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cease-fire in gaza where days of bombardment by israeli warplanes have killed 45 people. ♪ i am jonah hull. this is al jazeera live from london. coming up, international alarm over the shelling of europe's largest nuclear plant, while ukrainian and russian forces battle for control. and a path to peace in one of africa's most volatile companies -- countries. chad signs a deal with dozens of
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rebel groups. and reckoning with their colonial past. a london museum returns dozens to nigeria. ♪ the u.n.'s top envoy to broker peace between israel and palestine has warned that a cease-fire in gaza is fragile, barely a day after a truce was declared in the worst escalation of violence and last year'sw ar. at least 45 people were killed overall including 16 children as israeli jets bombed gaza. israel says it was targeting the palestinian group islamic jihad. the israeli military says misfired rockets killed at least 14 palestinians. reporter: families in gaza are
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mourning. this funeral is for -- he and his three children were killed in their home by an israeli airstrike. not far away, other palestinians are surveying the damage. some have set up temporary shelters. others are trying to salvage their positions. >> three years, three wars, and we suffer. every time they bombed the house from a different side. once from the east, once from the west, once from the north. and every time they ask us to leave. and every time, we suffered great fear. reporter: a hunt for leaders of the palestinian islamic jihad. israel and its allies call them tourists, but the relatively small armed resistance group
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enjoys support among palestinians. the effect, heavy artillery attacks in gaza, and retaliatory rocket fire into israel. egypt mediated a cease-fire between israel and the islamic jihad, with support from the u.n. and qatar. islamic jihad has told al jazeera that as part of the deal at has been insured senior members held an israeli jail will be released, something that israel denies. >> we have a very clear decision that we will not be releasing them. there will be no cease-fire agreement that will break the agreement from the israeli side. and the fight will continue. reporter: for gazans living under decades of illegal occupation in an open air prison, the latest cease-fire is just that, a brief pose until
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the next attacks. jonah: the united nations security council is held an emergency session on the violence in gaza. the one special coordinator for the middle east peace process says the truce is far from stable. >> i want to make counsel aware of the following. the cease-fire is fragile. any presumption will only have devastating consequences for palestinians and israelis, and make any lyrical progress on key issues -- any political progress on key issues elusive. ultimately, the underlying drivers of these previous escalations remain. these cycles of violence will only sees when we achieve -- cease when we achieve political resolution of the conflict that brings an end to the conflict and the realization of a two
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state solution on the basis of the 67 lines in line with u.n. previous agreements. >> we need protection. our civilians are entitled to protection. our children deserve protection. he was five years old, and i am sure that all of you have seen the picture. innocent angel. do you know how hard it is to speak in the past tense of those who are yet to experience life? allah was five years old and she was already three wars old. she survived the first two, not the third one. jonah: the israeli ambassador to the u.n. defended the operation against islamic jihad members. >> this debate must focus on the
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facts. a terror organization attempted to murder israeli civilians, murdering innocent palestinian civilians along the way. and due to the terrorist's clear and present threat against our citizens, israel defended itself. there is no room for false narratives. the facts are clear. mr. president, the palestinian islamic jihad deliberately fired 1100 rockets at israeli civilians, with roughly 200 landing inside the gaza strip, killing innocent palestinians, and among them, young children. jonah: dozens of palestinians are being treated in hospitals following the latest is really bombardment. most facilities in gaza are experiencing in medicine shortage because of the blockade. reporter: i am standing at the
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largest of the 14 government-run hospitals serving more than 2 million palestinians in gaza. i spoke to a doctor but the palestinian health ministry. he says the real emergency was not treating the 360 or so palestinians injured during three days of fighting. sadly, he says they are used too attending to a much larger influx of injured. fuel has arrived in gaza and the borders have reopened. but when fuel shipment to the power plant was halted last week, hospitals were told they need to rely on generators. the problem is they didn't have enough fuel to keep the generators operating. the real health emergency in gaza is the shortage of medicine, medical equipment, and lab supplies. the palestinian health ministry says this is the result of a 15 year israeli and injection-imposed blockade, and
