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Israel forces kill five Palestinians in a day in Gaza: Zio-Watch, October 20, 2015


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Israeli forces operate in the neighborhood of Issawiyeh in al-Quds (Jerusalem), Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. (AP photo)

Israeli forces have killed two more Palestinians near the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) in southern West Bank as the Palestinian death toll in the ongoing violence in the occupied territories rises.  

Israeli media claimed on Tuesday that the two Palestinians had been killed following attempted knife attacks.

Earlier in the day, Israeli forces shot and killed another Palestinian youth during clashes along the border in the besieged Gaza Strip amid intensification of violence against Palestinians.

According to Palestinian media, the man was killed while five other Gazans sustained injuries.

Also on Tuesday, Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank during renewed clashes between the two sides.
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From Russia Today

Russia, US sign cooperation deal on Syria airstrikes

Russia and the US have signed an agreement regulating the operations of the two countries’ air forces in Syria. The deal is aimed at preventing incidents and providing for the smooth operation of the two nations’ aircraft, and for mutual aid in critical situations.

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From Russia Today

Combat report: Russian jets strike 60 terrorist targets in Syria in 55 sorties

© Russian Defense Ministry
The Russian Air Force has attacked 60 Islamic State targets in Syria in the past 24 hours, destroying 19 command posts, Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.“In the past 24 hours, as a result of the strikes two ammunition warehouses, a plant producing ammunition and explosives, 30 firing positions and a machinery collection have been destroyed,” the ministry’s spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, said Tuesday.

The Su-24M, SU-25SM and SU-34 jets deployed for the mission have all returned to Russia’s Khmeimim airbase in Latakia, he added.

The strikes hit targets associated with Islamic State and Al-Nusra in the provinces of Hama, Latakia, Damascus, Aleppo, Idlib and Deir al-Zor, Konashenkov said.
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From Russia Today

Putin: MidEast terrorists recruit fighters from ex-Soviet states, seek to expand into other regions

Russian President Vladimir Putin. © Aleksey Nikolskyi
After securing a beachhead in Syria, the terrorists wish to destabilize whole new regions, widen their expansion and recruit more fighters, including from Russia and former Soviet republics, the Russian president said at a meeting with the country’s military top brass.

The extremists from the Middle East “have been recruiting militants and continue doing so in many countries, unfortunately including Russia and CIS countries,” Vladimir Putin said, adding that Moscow launched its air operation in Syria as a preventive action against Islamic State extremists.

Putin insisted that Russia’s assistance to Syria fully complies with Moscow’s military doctrine and international law.

The military operation in Syria has proved that “Russia is ready to adequately and effectively respond to the terrorist threat and any other challenges,” the president said.

President Putin instructed the Federal Security Service (FSB) to expose contacts between militants residing in Russia with international terrorists and their sponsors.

“It is crucially important to bring to light the links of the Russian-based militants with the international terror groups and their patrons,” Putin told the high-ranking officers of the Russian armed forces.

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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Protesters in Sweden chant ‘slaughter the Jews’

(JTA) — Hundreds of protesters in the Swedish city of Malmo were filmed chanting in Arabic about slaughtering Jews and stabbing soldiers.

Pro-Palestinian groups organized a rally Monday in the city center against what they consider Israeli violence and to show solidarity with Palestinians amid deadly measures taken by Israeli authorities to stop the recent spate of attacks on Jews in Israel and the West Bank.

Isaac Bachman, Israel’s ambassador to Sweden, posted on his Facebook account a video taken at the rally showing hundreds chanting “’slaughter the Jews, stab soldiers.” In other slogans, the chanters encouraged “heroes to carry out attack after attack” and to “start a third intifada.”

“These are extremely troubling instances of a grotesque but nevertheless very real – and murderous – incitement which must be dealt with by the full force of the law,” Bachman wrote.
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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon comes to Israel in bid to calm tensions

JERUSALEM (JTA) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has come to Israel in an effort to tamp down the current wave of violence.

