tv The Listening Post 2018 Ep 28 Al Jazeera August 11, 2018 10:32pm-11:01pm +03
say. much but i have a job on. the hill is growing evidence that this flow of weapons is having unintended consequences. analysts have found heavy machine guns rockets and even missile systems from bulgaria and romania in the hands of. it is now estimated that over a third of all weapons used by the group in syria and iraq women a fact chip in eastern europe. so are u.s. arms exports inadvertently empowering the terrorists. in london a group called conflict armament research carried out detailed analysis into how isel has obtained its weapons. allowed i'm james bevan is the executive director. the vast majority of weapons
a marked kalashnikov almost always on the left hand side of the receiver and they have a serial number. seven spends much of his time in the middle east documenting recovered weapons. most have been captured by iceland battles from their enemies including weapons taken from rebel groups equipped by the us. to date conflict armament research has used serial numbers to trace forty thousand items. is qana transfers have introduced weapons which they didn't previously have access to and that's a positive first for the air france attack of o.t. . this is an r.p.g. seven launcher designed in one nine hundred forty s. but some of the rockets which they've acquired this tends to be through the u.s. train and equip program of the tandem rockets which basically converts the nineteen forties weapon system into something that can defeat a modern tank so weapon that was supplied by the us government may well end up
being pointed at us soldiers yes absolutely serious blowback there are serious buyback but not all of weapons were captured in battle a significant number were handed to iceland by friendly fighters from u.s. equipped groups says the missile from an anti tank guided weapon system its transfer history is production in vogue area gets transferred across to one of the syrian opposition forces is then diverted to islamic state we pick it up less than two months after i left the factory door once more it's a weapon manufactured in bulgaria by v.m.s. that bought by the pentagon by a private contractor if you supply weapons to non-state actors you have very little control over what happens to those weapons particularly in a situation like syria. our request to the u.s. department of defense for an interview was declined but we did get
a statement saying america's partner forces are vetted and that the final use of the weapons this checked. meanwhile u.s. support for rebel groups in syria continues. and to defeat eisel america has chosen a new ally the president authorized the department offense to equip kurdish elements of the syrian democratic forces as necessary to ensure a clear victory over isis in iraq and syria. but kurdish rebel forces have their own territorial interests and a new front has opened in a region already fractured by war. in a recent escalation to u.s. allies turkey and the kurds have been pointing guns at one another. and more lives are taken every single day. the spread of weapons is a global problem and even more so if exporting countries avoid accountability.
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fifty million kilometers and break temperatures of one thousand degrees we look at the probe that's flying into the face of the sun. now thousands of people are gathering in tel aviv to protest against israel's controversial nation state law the law officially affirms that israel's jewish character but critics believe it makes non jewish minority second class citizens. the bill passed last month was designed to enshrine israel as the nation state of the jewish people in the country's basic law the measure pushed through by prime minister binyamin netanyahu declares that the right to exercise national self-determination israel is unique to the jewish people but also claims that the language of the state to be hebrew along with arabic given special status previously they were both official languages and it establishes jewish settlements
as a national value that the states must encourage for the one fifth of the population her israeli palestinians the fear is that all this leaves them a second class citizens. fany decker joins us now live from tel aviv phonies that proto stephanie give us an idea of what the protesters are saying and the mood there. is a couple of thousand people here there are gathering starting around now this is the crucial start time it is organized really representing the israeli palestinian citizens of israel what the protesters are calling for is for a full cancellation of the will many people were speaking to here calling it an apartheid goal many people are telling you they say well we were here first this is our land we should not be second class citizens other younger israeli palestinians are saying you know they feel part of the state of israel they say they speak fluent in hebrew obviously as so many do go to jewish universities but they say
they want a quality they want a better state of israel even one gentleman who's actually sitting very close to where i am is eighty two years old who says he remembers what it was like before the establishment of the state a visual jewish israeli gentleman who says we had no problems that no problems with each other so this is the mood here calling for equality calling for a change in the law but many people will tell you that what is happening here is significant in the sense that people are raising their voice but is it really going to change the law many here will tell you they don't have any hope in that exactly stuff i mean there are protests not that long ago where thousands of people had gathered once again for this very same reason is there a sense of hopelessness or is there a sense that they may be able to make some dent into this law or at least since is some kind of the legislation. when it really depends on how things are going to move forward in the sense that if these protests are going to gain momentum if it
