Some Highlights From Today’s Suppressed News

Eric Zuesse

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Washington is training 65,000 militants from Al-Tanf! … A source at the Ministry of Oil: The U.S. occupation is behind the phosphate train attack.

Monday 07:51:40 2019/07/22 SyriaNow

The Syrian Arab Army continued its targeting of the terrorist organization ISIS, in the far eastern countryside of Homs, and inflicted heavy losses of lives and equipment, while the phosphate freight train in the same countryside was subjected to a terrorist sabotage attack, and an official in the Ministry of Oil for “homeland”, that the U.S. occupation forces that are working to train thousands of terrorists in the region are behind it. …

The terrorist attack on the phosphate train came along with growing news of the resurgence of the U.S. MOOK Operations Room in Jordan to manage armed militias in the south of the country, where the Qatari website Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed, supporting terrorist organizations and “oppositions”, quoted The fsa’s leader, Brig. Gen. Al-Far Fatih Hassoun, said that the United States is currently working to support the Free Army in Al-Rukban camp to cut off the road to Iran, and all these tactical interests are changing their priorities in Syria and the region, and today their priorities are to reduce Iranian influence in Syria. And end it in the south.”

For his part, the former leader of the militia “Al-Hurr” in the south of the country, abu Anas Hariri, according to the Qatari website, revealed that work is being carried out on the training of militias “Army of commandos” and “forces of Ahmed Al-Abdo” and “Eastern Lions” in the so-called area of 55 inside Syrian territory, starting from the base of al-Tanf the illegality established and operated by the U.S. occupation forces.

Hariri said the militants, who are being trained, will be tasked with “serving U.S. interests,” noting that most of these militias are currently in Jordan and are receiving support and instructions from there.

According to Hariri, more militants will be trained to reach the number of approximately 65,000 to be deployed on the border with Iraq with the aim of “cutting off the Iranian supply line”, protecting the illegal U.S. al-Tanf base, as well as building a military force for future confrontation with Iran if necessary, and generally building a force It belongs to the Jordan-based U.S. Operations Room (MOOK).

Hariri said that these militias will be an Arab version of the Syrian Democratic Forces militia – Qasd, but “they will not have a real central leadership, or an independent political project, and do not have the decision away from the orders of al-Tanf base, nor will they have permanency, because their work will be temporary and will be used to achieve the specific goals.”

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https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2019/7/22/israel-begins-mass-demolition-of-palestinian-homes-in-jerusalem

Israel begins mass demolition of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem despite international outcry

Palestinian residents fear another 100 buildings in the area risk Israeli demolition. [Getty]

Date of publication: 22 July, 2019

Israel began demolishing a number of Palestinian homes it considers illegal south of Jerusalem early on Monday, in a move which has drawn international concern.

The Palestinians immediately slammed the demolitions in the Sur Baher area which straddles the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, but Israel defended the move as essential to its security.

Before dawn, hundreds of Israeli police and soldiers sealed off at least four buildings in the area close to the Israeli security barrier which cuts off the occupied West Bank, an AFP journalist said.

Reporters were prevented from reaching the buildings while residents and activists were dragged out of the homes.

Earthmovers then began demolishing at least three multi-story buildings, of which two were still under construction, the journalist said.

One man yelled “I want to die here”, after being forced out.

Ismail Abadiyeh, who lives in one of the buildings under threat with his family, said they would be left homeless. 

“We will be on the street,” he told AFP.

Muhammad Smiry

@MuhammadSmiry

Palestinians have built these houses from their own money and on their own land, but Israel has decided to level them to the ground because their proximity to their apartheid WALL! #Jerusalem

4:03 AM – Jul 22, 2019

Israel says the buildings were built too close to the separation barrier that it built to stop attacks from the occupied West Bank. …

The Palestinian government said the demolitions were a breach of all agreements they signed with Israel. …

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan accused the Palestinians of “lies”, stressing the demolition was validated by the state’s top court after a lengthy process.

“The structures were built illegally next to the security fence and constitute a risk to the lives of the civilians and security forces,” Erdan cited the supreme court ruling in a tweet, noting the demolitions were due to be completed within the day. …

The International Court of Justice in 2004 deemed the wall illegal and demanded that construction must stop and Israel should pay reparations for any damage caused.

The majority of the wall is built inside the occupied West Bank and is expected to reach 708 kilometres upon completion.

