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which maintains its only. among the targets of. its. comes under rocket attack. another story this week israel's troops exchanged fire with syria but the rebels are gaining more support from the west to get rid of the. eurozone in recession as millions take to the streets in the first quarter. strike to demand an end to austerity.
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back at the past seven days top stories and the latest developments this is the weekly on. foreign reporters and guards are forced to scramble is that office is a targeted by israeli bombs several journalists have been wounded tel aviv says it wants to send gaza back to the middle ages and is preparing a ground invasion while militants retaliate with unguarded rockets. as the latest. the reports we're receiving is that hoff of the people who have so far been treated at shifa hospital which is the biggest hospital in gaza city off of the people being rushed there are in fact children the hospital is simply not coping it's running short of space and also medical supplies at the same time there was an israeli air force strike that moved ten members of the same family killed when a three story building in which they were collapsed around him were also witnessing an increase in the target of journalists the store going to a station we see has an office in gaza city and just an hour after they missed their office because of electricity cuts that office was destroyed by an israeli
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air force strike the israeli air force has targeted two media buildings and the army is not apologetic for this it says that it was in fact told me cation antenna on the roof of the buildings that are being used by her must and that the i.d.f. did in fact know that there were journalists in this building we do know that several people among them journalists have been injured one camera man at least has lost an area that was amputated after the office in which he works and came under fire so we're hearing from the army that they were aware that these foreign journalists and that it's becoming increasingly more dangerous for foreign journalists to work inside gaza and get the story out two rockets have been intercepted in the skies over television now they were intercepted by the iron dome missile defense system that was only launched of the city on saturday this is the fifth straight day that tel aviv has been on the receiving end of long range brainier made missiles while talking to people here in tel aviv so he immediately after we had these two missiles that were intercepted the general mood here is that
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the mall tel aviv comes under the firing line of missiles the more the government is going to be more prone to wardes launching a ground offensive there has continued to the movement of tanks and armored personnel vehicles along the israeli gaza border we also heard from the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu at his weekly cabinet meeting that he will significantly. expand his operation in gaza and many people are reading into that that that means that a ground offensive is on the cards the i.d.f. cheats also ordered an increase in the number of sorties a day and militants in gaza so we are expecting that there are also be an increase in strikes over that of a gaza city in addition to this we having seventy five thousand reservists who gathering in the south of the country they haven't been given orders as far as we're aware but certainly they are positioned well positioned to move into gaza if indeed they are called on to do that in london however has warned the tel aviv government not to go ahead with any kind of ground offensive saying that this will
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merely not well in the international community and of be hard to justify but we have however heard from the american president barack obama and he said that israel has the right to protect itself so there is a reliance amongst israelis that if they go ahead with this ground offensive they will receive support as they always have in the past from washington the army has also sealed all roads around gaza so those two and now they indicated that a ground offensive could be just a matter of hours if not days away. a correspondent paula slimmer than she'll be keeping updated on air and online as well simply follow her twenty stream for the latest at r.t. arabic correspondents so eki had been working in the media office in gaza just before israeli rockets hit and this is what he told us earlier now i have. no one expected this during the strikes power supplies often get cut off and then it becomes really difficult for us to find fuel for the generator that at that moment
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we decided to take a break in our work and go look for gas so that we can continue working early in the morning we left at around one am and added to it all happened some of our friends are now in hospital just a little while ago there was a press conference where it was said that such an attack must be completely ruled out as a journalist can become targets for strikes a correspondent should share what he or she sees with the world even israeli journalists report from gaza it's unacceptable that media workers get attacked in such a way in situations like this we usually don't go to our homes just like we did maturing that has still at ease of two thousand and eight in two thousand and nine even though we know this is really dangerous up to the point of a ground operation however we prefer to stay at the office using any chance to do our job whenever the electricity comes on and when the electricity was off we decided to go look for generator fuel and that's what saved us we're talking about four tower blocks in gaza that have been used by media outlets since two thousand
