tv [untitled] November 22, 2012 5:00am-5:30am EST
a truce takes hold between israel and hamas in bringing a relative calm after the flare up in violence that's killed five israelis and scores of palestinians. but amid the shaky cease fire and a look at why previous agreements between the two have failed to stop the bloodshed in the region. plus the battle of brussels european leaders understand to fight over the you truly in the euro e.u. budget while their public back home protests over the austerity. world news live from our moscow headquarters you're watching r t with me lucy
catherine of well more than a week of bloodshed in on the gaza border has stopped with a cease fire to end the strikes which have killed five israelis and more than one hundred fifty palestinians the truce began shakily with several rockets fired into southern israel after the deal had been sealed more from our correspondent in tel aviv paula slayer. a ceasefire ends some of the fiercest fighting we've witnessed in years between israelis and palestinians if indeed the truce holds it will mean that roughly one point seven million gazans will have a spine now from what we've seen eight days of heavy bombardment at the same time it brings with spikes to roughly a million israelis who live in the south of israel and who've been on the receiving end of constant barrage of rockets but i say if it holds because it is perceived as being rather fragile it certainly is a truce that came by surprise it followed a day of deadly violence in which some twenty eight israelis were injured in the first bus bombing in tel aviv since two thousand and six and there were massive
israeli air strikes over gaza so the sense on the ground particularly in the hours leading up to the announcement of the cease fire was that israel was going to go ahead with a ground offensive has said that he is willing to give this truce a chance he says however he does hold open the possibility to reopen the conflict at a later stage he said and i'm quoting i know that there are citizens in israel that expected a more severe military action to be taken and perhaps we will need to do so there is criticism towards netanyahu particularly among people in the south of the country who would have supported a ground offensive and wanted to see a much harsher israeli reaction we've had protests in several cities in the south we still don't have too much information exactly what the terms of the cease fire do in fact say but i can tell you that israel for its side has committed to ending hostilities in gaza and at the same time stopping with its targeted killings and mass for its side has also said that it will stop firing rockets into southern
israel and staging cross border attacks now there is a lot of questions still hanging over the whole issue of whether or not is what its blockade on gaza that has been in place for several years now we do understand that is what must begin talks re opening this for the border crossings and lifting the blockade and. easing restrictions on the movement of both people and goods the text does say that the whole discussion for the procedures for this will begin some twenty four hours off to the cease fire was announced so while the cease fire at the moment is holding a lot of tension on the ground and a lot of questions as to whether or not it will stand the test of time. doubts over whether the truce can hold out are fueled by underlying and there's all disputes between israel and hamas is going to judge you can bring us bring us more on their deeply divided relations and how previous deals that panned out. this ceasefire deal doesn't even begin to address the root causes of the conflict and as long as they remain the decades long cycle of violence is almost assured to continue by now
most people lost track of all the previous cease fire agreements and more generally of where it all started and it became for the most part a chicken and egg conversation you have the years long suppression of the palestinians we saw radical forces among them rising and striking it is well with israel coming back at them so hard that he would most peaceful palestinian started sympathizing with radical forces without going too far back in history in two thousand and six the palestinians in gaza elected hamas that promised a more affirmative response to the story of the occupation in response israel put gaza under blockade the list of import was directions among many many other things including things like cement wood cattle animal medicine musical latest romans notebooks at one point even lentils pasta tomato paste and chocolate were on the list of items not allowed into gaza it's not easy to gauge what the blockade meant for the people there and all the humiliation that went with it is
well insisted that the purpose of the blockade was to pressure hamas into ending the rocket attacks the attacks did not stop they intensified in two thousand and eight israel launched a major assault on gaza the operation cast lead killed more than a thousand palestinians and thirteen israelis did not solve the problem again it got worse. and officials keep repeating the mantra israel has the right to defend itself it sure does but the tragedy is that the palestinians to think they are defending themselves. r.t. as good as you can there will israel's deputy foreign minister says most of those injured and killed in the bombardment of gaza quote deserved it because he claims they were armed terrorists palestinian health officials and human rights activists however insist that more than two thirds of those who died were civilians the last half of them children israel though says the ratio is lower archie spoke to one of the country's m.p.'s who defended her country's handling of the assault. israel is
putting so much effort to ensure that civilians are not hurt. i'm sorry but look at what we're spending on our money we're spending our money on defending our civilians making sure they're safe and making sure that we can we do not hurt civilians when we go to war what this hamas spend their money on they are hiding behind television crews they are hiding behind journalists and israel is doing something on paralleled in the history of warfare in making sure that people who are not involved are not killed and israel is really been commended by all countries not just for having the right to defend its citizens but also for the fact that it is couldn't ducting itself in a way that is very proportional and very measured. journalist and anti-war activist don de bar says the ceasefire might save the palestinians from bombs but not from
the consequences of the years long israeli blockade. their condition degraded from being storing to being starving and bombed and now the bombing apparently will stop and so that is a reason to celebrate as meager as it might seem in the face of starvation again the precondition to dealing with that is to give the people if not justice at least you know enough to survive and have a decent life right now it's a million and a half people in an open and open air prison camp without food without medicine without the material means of survival except for those crumbs that are allowed to pass through the hands of israelis and until that changes israel will not see peace . or i will will keep you updated on the situation about the cease fire throughout the day also you can head to our website r.t. dot com for more coverage and analysis.
