security conference about issues ranging from nato to syria and nuclear weapons david chaytor reports from russia's foreign minister sergei
lavrov took center stage at the munich security conference to accuse nato of a military buildup in eastern europe describing international relations as going through turmoil he reached out to the european union were to disappear i see miss williams i see them korea we want to have a predictable and strong e.u. which will be responsible on the floor and soon but in remarks clearly aimed at the united states he attacked washington's policies on syria and iran that we cannot approach these issues from an even more dangerous standpoint and i mean the middle east conflict and try to resolve it through heightening the tensions between sunni and shia it's highly dangerous the president trumps national security adviser was quick to hit back at russia's role in syria public accounts and photos clearly show that assad's chemical weapons use is continuing it is time for all
nations to hold the syrian regime and its sponsors they count up all for their actions and support the efforts of the organization for the prohibition. of chemical weapons but mostest said syria and north korea were not the only rogue states he said iran was building its hizbollah militia into a large proxy army and what iran is actually doing is applying the hezbollah model to the greater middle east in which they they want weak governments in power they want the arab world to be perpetually weak and if we governments in power that are dependent on iran for support kept at bay by thousands of police demonstrators gathered in the pulling snow around the conference center they come every year to oppose nato and call for disarmament. but this year the demonstration has been different it's been mobbed by a large contingent of kurdish demonstrators protesting against the turkish
incursion against the kurdish enclave in northern syria and the two conflicts the turkish claims of making war in africa there are lots of kids and if they are dying it's forbidden the british prime minister to reserve may began the day at the conference with a keynote speech calling for a special relationship with the european union on security to bragg's it so as we leave the e.u. and fortune new paltz russells in the world the u.k. is just as committed to your security in the future as we have been in the past the sentiment and content of a speech was well received by delegates but everyone is now waiting to see if an equally special relationship can be developed on economic ties posts breaks it and just exactly what her vision really is david chase the al-jazeera eunuch. thirty five refugees are heading for the u.s.
after leaving an australian run prison camp on the pacific island nation of nowruz it's part of a controversial resettlement deal reached between australia's government and the obama administration the men are mostly afghan and pakistani already anger prompting rights groups to ask questions about whether somali any iranian refugees are being excluded in our prison camp is part of a straight as hard line policy on blocking refugees from entering by boat it's led on al-jazeera condemned to a life of poverty the push to lift the minimum wage in mexico. to crack a year for some how china is trying to clear the air. hello and welcome back and i'll take
a look at weather conditions across europe first of all and as we head through sunday we should see some heavy snowfall across the outer grandcolas dying away as it heads further towards the east some rain across northern parts of italy flow coming in from north of to temperature is around freezing there across parts of poland through into ukraine of seeing moscow staying subzero further towards the west where the conditions not looking too bad rowsley quiet highs of ten there in london heading into monday we've got more rain around the bay of biscay into western parts of france our beer in potential looking to about there fourteen in madrid still some rain around parts of italy through the adriatic into the balkans and temperatures still subzero across those eastern areas on the other side of the mediterranean we're going to see a general improvement in conditions i think across more eastern areas the strong winds gradually dying away further towards the west as low pressure in the mediterranean so coastal parts or tyria and tunis it will see the risk of showers during the course of sunday monday it may become a little bit dry. and brighter slides it down into central parts of africa some
heavy showers likely for the bomb but for the north and west germany not looking too bad the should be still a fair amount of sunshine or the risk of showers is generally increasing but i think our current governor should be generally dry with heis here thirty one. it was always so with you how famous he was going to make your guts how he presented hello my name without manchester city's northwest representatives kind of . teacher who. should you were a member of the under special meeting about and he said you know. after the new year immediately this is a column. on the mainland city al-jazeera investigation. of silence this time.
and again you're watching al-jazeera mind of our top stories two palestinians have been found dead after shelling by israeli forces on gaza it followed an explosion that injured four israeli soldier soldiers along the border russia has dismissed u.s. allegations that thirteen of its nationals ran. a secret operation to sway the twenty sixteen presidential election in donald trump's favorite u.s. national security adviser mcmaster says the evidence of espionage is undeniable. that he five refugees are heading for the u.s. after leaving an australian run prison camp on the pacific island nation of nowruz it's on a controversial resettlement deal between australia's government and the obama administration rights groups are questioning where the somali and iranian refugees
are being excluded. the u.s. presence is blaming the f.b.i. for the gun attack at a florida school seventeen people died on social media donald trump says very sad that the f.b.i. missed all of the many signals sent out by the florida school shooter this is not acceptable they are spending too much time trying to probe russian collusion with the trump campaign there's no collusion then trump adds get back to the basics and make us all proud. chomps comments came after was revealed the f.b.i. received a tip last month that the suspect had a quote desire to kill and access to guns the agency admitted on friday that agents failed to investigate if b. i directed christopher ray is under pressure to resign students from the school targeted in wednesday's shootings have rallied for tighter gun controls the man charged with the murders is a former student at the high school police say nicholas cruz brought his automatic weapon legally a survivor of the shooting had this message for u.s.
