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.
PCR test false positive results explain how COVID cases and deaths increase, how breakthrough cases in vaccinated people occur, how a piece of fruit can test positive, how an asymptomatic person can be diagnosed with COVID, and why COVID ‘kills’ people who die from something else.
Pfizer’s contract is biased in the company’s favor as purchasing countries agree to give the company full immunity. If the purchasing country waives or fails to enforce any right for Pfizer’s immunity, a court in New York has the capacity to hold international assets of a country if the country failed the contract.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has officially announced plans to implement his first-in-the-US policy requiring proof of COVID vaccination in order to participate in indoor activities like dining indoors, and going to the gym. The policy will take full effect when school begins in September.
Four DC Metropolitan Police police officers who responded to the January 6 Capitol riot have reportedly died by suicide. Officer Gunther Hashida, 44, was assigned to the Emergency Response Team within the Special Operations Division.
In April 2020, the Supreme Court annulled President Jair Bolsonaro’s autonomy and authorized governors and mayors to enact quarantine without the need for a federal government decree. A number of governors and mayors got involved in corruption scandals by diverting public money sent by the federal government.
A statement from AAPS warned that COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths have increased despite half of the US population taking COVID vaccines; long-term effects are unknown and may cause autoimmune disorders, antibody-enhanced disease, infertility, cancer, or birth defects.
NSW proposed imposing fines of $20,000 on anti-lockdown protest organizers, $5,500 against protest attendees, and $11,000 fines against people sharing information on social media about illegal rallies. More than 15,000 calls had been received from people snitching on others for attending “illegal” protests.
NHS nurses told a high risk expectant mother that they will give the baby the COVID PCR test once the baby is born, that the baby isn’t “the mothers property” after it comes out of the abdomen, and that the social services safeguarding team will be notified of the parents’ refusal.
President Obrador said that pharmaceutical firms seemed to be focused more on making profits than on ensuring medical necessity as they rake in record sales from Covid-19 vaccines. He is also skeptical of additional booster jabs.
Out of 469 cases of Covid-19 that broke out in the resort town of Cape Cod, 74% of cases occurred in “fully vaccinated persons.” The study appears to negate the narrative that unvaccinated people are responsible for the uptick in new Covid cases.
Figures show only 44% of the 780 patients tested positive at the time of admission, while the rest were eventually diagnosed with Covid through required routine testing. The data suggests that the majority of patients were admitted for other reasons, but were counted as Covid hospitalizations, and inflated the numbers.
MP Graham Brady criticized his own government’s use of fear. He compared the people’s dependence on the tyrannical government to Stockholm Syndrome and said that the greater the control to which people are subjected, the greater the dependence they develop.
Dr. Samantha Bailey explained the dubious origin of the so-called Wuhan “virus” and said that it started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China when a cluster of 41 patients who had pneumonia were hospitalized and six died.
Republican Representatives Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and Louie Gohmert are trying to help dozens of Capitol protesters who are being detained in prison and reportedly abused and tortured. None of the detainees were violent, none had firearms, and none have been charged with insurrection.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill making masks optional in schools after two mothers, Kimberly Reicks and Emily Peterson, became activists against mandatory masks for children in schools. The law also prevents businesses from requiring consumers to wear masks.
Republican Representative Thomas Massie tweeted: “Might as well come into my office and arrest my entire staff. We are not wearing masks. I support the Capitol Hill Police, but the Chief of Police made a mistake here. The physician and the chief of police don’t have this authority.”
A new state law that requires health officials to consult with legislative bodies before taking any action and giving those bodies veto power over some orders. A battle is raging as Page says that his mandate is still valid. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican, has filed suit challenging the order.
Peggy Hall said that the DOJ)’s announcement that it is legal for private companies and public agencies to require employees to take vaccines is false. She explained that the DOJ does not have power to mandate vaccines because it is part of the executive branch, and is not the legislature of a court.
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Four Palestinians protesters were killed and about 100 wounded on Friday, in the 11th consecutive week of clashes along the border between the Gaza Strip and southern Israel. One of the victims who was killed was a 15-year old boy. Another protester was shot in the face with a tear canister that, literally, had to be surgically remove. There have been 126 Palestinians killed, over 3,600 wounded by live ammunition.
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.
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.