if your leaders are set for a major showdown in brussels where they are gathering to work out a budget deal well some states are calling for a reduction in spending heavily dependent on the e.u. funds are fiercely against any sort of cuts britain is the loudest voice against a budget increase but as artie's lawyer smith reports the chances for it to strike a good deal of quite slim. it's not shaping up to be a pleasant couple of days in brussels after three years of economic turmoil in the e.u. which is we can political toddies stock divisions are emerging on one side of the new europe but in countries like the u.k. which are demanding huge cuts in spending to match. that's making countries to the thout and east who are dependent on cash from brussels very uneasy e.u. president herman van rompuy is between them he suggested seventy five billion euros
to the move and. budgets but that satisfied no one britain appears to warm to the idea. of cuts two hundred fourteen billion old that means leaders from both sides of the budget divide. david cameron is heading to brussels on what many are calling mission impossible heath under intense pressure to cut a new budget contributions but the daily telegraph newspaper understands that his negotiating position is based on the e.u. budget the whole not the u.k. the budget that could mean to him signing a deal that reduces it as a whole but increases britain's coach that wouldn't be at old popular and could easily lead to another rebellion in cameron's government but as the situation it's not clear at all whether a deal will be possible. and other e.u.
headache is greece for leaders are furious at the country being left in limbo finance chiefs fail to agree on the handling over and handing over the next thirty one billion euros that vitally needs in order to avoid insolvency leaving it straining in order to meet debtors demands and with thousands of layoffs sparking even more protests economists and. people over there are on the edge. well you have this very old kind of blame game going on between the greek government and the metro bitterly cold together a bit if you want to kind of the dog ate my homework kind of excuse me going on over and over again both of course were very disastrous and not too funny at all or results for people here on the ground people are really not buying into this kind of what is a very blatant lies going on he's going to excuses i'm just an example just to show you how many things are going on are not really being very much reporting total i couldn't three hundred twenty five municipalities across the entire country until yesterday and i may have already lost count two hundred forty of them have been
idled looking by their workers who are refusing to just let go on of course these are working for it and we immediately needed to lay off. due to too late this kind of package i was working for the greek parliament should be able to really put all beating on a fight on the ground. the international media making up a point that actually. the greek anger is well understood in the u.k. thousands of students furious at rocketing to march to london as the government struggles to mend the country's finances well report on all that for you later this hour. also bahrain's annoyed that it is sliding into a spiral of oppression and violence by amnesty international cooldowns the country's ongoing human rights abuses and its broken form promises more on that after the break.
british live demo minister live featherstone said that since women have babies it allows men to pass them up on the letter to power such a children are setback for women who want to be successful and equal to a man so they want to give them the option of taking maternity leave or would that be a paternity leave i don't know i kind of see the logic of a. of you but my question miss featherstone is why exactly is success in the corporate world the primary goal of life for men and women as a feminist i would think you understand that wanting to fight your way up a ladder to buy a big car to replace your shortcomings is a very male way of judging success are women who choose to have families failures or at least unsuccessful in your book even as a man i know that my pocket is really empty after having the first of hopefully many kids but i don't see our child as a financial setback keeping me from buying an x. box guess what success is relative to the goal and maybe a corporate boardroom vision of success isn't for everyone women who have kids are
failures in my opinion but then again that's just my opinion. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images close worlds from the street to canada. china corporations through today. we have a war lords will give him a note so we have a lot of. groups. who also are using the writing of my mouth it was like many of that knowledge that wasn't forced marriages
with maddie when i was fifteen years old you can liberate other women and you certainly can't do it through the barrel of a gun believe that if social change you can be the afghans themselves afghan men and women we believe i'm going to stun them not to across. the patient it's a position and construction to stop people in the obama administration talking about how much they care about the women of afghanistan it's not true they don't care about the women of afghanistan. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you don't know i'm trying hard look at the big picture.