politicians. if you do anything to prevent this from coming from continuing to occur that i know of that they are right now down and really why do you say every politician who is taking donations from the n.r.a. shame on you. but an hour's drive away in miami people attending a gun show said file could not be blamed for what happened at the school the company in charge of the event expressed sympathy over the shooting spree displaying posters saying they meant no disrespect or insensitivity. these events that we have a form of gun shows are scheduled for years in advance and these venues are are you know reserved for the gun show in years in advance this is really my opinion not necessarily a gun problem but more a mental health problem jeff stein the national security correspondent for newsweek
magazine says the focus on possible f.b.i. errors isn't helpful. i think that the attention to what the f.b.i. did or didn't do is really misplaced here the local police were very familiar with mr cruz and many answered many calls and complaints to where he was living the f.b.i. investigates federal crimes was mr cruz committing a federal crime or plotting to create a federal crime no he was not so although the f.b.i. screwed up big time absolutely i think that focusing on ed and especially the partisan attacks on f.b.i. director ray are really misplaced he's not going to resign over this these attacks are designed to undermine further undermine the f.b.i. which is a lead investigating agency connection connections between the trump administration and russian interference in the two thousand and sixteen elections and that's where these complaints are coming from they're all coming from republicans who want to further undermine the authority of the f.b.i.
that's what this is all about the f.b.i. does not have a jurisdiction in the school shootings that's a local police matter furthermore it seems to me the question should be raised about why teenagers are able to buy assault weapons or anyone able to buy an assault weapon. eleven somali refugees held in militia controlled areas of libya for years have returned home they were evacuated by the somali government and the un refugee agency the refugees of told of the abuse they experience in the camps libya is a major transit point for migrants from africa and the middle east too are trying to get to europe. there are more young somalis being held now in libya some of my friends died there because of torture including a woman called bashara torture in libya is a form of greeting in the morning you were woken up by being hit with a stick and at night you were hit with sticks and to fall asleep the killer of a six year old girls received four death sentences from
a court in pakistan the rape and murder triggered protests across the country with claims of government inaction and police incompetence in just tired reports. captured on security cameras walking hand in hand with the man who would kill her these are the last known moments of little zaineb and sari's life her body would later be found on a rubbish dump in cars sure the town where she lived with her family near the eastern city of lahore investigators say she was raped and strangled twenty four year old in run ali was convicted of her kidnap rape and murder and antiterrorism court handed him four separate death sentences that are biased on the law crimes that are considered to have spread terror in society can be charged as acts of terrorism the opportunity that this case is or better child protection or a more honest and a sort of. debate and reflection within society about stature and
easy it is more like. to prey on young all of those opportunities. if they want to and. will essentially close the chapter on this instance but not close the chapter on. an abuse of children and i think that's a missed opportunity has been won yet there in january thousands of people across pakistan protested to demand justice for zaineb her family said police took no action during the five days from when she was reported missing and her body was found there were demonstrations at police stations and politicians homes were set on fire the authorities were accused of indifference and incompetent design absurd or also brought to light eleven other similar cases in the consumer area in two years prosecutors say ali has confessed to eight of the killings including saying the fact that this it happened levon times if you sleep and. it was eleven bodies
of young children did not stir the auctions of already use this to. and only only because your reaction across was just said. ali has fifteen days to appeal the verdict is in its parents are demanding his execution be carried out in public at the same rubbish dump their daughter's body was found in theo's diab al-jazeera. funerals have been held for the thirteen people killed when a military helicopter crash landed in southern mexico the helicopter had been surveying damage from friday's seven point two magnitude quake when it flipped during an emergency landing crashing into a van the one governor who was on board but not injured offered his condolences to victims' families pressure is growing on mexico's government to raise the minimum
wage advocates of told latin america's human rights watchdog that the current rate condemns millions to life of poverty john heilemann reports from mexico city. leon has always tried to work with a smile on her face but like many mexicans she lives almost on the breadline the job buying and selling clothes in the local market often doesn't pay enough to feed her family. a meal here costs just under three dollars and i just eat half of it and save the other part for the next day to save on costs. do official start show that four out of ten minutes can see don't earn enough even to buy basic food stuffs last year's record inflation combined with the country's long stagnant salaries have left many families unable to cope with the unexpected i learned in a burrito my goodness forbid in from getting sick because it costs money i have to have a special diet for my diabetes which costs even more. bits conspiring power began
