Thousands of Pro-Palestinian marchers in New York shut down 42nd Street as they chanted slogans such as “Defend Jerusalem,” “Gaza under attack,” “No more money for Israeli crimes,” “Free Palestine” and “End the occupation now.” In Chicago, a massive group of protesters from The Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine filled Congress Plaza in downtown Chicago Wednesday to condemn what they characterized as Israeli aggression. But Pro-Israel groups say the fighting is in response to Palestinian provocations.
According to Aljazeera News, the Israeli raids on Gaza came after weeks of mounting tension over the looming forced expulsion of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah, a Palestinian neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, by Jewish settlers. Israeli police stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City, the third-holiest site in Islam, and wounded hundreds of Palestinian worshippers during several days of violence. Protests broke out across the occupied territories and inside Israel. The Palestinian faction Hamas, which governs Gaza, launched rockets towards Israel. Israeli airstrikes killed ten top Hamas officials and toppled a pair of high-rise towers in Gaza.
According to the IDF, over 1,050 rockets and mortar shells have been fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel since the outbreak of fighting on Monday evening. Five civilians were killed in the attacks. In response, the IDF launched strikes on upwards of 500 targets in the Gaza Strip, aimed at Hamas personnel, weaponry and infrastructure, the army said.
The militant group Hamas has fired rockets into Israel from Gaza just minutes after the passing of its ultimatum for Israel to withdraw its security forces from the Jerusalem compound which is home to the al-Aqsa mosque, and from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in the city’s east.
Residents in Jerusalem reported hearing air raid sirens shortly after 6pm local time when the ultimatum was due to expire, and the sound of three distant explosions, although it was not clear if the detonations were rockets exploding or anti rocket systems being deployed.
The Hamas ultimatum followed the latest clashes around the compound on Monday that left over 300 injured. The latest violence came after Israeli police stormed the compound early on Monday firing stun grenades and tear gas and clashing with Palestinians inside following days of worsening clashes.
Hamas’s military wing claimed responsibility for the rocket fire in a statement saying it struck Jerusalem in response to Israel’s “crimes and aggression in the Holy City, and its harassment of our people in Sheikh Jarrah and Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
“This is a message that the enemy should understand well,” said a spokesperson for the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
Hamas escalation of the already dangerous crisis, came as the Israeli military suspended its biggest military exercise in 30 years to redeploy its forces fearing rocket attacks from Gaza.
Israel also ordered roads near Gaza closed, while the mayor of the southern city of Ashkelon ordered public bomb shelters opened. Flights into Ben Gurion airport were also reportedly diverted to a northern flight path away from Gaza.
Gregory McMichael, a retired law enforcement official, and his son Travis McMichael pursued Ahmaud Arbery in their vehicle. Travis McMichael has a shotgun and struggled with Arbery. Neighbor William Bryan also joined altercation. All three men were convicted of murder and multiple lesser charges.
The New York City Public Design Commission, appointed by the mayor, removed a statue of Thomas Jefferson because he owned slaves. In 2017, when statues of Confederate figures were targeted, former President Trump predicted that statues of Jefferson and Washington would face the axe. History is being erased.
Children’s Wisconsin Milwaukee Hospital was overwhelmed when 18 children who were injured in the Christmas parade. The hospital is facing a medical staff shortage due to the Covid vaccine mandate that is affecting the care of the children, some of whom are in critical care.
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has decided to get tough on crime and drop his commitment to “social justice” just weeks after securing the release of his father, David Gilbert, a member of the Weather Underground domestic terrorist group, that killed two police officers.
Hubert Wiggs was not only out on parole for a 2010 firearms and illegal drug conviction, but he was also out on bail for possession of an illegal firearm in 2019 after he was allegedly caught with a loaded .380 semi-automatic handgun and a small amount of PCP in another person’s car.