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but during the war in two thousand and eight two thousand and nine israel struck these buildings to some of our colleagues were injured and we know that we do a dangerous job. and early in my calling research i spoke to documentary filmmaker and activist harry he says that if you are a reporter covering the events in gaza it's best to avoid all media senses. understanding that the media centers in gaza of which there are about five to seven predominant ones in apartment buildings total take on different floors by various media organizations including the sister organization of russia today and has been they have been targeted by israeli airstrikes and they have then been told to evacuate evacuate totally and some of these sensors are actually basically been razed to the ground so i'm getting very panicked calls from friends of mine of palestinians in gaza saying do not try and go anywhere near any of the live studios here in gaza it is too dangerous you're an international but you may well be
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targeted yourself and i heard from one source of within the i.d.f. say these are perception strikes for example one building of journalists when he says a precision strike he targeted one floor however the building collapsed we are relying on the world not to doing anything that while it uses disproportionate force or trying to assassinate its targets i don't doubt that it is targeting people accurately but it's using such level of force when it does that collateral damage is occurring every hour or so that israel has its objectives but it's the force and whether and rave it's using which is an international bridge that under the law. earlier interviewed israeli defense force spokes person of a tel little bitch who said the journalists heard an israeli strikes only have themselves to blame. we're talking about two media buildings indeed but on the roofs of these media buildings hamas wisely positioned a whole system of communications and electronics for its own personal or
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operational work we targeted only these and ten as these communications center and i spread films earlier today showing this exactly and you can see an accurate hit on the roof none of the floors were targeted of course there was a little bit of. it as a result of the explosive some windows shattered in the one but they reckon was not the floors but rather than ten as the communication centers on the roof i think that if a journalist chooses to locate himself near hamas facility that's a mistake we are now in operation defending half of this country's population and we are determined to continue with this operation until we bring some peace and quiet to this country the equation is very clear if there will be quiet in israel there will be peace and quiet in gaza but of course what the international community is really concerned about now is the increasing number of civilian deaths
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now last night i spoke with one of your colleagues joe sherman he claimed the mass is actually rounding up civilians to shield targets you're about to bomb now now how can a mass possibly know your exact targets and respond quickly enough hamas is start getting all the israeli cities you're more than welcome to spend just two hours in one of the biggest israeli cities that were targeted for the past two years either be'er sheva or ashkelon which dog each of these cities have more than two hundred thousand people did you ever feel what it's like to run into a shelter and have fifteen seconds to do it or to raise children in a family inside a shelter protected room and sleep there night after night this is not something normal that should not be this way but of course you can also as we can also have the same question of course i beg to differ because you can't make this equation hamas the star getting sick. villianous we are not looking to target civilians we are targeting terrorists why is he then the very reason the core reason why this is happening is because of israeli policy towards the gazans the way they've been
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suffering from this blockade that has been the provocation as well blockade there is a border to egypt the rough border it's open do you know that every day we allow patients from gaza to get hospitalization in israel despite the rocket fire do you know that we supply electricity to their eyes or we supply truckloads with supplies every day even today it's a matter of fact more than one hundred thirty trucks who entered gaza with a variety of supplies according to their requests this spite of the rocket fire what other country in the world would act this way. despite aid reportedly being sent into gaza a u.n. spokesman chris gunness says gaza's heading for humanitarian disaster due to political failure israeli bombing runs and the notorious blockade we were hearing as others that the situation in shifa hospital is deteriorating very rapidly and let's not forget that even before this latest flare up in violence shifa hospital had been hit by the blockade there was a lack of medicines there was
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a lack of training a lack of equipment so an already bad situation in that hospital one of the largest in the occupied palestinian territory has been made worse there are shortages according to the world health organization of essential and lifesaving drugs what we're seeing in gaza is the result of political failure we call on the politicians and the people who are able to make peace to redouble their efforts to do so because for every hour that goes past another child another woman another civilian the elderly the sick the dying they are in harm's way it's a situation which we in the united nations and in under a find unacceptable in must and it must and forthwith. also online we bring you the latest from the middle east with live updates on our twitter stream and our website dot com log on to find out about another expected third party joining forces with
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the gazans outraged with what may be a claim to the ongoing abuse of human rights internet hacktivist group anonymous declares cyber war on israel find out more about that online crusade dati dot com. scandal grip to the very top of the american military establishment this week as david price is going to stay there became the latest victim of an f.b.i. love triangle more on that coming up after the break.
