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Israeli troops open fire at Palestinian civilians despite ceasefire

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At least two people were killed during the incident, according to the news agency

Israeli soldiers have opened fire at Palestinian civilians who attempted to return to their homes in northern Gaza shortly after the start of the four-day truce between Israel and Hamas, an AP journalist has reported from the scene. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had earlier warned the displaced residents of Gaza against attempting to move to the north of the enclave.

At least two people were killed and 11 others were injured during the incident, the news agency claimed on Friday.

An Israeli military spokesman told Haaretz that reports of the use of live fire by IDF troops against Palestinians were being investigated.


How US sanctions turned China's chipmaker Huawei into a success story

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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp has emerged as Beijing's secret weapon in breaking through a US-organised blockade aimed at containing China's technological progress, despite years of American sanctions.
HUAWEI Technologies alarmed politicians from Washington to Tokyo when it took the wraps off a US$900 smartphone that signaled China's rapid advance in semiconductor technology. The episode also thrust the little-known company that made the chip for Huawei into the middle of the US-Chinese battle for geopolitical supremacy.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp has emerged as Beijing's secret weapon in breaking through a US-organised blockade aimed at containing China's technological progress, despite years of American sanctions.

Its success in delivering an advanced, 7-nanometer processor to Huawei set off jubilant celebration at home, and triggered partisan finger-pointing in Washington over the apparent failure.

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Illegal biolab in California held pathogens labeled Ebola, HIV - CDC & FBI initially refused to investigate

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Refrigerator units at the warehouse, 1st August 2023
The illegal lab was operating in California and its public safety risk came to light in December 2022 after a green garden hose was seen in a hole in the side of the warehouse

A secret Chinese-owned bio lab in California was found to be hiding thousands of vials of various biological substances, which included some carrying the label "HIV" and a freezer marked "Ebola" which FBI and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention had earlier refused to investigate, as per a House committee report released Wednesday (Nov 15).

Comment: It seems highly unlikely that this laboratory is connected to China's government in any way, other than the fact that the people working there were Chinese, because, for the most part, it's the US that has numerous, sinister bioweapons laboratories in operation across the planet, but particularly in its vassal states. It was the US government and its private industry that was funding and directing the Covid research in Wuhan, China. And the evidence shows that Covid itself leaked from the Fort Detrick bioweapons lab.

The illegal lab was operational in California and the public safety risk it posed came to light in December 2022 when observant code enforcement officer Jesalyn Harper saw a green garden hose in a hole in the side of a warehouse which was believed to be vacant for more than a decade.

Comment: One may recall this related story from November 2021: 'SMALLPOX found in Merck lab in Philadelphia, FBI launch urgent probe

See also: Also check out SOTT radio's: The Truth Perspective: Interview with Dilyana Gaytandzhieva: Pentagon Biological Warfare And Arms Trafficking to Terrorists


Turkey's intelligence organization foils Mossad attempt to kidnap Palestinian Iron Dome hacker

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A view of the headquarters of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) in the capital Ankara on January 5, 2020.
Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) has rescued a renowned Palestinian hacker from the Israeli Mossad spy agency seeking to kidnap or possibly kill him.

MIT rescued Omar A, who was behind the disruption of Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system in 2015 and 2016, in an international operation and offered him protection as he was targeted by Mossad in Turkey and Malaysia.

The young Gazan hacker was sought by the Israeli regime for a long time after his hacking of the Iron Dome helped al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, launch missile strikes against Israel at the time.

Comment: What with the rising global outrage against Israel and its genocide in Gaza, one might expect that we'll hear more about Mossad's relentless, worldwide, nefarious activities, where before there was little press coverage:

Mr. Potato

Roman emperor was a trans woman, according to woke UK museum 'sensitive' to preferred pronouns

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Roman Emperor Elagabalus was a trans woman, according to the UK museum.
A UK museum has declared a third-century Roman emperor a transgender woman — and will start referring to the ruler as "she," even though some historians believe it is based on ancient insults.

The North Hertfordshire Museum said it is being "sensitive" to the purported pronoun preferences of Emperor Elagabalus, who came to power at 14 in 281 and died by assassination just 4 years later, according to The Telegraph.

The council-run museum in Hitchin claims the switch is based on classical texts that show Elagabalus asked to be called a "lady" and a "wife," The Telegraph first reported.

It is likewise now only using female pronouns for its displays for a silver denarius coin minted during the brief reign of a teenage leader known for childish pranks involving wild animals and whoopie cushions.

"We know that Elagabalus identified as a woman and was explicit about which pronouns to use, which shows that pronouns are not a new thing," said Keith Hoskins, executive member for Enterprise and Arts at North Herts Council, which runs the museum, the UK paper said.