back you're watching our team thousands of students have hit the streets of london protesting against rising university fees and the loss of financial support it's the second anniversary of the huge demonstrations that have been sparked by rising tuition fees archie sara furthur has more. them on to get serious and basically say pretty late in the day i get cut that the case did be much. more limited when i was completely closed off by police and this is a promise by the before the last election that they wouldn't raise the tuition fees that it goes each time i don't not a couple of years ago you had each month the backlash in students about that i mean
it's very tough because they said at the time even up until the point they were bringing in the right situation the good note every university with. the very maximum amount that nine thousand pounds but yeah i was actually what we've seen is a lot of the universities that charging that top amount are not very good but the fact that the amount of people who have said to you my level education that universities that's going to be one of the main points of the seat is they're being trying to make. with kaiser is always there to expose those making profits from people suffering the kaiser reporters up next in our team but here's a quick preview of what's in store. insider trading hedge fund shadow banking system accounting firms all committing massive collusion and fraud the austerity is right is a response because there's no leadership there's no government look at global insurrection against banker occupation continue billion people in the streets with torches hunt down these bankers and do what they have to do together is scourge.
international human rights campaigners have slammed by her own for being honest promises of reform and for ramping up repression that was the international accuses the gulf monarchy of failing to free political prisoners investigate torture allegations and implement political changes as prescribed by an independent commission that investigated a crackdown on the protests the push for democracy has seen more than one. teen months of anti-government rallies some of them deadly but unlike other arab uprisings bahrain is hardly gone largely unnoticed a broad and this international also weighed in to the u.s. for failing to back up concerns over its ally with action adding that washington risks enabling abuse that charity only sees things getting worse. or we have to use that to mean the situation is much worse than it was months ago it's really the terrier eighteen we're talking about at least twenty four people being killed
after the bombing depending on which you keep firing issued its reports last year a ban on not protest at the mtu fucked over and only a week ago there were a vocation of national to thirty one opposition activists were also talking about continuous harassment human rights and one of them is now being as you know the president of the famed center for human rights that was sentenced to summer to three years in three senate merrily for having exercise his right to freedom of expression and we consider him to be a prisoner of conscience and we are talking about hundreds of hands and hundreds of allegations of torture that that happened especially since the beginning of two thousand and eleven until now international community has not enough pressure on that one man to ensure that. any independent commission of inquiry recommendations are implemented it were only to squad on what we are seeing is that you are on to her. report was issued we have seen that that main commendation is that would ensure
a country we can to justice for victims have not been implemented. well time now for other international stories making headlines this hour. pakistan's been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks that have left people at least twenty eight people dead and dozens wounded the bloodiest assaults took place in rubble pindi were a suicide bomber attacked a shia religious ceremony the violence came just hours after an explosion destroyed a security vehicle and kept up and twin blasts outside a shia mosque in karachi. congolese rebels from the militant group m twenty three say that they are ready to seize their country's capital the statement was made in the studio which the fighters had captured on tuesday after al sting you and backed government forces the rebel commander called on the people of the city to join the march and show top president joseph kabila the un security council earlier agreed to sanctions on the rebel leadership introducing a travel ban as well as an asset freeze. thousands have rallied in south
korea's capital ahead of the second anniversary of a deadly attack on the country's islands by north korea which accuse seoul of breaching naval boarders during military exercises leading to show and kill for islanders and responds with tension remaining fractious between them even praising north korea and the south is punishable by law on tuesday a man got a ten month suspended prison sentence for tweeting north korean quote propaganda posts. while many tourists travelling to india are drawn by the prices that they pay for their comfort but as archie's priya sridhar finds out even the most basic services they enjoy have a kid hidden costs to local communities. beautiful beaches and luxurious resorts make go on the western coast of india a tourist hot spot for people around the world really enjoy it we just arrived here couple of days ago so we really enjoy tourism drives the economy here and go up but
