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Joe Biden Promoting Human Rights In Middle East

by Oui Sun Jun 5th, 2022 at 08:08:32 PM EST

Overthrow of Imran Khan and Biden's Blitzkrieg Arab States

Donald Armin Blome was nominated by US President Joe Biden to be the new US ambassador to Pakistan | Senate confirmation - March 1, 2022 |


NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri dismissed the no-trust move against Prime Minister Imran Khan, terming it against Article 5 of the Constitution | Dawn News - Apr 3, 2022 |

    "On March 7, our official ambassador was invited to a meeting attended by the representatives of other countries. The meeting was told that a motion against PM Imran was being presented," he said, noting that this occurred a day before the opposition formally filed the no-trust move.

    "We were told that relations with Pakistan were dependent on the success of the no-confidence motion. We were told that if the motion fails, then Pakistan's path would be very difficult. This is an operation for a regime change by a foreign government."

    Suri noted that the motion was presented on March 8 and should follow the law and the Constitution. "No foreign power shall be allowed to topple an elected government through a conspiracy," he said, adding that the points raised by the minister were "valid".

New Pakistan PM visits Saudi Arabia to renew ties, sparks protests in Madinah

Pakistan's new Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, is visiting Saudi Arabia this week in a bid to strengthen ties with the Kingdom and possibly gain more financial support, in what is his first foreign trip since assuming office earlier this month.

Landing in the Islamic holy city of Madinah yesterday, where he and his delegation were welcomed by regional officials, Sharif stated on Twitter that "Today I am embarking on a visit to Saudi Arabia to renew & reaffirm our bonds of brotherhood and friendship". He added that the Kingdom "has a special place in all our hearts".

Islamic Terror and US Foreign Policy

Earlier this month, a delegation, which included Pakistanis and Pakistani Americans, travelled to Israel, to promote interfaith harmony. The visit drew sharp criticism in Pakistan, where Opposition leaders accused the government of arranging the trip in order to pave the way to recognise Israel.

US-Pakistan Relations on a Cliff Edge - April 3

Another Generation Bhutto In Play

Leader of the opposition Shehbaz Sharif accused Imran of "high treason" for stonewalling the no-confidence vote. PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said the move was "unconstitutional" and tantamount to manipulating the laws.

US sought to punish 'disobedient' Imran Khan, says Russia - April 5

IMF to 'continue its support to Pakistan', will engage on policies once new govt is in place ..

The statement from the Washington-based crisis lender comes amid political chaos in the country, especially in the aftermath of President Dr Arif Alvi's dissolution of the National Assembly following the dismissal of the no-confidence against Prime Minister Imran Khan the same day.

According to the IMF-Pakistan spokesperson, the Fund will engage in policies to "promote macroeconomic stability and enquire about intentions vis-a-vis programme engagement" with the new government.

Imran Khan Loses No-confidence Vote - April 9

In 2018, the cricket legend rallied the country behind his vision of a corruption-free, prosperous country respected on the world stage. The 69-year-old joins a lengthening list of elected Pakistani premiers who have failed to see out their full terms. [Source: Reuters]  

A rare visit by Pakistanis to Israel has caused furor in Islamabad

Fishel BenKhald, one of Pakistan's few Jews, gripping that passport in front of the Western Wall, the revered Jewish prayer site in Jerusalem --
"the land where my heart and my soul is connected to," he says.

He arrived in Israel in early May with a rare visit of 15 mostly Pakistani Americans, who traveled on their U.S. passports but who hold close ties in their home country. The trip was organized by an American Muslim women's activist group, and sponsored by an Israeli organization seeking to expand Israel's ties with Muslim-majority countries.

    [Anila Ali board member of Sharaka --

    Sharaka leads inter-faith delegations of young Israelis to the Gulf, which include Israeli Muslims, Druze, Christians, and Jews, and brings delegations of Emirati and Bahraini influencers to Israel to learn about Israeli culture and history.

    Through our offices in Israel and the UAE, we organize joint initiatives, projects, and dialogues in order to build bridges between our societies. ]

The trip drew little attention from Israelis and Palestinians, but it stirred fury in Pakistan, where opposition politicians including ousted ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan saw it as a secretive opening gambit to end their country's official boycott of Israel. Pakistanis were especially angered that a talk show host from state-run television, whom Khan's supporters claimed is close to Pakistan's military, was on the trip. He was subsequently fired.

Pakistani journalist Ahmed Quraishi sacked from PTV over Israel visit

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UK Abraham Accords Group, Sharaka sign MoU to promote and expand Abraham Accords

DUBAI, 11th January, 2022 (WAM) -- Leaders of the UK Abraham Accords Group and Sharaka, will today sign a cooperation agreement (MoU) at a private event at the Crossroads of Civilisations Museum in Dubai, UAE.

