‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 132: Israel Bombards Nasser Hospital, Reports of Egypt Preparing ‘Buffer Zone’ Ahead of Gaza Expulsion – Leila Warah 2/15/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel bombarded Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis, killing and injuring patients and those sheltering inside. Egyptian human rights group reports construction underway on detention zone ahead of a possible mass expulsion from Gaza into Sinai.

Casualties

  • 28,576+ Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 12,000 children, and 68,291+ Palestinians have been injured.
  • 380+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 569 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.**

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Why Does the US Support Israel? – Michael Hudson 11/13/23

Source: Unz.com

BEN NORTON: Why does the United States so strongly support Israel?

In this video today, I’m going to be explaining the geopolitical and economic reasons why Israel is such an important part of U.S. foreign policy and Washington’s attempt to dominate not only the region of the Middle East, but really the entire world.

For this analysis today, I had the privilege of being joined by the economist Michael Hudson. I will bring him in later to provide further details about this topic. But first, I want to highlight some very important basic context to understand this relationship.

It is crucial to stress that Israel is an extension of U.S. geopolitical power in one of the most critically important regions of the world.

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Egypt Rejects Displacement of Gazans to Sinai: Sisi – The Cradle 10/19/23

Source: New.TheCradle.co

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi stated on 18 October that Israel is not seeking to defeat Hamas militarily, but to push Gaza’s civilians to seek refuge in Egypt.

Sisi made the comments in response to criticism from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister complained that Egypt is not opening the Rafah Crossing to allow Palestinians to flee Israeli bombing to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

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‘Israel Ignored Our Warnings:’ Egypt – The Cradle 10/9/23

Source: New.TheCradle.co

Egyptian authorities trying to mediate the war between Israel and Palestinian factions say that their words of caution to Tel Aviv fell on deaf ears.

“We have warned them an explosion of the situation is coming, and very soon, and it would be big. But they underestimated such warnings,” an Egyptian intelligence official told AP.

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Iran and Saudi Arabia are Among 6 Nations Set to Join China and Russia in the BRICS Economic Bloc – AP 8/24/23

Source: APNews.com

Iran and Saudi Arabia were among six countries invited Thursday to join the BRICS bloc of developing economies in a move that showed signs of strengthening a China-Russia coalition as tensions with the West spiral higher.

The United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Egypt and Ethiopia were also set to enter BRICS from Jan. 1, 2024, joining current members Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to make an 11-nation bloc….

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Deconstructing Israel’s Propaganda Machine – M. Reza Behnam 6/5/23

Source: Antiwar.com

Most mornings as I prepare for my run, I tune in to BBC news. Of late, the newscaster has presented, in sober British-fashion, the number of Palestinians killed the night before by the Israeli army in its near-nightly raids on homes and refugee camps in the occupied Palestinian Territories. When I canvass American news sites to learn more, there is no mention of these atrocities. The airwaves are replete, however, with news of the Russia-Ukraine war and the death of civilians.

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Egypt’s Headline Inflation Soars to 31.9 Percent in February – Reuters 3/9/23

Source: LBCGroup.tv

Egypt’s annual urban consumer inflation rate in February leapt to a higher-than-expected 31.9 percent, its highest in five and a half years, from 25.8 percent in January, data from statistics agency CAPMAS showed on Thursday.

The soaring inflation follows a series of currency devaluations starting in March 2022, a prolonged shortage of foreign currency and continuing delays in getting imports into the country.

The Egyptian pound has fallen by nearly 50 percent since March….

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