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things are just getting too expensive in london many families just can't afford to live in the city anymore so because of upcoming welfare cuts the government is buying or rented property to relocate people outside of the city the maximum housing allowance for welfare will go down to four hundred pounds a month which is peanuts compared to the one thousand two hundred fifty pounds needed to pay for the average three room apartment expelling the poor from london seems a bit fishy to me so instead of say regulating prices are coming from big using the money from the welfare cuts to create jobs so people can earn a living for themselves rather than rely on handouts london has decided to make itself some official get to go as well as to call a place where everyone from a certain economic classes forcibly shove to although this may sound like some sort of help from the government it seems to me like a means to get rid of the poor rather than trying to make the poor less poor but that's just my opinion.
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if. you go. sometimes you see a story and it seems so for lengthly you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harvey welcome to the big picture.
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these continues here in r.t. aside from conflict with hamas in gaza israel has also been fighting on its northern front israeli defense force confirmed they fired artillery into neighboring syria in response to gunfire aimed at its troops in the disputed going on heights it's the first time in forty years israel has fired into syria that came amid reports rebels captured an airport in the east of syria strengthening their hold of the iraqi border plus this week western attempts to else present a sad gained momentum with france and turkey recognizing the new opposition group the national coalition the ministers are expected to discuss lifting an arms embargo on monday paving the way for direct weapons deliveries to rebels and iran has already responded saying that would amount to organized terrorism the morning's let's go to london political activist joins me. well israel fired at syria for the first time since nine hundred seventy four since that truce does it look like tel
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aviv could be drawn into another conflict besides gaza. well i mean i think that happened a few days ago and if anything serious was to happen it would have happened by by now sir that's number one number two we heard army spokes spokesperson say and we do not believe that the syrian government is responsible for the mortar or for the shoot for the firing across the borders and this sounds a clear message that israel really is not intending to escalate found on the borders i think although they filed a complaint in the united nations that was more of a symbolic act rather than an out an actual way of retaliation against the syrian government i think the concern was that. the rebels and the jihadists cultivating into the area between syria and israel and that the militarized zone could lead to
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chaos and they want to take some sort of action to show solidarity. are able to they are able to defend against any and only action across the borders or out what about developments inside syria itself the future for political settlement is that likely considering that western nations are now pushing the e.u. to allow them to send weapons to the rebels directly. well you know we're now hearing talks and some reports that there are even negotiating lifting the arms embargo. on syria so that allows them to send more advanced weapons to the rebels i think that i don't think this is their very unlikely i mean they may well decide to go ahead with this especially that they feel that the rebels so far have not achieved what they were what they were sent or designed to achieve i mean they are sending in huge numbers of jihadists and grew up across the across the borders however have not achieved military influence that is able to counterpart the syrian
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government currently and they achieve that though if they do get that arming from a you countries would it really tip the balance in favor of the opposition what it took the banners probably not all of that will really really need very advanced weapons but with that ship the banners i think it has started shifting the balance now that they're receiving very surprising weapons mess silence there on downing aircrafts that there is even concern inside syria that the rebels may threaten this if. the. aviation now with more support on the borders we are now hearing turkey talking about setting up after your on the borders and the u.k. recently the u.k. armed forces talking about safe havens or even. partial or very limited intervention on the syrian borders they may well benefit from very limited no fly
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zones provided by and by these nations around the syrian border and that may change the balance that may not completely acceptable and inspect me off some influence it will be enough credit for them to start negotiating the syrian government or adopting as annabella thank you very much indeed for your thoughts then on a very interesting thing we have to say thank you. the eurozone has been hit by a second recession according to figures published on thursday this just hours after a twenty four hour strike so more than twenty european countries virtually paralyzed as people once again vented their frustration over this integrating economies of the surface reports staying. greece. italy. and portugal. europe's most debt ridden countries joining together with many others for the continent's first cross border mega strike from the beginning it was clear that
