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CNN —UK police have arrested a 34-year-old man as part of a search to identify those responsible for leaving two suitcases of human remains at a famous bridge in western England earlier this week. At this stage police are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, the statement added. Saturday’s arrest was hailed as a “significant development” in the police’s investigation by deputy assistant commissioner Andy Valentine. Police believe the human remains found in the London apartment are connected to those found in Bristol. Jonathan Brady/PA WireInvestigations have been underway since the suitcases with human remains were found on the famous bridge in Bristol, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of the capital, on Wednesday.
Persons: Andy Valentine, Jonathan Brady, , Bristol Valentine, Organizations: CNN — UK, London Metropolitan Police, Metropolitan Police, Police Locations: England, Bristol, London, Clifton, Shepherd’s
CNN —At least 71 Palestinians have been reported killed in an Israeli strike on a displacement camp in southern Gaza which Israel said targeted Hamas’ military chief, who was an alleged mastermind of the October 7 attacks. “I cannot describe to you the magnitude of the tragedy,” one resident told CNN. Mohammed Deif – the leader of Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing – was the figure targeted, an Israeli security official told CNN. Palestinians gather near damage caused by an Israeli strike at a tent camp in Al-Mawasi area on Saturday. A 2014 Israel strike killed his wife, seven-month-old son and three-year-old daughter.
Persons: Mohammed Deif –, Qassam, Deif, Khan Younis, Rafe Salama, Mohammed Salem, , , Hammoud, Aida Hamdi, Salama, Trevor Ball, Yoav Gallant, Herzi Halevi, Mohammed Diab Ibrahim al, Masri, El Deif Organizations: CNN, , Gaza Health Ministry, Nasser, Boeing, US, Israeli, Shin, Reuters Locations: Gaza, Israel, Al, Kuwait, Khan, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv
CNN —Israel says it targeted Hamas’ top military official, Mohammed Deif, in an airstrike in southern Gaza, with local authorities saying at least 71 Palestinians were killed in multiple strikes in the same area. Deif – the leader of Hamas’ Qassam Brigades – was targeted Saturday in an airstrike based on precise intelligence in Al-Mawasi, a camp west of the city of Khan Younis, an Israeli security official told CNN. The Israeli military said it in the process of verifying whether Deif was killed in the strike. Deif was targeted alongside the head of the Khan Younis brigade, Rafe Salama, the security official added. The Gaza Health Ministry reported at least 71 people killed in the same Al-Mawasi area in Israeli strikes, with nearly 300 people injured.
Persons: CNN — Israel, Mohammed Deif, , Hamas ’, Khan Younis, Deif, Rafe Salama Organizations: CNN, Gaza Health Ministry, Nasser Locations: Gaza, Khan, Kuwait
CNN —Twenty-one people died after a school building collapsed in central Nigeria while students were sitting an exam in what local authorities called an “avoidable tragedy.”The two-story building collapsed in the city of Jos and saw a further 30 people hospitalized, according to Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). NEMA said that students were amongst those who died in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, without providing an exact number. Around 120 people were trapped when the building collapsed, according to Plateau State government. The governor of Plateau State, Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, said the building collapsed as students were sitting an exam. Building collapses are common in Nigeria due to lax construction standards and poor quality materials.
Persons: , NEMA, Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, Mutfwang Organizations: CNN, Emergency Management Agency, Plateau, St . Academy School Locations: Nigeria, Jos, Plateau State,
In this 2014 photo, Israeli soldiers in the Netzah Yehuda battalion are seen taking part in training in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, near the Syrian border. While he was in Netzah Yehuda, he said, the battalion’s commanders played a key role in perpetuating a culture of violence, both by standing by as it happened and promoting it. The findings by the expert panel would have been enough to disqualify a military unit from any other country, the officials said. Lt. Col. Nitai Okashi oversaw the Netzah Yehuda battalion from 2018 to 2020. Lt. Col. Uri Levy was in charge of Netzah Yehuda from 2014 to 2016.