On June 18, residents in Sur Baher received a 30-day notice from Israeli authorities informing them of their intent to demolish the homes. …

The UN has warned ahead of the demolitions that “displacement, particularly for the most vulnerable, is traumatic and has lasting consequences”.

European Union diplomats recently toured the area.

Residents fear another 100 buildings in the area in a similar situation could be at risk in the near future.

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[The following could have been headlined “Ukraine’s 2014 Maidan Regime Finally Now Booted From Power”]

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Final results of exit polls: Who wins the elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Polling stations have been closed, so sociological agencies now publish their results

00:47, 22 July 2019

Snap parliamentary elections in Ukraine are over now. Polling stations have been closed, so sociological agencies now publish their results.

112 Ukraine Exit-poll

According to the exit poll, parties that enter the parliament are:

Servant of the People of Volodymyr Zelensky, headed by Dmytro Razumkov – 43.5% of the votes;

Opposition Platform – For Life by Yuriy Boyko, Vadym Rabinovych and Viktor Medvedchuk – 12.5%

of the votes;

European Solidarity of Petro Poroshenko – 8.7% of the votes;

Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) of Yulia Tymoshenko – 8.1% of the votes;

Holos (The Voice) of Svyatoslav Vakarchuk – 6.6% of the votes.

Method conducting the exit poll:

During the exit poll of 112 Ukraine TV channel, about 25 000 voters were interviewed at 500 polling stations (at 250 polling stations using an individual interview, at 250 polling stations – by secret ballot). The standard error is 2.4%. The statistical deviation of the exit poll results is 2.1% for the leaders of the rating with over 10% of votes and 1.5% for those parties with less than 10% of votes.

National exit-poll

According to the exit poll, parties that enter the parliament are:

Servant of the People of Volodymyr Zelensky headed by Dmytro Razumkov – 44,2% of the votes;

Opposition Platform – For Life by Yuriy Boyko, Vadym Rabinovych and Viktor Medvedchuk – 11,4% of the votes;

European Solidarity of Petro Poroshenko – 8,8% of the votes;

Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) of Yulia Tymoshenko – 7,4% of the votes;

Holos (The Voice) of Svyatoslav Vakarchuk – 6,5% of the votes.

Method of conducting the exit poll:

The national exit poll was organized by the Ukrainian Center for Economic, and Political Studies named after Oleksandr Razumkov, the Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology. The number of polling stations visited was 300, about 13,000 respondents were interviewed.

The statistical error taking into account the design effect does not exceed 1.3%, but there are still errors that depend on various factors. Based on the experience of previous exit polls conducted using the same methodology, it is assumed that the sampling error will not exceed 2.5% for leaders and will be in the range of 0.5-1% for other candidates.

Exit-poll of Socis Center

According to exit polls, parties that enter the parliament are:

Servant of the People of Volodymyr Zelensky, headed by Dmytro Razumkov – 44,7% of the votes;

Opposition Platform – For Life of Yuriy Boyko, Vadym Rabinovych and Viktor Medvedchuk – 12,2% of the votes;

European Solidarity of Petro Poroshenko – 8,5% of the votes;

Batkisvshchyna (Fatherland) of Yulia Tymoshenko – 7,6% of the votes;

Holos (The Voice) of Svyatoslav Vakarchuk – 5,9% of the votes.

Method conducting the exit poll:

The Socis Center for Social and Marketing Research together with the Committee of Voters of Ukraine interviewed about 14 000 voters throughout the country (with the exception of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the uncontrolled the territory of Luhansk and Donetsk regions). 360 polling stations were randomly selected at which the survey was conducted. The sampling error will not exceed 1.3%.

TSN exit poll

According to exit polls, parties that enter the parliament are:

Servant of the People of Volodymyr Zelensky, headed by Dmytro Razumkov – 44,4% of the votes;

Opposition Platform – For Life of Yuriy Boyko, Vadym Rabinovych and Viktor Medvedchuk – 12,5% of the votes;

European Solidarity of Petro Poroshenko – 8,5% of the votes;

Batkisvshchyna (Fatherland) of Yulia Tymoshenko – 7,7% of the votes;

Holos (The Voice) of Svyatoslav Vakarchuk – 6% of the votes.

Method conducting the exit poll:

The All-Ukrainian exit poll was conducted on July 21, 2019, by TNS Kantar and Info Sapiens for the 1+1 TV channel. The number of respondents interviewed is about 40,000.

Voters were interviewed in the multi-member electoral district at 600 polling stations throughout Ukraine (not including special, foreign polling stations and occupied territories). The sampling error will not exceed 0,7%.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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