Signing on behalf of the UK Abraham Accords Group will be the Rt Hon Dr. Liam Fox MP, former UK Secretary of State for Defense and former UK Secretary of State for International Trade, and the Group's Executive Director, Laura Roberts.

Dr. Fox is leading a delegation of British MPs to see first-hand the impact Abraham Accords is making on trade and industry, religious and cultural cooperation.

Signing on behalf of Sharaka will be Amit Deri, Israeli Co-Founder and CEO, and Dr. Majid Al Sarrah, its Emirati Co-Founder and UAE CEO. Offering remarks will be Dr. Fox and Dr. Al Sarrah, as well as Ahmed Al Mansoori, Founder of the museum. In attendance will be Mansour Abdullah Khalfan Belhoul, UAE Ambassador to the UK, along with the UK delegation, senior members and activists from Sharaka, including Global Affairs Director, Dan Feferman, US CEO Omar Al Busaidy and Media and Academic Advisor, Dr. Najat Al Saeed, as well as senior figures from the diplomatic community, UAE government and policy community, and leading members of the UAE's Jewish community.

The Rt Hon Dr. Liam Fox MP said, "The UK Abraham Accords Group is pleased to work with Sharaka. Both of our organisations are committed to furthering the goals of the Abraham Accords, and promote peace and prosperity in the Middle East. We hope that through this new partnership we will make an impact beyond borders and spread the message of peace to all."

America's Standing In Muslim World - May 29

Imran says rulers 'tasked with recognising Israel' | Dawn News |

Vowing to continue his struggle till the ouster of `imported government imposed on the people through an international conspiracy', Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman and ex-premier Imran Khan said on Sunday the rulers were a security threat for the country, alleging that they had been `tasked with recognising Israel' and compromising with India on Kashmir issue.

Claiming that he would never accept the `imported government of slaves and looters', Mr Khan told a party workers' convention in Charsadda that the rulers were ready to do everything ordered by America, but the masses were on his side as they were aware of `the real leaders' who would save Pakistan from the slavery of foreign powers.

Within a few days Imran Khan will be arrested and tried for treason ...

Pakistan - India Relationship at a Flash Point

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The Isolation of Joe Biden by Saudis

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Drone war whistleblower Daniel Hale sentenced to 45 months in prison | WSWS - July 21, 2021 |

In a brief statement before Judge O'Grady handed down the sentence, Hale said he copied the classified documents because he believed it "was necessary to dispel the lie that drone warfare keeps us safe, that our lives are worth more than theirs." The courageous whistleblower then went on, "I am here because I stole something that was never mine to take--precious human life. I couldn't keep living in a world in which people pretend that things weren't happening that were. Please, your honor, forgive me for taking papers instead of human lives."



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 08:51:35 AM EST
Obama's Weak Defense of His Record on Drone Killings | The Atlantic - Dec 2016 |

Shortly before Obama took office, leaving his job as a United States senator, a CIA drone strike on a funeral in Pakistan killed as many as 41 civilians, an incident that apparently wasn't enough to cause him to rethink the wisdom of the U.S. approach.

President Obama presided over a drone strike for the first time shortly after taking office, on January 22, 2009. The strike missed its target, and Newsweek reported that Obama was made aware almost immediately that innocents died in the attack.

    Jan. 23, 2009 - Briefing: The first Obama fatal strike killed between seven and twelve people, reported initially as `foreign militants'. Seven civilians, mostly of one family, reportedly died. Lawyer Mirza Shahzad Akbar, representing surviving family members, has named the dead civilians as: retired school teacher Mohammad Khalil; Mansur ur Rehman; 14-year-old Azaz ur Rehman; Khushdil Khan, who owned a hardware store; and farmers Obaidullah, Rafiqullah and Siffatullah. Another boy survived with terrible injuries.

    In a later report personally given to Obama by his then-CIA chief General Michael Hayden, the Agency admitted missing its high value target and killing `five al Qaeda militants', but made no mention of civilian deaths. Location: Zharki, Mir Ali, North Waziristan.

By the end of 2009 the CIA had already conducted its 100th drone strike in Pakistan.

The following year, a significant escalation in the drone war occurred not because "this technology really began to take off," to repeat Obama's construction, which seems to assign responsibility for targeted killings to drones themselves, but in part because of a deliberate response to a suicide attack on a U.S. outpost in Afghanistan that killed multiple CIA officers, prompting an unnamed official to tell The Guardian, "This attack will be avenged through successful, aggressive counterterrorism operations." Many were cross-border drone strikes targeting the Taliban. As the Bureau of Investigative Journalism later reported in its retrospective timeline, "2010 was to be the bloodiest year of drone strikes in Pakistan."