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the challenges palestinians face getting permission from israel to leave gaza for better medical treatment. hospitals don't have 40% of the medicine they need or 60% of lab supplies due to the blockade. israel will not allow in 24 types of medical equipment, such as mobile x-rays. the hope is in the coming days, palestinians will be able to leave gaza for treatment. the doctor i spoke with at the palestinian health ministry says until the blockade ends, until israel allows in the needed supplies, and there is ease of movement for palestinians, they will continue operating in crisis mode. jonah: on the israeli side of the border, there's an uneasy sense of calm. john hohmann is following developments and sent us this report. reporter: the border crossing from israel into gaza, open for the first time in six days. much needed medical supplies,
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food, and fuel are heading across it. the latter for gaza's only power plant, shut since saturday. on the israeli side of the border, people have headed out for the first time since islamic jihad and israel declared interest. many are relieved and triumph are in -- and triumphant. >> it is the first time we have entered cease-fire and we feel very good. after we destroy them we could sleep peacefully. i don't think islamic jihad will do anything again in the next three to four years. reporter: some are already looking ahead to the next round of violence. >> we do not trust them. they promise, they promise, but they always attack again. reporter: except that this time it was israel that attacked first, launching what it termed a preemptive strike into gaza. dozens of people were killed in the resulting escalation. among them, two islamic jihad leaders.
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in israel there were no deaths. the iron dome defense system stopped most of the rockets that made it across the border. a monday that was seen as a win for the interim prime minister, just as election season warms up. >> it put both guns, the defense minister, and prime minister lippid in a good point where they are experienced. they behaved, they behaved well, they kept it short, so i think it will work in their favor. to what extent, i don't know exactly. reporter: islamic jihad wanted something out of the cease-fire too. the release of prisoners. israel seemed more focused on a more powerful force in gaza. israeli officials seemed more interested in focusing on hamas, the group that controls gaza,
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rather than islamic jihad. that is because hamas this time around did not join the fighting, preventing escalation. officials seem to think the cease-fire and that meant there was a possible way forward, perhaps to even talk about it prisoner swap. many and gossett will be looking towards the near future, hoping that israel will reopen the border to let in the 14,000 people with work permits. something israel says it is prepared to do if the situation remains calm. jonah: israeli forces have demolished palestinian homes during a raid in the occupied west bank. bulldozers accompanied by israeli forces destroyed two homes in a northern village. one belonged to the family of a 19-year-old palestinian, one of two men accused of killing three israelis in may. here's more from the demolition
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site. reporter: this is what remains of the family home after israeli forces raided their village and demolished the house. it belongs to the family of a 20-year-old palestinian who has been accused by israel of killing three israelis in an attack in may. the grandfather says this was his dream home. he worked abroad for 30 years and it was his dream to come back here and build a three-story house. but now him and 16 other members of his family are homeless. >> the destruction of this building you're only increased hatred and not fear. me, my children, and grandchildren are not afraid. they are sowing the seeds of hatred among a new generation. i told the israeli commander, all occupations will come to an end. reporter: the house of the 19-year-old has been demolished as well.
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both men were detained in israel after a three day manhunt. the families here say they had no idea of their son's intentions. i am joined now by his uncle. i want to ask, can you rebuild this house? >> we cannot even remove the rubble before we get the approval of the israeli occupation. we cannot rebuild the house. now eight family members have lost their home and have nowhere to go. reporter: many here are telling us they are following the news of the latest escalation on the gaza strip and they say even when a cease-fire has been reached, the israeli occupation, its violations and its measures, are still ongoing. jonah: still to come this half-hour, why the governor of texas is giving migrants one way bus tickets to new york and washington, d.c. and with four u.s. men killed in a matter of months, their fears a serial killer could be
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stocking muslims. -- there are fears a serial killer could be stalking muslims. ♪ >> here's your weather. thank you for joining. we have soaking rains coming to hong kong. here's the forecast on tuesday. it all has to do with this disturbance likely to turn tropical. anyway you slice it, a lot of rain for hong kong over the next few days. more than 100 millimeters of rain and the wind would be whipping anywhere from 60 to 70 kilometers per hour. then we have this line of storms not far away from beijing pouring into the korean peninsula. anywhere in this zone is not a question if we will see flooding, but where and how much. towards the southeast here's a better look at that disturbance in the south china sea.
