in the stories that shaped the week here on r t tensions escalate in the goal with the u.s. sending troops to saudi arabia and imposing new sanctions on iran over tehran's allege attack on a saudi oil spill the. chaos in hong kong where anti beijing protesters clashed with police respond with brother bullets and tear gas. also this hour deadlock in israel after a 2nd election failed to give any side a majority to form a government with both prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his main rival battling to lead a coalition. and thousands of children as young as 5 years old have been
held with charge in detention centers in nigeria human rights watch says the arrests were made as part of an anti terror crackdown. describe severely overcrowded cells 20300. 10 meters by 10 meters. welcome to the weekly here on our t.v. where we bring you the top stories in the past week. the iranian president says he wants gulf nations to work together to provide security in the region comes after his country standoff with the u.s. intensified this week washington the qs tehran being behind a drone attack on an oil refinery in saudi arabia they made this pledge of support to riyadh. the president has approved the deployment of u.s. forces which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defense we will also work to accelerate the delivery of military equipment to the
kingdom of saudi arabia and the u.a.e. to enhance their ability to defend themselves it is clear that even the saudis themselves don't believe the fiction of the rainy and involvement. however the drone and missile attacks were claimed by with the rebels in yemen on friday saudi forces launched several air strikes near the yemeni port city of what deida thought a coalition spokesperson said the goal was to prevent the rebels from launching remote controlled assault on shipping in the red sea and the saudis and the u.s. still blame iran for the attack on the oil spill of the artist say it has more. that is being decided that iran did it and that started opinion will find the result of an investigation it's a decision guilty secretary do you gather any new evidence that shows who is behind the attacks and do you think it is slam dunk case to bring to the u.n. next week. i think it's abundantly clear and there is an enormous
consensus in the region that we know precisely who conducted these attacks was iran i didn't hear anybody in the region who doubted that for a single mom. is doing what trump does best signing pieces of paper bringing to bear a slew of new sanctions against iran but these are the highest sanctions ever imposed on a country we've never done it to this level. and it's too bad what's happening with iran it's going to hell the americans who weren't attacked of already decided what happened then who is guilty the saudis who were attacked and have all the day bree and bits and pieces of the missiles are still working on technicalities like evidence and proof let that sink in. the attack did not originate from yemen the attack was launched from the move and was unquestioned be sponsored
by a wrong it's not in the range of yemen's capabilities if it was them who conducted the attack this is one of the missiles we have recovered and we have information that leads us to the source of these kind of. were made in iran. so what they found is the weapons were allegedly made with iranian components they were fired from the north the direction of iran and its neighbors so cutting to the chase it was iran that's what you're going to say right not once during the presentation did the saudis specifically say that iran did it 1 may ask what on earth saudi defenses were doing at the time they've got the 3rd biggest military budgets on earth but of america's best clients the countries lifted with patriot and other anti missile systems $80000000000.00 a year should protect you from
a score of drones and missiles no the only thing that might be iranian related is that maybe some of the equipment some of the technology that the who these have might have been incorporated into the attack but why why or why is anyone complaining especially the saudis since the us has been providing the bombs and the aircraft to the saudis to bomb yemen for 4 years so the who with these are just responding back then again to those saying it's iran because they're alleged iranian components in the daily brief does that mean that the us is responsible for her refit massacres in yemen i mean sure saudi arabia dropped the bombs but those say made in the united states more likely than not has been clearing the shelves of american arms manufacturers recently by this logic is new need to investigate to collect evidence it's american bombs it has got to be
america. and. there's. an entire country reduced to misery and paid untold thousands dead more to die but you know what it's the oil refinery in saudi arabia the book was vengeance. and time beijing activists in hong kong have staged another protest a semi autonomous chinese territory is in the grip of a 16th consecutive weekend of demonstrations and unrest the protesters have been waving american flags and destroying chinese ones on saturday police in the city used tear gas and rubber bullets while rioters thermal tough cocktails and started fires in the streets.
