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Man in serious condition, had been evicted for unpaid rent; Ramallah asks Egypt to intervene; PLO official: ‘This is not the occupation, it’s Hamas gangs terrorizing Gaza’ - A senior Palestinian official said Saturday that the Ramallah-based leadership has asked Egypt to pressure Hamas over the violent suppression of protests, as a man set himself alight during the 3rd day of demonstrations in Gaza against the Hamas group and the dire economic conditions in the enclave. PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu-Youssef told Israeli media that the Palestinian representative to Egypt and the Arab League, Diab al-Louh, has called for an emergency high-level meeting of the regional organization to discuss the situation in Gaza. When asked if the meeting would discuss the violent suppression of protests, Abu Yousef said that it would. According to Palestinian media reports, Qatar has also been asked to intervene in the escalating violence. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip took to the streets on Saturday for the third successive day, with unverified footage emerging which appears to show a protester setting himself alight. According to Channel 12 news, Ahmed Abu Tahn self-immolated after he was unable to pay his rent and was evicted from his home. He was reportedly hospitalized in serious condition. There were also conflicting reports about whether he has died. In response to a video of Hamas forces suppressing demonstrations, a close confidant of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas tweeted his outrage. “This is not the Israeli occupation forces!!” Fatah Central Committee member Hussein al-Sheikh said. “It is the Hamas gangs that are terrorizing and suppressing the hungry in the Gaza Strip.” The Ynet news site reported that at least 80 demonstrators affiliated with the Fatah movement had been arrested over the past 24 hours.
Some Haitians Cross Illegally Into The Dominican Republic, Start Throwing Stones, Get Machine Gunned
A mob of Haitians cross to the Dominican side of the border to try to stop the Dominican military and border patrol (CESFRONT) from building a border fence and checkpoint, some Haitians took to throwing rocks at the soldiers and some fired shots which where quickly answered by the soldiers with a hail of led of their own. At least one haitian was declared dead at the scene.
President Donald Trump posted a video of 247 undocumented immigrants crossing the New Mexico border in an attempt to show how 'this is a national emergency.' The tweet features an infrared clip of the large group - that was comprised of Central American families and unaccompanied children - making their way across the fence at the Antelope Wells port of entry. Trump's propaganda left out that all of the undocumented immigrants turned themselves in to port authorities, with 15 families even requesting medical attention after they were apprehended.
illegal immigrant Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza was arrested in the brutal murder of Bambi Larson this week. Arevello is in the United States illegally and has a lengthy criminal record. Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza “stalked” Larson’s neighborhood before allegedly killing her with a knife and blunt force trauma. Police Chief Eddie Garcia was critical of the sanctuary policies that allowed this criminal to be released back on the streets. ICE placed detainers on Arevalo six different times.
An Israeli court unsealed chilling footage of ultra-Orthodox #IDF soldiers laughing as they #beat a handcuffed #Palestinian father and his teenage son, who were captured in a raid. The video was evidence in a detainee abuse trial. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9q2k
The South Carolina woman who won the historic $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has donated a chunk of the prize to charity, according to a statement from her lawyer.
Heartbreaking video shows a mother carrying her dead daughter after a blackout in Venezuela disrupted hospital service. The 19-year-old girl reportedly weighed just 22 pounds.
Hundreds of 'Yellow Vest' protesters took to the streets of Lyon on Saturday, as the demonstrations entered their 17th consecutive week. Footage shows demonstrators marching through the city and facing off with police. Several people who appear to have sustained injuries during the protests can also be seen receiving medical attention.
Florida woman says 'demons' made her steal rent-a-car
Customs agents have seized the biggest shipment of cocaine recovered at the ports of New Jersey and New York in 25 years. United States Customs and Border Protection says 3,200 pounds, approximately $77 million worth, of the drug in 60 packages were seized at Port New York/Newark.