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Walter White / August 14,2020

Israel carries out air strike on Gaza over balloon bombs, rockets


The Israeli army has said it carried out air attacks against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in response to rocket attacks and firebombs sent into Israeli territory attached to balloons.

The raids come after clashes broke out on Saturday evening along the Gaza-Israeli border, the army said.

The Israeli army said dozens of Palestinian “rioters burned tyres, hurled explosive devices and grenades towards the security fence and attempted to approach it”.

Over the past week, Israeli forces have carried out repeated night-time attacks on targets linked to Hamas, the group that governs the Gaza Strip.

The army said that among the targets hit were “a military compound and underground infrastructure” belonging to Hamas.

Early on Sunday, the Israeli army also said two rockets had been fired into Israel from Gaza and intercepted by its Iron Dome defence system.

“These aggressive policies aim to exacerbate the crises our people in Gaza are enduring to paralyse their daily life and to disrupt the efforts of combating coronavirus amid international and regional silence,” Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesperson for Hamas, said in a statement earlier this week. 

Israel has closed the Karem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) goods crossing with the Gaza Strip.

Walter White / June 29,2020

What does China’s national security law for Hong Kong say? | China News


A brand new Hong Kong safety legislation got here into impact on Wednesday that can punish crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with overseas forces with as much as life in jail, heralding a extra authoritarian period for China’s freest metropolis.

Hong Kong authorities threw a safety blanket throughout the territory early on Wednesday, the 23rd anniversary of the previous British colony’s handover to Chinese language rule, solely hours after Beijing imposed the brand new laws.

Some two dozen Western nations, together with the UK and the USA, have urged China to rethink the safety legislation, saying Beijing should protect rights to meeting and free speech that have been agreed when Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997.

China says the legislation is focused at a number of “troublemakers” and accuses the UK and US of interfering in inner issues and fomenting unrest in Hong Kong.


#NationalSecurityLaw for #HongKong full textual content in English:

— Qingqing_Chen (@qingqingparis) July 1, 2020

Beneath are some particulars on the legislation, which got here into impact at 15:00 GMT on Tuesday.














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