back on tuesday leaving name in the hong kong protest movement appeal to u.s. lawmakers in congress joshua long wants them to pass a bill that would see greater u.s. support hong kong special status under american law depends on the city being treated as a separate customs area beijing should not have it both ways wrapping all the economy benefit of hong kong standing in the world while erosion of our freedom that is the most important reason why the hong kong human rights and democracy act and just bought some throws off hong kong civil society. well as
a prominent student activists who organized this part to suggest to the chinese government and support of hong kong's independence the 22 year old is also a leader of the protests party. and he's already served several jail terms for his activities because i love explains why well this plan for us supervision over hong kong may backfire. they are many they've won the fight with the authorities by early submission but they are anything but done the american flag waving taskforce among the hong kong protesters are sending their poster boy to convince us legislators to do something big on autonomy. well for those of you having difficulty making out the absence of this boilerplate script it's that human rights and democracy act and it's meant to show beijing that
the u.s. is serious about fighting for hong kong's rights the united states must make clear to china that its interference in hong kong affairs will have consequences this month we must possibly cameron bipartisan on consumer rights and democracy act the bill was devised in response to what the u.s. has been calling a chinese infringement on the region's autonomy and requires for america to review own homes special status annually and if that status is ever revoked the region's autonomy would not so much be infringed but rather new to dust since the early ninety's hong kong has been enjoying huge advantages for wearing washington's special status badge. and some believe that
a small yet vocal group of protesters is laying an explosive tripwire for the whole region which will not enjoy the konami chain reaction if it's ever triggered in a way that is if they're just sitting all of the biggest economy in the world without us this city will always just ordered. it was going to hold a great deal but it's not just the whole portly there are thousands of you notice these companies and it would likewise be affected of course it's a political war because. it's only or percent of china's economy he was the. head of the deal years ago in be accountable more as far as equality is also. it's now but this isn't on the other hand of course we lost i wish the one country to see so as to help china with the
internationalization that really 'd the. whole american legislators see the bill is designed to punish mainland china specifically as protesters would not but while the end goal may very well be punishing beijing in pursuit of a geo political supremacy washington my just overlook the collateral damage. is really present as intervening to break the deadlock around the formation of a new government he's now she added 2 days of crunch talks with prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his main rival benny gantz dance has just won the backing of the arab block or 6 3rd place in the elections. and dance are demanding to head a coalition after step elections fail to return a majority. according to the election commission we have received $33.00 seats and netanyahu did not achieve the bloc that he had hoped to achieve citizens of israel want to the unity government even after previous elections and they want to now i
was talking about it almost for the whole year i intend to create a wide unity government with me is the leader. i was surprised and disappointed by the fact that as of now benny gantz still refuses my call to meet the president called for unity and without a meeting between the 2 major party leaders a unity government cannot be formed israel could face the prospect of a 3rd round of elections and less than a year if an agreement between the blocks is not reached cancer center left blue and white alliance won $33.00 seats won that yahoo center right party was just behind that a bloc of arab parties known as joint list came 3rd the bloc came 5 more seats than in the previous election and it's thought that was spurred in part by netanyahu is inflammatory remarks about arab districts and the potential for voter fraud that led to a spike in air voter turnout which hit around 59 percent the leader of the arab shortlist alliance said the outcome of the election was the price of incitement.
without cross live to political commentator neil lazarus for more on this now the joint list leader just back benny gantz to head the government how much impact will that have or that's very important because what he's saying is it will probably mean that the president will turn to benny gantz to try and form a government having said that we know that the president of israel is very keen to form a national joint national government of likud and blue and white together he's going to be trying to do that the one thing that everyone is trying to avoid is a 3rd round of elections because there's a stalemate. now the journalist leader called the outcome of the election the price of incitement and said netanyahu considers arabs as his enemy is are you surprised at those comments no not at all i think in the last days of the election we saw in that in yahoo trying to attract his own base we've seen it before where he
says that the arabs are coming out that the left are coming out he blames the press and so on and so forth the reality is i think 2nd time people saw beyond the rhetoric and reached out for hope the fact that these ready arab vote came out much more if it was about 10 percent higher than it did last time and the voices we've heard today is actually showing that israeli democracy is much stronger than the calls of hatred against certain members or parts of the population today the israeli arab voted in strengths to try and bring down the government of netanyahu and work as a democratic country for a better hope but the shortlist officially backing gantz what chance does netanyahu have of keeping his position as prime minister and what does he need to do to get that. well both parties both in that in now who and. gantz don't have enough to make a majority even even when as the backing of the list the person who is the king
will bank is lieberman and he holds the balance of power in a lieberman has been saying that he wasn't going to recommend anyone to the president to be the form the coalition what we do know he has a personal dislike for netanyahu and actually was responsible for bringing down the government and cause and 2nd elections or the momentum that led to it at least so we really are in a stalemate i think we should be looking less at how these arab vote is but which way lieberman is going to actually be voting will in the end move from that right secular right and move to bring down that and yahoo that's a question which is facing these road today there were claims that netanyahu has moved to set up cameras and point stations and mostly arab districts actually brought out more arabs to go out something we touched on earlier how it was such an insult to them what's your take on that. absolutely i think the whole campaign by
benjamin netanyahu of incitement against the israeli arab vote and the left and the media backfired on him and certainly got more people out to vote against him let's remember that netanyahu is major concern is that he's going towards trial we're in the in the next few days we're going to see whether it's going to be recommended to put the prime minister of israel former prime minister of israel benjamin netanyahu on trial he's been desperately trying to get a law passed a lot of immunity which would say that any sitting prime minister could be prosecuted so that headline is it looks like he's failed to do that so we could see netanyahu today in the near future ending up in court and being judged on crimes of clash of interests and so on and so forth if that now who does manage to pull through will he be able to deliver on his more controversial election
promises like and occupied territories. well i think again we can put this call to i mix. the jordan valley as part of the rhetoric where he was trying to approach his ground based on the right we have to wait and see other than netanyahu trial i remind you that trump's deal of the central so-called deal of the century seems to be in the process of being announced that could see america recognizing settlements as being an ex by the state of israel or israel's right to an expose settlements that's why i think netanyahu felt confident about making that call and moving his party further to the right. and the center left gets in certainly that won't be happening political commentator neil lazarus thank you for your time and your comments there weekly continues after this short break.
