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it was. breaking news on all she reported israeli air strike on the steamer and compass always claimed to have hit military targets in all believed to be the second such bombing run in forty eight hours. this is the line for moscow and we start with breaking news this sunday here on our c c were in a stage a t.v. has said to the country overnight and this has been confirmed by a u.s. official that is trying to supposedly targeted a military complex on the outskirts of damascus and he is c.n.n. journalist abdullah xeni with the latest from the scene for us. attack took place
at around two o'clock damascus time after midnight there was a big three explosion took place attacking research center and other military stations military units let's say and this lead to an earthquake. something like three to four on the richter scale and big fire blanched over and over the mountain this was seen everywhere in damascus all the houses in damascus where shaikh everyone wake up and. this lead into the very very have been a big explosions in some immunity warehouses and in the area and the destruction in addition to the reaction lead led by the. this explosion and some civilians houses the first estimation of the numbers we have something like three hundred soldiers were killed in the unit five zero one and we have civilians
there was one one or two where. others in the hospitals we have hundreds were hospitalized with the main three or four hospitals up to now the syrian. t.v. declared from the first hour that this is the israeli airstrike it said that. this is a kind of held city a revolt against the government it's a kind of reaction to what the syrian government has been achieved there's been talk about an official statement to be issued later on after now we are waiting for it there is big rumors up to now about. one airplane that was headed by the syrian air defense there are more rumors also about. catching two pilots from this. jet but up to now it and this is not the first time to attack on syria.
we remember. and you knew it was an attack on the same research center which. now this direction damascus is very difficult we have we hear it every time some. because of some bombs were not destroyed we have heard of the time the ambulance got everyone so it's possible nobody knows where when and where. he's middle east correspondent paula clear is in tel aviv with the latest now from the israeli side hello that paula so have israeli officials commented on the alleged target that. well no so far the israeli military has refused to confirm or deny reports that it attacked syria in the early hours of sunday morning this is despite the fact that a senior unnamed israeli source has said that israel is responsible and that the attack was near the damascus airport but he was speaking on condition of anonymity
now israel has put in place the iron dome defense missile system in the cities of fact and haifa in the north of the country not far from the lebanese syrian border so this certainly does indicate that at least on the ground there is some concern over the latest developments we're also just receiving reports right now that the israeli prime minister netanyahu has called for an emergency meeting of the security cabinet now he is scheduled to leave before trying there in the coming hours he has a five day visit scheduled there and we're just hearing reports now that that trip has been delayed by two hours at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting this morning this was the first time that the prime minister spoke publicly since these alleged strikes and he said nothing about them but he did reiterate that he was committed to israel's security there what is interesting as well is the speculation over whether or not he will cancel this trip to china many are saying that others would cancel it or rushed back and if netanyahu indeed goes ahead with it it could
mean that who does not think that damascus or his over tell you it will respond in the coming hours in fact in the coming days or so the last minute cancelling could be interpreted by syria and hizbullah that israel is preparing for further missile attacks and this might be a message that the israelis want to put across in the tonneau who would also not want to offend the chinese after he cancelled at the last minute when he was supposed to travel there back in november two thousand and ten if something in fact happens and it is in china it will take them quite some time to return so people are asking a lot of questions around that at the same time sources within the syrian opposition . do confirm what we've heard from this unnamed israeli source and that is that the strike this morning was carried out on five sites in the damascus airport area including a crossed fuel tanks the runway and also a civilian cargo plane that had come from tehran we're being told that as many as three to four hundred syrian soldiers died this morning and that is according to
syrian and lebanese sources the same sources say that in his lady plane was downed and two israeli pilots have been taken captive but we have no confirmation in fact the israelis are denying this. looks like it's the third time israel has bombed syria in the past five months or so all the prospects when open conflict breaking out that. will certainly tensions on the ground on increasing over the past few days the israeli military caught up simple thousand reservists for what is called a supply is military exercise on its border with lebanon in recent days they have been signs of mounting tensions between both israel and his beloved which is a militant organization based in lebanon but closely tied with the damascus government the point that the syrians are making is that if the israelis have any kind of attack that they carry out and indeed it's the same point that hizbullah is making the two will act and support each other if syria goes ahead and confirms
