was i was. kind of sidney unarmed groups to kyra truce with israel after a deadly exchange of cross border fire also this hour. it's all in the system. all of the songs are on the on. the heads of the nonprofits legal aid group has recorded describing how she trains migrants to enter europe by tricking border guards. a high ranking place women in france takes her own life in the latest in a wave of suicides among offices in the country opposition party says it's indicative of the poor condition police face.
is just ten two am hit in moscow you're watching r.t. international. groups in gaza have declared a cease fire with israel off to the west cross border escalation since twenty fourteen over the past few days israeli warplanes have pounded targets across gaza after hundreds of missiles were launched by militants. the joints operation room of the palestinian resistance factions declares that the egyptian efforts have resulted in reinforcing the ceasefire with the israeli occupation the resistance will abide by the cease fire agreements as long as the israeli occupation and he is to the egyptian brokered truce that statement from hamas referred to an agreement mediated by egypt however has been no official word from israel on whether it will hold the truth middle east correspondent join my colleague neil harvey in the
studio to discuss the situation. well as we heard over there have mass which of course is in control of the gaza strip and monitors what's going on with all the groups that operate there has called for a cease fire incorporation with islamic jihad primarily has been firing a lot of rockets at israel now half an hour before they made that statement they did issue on their twitter account a statement in which they say that israeli strikes were targeting civilians saying that they believe that israel had run out of what they say are military targets and they blame the whole aggression on the israeli side saying that israel started this whole flare up of course a very different narrative coming out from the israeli side where we hear that they are holding no surprise i must responsible they say it was triggered by an incident yesterday in which a rocket landed on any israeli bus that was carrying soldiers and a nineteen year old soldier is in a critical condition and they say that they say has intensified and caused the whole situation to flare up and also hold responsible he ran they say that iran is the one that is supplying weapons money and orders to both hamas and islamic jihad
in the territories now the final figure we have at this stage is seven palestinians killed and one israeli killed who of course was a palestinian worker unfortunately was on the israeli side during the conflict we are expecting that these tensions will continue to climb so it seems like a daily thing that we used to hear about the violence and the deaths in the region how did we get to this point well the last war between israel and hamas was back in two thousand and fourteen and it really has been an unstable situation along the border over the last few weeks we've had the great march of return that has intensified tensions and there's a lot of discussion a lot of emergency meetings that are being held in israel today there was a six hour security cabinet meeting where the israeli side is still trying to decide how to deal with the situation and what to do so it's not certain right now that this will flare up into a full scale war but certainly the tensions on the ground and every so often we witness what we've seen now is this kind of flare up in tensions in the last twenty four hours there were four hundred sixty rockets fired at israel hundred ninety.
intercepted by the iron dome that is the highest number ever that has happened at the same time israel struck a hundred and seventy targets in gaza over the period of twenty four hours just take a look at what the last twenty four hours have been like. i . was. looking at those pictures there when the level of violence is it's terrifying to think that it's escalating you dread where this was going luckily the reason maybe it's temporary but the you know there is a pause in the violence and i must mention egyptian led efforts what were they
referring to well egypt has always come to the party in terms of being a mediator between israel and hamas and it has the buy in from the israeli side has the buy in from the palestinian side so they are and natural mediator in this situation they have been egyptian intelligence officers in and out of gaza over the last few weeks because we have seen this flare up happening a few times this is nothing new together with the united nations and in this case norway and switzerland they have brokered what seems to be a cease fire we're hearing from certainly the palestinian side that it's a ceasefire that they willing to die to if israel ends its hostilities so it always becomes a bit of tit for tat neither side really wants to see a flare up in violence it's not going to do the hamas and the palestinians in gaza any particular good in certain israel wants to try and avoid it so the one good thing is that both sides will be trying to find common ground through the egyptians and reach some kind of mediated peace. after the cease fire was declared people took to the streets of gaza celebrating what they see as
a victory for hamas they gathered at the rear. the t.v. station which was destroyed by news radio ad rate. and across the board say in this crowd people gathered to opposed any cease fire with hamas they called for an immediate military operation in gaza we had some contrast in peace on the conflict i think neither i. would like to see and to go as far as war like what happened in two thousand and fourteen so i think that. only homicide at least they said that from the very beginning that we are committed to. down the whole thing but at the same time we need to understand that these are also going to do so as they thought in this last. they had achieved nothing get to the contrary if we look at the media. why being the
government and say that there was a big failure by the government and the israeli army in even the you know dealing with the whole thing. so the israeli government on the one hand would like to have a cease fire right now the problem is is the israeli government and specifically the israeli people want to put an end to this type of behavior and the way that hamas has been behaving in the violence and the terror of hamas which is seeks to destroy the very state of israel if the hamas or any of the palestinian terror organizations would just lay down their weapons and stop you know inciting and stop terrorist stop paying terrorist families stop encouraging terror stop encouraging palestinians to kill jewish israelis the israeli army would react. if he has been really selectively showing the director of an n.t.i. which provides migrants explaining how she teaches refugees tonight.
