Daily raids, increased Israeli checkpoints between major cities and a clampdown on travel permits for inhabitants to work outside the West Bank are all "fuelling anger” in the Palestinian territory says FRANCE 24's James André, reporting from Tel Aviv. "What we have is very difficult conditions to move around in the occupied West Bank, a catastrophic economic situation and daily calls for people to come out and protest. One of these protests could very well turn into a full-blown riot.”
Israeli troops carried out building-by-building searches at Gaza's main hospital on Friday, after a communications blackout in the Palestinian territory compounded fears for civilians trapped inside the facility. Al-Shifa hospital has become a focal point for Israeli operations in northern Gaza since soldiers raided the complex on Wednesday, hunting for a command centre they say militant group Hamas operates at the site. Hamas and hospital managers deny that charge, and there has been international concern about thousands of people -- including wounded patients and premature babies -- believed to be inside. As Israeli forces search Gaza hospital, FRANCE 24's Will Hilderbrandt is joined by Dr Rob Geist Pinfold, Lecturer in Peace and Security in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University.
At a Chinese-run lithium mine in Namibia, local workers have complained for months about squalid living conditions and unsafe work practices.
An August fact-finding mission by the Mineworkers Union of Namibia into the Uis mine — which is operated by Chinese mining company Xinfeng Investments — found that the mine's local employees live in tiny, hot shacks made of corrugated zinc and without proper ventilation.
The union also faulted a lack of privacy in the sanitation blocks, where toilets and showers are lined up without partitions between them. By contrast, the mine's Chinese workers have comfortable air-conditioned rooms and decent bathrooms.
The union also criticized Xinfeng for failing to provide protective clothing and ensure adequate safety measures were in place for local workers.
As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier, House Speaker Mike Johnson has released the first bunch of January 6th videos that is now available to the general public on the Committee on House Administration website.
As of right now, there are over 90 videos on the Committee on House Administration site, but Rep. Johnson has promised to upload more as the days go on.
One of the most intriguing videos released is the moment a Capitol Police Officer is spotted un-cuffing and even fist-bumping a protester near an exit point.
The video starts with an officer guiding a handcuffed “protester” wearing a helmet and some protective gear to the Capitol’s exit point.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that the California governor has provided funding to mosques that preach anti-Semitism as well as Islamic advocacy groups with alleged ties to Hamas.
In January 2022, Newsom’s office released $47.5 million to provide “physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk for violent attacks and hate crimes due to ideology, beliefs or mission.”
Of that money, $40 million has gone to “mosques whose leaders cheer the annihilation of Jews and Israel,” according to the Free Beacon.
Jerome Brooks (right) one of the Black male staffers who was berated by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (left), in her infamous audio recording has reportedly committed suicide at 36 years of age according to multiple sources. DEAD SILENCE... As far as we know, the Sheila Jackson Lee for Mayor of Houston Campaign has not said a word about the untimely death of Jerome Brooks, who, according to several sources took his life on Sunday, October 29, 2023, which was only a few days after "LEAKED AUDIO"of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, berating Jarome Brooks and another staffer calling them idiots surfaced.
Georgia prosecutors on Friday asked a judge to set Trump’s trial for August 5, 2024 – a few weeks before the Republican National Convention and 3 months before the 2024 election.
Fulton County DA Fani Willis’s prosecutors cited Trump’s other DC and Florida trials scheduled for March and May as the reason to begin the Georgia trial in August.
“The State requests that this Court schedule the remaining Defendants for a Final Plea hearing date of Friday, June 21, 2024, and to begin trial on Monday, August 5, 2024. This proposed trial date balances potential delays from Defendant Trump’s other criminal trials in sister sovereigns and the other Defendants’ constitutional speedy trial rights,” Georgia prosecutors wrote in a motion reviewed by The Gateway Pundit.
Jimmie Gardner, the brother-in-law of prominent Democratic figure and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, has been arrested on serious charges of human trafficking and attacking a teenager.
Gardner, who has a controversial past including a previous conviction for sexual assault that was later overturned, was apprehended by Tampa authorities according to WFLA 8. He is accused of engaging in illicit activities with a 16-year-old girl.
A statement from the Tampa Police Department indicated that Gardner encountered the minor at 1:43 a.m. and extended an invitation to her to join him in his room at the Renaissance Hotel located at International Plaza.