As Palestinian leaders fight over Gaza, Israel worries Hamas will go to war

As Palestinian leaders fight over Gaza, Israel worries Hamas will go to war

As Palestinian leaders fight over Gaza, Israel worries Hamas will go to war

GAZA – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is carrying out a high-risk campaign in Gaza to force his own people to forcibly force Hamas Islamist militant movement to cede control of the isolated coastal enclave.

The head of the 82-year-old Palestinian Authority, which runs the West Bank, has little margin for Gaza, has reduced its employees’ salaries in the sea, prevented medical patients from leaving and, in their far more dramatic, Payments for electricity supplied to Gaza by Israel.

Israel fears that Hamas will fire with a rocket, and the World Bank is concerned that the band collapsed. The United Nations said on Tuesday that ten years of Hamas war, Palestinian fights and blockades that paralyze Israel and Egypt have made the daily lives of people in Gaza “increasingly unhappy.”

But Abbas said he was ready to go further, threatening to impose sanctions on Hamas and freeze funds from its leaders “if they continue to govern Gaza and use the money of the Palestinian people to build their power,” according to an interview given to Asharq Al-Awsat.
Hamas has never been isolated. Egypt has banned the Muslim Brothers, the progenitor of Hamas. Turkey, which has lavished attention on Gaza, has restored relations with Israel.

And the worst of Hamas, Qatar suffers oil-rich embargo, accused by its neighbors, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, of supporting terrorism. Qatar supports Gaza for years.

Abbas’s harsh tactics are unprecedented in the decade spread between leaders in Gaza and the West Bank. The widening gap appears as President Trump prevents Israel and the Palestinians from returning to peace talks. Trump envoy, Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, returned to Jerusalem on Monday night.

[The short bad Gaza Strip the test of power. This time it is not Israel’s fault.]

Abbas favors talks with Israel if they lead to an independent Palestinian state. Hamas has never recognized Israel and has rejected the talks. Because of the split, Israeli leaders have questioned whether Abbas represents all Palestinians.

Ghazi Hamad, Hamas serving as foreign minister, in fact, to The Washington Post that Abbas could not force Hamas to back down.

“After 10 years, he uses the stick and the carrot does not cut the electricity, it cuts the wages, why?” This is what people ask, “said Mr. Hamad.

He said that Hamas has survived selective killings by Israel, three wars and 10 years of blockade. “We have not done it yet, and we will not give up,” Hamad said. “Does Abbas want Hamas to cry and ask for help?”

But in the streets of Gaza, people feel secure enough – or rather frustrated – to curse Hamas and Abbas, saying that the two do not care about their suffering.

Swimming trunk: elephant rescued from ocean 10 miles off Sri Lanka coast

Swimming trunk: elephant rescued from ocean 10 miles off Sri Lanka coast

Swimming trunk: elephant rescued from ocean 10 miles off Sri Lanka coast

An elephant was rescued from the sea about 10 miles (16 km) off the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka, the country’s navy said.

Naval personnel said the elephant was trapped in a stream off the coast near the town of Kokkilai and dragged into the ocean where it was discovered by a patrol.

Officials from the Wildlife Department and another naval ship were sent to the region and helped bring the animal to shore.

Avinash Krishnan, a research officer with the A Rocha conservation group, said the discovery that the animal off Earth was less noticeable than it appeared.

“They are very good swimmers,” he said. “Swimming about 15 km from the coast is not unusual for an elephant.”

However, he added that the intervention of the Navy was still necessary. “They can not continue swimming for a long time because they burn a lot of energy,” he said.

“And salt water is not good for your skin, so in this case, the situation is likely to justify human intervention.”

He said that Asian elephants regularly cross short distances through the water, even in the Andaman Islands, an Indian archipelago where swimming was observed among small geographic features.

Elephants use their trunks as natural snorkel and have a unique lung structure in mammals that allows them to withstand variations of pressure above and below water.

Genetically, they are also familiar to manatees and dugongs, both of the animals that live in the water.

Biologists have speculated that the first elephants could have come to Sri Lanka, taking a similar route to that which recovered on Monday in swimming in southern India.