what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to. let you go right to the press it's like them for free in the morning can't be good . i'm interested always in the waters about how. they said. tensions between the masses and clauses have existed ever since most states came into being they often serve as a driver political change with russian civil society growing larger and louder against the excesses of the government it leaks what does the future of the
political system look like. a comeback a long term crackdown on terrorists in nigeria has seen thousands of children being detained that's according to human rights watch we spoke to one of those behind their report. since 2013 nigeria has detained about 3600 children and in june a human rights watch went to the northeast of nigeria where boko haram its most active and we interviewed more than 30 children who had been detained the vast majority of these children were never charged with a crime in fact they were never taken to court they never had the opportunity to
see a judge the children were denied contact with their families and held in orrible conditions they described so little space that they couldn't turn over at night they were you know piled one next to the other they described it like being razor blades in a pack many of them something began losing hope that they would ever be released some thought that they would die in detention children as young as 5 were reportedly held in overcrowded facilities spending months or even years there there are frequent reports of sexual physical and mental abuse the children had been accused of involvement with the bulk of her own terror group they were radical islamist organization is based in northeastern nigeria that carries out attacks throughout west africa in 2015 a pledge allegiance to islamic state many of the imprisoned children were rounded up during military operations against the group. they are smee if i was a member of booker and beat me up when i said no they tied my hands and legs and
hung me to a tree and continued to flow camy they flogged me and left me tied to the tree from morning to evening one person from my village was killed during the interrogation if you make a noise if you drink water without asking them if you go toward the door to get fresh air they beat you. the soldiers had girlfriends one of the girls from all village was a girl friend of a soldier she would usually take her out of the compound some ladies got pregnant in the cell and delivered while i was there. more than 2000 children have been released from detention centers 2013 but joe becker again believes more effort should be made to free those still being held without charge nobody knows the current number of children who may still be in military custody nigerian authorities do not allow the united nations or independent organizations like human rights watch to access the military detention centers but what human rights watch
is calling for is that nigerian authorities release any remaining children in military detention and transfer them to civilian child protection authorities so that they can receive rehabilitation help or unifying with their families and reintegrating into their communities the nigerian military denies the allegations made in the report saying the children are kept in secure areas and are adequately cared for we've asked the nigerian ministry of justice for comment but have not received any reply. social media giant facebook is apparently undergoing a bit of identity crisis it's changed the way it describes itself from a platform to a publisher and that could have major consequences they recently the case facebook claimed it was a publisher insisting it has the right to ban one spy but that would also make it liable for what goes out on its platform responsibility its previously tried to dodge military go has more. so water we've got here.
that's better. plaintive ultra right activist laura luma who was taken off pretty much all major online platforms defendant facebook one of the giants which kicked her out we carefully flicked through these court papers which the defendant filed could fly and bury the lawsuit and here's what really caught the eye. to the extent miss lewis claimed targets facebook's decision to deactivate her accounts it is also deficient on the well established law need to facebook know any of the publisher can be liable for failing to publish someone else's message 1st amendment provides absolute protection for such decisions what was it again either facebook nor any other publisher protection by the 1st amendment so in this particular case the lawyers of sucking co are happy to legally refer to their social network as publisher digging a bit deeper will reveal facebook has done that in the past as well when last year
an app startup was crossing swords with facebook in court this is what came from the network spent the publisher discretion is it 3 speechwriter respect to what technological means is used so is it just me or something's wrong with how the platform we use every day identifies itself because when facebook bosses take questions in other places it seems they always try to distance themselves from the notion publisher which are you are you a tech company or are you the world's largest publisher because i think that goes to a really important question on what form of regulation or government action if any we would take. senator this is. a really big question i view us as a tech company because the primary thing that we do is build technology and products are you responsible for your content which made exactly the end of a publisher. well i agree that we're responsible for the content but we don't
produce the content and that's been the message for quite a while. we are a tech company not a media company. i do think we have to be the publisher and we definitely don't want to be the arbiter of the truth now just imagine what kind of legal trouble the tech giant may put itself in if it becomes universally recognized the company mr zuckerberg is running is a publisher not just a tech platform are they really ready to be responsible for anything disturbing or outright criminal that gets posted under the blue logo the examples have been out there in abundance. the way. or what if simply someone decides to lawyer and bully me with all kinds of
offensive stuff right on facebook should i then also follow defamation suit against the network because they as a publisher alloted it's well known you can't have a cake and eat it at the same time will probably unless your last name is sucker berg we've asked facebook to respond to this story so far they have not commented. that's our recap of just some of the stories that help shape the world these last 7 days i'm not offering as well today but if you're not like we'll be here at the top of the hour as always thanks to.
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