to nosedive move a decade ago and has never recovered the rates can government posted this month that the economy's enjoyed five years of constant growth but that doesn't seem to have filtered down independent statistics show that the ten richest mexicans have the same amount of money as the sixty million poorest. the country's on course to have the second lowest minimum wage in latin america and joe says that less than five dollars a day it's so low. it's unconstitutional it's urging the intermarriage conclude of human rights to rule in favor of an increase but it stands head of research says that the roots of the problem also have to be addressed why wait is so low. the government. has been for months. wages in order to continue to
attract foreign investment we need to stop competing with order markets by offering wages we need to change that mindset in order to. cascade. the fruits of globalization. that's a steep challenge for a country which has struggled to balance creating jobs with ensuring they pay enough for people to enjoy a decent life for. john hoeven how does it or mexico city. celebrations for chinese new year have been muted in a growing number of cities after a ban on fireworks was expanded and it's affecting a tradition that's lasted if hours and years as charlotte bellus reports. an assembly line of fireworks and leave your young province each red roll of gunpowder is distant to mark the start of a new year in the chinese calendar lou young is the fireworks couple of the world it all started some fourteen hundred years ago during the ten dynasty. but three
since to employers with the decision by the chinese government to ban fireworks because of pollution. fireworks are a cherished tradition cheering the chinese new year but they push hundreds of cities above the recommended equality levels this was small in beijing a year ago it's scenes like this that have pushed the government to ban fireworks and four hundred forty four cities that's now being expanded to include beijing tianjin and provincial capitals who farai and changsha violators will face fines of up to fifteen thousand dollars. and you. this shouldn't be a ban on fireworks because first of all pollution isn't caused by fireworks sitting off fireworks has been a tradition for more than one thousand years so i don't quite understand why these a ban with china's fireworks industry employs three million people and has sales of
more than fourteen billion dollars the new regulations of her profits and lower demand has shrunk the industry. leo young's firecrackers and fireworks management pure says in two years the number of firework companies have haftorah around five hundred high. if you look around the market you can only see a few shops remain open we don't see many customers anymore. that's because many have swaps to legal options in cities like beijing is substituting gunpowder with electricity. electronic by crackers can substitute regular firecrackers because they are bright and colorful chinee says all fireworks for the noise it's believed to scare away bad spirits and bring a more successful new year manufacturers and retailers are looking for an early start challenge bellus al-jazeera.
the top stories on al-jazeera two palestinians have been found dead after shelling by israeli forces on gaza followed an explosion that injured four israeli soldiers along the border a force that has the latest from west jerusalem. the most recent development is the discovery of those two bodies what the medical sources in gaza the health ministry in gaza is saying is that they were two seventeen year olds who discovered east of russia down in the south of the gaza strip near the gyptian border also presumably close to the israeli border if it was east of the town of rafa the medical sources yesterday the night was saying that the israeli tank had attacked a gathering of people in that area russia has dismissed u.s. allegations that thirteen of its nationals ran a secret operation to sway the twenty sixteen presidential election in donald trump's favor a u.s.
national security adviser a chart mcmaster says the evidence of espionage is quote undeniable. thirty five refugees are heading for the u.s. after leaving an australian run prison camp on the pacific island nation of naru it's under a controversial resettlement deal between australia's government and the obama administration u.s. president is blaming the f.b.i. for the gun attack at a florida school where seventeen people were killed a donald trump has tweeted very sad that the f.b.i. missed all of the many signals sent out by the florida school shooter this is not acceptable meanwhile students from the school targeted in wednesday's shootings have rallied for tighter gun controls nicholas cruz who's charged with the murders bought his automatic weapon legally the agency admitted on friday that agents failed to investigate a tip off that the suspect had a desire to kill eleven somali refugees held in militia controlled areas of libya for years have returned home were evacuated by the somali government and the u.n.
refugee agency those are the headlines the news continues after inside story. we understand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to you al-jazeera. a state of emergency in ethiopia after the sudden resignation of the prime minister i had decided by my own will and submitted my ignition to leave my responsibilities with e.p. r.d.f. of the government so who will replace him and what next for ethiopia this is inside story. play.