Evil Rays

Gang of youths storm village festival in southern France, stab teen to death, 17 injured


According to the village's mayor, Martine Lagut, the festival was a 'very simple ball' organized for 16 and 17-year-olds from the surrounding areas
A teenage boy as been stabbed to death during a brawl in a French village after a group of youths with blades tried to enter a local festival.

A further eight people have been injured, after the ten youngsters tried to enter the event taking place in the Crepol village hall, near Drome, in south-east France at 2am this morning.

Two of those were rushed to the emergency section of Valence Hospital, while a further eight were taken care of by firefighters in a state of shock.

According to the village's mayor, Martine Lagut, the festival was a 'very simple ball' organized for 16 and 17-year-olds from the surrounding areas.

Comment: Note that this occurred just a few days prior to today's knife attack in Dublin: Riot breaks out in Dublin, Ireland, after Algerian migrant stabs group of children outside school

Light Sabers

Polish truckers, farmers expand border blockade of Ukraine trucks over flood of cheap and contaminated imports

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Polish truckers, joined by farmers, have blockaded yet another border crossing in protest against what they call a flood of cheaper Ukrainian carriers into the country.

Since early this month, Polish truckers have expressed strong dissent against the entry of "a flood" of much cheaper Ukrainian carriers into the European Union under an EU deal inked earlier.

Polish truckers say that they halt commercial traffic until Warsaw and decision-makers in Brussels restore limits on transport operations for Ukrainian carriers that used to be in place before Russia waged a war on the ex-Soviet republic in February last year.

Cardboard Box

NYC Mayor Eric Adams blames Biden for city's budget woes: 'Yell at DC'

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams
New York City Mayor Eric Adams is blaming the federal government for billions that were slashed from the city's budget last week to deal with its immigrant crisis.

Adams claimed that the lack of federal funding made the crisis unfair to both immigrants and the city because it forced each city agency to reduce its budget by 5% in November. Another 5% reduction is expected in January if the Biden administration does not provide any funding.

During a town hall in Brooklyn, Adams said:
"D.C. has abandoned us, and they need to be paying their cost to this national problem. This is unfair what we're doing to migrant asylum-seekers, and it's unfair what we're doing to everyday taxpayers."
New York City has witnessed more than 125,000 asylum-seekers enter its care since the spring of last year, which has put a major drain on city resources. In order to respond to the influx, the city diverted $2.1 billion from the city's education budget, $1.4 billion from the Department of Social Services, and $800 million from Homeless Services. It also forced the city to shrink its police force by 4,000 officers and cancel the next five police academy classes.

Comment: Adams doesn't stand a fighting chance.

Heart - Black

Before Stuart Seldowitz's viral Islamophobic rant, the ex-Obama official harassed women, Russian diplomat's dog

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Former State Department official Stuart Seldowitz harassing a Muslim food vendor
Prior to going viral after footage emerged showing ex-State Department official Stuart Seldowitz spewing Islamophobic slurs at a Halal food cart operator, he spent his spare time harassing female Russian diplomats and an ambassador's pet dog, the Grayzone has learned.

The viral footage of Stuart Seldowitz berating a Halal food cart operator with Islamophobic diatribes and calls for the death of more Palestinian children has laid bare the link between extremism and American foreign policy.

Seldowitz, a former national security advisor in the Obama White House and number two at the State Department on Israel-Palestine Affairs, was caught in the streets of New York spewing naked bigotry about Arabs and Muslims raping their daughters.

Comment: Pathological persistence:

Authorities have since caught up to this vile man:

Freelance journalist Lowkey weighs in:


Cartoon falls to cancel culture: In perilous times, free speech attacks are no laughing matter

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In silencing Michael Ramirez's voice, The Washington Post is giving power to those who disagree with his point of view: That Hamas terrorists intentionally put Palestinian civilians at risk.

It's taken only about a month for many Americans seemingly to forget who instigated the war between Israel and Hamas.

On Oct. 7, Hamas terrorists descended on Israel, slaughtering hundreds of innocent civilians, including at least 31 U.S. citizens. More than 1,200 Israelis were killed, and over 240, including children, are still being held hostage in Gaza.

Israelis have a right to defend themselves against terrorists who have said that they won't stop until Israel is wiped off the face of the earth.

There also have been many Palestinian civilian casualties. An estimated 11,000 have died.

Comment: Nice of Jacques to give the appalling Palestinian death toll a mention. Notice the passive "have died". Israelis are "killed" but somehow Palestinians just happen to "die". A standard MSM tactic of minimization.

Comment: So, the Zionists can and will complain about the slightest whiff of insult (and sic the ADL on you to ruin your life with lawfare and worse), but the Muslim world must take whatever the cretins in the West dish out. And to be seen as qiving quarter is to be abridging "free speech". Got it.