that this was an israeli. as we've heard syrian state television confirming it but if the government confirms that this will have not only regional but international ancients syria and iran are allies and if so you're confronted with attack we will be made to see iran having to respond as well now in a warning to israel earlier this week his ballet leader hassan nasrallah did say that his militia was ready and to quote him it had a hands on the trigger in the event of any kind of israeli attack israel has in the past repeatedly warned that it will resort to force to prevent syria weapons including chemical weapons from reaching his villa and other groups that the israelis came on terrorist organizations the strike this morning was reportedly on a shipment of iranian long range missiles that were supposed to be making their way all the israelis believe they would make their way from syria to his bed in january
israel hit the same warehouse that was the target of this morning so this morning's attack the scale of this morning's attack goes beyond the capabilities of the syrian rebels and if indeed it is confirmed to be an israeli strike it will be israel's third strike inside syria since this january. live from tel aviv paula thank you very much indeed. for you us as strongly backing its israeli allies over the crisis. as the latest on washington's reaction u.s. president barack obama wouldn't specifically comment on the reported israeli airstrikes into damascus instead saying that israel is justified in protecting itself from dance to weapons shipments to the leavitt on base group hezbollah most recently we did hear comments coming from the u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel saying that now the white house is considering to
arm. the area with weapons this is a stance and a position that washington was reluctant to take instead saying that it would give financial support that would go to to their logistics but not weapons other communication equipment other ways in which the opposition and the rebels could fight against the syrian government but now we see the position at least coming from some members of the white house the position of the u.s. administration is changing but you know you're hearing a variety of different comments one comment one position coming from the secretary of defense and then with when the u.s. president speaks he's a little bit more cautious with his words but over the past few weeks we are hearing this is drumming of rhetoric coming from u.s. officials that are is beating what some would call a drum of potential military intervention and my colleague spoke to.
senior correspondent for israel's ha'aretz newspaper and had believes the reported and a strike is justified as a preemptive attack by tel aviv to ensure its own security. this is part of the israeli probably see which you can describe as pownce but do not announce don't let the syrian regime transfer its surface to surface missiles and surface to air missiles too because of allah but don't brag about it so while the reason no official confirmation you can take it almost as face value when you hear the us side confirm it officially what about the legality of israel bombing syria like this without even a un mandate i mean how do you expect the international community to react to this well the israeli and syrian governments have been paying a fragile cease fire for the last forty years however next door in lebanon on the lebanese government does not control hezbollah and has well i want to take these
arms from syria and position them within lebanon and while you may say that flying over a lebanese space is not exactly according to international law this is nit picking and while there are many reasons on other aspects to be critical of israeli policy it does seem that this time around it is quite balanced because only trying to prevent and preempt further conflict so i'm so you talk about the israeli airstrike being balanced unconfirmed reports now of at least four hundred people killed massive explosions you call this a balanced reaction to unconfirmed reports that the syrian officials are moving surface to air missiles to hezbollah which they are denying at the time you call it balanced ok let me clarify first of all the reason of course and regrettably so a massacre going on in syria has gone on for the last two years with many
thousands of people being killed others perhaps in the hundreds of thousands being uprooted and now being grew. you do is across the border and what israel is trying to prevent is another lebanon war this is perhaps a minor price to pay. in order not to pay the bigger price of the killing and we have a which will be wreaked by another lebanon war israel has no reasonable threat to react to and is instead misusing its hidden motives in the syrian conflict that is the viewpoint of beirut based journalist and middle east expert on the risk. has there been any escalation against israel for israel to react has there been any military action has israel being been attacked by any side whether it be hostile law whether it be syria whether it be housed israel in the been attacked by any side whatsoever israel has not been attacked so we hear this talk
about you know game changing weapons but all of this you know doesn't doesn't give you a ride to war doesn't give the justification. for such escalation i think you have to put all the pieces of the puzzle together remember that the all of the fuel of the have a chemical weapons who was the one which made this first announcement it was bruno the military intelligence israeli official made the announcement about syria using chemical weapons from a very beginning after president obama had said time and again that his the red line that didn't succeed thus far in dragging the us to war against syria so now i think that we had two incidents there with i reported the israeli strike on a convoy and now we have been delayed an israeli strike on jim but i think we have a classical example of what we would call israel trying to manipulate u.s.