because you. are this is the. way that. this video that's being doing the rounds online is part of a larger investigation project by the canadian activist laura sullivan the clip allegedly shows rekha who's the executive director of the legal aid in geo advocates abroad in this video clip she seems to be telling the undercover crew who were filming her against her knowledge that she coaches refugees and migrants on how they should how they should speak to border police and to other officials. knowing. this is going to be very interesting.
while many of you watching will be pretty unfamiliar with the name advocates abroad there are a legal aid n.g.o.s that's been operating since the beginning of twenty sixteen they provide legal aid legal advice to people going through the asylum application process the n.-g. o. operate in the e.u. as well as right across the middle east area their own website says that they've helped fifteen thousand people cross into greece into the european union that way and another two and a half thousand into the e.u. through differing ways advocates abroad issued a tweet in which they said this was all right wing propaganda that had been the video it being altered and it was altered for political means now that tweet was deleted they've also since delete to their online social media presence their twitter account has gone. and their facebook account is gone as well so expect
certainly more to come of this video coming out in more on that investigation into what's been going on there with n.g.o.s reportedly helping but in some cases asking to break the law those people who are trying to come into the country. record numbers of french police officers are committing suicide with the latest victim a prominent campaigner for office and welfare charlotte dubinsky has more from paris. well there's shock here in france because this individual is seen as being or having been a leading voice in the protests in the movement of police against the attacks that offices have been undergoing over the last few years she was a woman called maggie biskup ski and she was actually the founder of that movement now the reports here in front suggest that she took her own life in the last day using her service weapon and she was found dead at home with
a note nearby and that death now is being treated as a suicide here in france but why was she so important well the thirty six year old was actually also the founding member of the mobilization of angry policeman this was a group that was set up back in two thousand and sixteen after police officers received a massive attack they were attacked with protesters with molotov cocktails and in fact two individuals the police officers were severely burned with others being injured as a result of that attack as well now she has also been under investigation over the last year for what she described as speaking out to the media about attacks against the police without permission from senior officers from the police service now police suicide is a burning issue here in france with the statistics showing just how incredibly high it is for this particular profession now those statistics show that in july this
was the latest to sticks should that for this year nineteen police officers and sixteen had taken their lives that was back in july in two thousand and seventeen more than sixty police officers took their lives now it's such a burning issue that the government did launch a plan to tackle this earlier this year saying that they want to do more to help people realize if their colleagues needed support but there was criticism that that plan didn't go far enough well there's been a lot of reaction on. the media today to the news of that death including from senior politicians such as the interior minister and the leader of the national rally i was in very city on with a co-exist few days ago. and here i hear the anger of the police and we are responding concretely with more effective measures and more resources on the ground the suicide of much president of the mobilization of police officers association is
a terrible symbol of the police suffering she said announced this suffering to and it's a big shock for all of us well we've spoken to many police officers over the last year or so who talk to us about some of the issues that they face some of the abuse some of the attacks that they face in fact one police officer we spoke to in the last six months said that as a result of that piece they had actually considered it taking their own lives let's look back now at some of the most serious attacks that offices have faced in fronts .
it seems wrong. just don't. get to shape our. educated and in. the trail. find themselves worlds apart if we choose to look for common ground. welcome back to the program the u.s. democratic party is reportedly planning to hit president trump with eighty five investigations the party will take control of the house of representatives in january after last week's midterm election. there is going to have to be investigations if the democrats do take the house president trouble wake up
wednesday morning to a very different political scenario here on the hill they are going to investigate this president and his administration thoroughly they do intend to request president's tax returns former speaker pelosi insisting that her party will be strategic when democrats take control of the house in january they're going to get immediately to investigations on impeachment the democrats are expected to demand trump's tax returns which he has refused to release since taking office they could launch new probes into alleged collusion with russia and they'll be looking into the president's alleged role in paying hush money to former porn star stormy daniels purse there are plenty of other items on the list ranging from the legality of a travel ban from several muslim countries so the administration's spending on finish . with control of the lower house in congress the democrats will have subpoena power meaning they can legally require any witness to testify in congressional
hearings produce documents since september alone the republicans have blocked sixty four subpoena requests from the democrats form an annoyed congressman michael patrick flanagan believes the democrats should use their new powers sparingly. congress is not an investigative body it's not what it does it has the power of oversight but oversight of the administration executing congressional will and spending and in the direction of the nation the democrats who have no agenda and ran on no agenda and have no desire to actually manage the business of the nation have only this to run on and they want to distract this president from the work he's doing because they just disagree with him they just don't want him to be successful and this is a way to derail him and the policies that he's doing i think the nation would like everyone to just take a breath step back let's do some stuff if there's really some wrongdoing the democrats think are some are some genuine wrongdoing not just we need to see his
tax returns because we need to know he's not worth as many billions as he says he is we want to publicly embarrass him which is all that tax return thing is about that that's ridiculous and nobody wants to see the time and energy spent on that. anglo-american has received a mixed reaction from the european parliament after coming out in favor of a single e.u. army parts of the chamber booed and cheered the german chancellor. james i could you would younger some years ago ready set that a common european on you show the wild that there will never again be uniting in europe i'm not saying anything against me to feel smart we can be a good second i don't need to thank. you thank you that's what i'm really pleased about this is great i'm annoying simply call. mccoll was echoing recent remarks from the french president a man who micron has said the e.u.