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emotions were running high in many places the dreadful violence early on and after a brief calm the storm broke the anger of protesting at the don't feel various thing put up between the protesters and the riot police is packed right almost three thousand meter it's not really get more symbolic candy for the feast of by the people say there are right now all across there are the three legged governments and between the people themselves this is why the austerity but that is . where the bullets and violent confrontations with the authorities are becoming in on t. familiar sights the constant leaders stand firm the disparity is a necessary evil cut the sky high deficit only event of the fourteenth the people of europe seem to have formed a county union to fight back against the prevailing title starrett city ahead of next week's budget meeting brussels will have been watching closely as the scenes of police and protesters battling one another played out across the nobel peace
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prize winning you. are right. the sex scandal which claimed the head of the cia former general david petraeus this week turned on the man that took over from him as commander of the u.s. military in afghanistan general john allen's career is now in trouble after it was revealed he had also exchanged e-mails for the tempest so. right linked to the transit extramarital affair from a cia boss to try and step down after admitting to a relationship with his biographer paula broadwell she is being investigated by the f.b.i. of allegations she gained access to some of his classified data he however denies any leaks telling colonel john cook that afghanistan's a four and a half years told me that he believes the trash should actually have resigned long before the his failure in the afghan war and honey's the prospects for success there's a lot of discussions going on that to tommy a suspect and that it was all done for political purposes we still have the
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unanswered questions of the benghazi issue as far as his relationship with mr broadwell i give him much lower marks for his actions in combat than i do in in the bedroom he should have resigned when his counterinsurgency strategy failed to produce results sometimes we take military leaders and we build a very nice resume for them and it catches on everybody starts to drink and from the same well i hold our military commanders to a very high look we put young men in risk there and they give it everything they've got and it the policy has failed we have young man and hospital right now all over this country that will die in afghanistan next summer for no other reason than propping up a corrupt interlocking criminal enterprise which is what the karzai government has become that's mob real problem with it i was a soldier for over twenty years so i care deeply about those young men and women.
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after the break we continue look at ammo in the battle for peace and justice that's our special report i'll be back with more news in about thirty five minutes from now. it's perched atop a giant and the view from the prevalence stretches as far as the eye can see up for a city to all of siberia for centuries. it lost its economic importance even before it was bypassed by the chance i bear in railway but the a spiritual center. things like these are a yearly occurrence thousands of orthodox worshippers of them selves and blessid
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water to commemorate the baptismal jesus. there when you will of. it doesn't matter if it's minus thirty it's a siberian tradition i do it myself every year for everyone to overcome their worst fears it is desirable to take a plunge. but that's picture postcard churches the story of a city built by opportunist explorers political exiles and crafty fur traders. in the fifteen eighties the russians had only just conquered siberia taking it from the muslim. surrounded by enemies the balls to be their stronghold constructed on top of the city but soon enough it became an economic hub siberian fire was the oil of its time bringing in a third of all russia's state revenue but the ball location head of the says for
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the russians the. us to moscow is one of the most popular places to send political dissent is not any people were exiled that once a giant bell that was used to incite riots was supposed to set a three hundred ten. the russian heiress across who led a revolt against the czar and eight hundred twenty five known as the decembrists worse than heroin drove. there they created a replica high society adopting the latest fashions as soon as they came out or at least once they made it from paris to siberia. but the city also serves up some bit of irony for the russian royal family after the bolshevik revolution. this is the office was nicholas the second spend most of the last year of his life his whole family had been exiled here they led a fairly comfortable existence this was a big house but they weren't allowed to see visitors or go outside themselves. ordinary normal countryside life style they even had thoughts of escape but within
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the year bizarre and his family would be dead. never again its political significance but the streets will always echo with a glorious past. it will likely provide the livelihood for some habitants in the future. and then is of an improved.
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spirit. then as a syrian citizen it's my responsibility to work hard on the music of this country. lynn i want to presented to people who are convinced that syria is some terrorist country. but you know we can help politicians through music when you develop culture in your country you are working through issues in the world of politics. the now you can see yes this is the best message we can send to the rest of the
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world to say come and see what syria is what one chooses and what it has. not. since i was young i have loved arabic calligraphy and i believe god should have a message. that justice means that the rates of the people. should be returned to them. over the. after.


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