policy in the middle east israel is going to continue i think with these practices until it drags the us into conflict why the reason being that the syrian army has made military advancements very recently it seems that bashar al assad militarily has gained the upper hand and so is where i realized as i said won't be going and list is outside intervention outside intervention as i said trying to drag the us by saying if you don't go in then we will we shall wreak havoc we should go ahead with our own military escalation. the latest on our breaking news story this hour a u.s. military official house confirmed a second israeli air strike on syria in less than forty eight hours box early reports on syrian state t.v. so far there's been no official confirmation from zero and verified footage from damascus shows a huge explosion at the side of the s trikes which is said to have targeted
a military research facility reports a coming of hundreds killed and injured although there's been no official announcement. comes less than two days after the previous israeli bombing of syria and all of us israeli officials said that the atomic tugs had a shipment of the syrian missiles on its way to hezbollah in lebanon a similar set to have been carried out by this year in january damascus has denied it's been trying to hundred advanced weapons over to hezbollah so stay with us for the latest on this developing story and of course we'll bring you more updates from around the globe shortly after the break. we'll see themselves as dying swans in their dreams. but only one of the cells will ever make it to the trial. they're ready
turning to the news now there's been shaping this week the u.k. independence party has made a major breakthrough in local elections claiming one in every four votes cast the conservatives which are part of the ruling coalition as you know have admitted all mainstream parties have major lessons to learn from the group seeking the country's was droll from the e.u. and let's now take a closer look at the party's gains and losses and the conservatives are down three hundred and thirty five seats while their coalition partners the liberal democrats have lost one hundred and twenty four seats than the opposition labor party is two hundred and ninety one seeds up there we go and you kip has gained one hundred thirty nine new local councils and an achievement the head of the party and nigel faraj praises the arrival of full party politics the deputy leader of the u.k. independence party paul natale spoke about the party's long term plans and its
rivals. david cameron is committed to the european union we know that because he said if that is it that friends and he will campaign to stay in and if you're members of the european union you can't control your own borders so we have a problem in this country where we have twenty two percent youth unemployment a million kids in britain who are going to weigh every day and what about to open our borders all to twenty nine million remaining in a bulgarians when restrictions for all on january first income earners are permitted that is not a good can do about that so quite frankly we're not worried that he's going to pass his time can are because he simply can't we will take a seat in the house of commons if not two seats before the general election in two thousand and fifty if we continue on our trajectory and by elections i mean we are finishing second and a lot of by elections now particularly in the north of england and i think that we can eventually take a seat in a byelection but let's not forget that
a big elections next year the european elections take place in june two thousand and fifteen these are the elections that we will win i genuinely believe we will send more any peace back to brussels than any other party and then in two thousand and fifteen ukip will be standing in every single constituency and we will be putting up a good fight and if we enter the election on double digits ahead of the liberal democrats we have leadership debates in this country and nigel farage will be on those leadership debates and he would wipe the floor with clegg cameron. the unemployment level in the european union hit a record highs this week with the raid going up across most of the member states so they ever rising figures are alarming and rising get by with the greece and spain effect is the most in greece twenty seven percent of the workforce is out of a job while in spain one in every four is unemployed the increasing joblessness of many and poor working conditions for some triggered massive demonstrations around
the world on may day the most turbulent protests took place in turkey where police had to despise demonstrators with tear gas and water cannons after the demo turned violent at least twenty eight people were injured in clashes and dozens were arrested in greece the country was told by the crisis the day auction was marked by a twenty four hour strike while spain has seen demonstrations in more than eighty cities. looks now at how financially strained people in europe deal with the lack of job prospects. the unemployment rate in the years old has recently reached a record twelve percent and for those aged twenty five and below in countries like spain and greece that number is as high as more than fifty percent with very little signs of any economic improvement and for those who are looking for a job that search is no longer just about to want to find work many are now trying to leave their home countries. like niccolo wriggles a graduate from italy now working in. brussels and the situation in italy
was really awful because the only thing i was able to get is really short contract like free mouth for six months with absolutely no possibility of growing our. industry or in the laboratory anything most of them were totally. you can't really think of your future he says it was a walk in the parking they. either as many companies are now working knowledge of both french and dutch a barrier that may be hard to overcome but perhaps still more attractive for some the going back home i read that in two thousand and twelve. the person the person of young people who emigrated from italy and grew up by thirty forty percent in two thousand and twelve i really don't know what will be