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Rising Sea Levels To Flood New York, Boston, Miami: Study

Rising Sea Levels To Flood New York, Boston, Miami: Study

Rising Sea Levels To Flood New York, Boston, Miami: Study

WASHINGTON: Cities like New York, Boston and Miami can cope with chronic floods in the coming decades, warn scientists have discovered that rising sea levels due to climate change could lose their 60% of homes in coastal communities Of the country for the year 2100.

Scientists have made a list of United States cities that should not exceed 20, 50 or 80 following because of sea level rise.

If sea-level predictions are accurate, places like New York, Boston, San Francisco and Miami are facing a bleak future, according to researchers at the Union of Scientists – a nonprofit profit-making organization in the United States United.

They published a report that shows that cities will be flooded with water, meaning that they will be flooded at least 26 times a year – the equivalent of a flood every two weeks.

“Between 165 and 180 communities chronically flooded over the next 15 to 20 years, from 270 to 360 in some 40 years, according to the rate of sea-level rise and 490 at the end of the century with a moderate scenario raising the level of Sea, “said Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior climate analyst at UCS.

“With a rising sea level rise, this number is about 670, about half of all seaside communities on the 48,” CNN Spanger-Siegfried told CNN.

Cities to be flooded in 2035 include locations along the Jersey coast and parts of North Carolina, South Louisiana and neighboring regions, known to be vulnerable for years.

By 2060, the list extends to hundreds of coastal communities, large and small cities such as Galveston, Texas; Sanibel Island, Florida; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Ocean City, Maryland; And many cities along the coast of Jersey.

By the end of the century, more than 50 cities with populations of more than 100,000 people could be affected, 60% of coastal communities.

Cities like Boston, Fort Lauderdale, and will take into account four of the five boroughs of New York as flooded.

Although the west coast seems to be affected by the flood in the coming decades, places like San Francisco and Los Angeles will be on the list before 9PM.

Brexit: Repeal Bill to be published by the government

Brexit: Repeal Bill to be published by the government

Brexit: Repeal Bill to be published by the government

The law, known as the law in favor of repeal will ensure the same rules in the UK after Brexit, while the British parliaments have the power to change them.
Brexit Secretary David Davis said he would “work with anyone” to succeed, but he faces the opposition.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the government: “It’s going to be hell.”
The work is committed to voting against the bill unless there are major changes in details previously indicated.

Conservatives rely on the support of the Democratic Union Party to win key votes after losing most of the Commons in the general election.
What is the repeal law?

She told the BBC 4: “For conservative opposition parties and remainer, now there is a feeling of” down here “This is the first great opportunity of the government’s little critics. Brexit, not Theresa May, the book of laws. ”

Formally known as the name of the European Union (withdrawal) bill, the bill is a key element of Brexit’s government strategy.

The 1972 Law on the European Communities will be repealed, leading to Britain in the EU and eliminating the rule of law in Brussels.
The bill will also have temporary powers to correct laws that do not work properly after Brexit.

It is not expected to be debated before the fall, but it must happen when the UK left the EU – in March of year 2019.

M. Davis said it would allow the UK to leave the EU “certainty, continuity and maximum control.”

“This is one of the most important legislation has already been approved by Parliament and is an important step in the process of withdrawal from the European Union,” he said.

“Working together for the national interest, we can ensure that we have a fully functioning legal system the day we leave the EU.
“The eyes of the nation are upon us and I will work with anyone to achieve this and form a new future for our country.”
“Driven, pushed, coaxed”

However, the union says that there is insufficient responsibility to the powers “delegated delegated powers” to amend the legislation and says that the bill represents a “takeover” in Westminster compared the relevant administrations.

PM Job Hilary Benn, who is chair of Brexit’s selection committee, said there were “real and serious concerns about how this is done.”

The government asked parliamentarians to work together
“I must say that, at every stage, the ministers had to be pushed, pushed and encouraged to take the role of Parliament seriously.”

M. Farron said “the government put it on the alert” promising a tougher test than it faced in adopting a law authorizing the departure of the UK from EU.

10 Indians killed, six injured in fire in Saudi Arabia, Sushma Swaraj says 'staff rushing'

10 Indians killed, six injured in fire in Saudi Arabia, Sushma Swaraj says ‘staff rushing’

10 Indians killed, six injured in fire in Saudi Arabia, Sushma Swaraj says ‘staff rushing’

At least 10 indigenous people were killed and six others were injured Wednesday when a large fire broke through a windowless house in Saudi Arabia.