The Long Beach Emergency Department, that sees about 10,000 visitors each year, will be closed for at least a month due to the state’s vaccine mandate. The Long Beach Emergency Department is the only emergency room in that city.
A survey showed that 37% of truck drivers will refuse the jab. The Fifth Circuit Court of appeals and OSHA halted the implementation of Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses, but White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has urged employers to move forward with mandates anyway.
The Australian army forcibly removed residents in the Northern Territories to the Howard Springs quarantine camp after nine new Covid-19 cases were identified following a “blitz” of tests. Authorities reported that 38 contacts were found and transported to the camp and more contacts are expected to be discovered.
A 2014 law known as Prop. 47 helped create the crime surge in California by downgrading thefts under $950 to misdemeanors. This, combined with follow-up laws that removed jail as a punishment for non-felonies, created a crime wave that law enforcement cannot handle.
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm is an avid supporter of so-called criminal justice reform, which includes releasing criminals from prison. Only one-third of all referrals from the police in this county are ever charged!
More than 40 people were injured, including 12 children. The victims include Virginia Sorenson, 79 Leanna Owens, 71 Tamara Durand, 52 James Coolidge, 52, and Wilhelm Hospel, 82. An 11-year old girl remains in hospital fighting for her life with a broken pelvis and lost kidney.
Austria announced that Covid vaccines will be compulsory by February 2022, citing a 66% vaccination rate. A full lockdown was imposed nationwide, confining to their homes. A large rally, organized by the right-wing Freedom Party, drew 40,000 protesters this past weekend in Vienna alone.
The left tried to destroy Americans’ right to self defense by bringing charges against Rittenhouse. Politicians and the media have falsely characterized Rittenhouse, both before and after the trial, as a white supremacist, a murderer, and a man who crossed the state line to shoot black people.
Mike Granata wrote, “I wished I would have never gotten vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated, don’t do it unless you are ready to suffer and die.” He revealed that that the medical profession is hiding the true number of deaths from Covid vaccines and that nurses begged him to reveal the truth about the dangerous vaccines to the public.
Russia prematurely ended enrollment for Sputnik V trials, claiming that the vaccine was safe. However, long-term vaccine injuries would have become apparent within four months. It is impossible to know how many Russians have died from Covid vaccines because there is no monitoring system for vaccine injuries and deaths.
India’s Supreme Court is calling for a lockdown in the capital, New Delhi because of a health emergency, which is air pollution, not Covid-19. Authorities are set to ban all nonessential travel on roads in the national capital region while ordering tens of millions of people to work from home and schools will close.
Sharronna believes that the SWAT team from the FBI was intended to intimidate her as she claims she helped flip 9 local school boards conservative in recent special elections by helping to expose critical race theory (CRT) and other liberal agendas in the classroom.
UK: Government data and its corresponding graph show that vaccinated people under 60 are dying at twice the rate of unvaccinated people in the same age group. And overall deaths in Britain are running high above normal.
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The Israelis erected a fence around the occupied territory and declared the fence area a military zone, which means they shoot-to-kill anyone attempting to breach the fence. The unarmed Palestinian protestors are determined to approach right up to the fence. In the ensuing confrontation, Israeli soldiers fired live rounds, rubber bullets, and tear-gas canisters into the crowds. Seventeen were killed and over a thousand wounded on the first day, A video clip shows soldiers detaining a 3-year old Palestinian boy in the West Bank.
The official Facebook page of Abbas’ Fatah Movement celebrated Fatah’s 53rd anniversary by glorifying eight terrorists from its ranks, four of them female suicide bombers. On Dec. 30, 2017, Fatah posted photos of the terrorists with great praise.
Israeli soldiers have killed 32 Palestinians near the border fence in Gaza. The Palestinian Authority says that the unarmed civilians have been egged on by Hamas to sacrifice themselves to gain international attention. Israeli fear has caused the dehumanization of the Palestinians who are protesting the loss of their land and their dire living conditions.