These are war crimes according to International Law and Human Rights principles ...

From the diaries ...

Af-Pak War: Failure to Win Hearts and Minds | Jan 2, 2010 |

FOB Chapman Hit by Suicide Bomber - 8 CIA Killed | Dec 31, 2009 |

PS US Intelligence persons never cease to get out of their role of lying and putting innocent lives in harms way for a greater objective. Michael Hayden and PropOrNot

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 09:10:23 AM EST
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Jordan emerges as key CIA counterterrorism ally | WaPo - Jan 4, 2010 |

U.S. sources said Sharif Ali bin Zeid was the Jordanian operative working closely with al-Balawi, who was from the same hometown as the onetime leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Jordanian and U.S. intelligence agencies apparently believed al-Balawi had been rehabilitated from his extremist views and were using him to hunt Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's No. 2 figure, the former intelligence official said.

Former CIA official Robert Richer called the bombing the greatest loss of life for the agency since the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed eight agents.

An American intelligence official vowed last week that the United States would avenge the attack.



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 09:53:44 AM EST
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The remarkable case of the triple agent and the bombing in Khost, Afghanistan | Brookings - Dec 2019 |

The bomber was a Palestinian whose family had been become refugees in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, leaving Beersheva and ultimately settling in Kuwait. In 1991, they became refugees again when the Kuwaiti government expelled the Palestinian community after the American-led coalition liberated the country from the Iraqis. [Arafat leader of the PLO and Hashemite King Hussein of Jordan threw their fate behind Saddam Hussein and in opposition to the Saudi Kingdom] Humam Khalil al Balawi grew up in Jordan and then got a medical degree in Istanbul, Turkey, where he married a Turkish woman. Upon returning to Jordan, he took a job in the sprawling Marka refugee camp delivering medical aid to the poor.

... and Joe Biden truly believes more weapons to the region will bring peace ... up till now his acts have been highly counterproductive. Use a mirror Joe.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jun 7th, 2022 at 05:40:57 PM EST
Riding the success of the Abraham Accords, Israel sets its sights on Pakistan | The New Arab - Richard Silverstein |

A visit by a Pakistani-American interfaith group to Israel has sparked outrage in Pakistan, but behind the veneer of "dialogue", the group's leader, Anila Ali, has promoted Islamophobic views, writes Richard Silverstein.

Demonstrators take part in a protest against the Abraham Accords agreement between Israel and and the United Arab Emirates to normalise diplomatic relations, in Karachi on August 16, 2020. [Getty]

Last week, a Pakistani-American delegation arrived in Israel, perhaps for the first time ever. Israelis lionised the visitors. They viewed it as yet another sign that the normalisation process set in motion by the Abraham Accords was succeeding. Arab states appeared to be falling like dominos in the face of the Israeli charm offensive, and now there was a possibility that Pakistan could be next.

The guests met with the President. They visited the Kotel and Haram al-Sharif. They spoke effusively of brotherhood between Pakistan and Israel. Their tour guides were purportedly both Jewish and Palestinian.

Initial reports in Israeli media were short on facts and long on self-congratulation. But a subsequent report on NPR filled in some details. It noted that the trip organiser was a Pakistani-American, Anila Ali, an Orange County (CA) schoolteacher.




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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jun 7th, 2022 at 06:11:24 PM EST
US-Pakistan Relations on a Cliff Edge

Post US defeat in Afghanistan, ousted by the Taliban, leaving behind the country in a ruined state .. another immense human disaster. The power brokers in Central Asia will be its neighbours: China, Russia, and Turkey. Important nations are Iran, Pakistan and India. All of these states have been outspoken to criticize the foreign policy of both Trump and Biden administrations. Most have been targeted by US economic sanctions. A major shift in alliances is taking place.

Money Talks ... The Arab World | Sept 18. 2018 |

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is being widely praised for his drastic steps, including the austerity measures he took within one month of coming into power.

His first official visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is even more commendable for it will largely be focused on the financial bailout plan for his country in addition to mending ties that saw a downward trend in recent years due to blunders committed by his predecessors.

Pakistan Warming Up Ties with Iran | Sept 1, 2018 |

This is a major news story. Ever since the 9/11 attacks on America, Pakistan has carried the brunt of US harsh war policy in the AfPak region. The ties with the US has deteriorated ever since, also under the Obama administration. Harsh criticism by president Trump and threats has separated the two nations even further. In the meantime US relations with Saudi Arabia has created a new alliance with Israel to the detriment of the Palestinian people and its UNRWA refugees.