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi said officials from the Indian consulate in Jeddah rushed to Najran after the incident.

“I am aware of the fire tragedy in Najran in which we have lost 10 Indian citizens and six injured are in the hospital,” he said in a tweet.

It happens after the death of a woman, Vidya S, requested the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bring back the mortal remains of those who died in the incident.

“I spoke with the Consul General of Yidda Najran is 900 km from Jeddah Our staff rushes to the first available flight.

“Our Consul General is in contact with the governor of Najran. He says I want to be informed regularly,” Swaraj said.

In addition to the 10 Indians, another person died whose identity is unknown.

Earlier, Arab News quoted the Saudi civil defense, said 11 workers were killed and six injured in the fire in the southern city of Najran came from India and Bangladesh.

“Firefighters emit a fire in a house without windows for ventilation. Eleven people were killed by asphyxiation and six others were injured,” the southern province of Najran said, the civil defense said in a tweet.

The workers, who owned a construction company, lived near a gold market area in the Faisaliah district.

The fire was started due to a short circuit in an old air conditioning unit, according to the primary information.

Among the six injured workers, four were from India, according to the Saudi Arabia Bulletin.

When contacted, the Indian embassy in Riyadh told PTI that he had no details about the incident.

The governor of Najran, Prince Jluwi bin Abdelaziz, ordered the formation of a committee to investigate the fire incident. Its office will oversee the committee, which will include representatives of the Civil Defense, the City Council and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, according to the report.

Prince Jluwi was concerned about the lack of control over the residences of foreign workers and the role of the Civil Defense and Municipality field teams, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Ex-Brazil President Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

Ex-Brazil President Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

Ex-Brazil President Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

BRASILIA: Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the main candidate in next year’s presidential election, was sentenced Wednesday to corruption charges and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison.

The decision marked an impressive fall from Lula, one of the most popular politicians in the country, and a sharp blow to his chances of return policy. The former labor leader who was praised globally for policies to reduce persistent inequalities in Brazil, faces four more corruption trials and will remain free on appeal.

The verdict represents the most important sentence however, in a corruption investigation for more than three years, shook Brazil, revealing a large graft system for the next level of business and government.

Sergio Moro The judge considered Lula, 71, guilty of accepting 3.7 million reais (1.2 million dollars) in bribes from the engineering company OEA SA, in the amount of money lawyers that the company spent the renovation From a beach apartment to Lula in exchange for his help to win contracts with state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro.

Federal prosecutors have accused Lula, the first president of the Brazilian working class 2003-2011, to propose a long anti-corruption bill that was discovered in a Petrobras counter-rebound investigation.

Lula’s legal team said in an e-mailed statement that he was innocent and would appeal.

“For more than three years, Lula has had an investigation for political reasons,” they wrote. “No credible evidence of guilt has occurred, and overwhelming evidence of his innocence was ignored.”

Lula’s lawyer, Cristiano Martins, has repeatedly accused Judge Moro of bias against his client, which Moro firmly denies.
Moro wrote in his decision that “he had no personal satisfaction in this conviction, on the contrary.”

“It is unfortunate that a president can be criminally convicted,” Moro said. “No matter their size, no one is above the law.”

The Brazilian real has increased earnings after the decision and reached its highest level in two months. The benchmark Bovespa stock market hit a session high. Investors fear that another Lula would mean a return to more state-oriented and less business-friendly economic policy.

“Food leaves empty”
Lula would be barred from his position if his conviction is upheld by an appellate court, which will take at least eight months to decide.

If he can not run, political analysts say that he left Brazil would be thrown into disorder, forced to rebuild and find a leader capable of emerging from the long shadow that Lula launched into Brazilian politics for three decades.

“Lula’s absence opens an open hole in the political scene, creating a huge power vacuum on the left,” said Claudio Couto, a political scientist at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, one of the best universities.

“We came to a situation of extreme political tension, even beyond the chaos we experienced last year.”

Couto said he hoped Lula’s verdict of guilty was upheld by the appellate court. This would leave the presidential race open for 2018 and increase the chances of a victory by an independent politician, as the best-known competitors are also taken into account in corruption investigations in Brazil.

The two terms of Lula were marked by a merchant boom that momentarily made Brazil one of the most dynamic economies in the world. Its ambitious foreign policy, the alignment of Brazil with other large developing countries, has raised the profile of the country on the world stage.