and we'll. take you to the record book prefer not to meet. but we can now bring in george some a while a senior research fellow with the global policy institute in london george welcome to the program says double micron said it and now medical seems to agree but do you think we're likely to see the creation of a combined european army. no i don't i think that this is something that the europeans have been talking about for a long time as you know the first time this idea came up was in the early one nine
hundred fifty s. and then it seemed to emerge in a more serious way following the end of the cold war in the days of the free guenter of germany and president chirac of france and every time this issue has been brought up by the europeans the americans have reacted angrily and have rejected the you know in the uncertain terms and this is exactly what washington has done today now i crawl and merkel. both know that this is exactly how america would react and they haven't really prepare the groundwork for confronting the united states over the issue so it all comes across as somewhat posturing you know nice to get some popular support in germany and france were getting a little tired of america but i don't think there's any serious moves to to
confront the united states on this because what would required to get a european army off the ground would be a serious major confrontation with the americans because they're not just going to give up and they likely well the u.s. state department spokesperson have a now it's gave a statement on the issue to let's take a listen to that festival. we have a longstanding relationship with nato and nato is america's most important alliance it has been and will continue to be central to the collective defense of north america and also european member states and we feel that whatever should be done should not take away from nato sufferance that's been a sustained entity that the united states government and many others have supported for many years and so we would not want that weakening in nato so that's quite a guarded statement here europe not to weaken nato but do you think the u.s. administration is generally genuinely alarmed by these plans
or does think they're really alarmed by i think that they don't take it very seriously and even if they were to take this very seriously the americans of very good triggering crises bring all the nato powers together so if they were to think that hey these europeans are really quite serious now about creating this european security and defense identity you can bet your bottom dollar that within the couple of weeks the americans would trigger some kind of a crisis in the ukraine or in syria this is what happened in the one nine hundred ninety s. when the europeans were talking again about this european security and defense of identity the americans immediately came along and triggered a crisis in the balkans particularly in calls of zero and that squelch all discussion of the separate european security identities so let's look at their relations as well then because president putin said european army would be a positive process in strengthening a multi-polar world so could this actually be good for relations between the e.u.
and russia. i think so i think that nato is long past its sell date i mean it makes absolutely no sense for nato to continue it's not even clear you know meters depending who against what i mean the other day was a few months ago when trump was in europe trump was denouncing germany for you know because americans were supposedly trying to defend germany while germany was buying liquified buying gas from russia so you know trump was denouncing germans well why don't you buy liquefied natural gas from us today trump is denouncing the french because they're supposedly ungrateful for all the wonderful thing that america did in saving them from the germans what was all this shows is that it's very unclear what exactly nato is supposed to be doing defending whom against what one minute
would defend the germany against russia then supposedly we were defending france from germany so it makes sense for the each country in europe to start working out its security arrangements in the post cold war world this transatlantic alliance this massive elephant. makes you know no one more secure and i actually think that it's actually making the world a lot less secure because it's just creating unnecessary tension where there's no reason for such tension and as we head. heckled by m.e.p. so how much support do you think there actually is in the e.u. for a combined army. well i think there is in serious support i mean i think that you know many europeans think that it makes very little sense to pretend that the world is still nine hundred forty five and that
everywhere you we all need this american led alliance against the presumably the russian hordes or about to. plunge onto europe and you know march to the channel no one really believes that but the important thing is that if europe were to move forward with this they would have to confront the united states in a very serious way and i don't think there's any stomach on the part of any european leader to. cross the such a confrontation so i think a lot of it is just talk you know it's very nice to talk about oh yeah well one day we'll have this european army. but if you really want to get this off the ground you're going to have to confront the americans and i don't think there's anyone with any stomach for doing that now thank you for joining us care on r.t. my guest george some you any sum you any senior research fellow at the global policy institute in london thank you for more details on any of our
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