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Gaza Strip protests end in blood and chaos

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A number of deaths result in commemoration protests to demonstrate the 1948 expulsion of Palestinians from their homelands to set up the state of Israel. At the same time, the U.S. Administration holds a party celebrating the relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem. The move further complicates a disputed territory.

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The purge: Israel gives African migrants two options: leave or jail

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In Israel, government officials prepare to expel some 40,000 African migrants in a deportation agenda profiling Sub-Saharan migrants.

According to the Israeli government, Africans have 90 days to leave voluntarily or face jail time.

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U.S. fails to cut the check for refugee agency helping Palestinians

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Lives of thousands of Palestinians sit in a more fragile state as a refugee agency reports that the U.S. did not disperse a $120 million promised payment.

The failed delivery follows a threat issued by Donald Trump and U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley that aid would be cut when Palestinians and others denounced the U.S. Administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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U.N. renounces Trump’s Jerusalem decision; Haley throws a ‘friendship’ party

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During a special emergency session on Thursday, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution calling for the revocation of President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

Yemen’s Ambassador Khaled Hussein Mohamed Alyemany introduced the U.N. resolution. Alyemany is part of a bloc of Middle-Eastern officials that condemned Trump’s announcement on December 6, which also included plans that the United States would move their headquarters from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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West Bank Woes after Jerusalem declared Israeli capital

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South African Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu rarely engages with the public due to his failing health. Yet, from his sickbed in a longtime battle with prostate cancer, he spoke.

“God is weeping,” he declared in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel.

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