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it is drawing all the energy away. set of that is -- so that is where we see the most active weather. down under, we have some showers and wind flowing through. perth has a wind warning, could see gusts up to 50 kilometers per hour tuesday. new zealand is feeling the chill for the south island. weather alert in play for the north island while dealing with some rain and wind. be careful out there. that is your update. bye for now. ♪ >> witness the oceans. witness differences. witness change. witness happiness. witness blood. witness sunlight. witness the flood. witness loss. witness charity. witness conclusion. witness family. witness friends.
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the u.n. special coordinator warned the truce is far from stable. russia says it is ready to facilitate a visit by monitors from the international atomic energy agency to the nuclear plant located in southeastern ukraine. it is the biggest atomic power complex in europe. ukraine and russia blame each other for recent shelling at the facility. the region is under russian control. moscow's defense ministry says a high-voltage power line has been damaged. ukrainian officials accuse moscow of trying to cause blackouts. and you know gutierrez warns -- >> any attack to a nuclear plant is a suicidal thing. and i hope that those attacks will end. and at the same time, i hope
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that they will be able to have access to the plant and to exercise. jonah: a top commander of the pakistani taliban has been killed. pakistan government officials say he was killed along with three others in neighboring afghanistan. he was on the u.s. state department's wanted list. chad's transitional military council signed an agreement to start peace talks with several armed groups. the deal ends five months of negotiations and paves the way for elections and a return to civilian rule. but there were noticeable absences at the signing ceremony in delhi. -- in doha. reporter: 43 of chad's political factions and armed groups have signed the long-awaited peace agreement, given the opposition and the transitional like terry council cause for hope. >> it was very tough and
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difficult talks. but what is important is the result which we got at the end of this long process. i think that this agreement will lead us to sustainable peace in chad. reporter: a cease-fire of general amnesty and dialogue the first articles to be implemented. the dialogue, do be held live in this month in the capitol, is meant to lead to the formation of a government of national unity, cost additional reforms, and democratic elections. qatar, which sponsored the talks, says the agreement is just the beginning. >> very hopeful that it will end hostilities between the different parties. it will move the process to a political process and to allow for easy transition towards negotiations in chad itself. reporter: but not all factions have signed the deal.
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among the absentee use monday with one of the largest armed groups in chad. >> i think at the beginning, we were a little bit sure that they would not sign. they were putting unacceptable conditions for the government, of which there is release of the prisoners. just after the sunny. -- the signing. >> the peace agreement is still open for everyone to join in the future. today i urged everyone to sign and because this is extraordinary for chad. reporter: chad, one of the poorest countries, has been locked in internal conflict for decades. finding among armed groups -- fighting among armed groups as forced hundreds of thousands from their homes.