○ US confirms end to funding for UN Palestinian refugees | The Guardian |



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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jun 7th, 2022 at 06:28:58 PM EST
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Rwanda asylum flight cancelled after 11th-hour ECHR intervention | The Guardian |

#WeCare4HR

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jun 15th, 2022 at 05:21:32 AM EST

Israel to Pay Rwanda $5,000 for Every Deported Asylum Seeker It Takes In | Haaretz - Nov. 20, 2017 |

Rwanda Denies Signing 'Secret Deal With Israel' to Accept Deported Asylum Seekers | Haaretz - Jan. 23, 2018 |

Thousands of asylum seekers in Israel protested deportation outside Rwandan embassy in Israel

Israeli Program in Which Asylum Seekers Willingly Leave for Rwanda Is Frozen | Haaretz - July 25, 2018 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jun 15th, 2022 at 05:59:20 AM EST
Forced and Unlawful: Israel's Deportation of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum-Seekers to Uganda | Amnesty International |

VDL: "Very good exchange with President
@Isaac_Herzog 🇪🇺 🇮🇱 are closely connected through our history, shared values and great cooperation."

European Union Working to Forge Gas and Power Ties With Israel | TIME - June 14, 2022 |

New EU Motto under VDL and Borrell: "Let's Make War, Not Love" 💔

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jun 15th, 2022 at 06:01:31 AM EST
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Saudi Relations



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jun 15th, 2022 at 09:05:31 AM EST
In landmark deal signed in Cairo, Israel to export natural gas, via Egypt, to Europe | TOI |

In a joint news conference alongside European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen and Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Molla, Elharrar said the deal came about in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"The memorandum of understanding (MOU) will allow Israel to export Israeli natural gas to Europe for the first time, and it is even more impressive when one looks at the string of significant agreements we have signed in the past year, positioning Israel and the Israeli energy and water economy as a key player in the world," she said.

Von der Leyen said the agreement would help the bloc move away from its dependence on Russia.

"What a special moment," she said. "I very warmly welcome the signing of this historic agreement."

She said the agreement was part of Europe's efforts to diversify energy sources away from Russia and import hydrocarbons from "other trustworthy suppliers" -- naming Israel and Egypt, which have emerged as gas exporters in recent years following major offshore discoveries.

Israel to send fuel to Egypt, which will liquify it for shipping; agreement will help European bloc reduce Russian energy dependence; MOU built with nod to zero emissions targets.

GOT IT? Nod to zero emissions target ... kosher natural gas from Palestine Gaza Marine, Lebanon off shore or Golan Heights.

Key EU Parliament Groups Reject Plans to Label Gas and Nuclear as Green Energy | TIME |

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jun 15th, 2022 at 03:04:53 PM EST
Egypt's production of gas has skyrocketed close to 7 billion cubic feet | Egypt Independent |

Egypt and other gas-producing countries will benefit from directing gas to bridge the gap in Europe.

It is the peoples who pay the price of global food crises, he added, pointing out that it is necessary to work to reduce tensions in the Middle East, referring to countries that work on electrical interconnection projects with Egypt.

Egypt will benefit from using its infrastructure and its more than 130 years of experience to export its own gas, or the gas of neighboring countries such as Cyprus and Israel, he added.

He said that Egypt's production of gas is currently close to 7 billion cubic feet, pointing out that only Egypt and Algeria have gas liquefaction stations as Mediterranean countries have no infrastructure to build gas liquefaction plants.

The East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) was established by the end of 2020 by Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Jordan to be an international organization that respects the rights of members regarding their natural resources in accordance with the principles of international law and supports their efforts to benefit from their oil reserves and infrastructure in order to secure their energy needs for the well-being of their peoples, according to a statement by the Egyptian Petroleum Ministry.

VDL in a hurry, talks hydrocarbons, NOT human rights ...

