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END SARS : We Are Monitoring Protest In Nigeria – UN

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The United Nations  on Thursday said that they are monitoring  the End SARS protests in Nigeria.

The Secretary-General António Guterres, commended the government’s decision to undertake “broader reforms” in the Nigeria Police.

Guterres spoke through his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, in New York.

The UN chief said he was prepared to “accompany Nigeria in those efforts”.

He welcomed the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and urged the government to undertake broader police reforms.

The world body urged the country’s security forces to exercise “maximum restraint” in their response.

“The Secretary-General is following the protests in Nigeria calling for the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and an end to human rights violations allegedly committed by security agencies.

Source: daily post.

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Jerusalem Remains Our City, We Must Recover It At All Cost – Turkey President Vows

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Addressing lawmakers in Ankara, Turkish president says the Palestinian people have lived in the capital ‘for thousands of years’

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inspects a military honor guard at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, October 1, 2020 (Turkish Presidency via AP. Pool)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday implied that Jerusalem belongs to Turkey, referring to the Ottoman Empire’s control over the city for much of the modern era.

“In this city that we had to leave in tears during the First World War, it is still possible to come across traces of the Ottoman resistance. So Jerusalem is our city, a city from us,” he told Turkish lawmakers during a major policy speech in Ankara. “Our first qibla [direction of prayer in Islam] al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem are the symbolic mosques of our faith. In addition, this city is home to the holy places of Christianity and Judaism.”

The Ottoman Empire ruled over Jerusalem from 1516 to 1917. Modern Turkey, its successor state, has long stressed its enduring connection to the holy city, regularly condemning Israel’s alleged efforts to “judaize” it and the US administration’s December 2017 recognition of it as Israel’s capital.

Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since the country’s founding, and the Jewish people have thousands of years of history in the city, backed up by extensive archaeological finds.

During a lengthy speech at the opening of the Turkish parliament’s new legislative session, Erdoğan spent several minutes lamenting the fate of Jerusalem and the Palestinians’ plight.

President @RTErdogan: “We consider it an honour on behalf of our country and nation to express the rights of the oppressed Palestinian people on every platform, with whom we have lived for centuries.”

“Another crisis that our country and our nation carefully follow is the oppression of Israel against the Palestinians and the indifferent practices that disregard the privacy of Jerusalem,” he said toward the end of his address.

“The issue of Jerusalem is not an ordinary geopolitical problem for us. First of all, the current physical appearance of the Old City, which is the heart of Jerusalem, was built by Suleiman the Magnificent, with its walls, bazaar, and many buildings. Our ancestors showed their respect for centuries by keeping this city in high esteem.”

The Palestinian people have been living in Jerusalem “for thousands of years,” but they were occupied and had their rights violated, the Turkish leader went on.

Turkey’s President Erdogan greets legislators at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, Oct. 1, 2020. (Turkish Presidency via AP. Pool)

He went on to vow to “pay close attention” to the Palestinian issue.

“We consider it an honor on behalf of our country and nation to express the rights of the oppressed Palestinian people on every platform, with whom we have lived for centuries,” he said. “With this understanding, we will follow both the Palestinian cause, which is the bleeding wound of the global conscience, and the Jerusalem case to the end.”

Source: Times of Israel

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“If You Want War, We Will Give It To You” – Israeli Prime Minister Warns Hamas Terrorist Group

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According to Reuters, on a news update posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020; Israel warned Hamas on Tuesday to face “war” by refusing to stop Gaza ‘s explosive balloon attacks as fuel shortages in the Palestinian enclave exacerbated by Israel’s blockade resulted in widespread blackouts.

 

Earlier on Tuesday, the Israeli army said its fighter jets had targeted Hamas’ underground infrastructure and related the attacks to Gaza’s “explosive and incendiary balloons.

The strikes came as Egyptian security officials visited to try to defuse more than a week of heightened unrest that included rocket and device attacks from Gaza as well as daily Israeli reprisals.

 

 

 

 

Fig: President Reuven Rivlin

Israel ‘s president, Reuven Rivlin, issued a warning to Hamas during a visit to communities near the unrest-stricken Gaza border.

“Terrorism using incendiary kites and balloons is terrorism just like any other”, Rivlin said in a press conference.

 

 

“Hamas should know that this is not a game. The time will come when they have to decide..if they want war, they will get war of which we’ll gladly give them”, Rivlin, who holds a largely ceremonial post in the Jewish country.

 

Furthermore, the Israeli Defence Minister and alternate prime minister Benny Gantz said “Hamas is playing with fire”, and vowed to make certain that the fire is turned back on them.

Its Important to note that no casualties were reported in the latest Israeli airstrikes as Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.

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Shooting At US White House: Secret Security Agents Whisked Trump Out For His Safety

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The United States of America president Donald Trump, was on Monday, August 10, abruptly whisked out of the White House briefing room by men of the Secret Service agents following a shooting.

Trump was at the podium of the briefing room discussing about the country’s economy, corona virus and mail-in voting as regards the coming election before a large man in grey suit approached him and escorted him out of the room.

Cameras from inside the room, showed how the US President was whisked out to the “Oval Office” for safety with uniformed Secret Service officers with automatic weapons on alert.

The Secret Service confirmed there was an officer involved in shooting at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue which is few steps from the White House’s gate.

Law enforcement officials quickly stormed the scene and engaged in a shooting with the said gunman.

When everything was calm, Trump returned to the briefing room and suddenly a reporter asked if he was scared but Trump replied with;

“Do I seem rattled? — the world has always been a dangerous place but I safe with the secret service,” Trump said.

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