becomes something more than you know certainly like first you have the druze now you have israeli palestinians whether it becomes more of a movement against this government the israeli left wing will tell you that they don't think they're a minority but they do. i think that this country is going in a very dangerous direction under this administration so people here will tell you they know this is not going to change anything but having their voices heard is important and it comes down to simple things like a quality we're not seeing the same amount of numbers as we saw last week which is one that was really cool to the jews many here will tell you is because it's almost more controversial this time if you're dealing with israeli palestinian citizens we've been speaking to one jewish israeli lady the other day who told you well even within the peace camp sometimes there are challenges because we don't know how to be equal there is a real engraved sense here of the inequality but i think more and more people we've been speaking to here whether israeli palestinian whether jewish israelis the ones that are here certainly will tell you that they don't agree with the direction the
country is going to and that's why they're here are trying to raise their voice and saying that they wanted change stephanie decker in tel aviv thank you. a u.n. delegation is in gaza for meetings with hamas in a bid to lower the tensions for this frail are expected to push for a more permanent cease fire their visit comes as funerals are held for three palestinians killed by israeli forces during friday protest of the gaza border it's the twentieth week that protests were held and one of those killed was a medic since a protest started in march are on one hundred sixty four palestinians have been killed a child stratford has more for us from gaza. the delegation representing the united nations special coordinator for the middle east peace process nikolai mlodinow has been here in gaza today meeting hamas officials in a desperate bid to choice and to establish some sort of last sting truce a between hamas and israel now those meetings very much behind closed doors as
we've seen before this is not the first time that mr madoff has come on him by himself or has been represented down here in gaza those efforts to try and forge the last thing troops continue. the tension here highlighted by the fact that there were two israeli drone strikes against what israel describes as protesters trying to launch those incendiary carts and balloons that israel says to cause so many crops and private so much private land to be burnt in israel meanwhile the protests was launched by the fishermen here in gaza as well the fishermen sailing their vessels around thirty vessels to the cause of border they say that they are trying to highlight the kind of problems that they have been suffering during the twelve years of israel's land and sea blockade very important they say when after twenty weeks now these protests continue on a on a weekly basis and friday on the land borders so a tense day here in gaza but certainly at this stage it seems still that the truce
seems to be holding. the u.n. special envoy to yemen says talks between warring parties next month will focus on disarmament international criticism has been growing over an airstrike by the saudi m.r. articulation which hit a bus full of schoolchildren in the northern province this father was searching for the wreckage for his signs of his twelve year old son many of the remains have yet to be identified yemen's who through rebel say at least fifty one people were killed in their state strike including forty children the u.n. security council has called for an independent inquiry and the coalition insists its truck are legitimate targets while this image was tweeted by james denselow he's the head of conflict team for save the u.k. children u.k.
he says a fight we should never have to see child size graves for the twenty nine victims of an air strike on their school bus. now the syrian army is threatening an assault and at eleven the last major rebel held strongholds dozens of civilians have been killed by intensifying airstrikes the bombing targets in parts of it city and spilled over to areas in western aleppo leaflets have been dropped warning people to accept government rule al-jazeera as milad for adel is in a village in aleppo province which has seen some of the heaviest strikes. you know not a new massacre has been committed by the russian warplanes here in the village of. the western country side of aleppo. this village has seen for aerial rates during each of which four missiles have been launched in residential areas this led to the killing of more than thirty civilians most of
them are women and children the destruction is that massive as you can see rescue teams are working hard to find survivors trapped under the rubble this area comes within the deescalation plan but it's still suffering damage and casualties following the russian area meanwhile there's also been big air raids in sirte then it lib and in northern mali where dozens of people have lost their lives. turkey's president has vowed to defy what he describes as u.s. attempts to undermine his country's economy have tiber john wrote an opinion piece in the new york times warning the u.s. must respect turkey sovereignty or their partnership could be in jeopardy it says his country will seek new friends and allies if the u.s. pressure continues u.s. president donald trump announced this week that he would double steel an aluminum tariffs on turkey. yes. if you have dollars under your pillow take
these out if you have euro's take these out if you have gold take these out i am talking to those who have immediately give these to the banks and convert to turkish lira and by doing this we fight this war of independence in the future it's wrong to try to bring turkey in line for a pastor so i am once again calling on those in america it is a pity you choose a pastor of your strategic partner in nato. german chancellor angela merkel says no european union member can dodge the challenge migration persis and she made the comments while meeting spain's prime minister pederast sanchez as a migrant exchange deal between the two countries comes into effect so negotiate go has more details. the city in southern spain may be an absolute cation if the two european leaders.