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he promised political reform and launched peace talks that led to the doha accord. chad has seen similar of this and -- that is why there is some concern about the future of this latest one. many of the signatories tell us that after six years of conflict , many chadians say they are tired of war and ready for peace. jonah: a museum in london has decided to return a collection of treasures stolen in the 19th century to nigeria. the items, including famous bronzes, were taken as a european powers scrambled for colonial dominion over africa. but as westerners try to reckon with colonial pass, many are choosing to give back what was not rightfully theirs. reporter: her mask to be hung from the neck of an important
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chief. an intricately carved wooden paddle. some of the finest artistic creations of the historic kingdom in modern-day nigeria. yet for more than what century they have given -- now, the museum in south london has decided to give 72 objects back to nigeria, a response to a request by its government in january. >> we're elated. we've seen many museums are responding, because that is the right thing to do. they are all trying to right what was done wrong. reporter: they are thousands of artifacts taken by british soldiers doing a punitive raid in 1897. they are now spread across museums and private collections in europe and the u.s. after decades of requests, the return of west africa's looted treasures is soon gathering
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pace. last year france returned objects, and germany is handing back its bronzes to nigeria. it will be a remarkable feat if all the 10,000 or so objects looted make their way home. but no longer can western institutions and collectors confidently maintain that artifacts stolen during the colonial era are rightfully theirs. still, the british museum, the holder of 900 bronzes, says it is legally prevented from returning its collection by an act of british parliament. >> the pressure is really on the british museum. a few years ago the british museum got together with a series of other museums in britain and across europe. and they reached a consensus between them with nigerian counterparts that they would loan back the bronzes in the rotation between them. the british museum was happy
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with that arrangement but that arrangement has completely fallen apart because virtually every other museum that was part of that arrangement has now decided to give back its bronzes. and the british museum is standing alone. reporter: they are particularly clear-cut case. the museum board says they were obviously required -- acquired through force. yet other museums are full of objects whose ownership is more vague. might they go home too? jonah: an immigration standoff has intensified in the u.s. as texas is forcefully busting migrants to other states with little notice or coordination. the american civil liberties union has criticized the move and called on the federal government to investigate. here's our report from new york. reporter: they arrived by bus, tired and hungary.
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several dozen migrants and asylum-seekers from mostly central and south american countries arrived over the weekend to a bus terminal in new york city. they all had one-way tickets and nowhere to go. they all crossed into the u.s. to the state of texas days earlier, but that state's governor, greg abbott, has said that they are overwhelmed by the recent influx of migrants, so he's bussed some of them to immigrant friendly new york city as a way of saying, you deal with them. but new york's mayor eric adams on monday blasted abbott, saying the city shelters are unprepared to properly care for migrants. >> i don't think any being -- anything is more anti-american than shipping people on a 45 hour bus trip without basic needs they have, direction, or coordination. we had no idea the number of people, we have no idea of where
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their final destinations are. hes's -- he's totally disregarding the human part of this. reporter: it is not just new york. in recent days and weeks, abbott bussed an estimated 6000 migrants to washington, d.c. as well, a city already dealing with a homeless crisis. the defense department rejected the mayor's request for national guard troops to help deal with the influx of migrants from texas. abbott is a far right conservative, with a record of pro-gun and anti-immigration policies. he's currently in a hard-fought reelection campaign in november. while he says busting migrants to washington and new york is only because his state's social safety net is being strained, others see him as being using migrants as pawns in a dangerous political stunt. as for the migrants in new york, many were desperate. >> why did i come here?
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because the situation in the country everyone knows about. because it is difficult to survive in venezuela. there is no medicine, there is no security, there is nothing. there is no way to live in peace. reporter: as is normally the case with political battles of immigration in america, it's humans who often get used as paws. this time, in the form of one-way bus tickets. jonah: the muslim community in the u.s. city of albuquerque, new mexico is on high alert after four men were killed in the past nine months, three in the past two weeks. police are asking the public for help to track down a car that might be the key to solving the murders. here's the latest. reporter: he had attended the funerals of two muslim men murdered in the last two weeks in albuquerque, new mexico on friday. that night, police say he was
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ambushed. his family says his friends found him shot to death in his car. >> the friends that saw the body say it was a headshot. i don't know if it was a single shot or multiple shot. reporter: police are investigating if the three murders are linked to the murder of another muslim man last november, and are asking the public to help find the driver of this car, which might be connected to the killings. >> we're also increasing our air support. now that we have information about a vehicle of interest, that kind of support will be crucial. reporter: but in albuquerque, the muslim community has been shaken by the murders. >> you walk out of the house not knowing if you are going to be followed and targeted. that is what is on the mind of every person leaving their home in albuquerque that happens to be muslim. there is no sense of safety. reporter: while police are not saying if men are being targeted because of their faith, hate
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crimes against muslims are increasing. >> in a judgment of the largest jurisdictions, anti-muslim hate crimes rose from 84 to 122 for a 45% increase. these data areñcñcñcñc
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