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International Politics

Overall

– After reporting their offices in Gaza were targeted by the Israel Defense Force, Al-Jazeera journalists and staff evacuated

– The UN launched an investigation into human rights violations in the Gaza Strip by Israel and thinks the country committed war crimes

– The Obama administration wants Congress to push forward a bill providing $225 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome system

– Journalists Ken Klippenstein and Paul Gottinger discover weapons used on civilians in Gaza by Israel were from the U.S.

– A separatist commander confirmed rebels have a missile system the West claims was used to bring down MH17

– Emptywheel: “You’re Doing Counter-Propaganda Wrong, Hand-Picked Journos Edition

Middle East

– Sarit Michaeli, an Israeli human rights spokesperson, talks to The Real News on attacks against civilians in Palestine

– Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq that killed 33 people

– Professor Deepa Kumar explains the resistance to the framing on Gaza by Israeli propagandists

More than one million Iraqis fled from violence to the Kurdish region in the north

– Hamas states they would not agree to a truce if the blockade on Gaza is not lifted

– Today, more than 50 Palestinians were killed and thousands were left homeless as a result of Israel’s missile fire

– After Iran recommended Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki step down, al-Maliki refused

Africa

– As a result of two suicide bombs, at least 82 people were killed in Nigeria

Asia and Oceania

– In northern Pakistan, refugees face major issues including respect and needs such as water

More than 40 people were killed in Taiwan when a plane crashed during a failed emergency landing

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.