it comes at a price a new study found that tourists actually use eight times as much water than local coase during peak season sometimes only get access to running water for two hours every other day go ins used to depend on wells in their neighborhoods for water but the population in the small state triples during the peak tourist season and with no proper sewage systems in place many wells have become contaminated forcing locals to rely on the erratic public supply. for you mogens and. you have. to keep the was there. but while the locals access to water is draining. just down the road water flows freely in the resorts or tourists enjoy fountains fish ponds and splashing in the pools that's because hotel leaders can afford to dominate the limited supply even if they do so illegally most five star hotels get
water from tankers and most tankers operate without a license they take water from local wells in neighborhoods where extraction is banned by law. so i know you've got a sharpie toward. the heart and feel it so that ice from no food he has to buy from the bank has. no doubt but he's forced to buy the average tourist enjoying go as water feature is here for less than a week willing to pay up for short term fun but most are unaware of the frail future in this coastal community in my perspective i'm going to stay here only for . the. i would be most of a concern for those born and raised here the disparity is infuriating half the population relies on tourists for their livelihood although it's one that leaves them without access to a basic human right i first moved here really i mean because i know i mean you've
lived you've grown up in this interview and you can most in life is this fair i mean is this just in the system to be a faceless dimmest posting to the group so we always come to the to the quiz when those who actually benefits from judaism i like whose course but with no limit on how much water can be bought hotels will remain the highest bidder leaving the locals hanging out to dry preassure either r t go india. a fierce fighting continues in syria a rising number of foreigners are reported to be taking part in assaults on the government forces there but damascus now providing the un security council the list of mercenaries it claims are brought in from abroad in order to support the tops more details for you on our website www dot com also for you there a dog is certainly man's best friend of especially if it's made of steel and it's helping to clean up at japan's crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. all
right well don't go away in just a few minutes we take a closer look at the difficulties afghan women face in their war torn country. which is slow often enough you know use that to ride a horse you've got to catch it first. from him it's. the daily routine that you're soft as a horse breeder on the island of horn at the heart of. his life on an isolated farm is about blue sky green grass and his horses what sometimes it gets lonely here
but horses have become part of me now i've fallen off so many times sometimes that bites as well it's part of my every day life. been home to a rats local just laugh for centuries most still live off the land of cattle and fish every evening local villagers place their nets and in the morning the catch is always good. we always have enough here. if by call is often called the pearl of siberia horn i said to be the pearl of by. it's all end of fake forests. and vast staps. it's also a place of traditions respected by locals and travelers alike. an
economist turned adventurer has crisscrossed by called shores and learned its customs well. you see pillars like this and thought to have supernatural powers every traveler who comes here asks the spirits to make their journey easier give them strength and fulfill their dearest wishes virtually undiscovered by tourists until some twenty years ago i was cornish quickly becoming a magnet for nature lovers and few real sick others but those used to five star pampering maybe in for a surprise the island's infrastructure has yet to catch up with the growing demand here quite some way from civilization here accommodation on the. very basic so you can forget about a t.v. or even running water for most people tent is the only eruption but for those who come here it's exactly what they're looking for.
. we see. many. ask why who have been beaten who want to leave their abusive husband there is one story that was the worst story which is a girl who had been told off by her family and she was beaten by the older man who she was forced to marry and she tried to escape and they caught her and brought her back and because she had tried to escape she had to be punished her husband then cut off and cut off her nose varies and is broke it's
a big example. the woman should not be housed we're broke. i'll tell you a story of a young woman i met i find inspiring i'm not going to promise a happy outcome but at least it was an inspiring story she was a young woman who was forced into marriage in a very conservative part of the country in the south east she was forced into marriage at the age of around thirteen and from somewhere she was getting a lot of abuse in this home and she was very unhappy and she found it in his up to run away which when you're coming from an area of the country where women are not seen on the streets alone imagine a girl she was now fourteen or fifteen making her way from the southeast of the country all the way to kabul and that she found shelter and she was lucky. but she then found that had husband's family rose up against they called upon a lot of the tribal elders an area they were furious.