interesting for you and it's not just the citizens feel the pinch foreigners would come to europe to see new opportunities starting their world business is building their lives to now we're also change their minds. this meant leaving greece and david all the way back to their native ecuador involved long sickness was the initial reason for the move she has no regrets about making that decision the six one hundred also many foreign is decided to leave greece and move to countries like germany and switzerland but the greeks who stayed behind are saying that the situation is really difficult there when for instance servicemen who used to get one and a half thousand euros are now paid just nine hundred m. our place has been open for two years even though still new i believe we have very good prospects for the future and there's just something she says just isn't possible in year right now to trend if you look at the figures in countries like
ardent some people argue that a whole generation has left and perhaps for good they're not going to i don't think so or rather stay here for one time though so sylvia our team brussels. results released on some today show the iraqi prime minister nuri al maliki one professional elections two weeks ago that's despite the fact his government is mired in corruption and crisis over how to share power among the nation's different groups on the ground. iraq saying some of it's was the bloodshed says the pullout of u.s. troops and twenty eleven the u.n. said this week more than seven hundred people were killed in april and over sixteen hundred injured across the learned of the sectarian violence many fear then rescued some of the nation by going to full scale complex this comes ten years after george bush declared america's victory over saddam hussein and political analyst this account turned down believes the only hope for iraq is uniting to other conflicts where individuals. and methods in the country are in
a dire state unfortunately this has been visiting upon this war should be one of the greatest countries and peoples of the region for many decades now bucky people are great people they've made many achievements historically and in modern history so you know that there is always hope in the worst situations but the trajectory of history currently is disastrous for the nation and unfortunately but one hopes that they can actually build upon the sparks of unity that happened post two thousand and three in the resistance when when when sunni and shia rocky's what defacto united against resistance against the occupation and let's remember the s.a.'s in basra in two thousand and five wearing our head dresses with bomb making equipment who got caught by the iraqi police we know whose hands are all behind this and that is in london washington and paris etc. on our website right now for you political vendetta has turned personal fear against the muslim brotherhood in egypt kills or would be some believe in the islamist movement lynched by a shocking for
a shocking murder he allegedly committed all the details at all to call. and also that world war two veterans in russia's northern. probably be ugliest congratulations possible with the upcoming victory day they received letters letters containing free burial offers. millions of authors believers are celebrating easter and church ceremonies around the world it's one of orthodox christianity his most important services and marks the resurrection of jesus christ immense crowds have gathered at russia's main vigil at the cathedral of cries the savior in downtown moscow for the celebrations. really if the data. price does freeze and that's the phrase our two dogs believe he's read each other with the celebration continues early on saturday you believe. in the church of the holy sample in jerusalem and the holy fly is described by our two
dogs believers as a miracle that happens alfre year on the eve of the easter celebration later that floor is distributed to the r. to doc's countries including ballo russia serbia georgia and many others and it was also brought to russia it landed in moscow's of neugebauer airport and was a leader delivery to the christ deceivers to be drilled which is really the land more of our docks cathedral in the country and that's where the main easter service was taking place now and this service to began shortly before midnight on saturday priests and believers holding candles and carrying on i can swim around the cathedral right after midnight glory flying the resurrection of jesus christ and the answer. this lasted for several hours and answered so well into the early hours of sunday it was also time to buy the russian president vladimir putin and plan was
to be with me and really despite what about what the this day as it was pouring with rain throughout saturday still hundreds of people came here to this special night service easter is a pretty sedate it's a by quite a long period of fasting b.g. verse abstain from meat ax fish and do you read products for forty eight days which they tend to stunting praying and this is a night service is then followed by the easter sunday that's one believe there is give each other colored it's the be prepared and special russian easter bread which is called beach it is really a very special moment and a special day for millions of our dogs to believe first around the globe as they celebrate the most important date and they are the docs calender. and coming out of have very short break i'll see delves into the beautiful but brutal wound of bunny arena training its blood sweat and just.
most people in the western world would agree that having laws that officially create second class citizens is totally unacceptable we can look at the way jews were treated in nazi germany or blackstar in apartheid in south africa and the slavery jim crow arrows in the usa as examples of legally dividing society by necessity i think most people you with their modern sensibilities would find these practices me bob baer american backwards but my question is that why is there to this day officially sanctioned second class citizens in certain e.u. countries or to be more accurate i should say non-citizen residents of the two million people in latvia around three hundred thousand of them are considered
citizen residents who can neither vote nor hold public office these non-citizens are russian speakers of various ethnic backgrounds whose children also by birth bearer of the non-citizen status not happy being on the bad side of apartheid the non-citizens have logically decided to vote for their own parliament because they can't elect or participate in the left field what even if the parliament has no power whatsoever it will be their chance to shine light on the issue which the mainstream media has been keeping quiet for years you know you'd think that people would be outraged over segregation but what happens to russians and russian speakers is just not cool or hip or trendy or convenient enough for the mainstream media to take notice but that's just my opinion.