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News Making International Headlines: 9 February 2022

Nine Palestinians Injured During Clashes with Israeli Forces

INTERNATIONAL: Nine Palestinians were injured and suffocated, during clashes with the Israeli forces, north of occupied Jerusalem on Monday , February 7.

Eyewitnesses has said Israeli security forces stormed the town of Kafr Aqab and proceeded to search some shops, which led to confrontations with dozens of citizens.

The Israeli forces used metal bullets and tear gas canisters to disperse the demonstrators.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society has said, in a statement, that its crews dealt with nine injuries, including three with rubber-coated metal bullets, and they were transferred for treatment at the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, and five cases of suffocation due to tear gas inhalation, and a broken leg, as a result of falling while being pursued by the occupation forces.

Meanwhile, Israeli security forces have killed three Palestinians in the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Tuesday, drawing condemnation from Palestinian Authority (PA) on Tuesday, February 8.

An eyewitness has recalled that the Israeli army has fired at the car that the three Palestinians were using. She has added that for more than a minute she kept hearing gunshots being firesd.

When we got to the location, the car was being towed away, it was totally riddled with bullets. At the hospital where the bodies were taken the doctors have said they had a hard time recognising the victims because of the gunshots.

The Ministry has announced that three citizens were martyred as a result of direct shooting by Israeli forces in the city of Nablus. It has identified the victims as Ashraf Mubaslat, Adham Mabrouka, and Mohammad Dakhil.

It can be recalled that the main cause of war between Israel and Palestine was the termination of the British mandate over Palestine and the Israeli Declaration of Independence sparked a full-scale war (1948 Arab–Israeli War).

On Jerusalem, the plan stated that "the general principle is that Arab areas are Palestinian and that Jewish areas are Israeli." The holy sites were to be split on the basis that Palestinians would have sovereignty over the Temple Mount/Noble sanctuary, while the Israelis would have sovereignty over the Western Wall.

Eight Die in a Horror Bus Crash Near Cancun, Mexico


Two French citizens and a German national are among the eight victims of a horror bus crash near Cancun, Mexico on Sunday ,February 6.

The ADO company bus was carrying around 45 passengers, several of them foreign nationals, according to local media.

The bus has crashed against a secondary vehicle used in construction work for a train project, Quintana Roo's Attorney General has reported.

The vehicle was heading to Cancun from the city of Merida, in the neighboring state of Yucatan.

According to preliminary information, the bus has overturned after hitting a truck that was working on the Mayan tourist train the government is building in the area.

Paramedics and rescue services have rushed to the crash site, transferring several of the injured to Cancun General Hospital.

Cancun is one of the top beach destinations in Mexico and is frequented by local and international tourists.

Canada Officials Seize Fuel and Block Funding to Break Up Trucker Protest


Police in Canada's national capital have seized thousands of liters of fuel and has removed an oil tanker as part of a crackdown to end an 11-day-old protest against the federal government's health measures and vaccine mandates, police said on Monday ,February 7.

The "Freedom Convoy" consisting largely of truckers have began as a movement against a Canadian vaccine requirement for cross-border drivers. But it has since evolved into a rallying point against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's strict measures to fight the pandemic.

This weekend, police counted 1,000 trucks and 5,000 protesters, down from 3,000 trucks and 10,000 to 15,000 protesters last weekend, Sloly added.

Ottawa awoke to its second week of what its political and policing leaders now describe as a siege with Sloly saying the occupation has gone beyond anything he can adequately deal with. The protests have been largely peaceful.

A short stretch of Metcalfe Street in downtown Ottawa, home to Canada's parliament, central bank, and buildings including Trudeau's office, smelled of campfire on Monday. A clustering of trucks, cars and tractors without trailers bore signs deriding everything from vaccines and mandates to Canada's carbon tax.

There was also evidence of pushback from residents. Small signs in the ground-floor windows of an apartment building a few blocks away said: "GO HOME MORONS" and "VACCINES SAVE LIVES."

Late night honking and occasional fireworks have disrupted the normally quiet life of the residents in downtown Ottawa.

An Ottawa court will hear an application for an injunction to end the loud honking downtown residents say has become incessant and unbearable.

On Saturday, police has begun removing gas and fuel supplies at a logistics encampment set up by protesters, after the city's mayor has declared a state of emergency on Sunday.

A well-organized supply chain, including portable saunas, a community kitchen and bouncy castles for children has sustained the protesters. It has relied partly on funding from sympathizers in the United States, police has said. Officials said they have closed down GOFUND ME accounts that were funding protesters.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have praised the truckers.

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