The hastily arranged visit has Ban meeting Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, as well as with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, who assumed the position last week, also arrived in Israel on Tuesday to attend Ban’s meeting with Netanyahu.
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From Russia Today

Classified: Authorities keep location on Swedish refugee homes secret for fear of arsons

Refugee's arrive to Stockholm central mosque on October 15, 2015 after many hours bus journey from the southern city of Malmo. © Jonathan Nackstrand
Police stepped up security measures in Sweden after a series of suspected arson attacks on refugee centers across the country. Authorities decided to keep plans to welcome 150 asylum seekers to the northern town of Umeå secret for fear of similar attacks.

Since the start of the year there have been 14 suspected arson attacks on refugee centers in Sweden, which has one of the most generous welfare systems in Europe.

“After the past week’s fire incidents in southern Sweden I don’t think it’s OK to expose the addresses. The risk is that thugs decide to burn down the premises here as well,” Ewa Klingfors, director of Umeå council’s social services, told Västerbottens-kuriren daily.

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From Russia Today

Iranian sanctions to be lifted in late 2015, centrifuge scrapping yet to start – nuclear negotiator

Iran's top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi talks to journalists after meeting senior officials from the United States, Russia, China, Britain, Germany and France in a hotel in Vienna, Austria, October 19, 2015. © Heinz-Peter Bader
EU sanctions against Iran, which Western powers and their allies have long suspected of striving to produce nuclear weapons, are to be lifted as soon as Iran has “done its part” which includes dismantling centrifuges and shutting down nuclear facilities.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi is certain the final agreement with major world powers to be signed after Iran meets all necessary conditions which include dismantling centrifuges and shutting down nuclear facilities in exchange for sanctions relief.

The deal is expected to come into effect by the end of 2015.
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From The Times of Israel

Congress members, Jewish groups rally against UNESCO resolution

Representatives call on US ambassador to UN body to quash initiative to claim Western Wall as Muslim holy site

October 20, 2015, 6:32 am

Thousands gather at the Western Well for the annual Sukkot priestly blessing ceremony, September 30, 2015. (Photo by Flash90)

Thousands gather at the Western Well for the annual Sukkot priestly blessing ceremony, September 30, 2015. (Photo by Flash90)

WASHINGTON — Amid an angry outcry from Jewish organizations worldwide as well as from Israeli officials over a UNESCO resolution that would declare the Western Wall a Muslim holy site, two members of Congress called Monday evening on the US envoy to the UN body to quash the resolution.

Democratic Representatives Nita M. Lowey and Ted Deutch sent a letter Monday urging US ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Crystal Nix-Hines, to block the draft resolution that Jewish groups had castigated for asserting that the Western Wall is part of al-Aqsa Mosque.

Six Arab states on UNESCO’s Executive Board – Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates are expected to introduce the resolution for a vote as early as Tuesday.

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From The Times of Israel

Biden said to announce imminently whether he’ll run

Senior Senate Democrat ‘not sure’ vice president can beat Hillary Clinton in Democratic primary race

October 20, 2015, 12:17 am

Vice President Joe Biden discusses the Iran nuclear deal with Jewish community leaders at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie, Florida, September 3, 2015. (AP/Joel Auerbach)

Vice President Joe Biden discusses the Iran nuclear deal with Jewish community leaders at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie, Florida, September 3, 2015. (AP/Joel Auerbach)

US Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce whether he will run for president in the next day or two, according to NBC News.

Biden has been considering a presidential run for several months, with rumors of his imminent decision intruding regularly in the Democratic primaries, which are currently dominated by front-runner Hillary Clinton and main challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“Biden’s public schedule gives little indication of his decision,” NBC notes. “He traveled from his home in Delaware to Washington Monday morning, where he will address a climate change summit this afternoon.”

But according to a source quoted by the network, Biden told International Association of Fire Fighters President Harold Schaitberger on Friday that he was considering running.

“Biden said he was strongly considering running and was trying to gauge the support of unions,” the network said, citing a source.
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