Natural Gas in the Palestinian Authority: The Potential of the Gaza Marine Offshore Field | GMF - March 2014 |

How Blair's Egyptian gas gambit advances the Israeli energy empire | MEE - March 2015 |

Chevron deal Noble Energy ends Israel's isolation | Asia Times - July 24, 2020 |

Entrance of a US oil giant with deep Saudi ties signals end to Arab boycott of Israel

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jun 15th, 2022 at 03:06:36 PM EST
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euractiv | EU signs gas deal with Egypt, Israel to end 'dependency' on Russia, 16 June gratification delayed
Ursula von der Leyen also pledged relief worth €100 million for food security in Egypt which has been reeling from grain shortages as a result of the Ukraine war [EU sanctions]
S&P Global GRAPHIC WARING: MY 20/21, 2.5M mt (UA), MY 21/22 3.8M mt (RU)
The memorandum of understanding on gas exports between Egypt, Israel[,"four EU memberstates (Cyprus, France, Greece and Italy)"] and the EU was signed at the East Mediterranean Gas Forum on Wednesday (15 June).
...The activities contemplated in this Memorandum of Understanding shall be without prejudice to, and shall not restrict the ability of, the Arab Republic of Egypt or the State of Israel to export natural gas to other buyers or through other routes.
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Nothing in this Memorandum of Understanding will create any legally binding obligations or commitments, or any financial obligations or commitments, between the Sides or in relation to any third party, under domestic or international law. This Memorandum of Understanding does not constitute an obligation to allocate funds.
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This Memorandum of Understanding will come into effect on the date of its signature by the Sides and will continue to have effect for a period of three (3) years. It will be renewed automatically for two successive three (3) year periods. ...This Memorandum of Understanding may be terminated by a six (6) months' prior written notice via diplomatic channels by any of the Sides. The termination of this Memorandum of Understanding will not affect any ongoing activity arising out of this Memorandum of Understanding, unless the Sides agree otherwise in writing.
Under a landmark $15 billion deal in 2020, Israel already exports gas from an offshore field to Egypt, where it is liquefied and shipped to European countries. But a significant increase in gas exports from Israel [, "Cyprus, France, Greece, and Italy"] via Egypt would require major long-term infrastructure investments.
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She also pledged €3 billion in "agriculture and nutrition, water and sanitation programmes over the next years here in the region".
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During her Israel visit, von der Leyen had accused Moscow of deliberately cutting off gas supplied to European countries "in retaliation for our support to Ukraine".

"This is a big step forward in the energy supply to Europe, but also for Egypt to become a regional energy hub," she said in Cairo. Egypt will host the UN COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh in November.

by Cat on Thu Jun 16th, 2022 at 10:48:54 PM EST
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Russia-Saudi relations "as warm as the weather in Riyadh", Prince Abdulaziz says, 16 June RF Deputy PM Alexander Novak
The Prince made a surprise appearance at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum while not being listed on an official schedule. Russia could continue cooperating within the OPEC+ oil production agreement beyond 2022, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said, after a meeting with Saudi Arabia's energy minister.
GRAPHIC oil production hikes to offset sanctions
Asked whether OPEC+ partners are complaining about Russian underproduction, Novak told reporters after the meeting: "We see the current situation (on the global oil market) as balanced despite some uncertainties."

King Salman sends written message to Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, 16 June

related to consolidating fraternal relations between the two brotherly countries
13 June: US Gen. Allen (ret'd) business deals with the government of Qatar indicted

Egyptian leader affirms depth of country's strategic ties with EU, 15 June MOU
duly noted press conference

by Cat on Thu Jun 16th, 2022 at 11:17:36 PM EST
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Biden requested some peace while visiting the Israeli war hawks in Jerusalem.

Quid pro Quo ... if Joe won't mention the murders of WaPo journalist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi while meeting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (MBS) and in Israel settler hawk PM Naftali Bennett, responsible for harsh military action against Palestinians and the sniper killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akhleh last month.

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Abu Akleh shooting: fatal shot came from Israeli forces, says OHCHR

    Israeli forces were behind the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank - not indiscriminate Palestinian firing - the UN human rights office, OHCHR, alleged on Friday.

Ms. Akleh - an experienced television journalist familiar with reporting in the Occupied Palestinian Territories - was killed on 11 May, as she attempted to report on an arrest operation by Israeli Security Forces and clashes in Jenin refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank.

Well, at least the Palestinian-American journalist wasn't dismembered and dumped in acid ... so no comparison with the cruel murder of Jamal Khashoggi under direction of the Saudi Crown-Prince Muhammad Salman.

No reason to limit ties with Israeli leadership, nor delay upcoming visit to Jerusalem. Our greatest ally can flaunt International law on a daily basis and discard UN Charter provisions, torture and imprison without a trial or by military court without fair legal representation

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jun 25th, 2022 at 06:32:11 AM EST
Shireen Abu Aqleh killed by 'seemingly well-aimed' Israeli bullet, UN says | The Guardian |

The UN has said its investigations have found that the shot that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh on 11 May was fired by Israeli forces.

The Palestinian-American journalist, who was wearing a vest and helmet marked "press", was killed while covering an Israeli army operation in Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

A slap on the wrist by US White House would be too harsh, in private conversation we'll make clear these acts are "not helpful".



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