Persons: Yehuda, Menahem Kahana, Benjamin Netanyahu, Antony Blinken, Mike Johnson, Israel “, Blinken, Netzah Yehuda, , ” Charles Blaha, they’re, , , Biden, Israel, Netzah, Ahmad Jamil Fahd, Sanad, Shin Bet, Gil Cohen, Josh Paul, Paul, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Amanpour, ” Paul, Eyad Baba, Joe Biden, Leahy, Sen, Patrick Leahy, Charles Blaha, Blaha, Omar Assad, Assad, Netzah Yehuda –, Mati Shevach, Nasser Nasser, ” Blaha, Shevach, Nitai Okashi, Okashi, Der Spiegel,  , Uri Levy, Levy, Johnson, don’t, ” Netzah Yehuda, Col, Shlomo Shiran, Katie Polglase, Benjamin Brown, Barbara Arvanitidis, Alex Platt, Mark Baron, Augusta Anthony, Alberto Mier, Toby Hancock, Gianluca Mezzofiore, Laura Smith, Eliza Mackintosh, Dan Wright, Matt Wells Ami Kaufman, Jennifer Hansler Organizations: CNN, West Bank, Israel Defense Forces, US State Department, State Department, Getty, IDF, State Department’s Office, Security, Human Rights CNN, Congress, Department, Israel Border Police, Internal Security Forces, ” CNN, Israeli Air Force Base, Magen, State, Human, Kfir Brigade, AP, Netzah, Urban Warfare Training Center, CBS, Battalion, Kfir Infantry Brigade, West Bank ., Jerusalem Brigade, Britain’s Guardian, Okashi, Israeli, Augusta Anthony Visual Locations: Israeli, United States, Gaza, Golan, Syrian, AFP, Palestinian, Israel, Ramallah, Rahat, Jerusalem, Jiljilya, Col, West Bank, Jiljiliya, Beit Hanoun
CNN —A statue of Anne Frank in Amsterdam was vandalized with “Gaza” graffiti, drawing criticism from the city’s mayor. “Officers went to the statue, saw the graffiti and started an investigation,” the spokesperson said. Anne Frank’s diary is often many young people’s first introduction to the horrors of the Holocaust. In 1944, the famous diarist and seven other Jewish people hiding in the Amsterdam secret annex were detained. They had hid for nearly two years in a secret annex above a canal-side warehouse in Amsterdam, before they were deported and Anne died in the Bergen Belsen camp at age 15.
Persons: Anne Frank, Frank, Femke Halsema, , , ” Halsema, Anne Frank’s, people’s, Anne Organizations: CNN, CNN Wednesday, Locations: Amsterdam, Gaza, Bergen
London crossbow killer: Police search for suspect
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CNN —A manhunt is underway in north London for a man suspected of being armed with a crossbow, after three women were killed Tuesday evening. Police said they were searching for a 26-year-old man, named as Kyle Clifford, in connection with the deaths, who could be in north London or the neighboring county of Hertfordshire. Police were called to a house in Bushey, Hertfordshire, on Tuesday evening, where they found three seriously injured women. All the women, who are believed to be related, later died from their injuries, according to police. British Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has said she is being kept “fully updated” by police on the ongoing manhunt.
Persons: Kyle Clifford, Yvette Cooper, ” Cooper, Organizations: CNN, Police, Hertfordshire . Police, British, Hertfordshire Police, PA Media Locations: London, Hertfordshire, Bushey , Hertfordshire, Bushey
CNN —Andrew Tate, a self-proclaimed misogynist influencer, can leave Romania but must remain within the European Union as he awaits trial on charges of human trafficking and rape, a Romanian court ruled Friday. The ruling by a court in the Romanian capital of Bucharest means Tate, his brother Tristan and two further defendants may travel freely within the EU until their trial, according to CNN affiliate and Romanian outlet Antena 3. A spokesperson for the Tate brothers called the ruling a “significant victory and a major step forward” in their ongoing case. In April, a Bucharest court ruled that the case against the brothers on charges of human trafficking and rape could proceed to trial. Romanian prosecutors alleged the Tate brothers seduced victims, by falsely claiming they wanted a relationship or marriage with them.
Persons: Andrew Tate, misogynist influencer, Tristan, Tate, Andrew, ” “, … I’m, SF90, MC20, Organizations: CNN, Union, Tate Locations: Romania, Romanian, Bucharest, Italy, Cannes, Paris
CNN —The Israeli military strapped an injured Palestinian man to the hood of a military vehicle during an operation on Saturday in the occupied West Bank. The PRCS said the Israeli military had prevented its crews from providing first aid to an injured man in the Jabarat area of Jenin. Raneen Sawafta/Reuters/FileHe was transferred to the Red Crescent to receive medical treatment, the Israeli military added. Almost three quarters of those fatalities took place during operations by Israeli forces, the UN agency said. As well as Israeli military raids in the West Bank, there has been an increase in violence carried out by Israeli settlers against Palestinians.
Persons: PRCS, Raneen Sawafta, Biden Organizations: CNN, West Bank . Video, Palestinian, Israel Defense Forces, IDF, Military, West Bank, United Nations Office, Humanitarian Affairs, UN Locations: Jenin, Jabarat, , Wadi, Gaza, Israel, East Jerusalem
CNN —German police on Sunday shot a man who threatened officers with a pickaxe and an incendiary device in Hamburg, authorities said, hours before the city was set to host its first game for the Euro 2024 soccer tournament. The suspect had threatened officers in Hamburg’s famous St. Pauli district and was shot in the leg, according to Hamburg police. Germany is hosting hundreds of thousands of foreign fans at the the month-tournament, which began on Friday. Interior Minister Minister Nancy Faeser said on Thursday that authorities were on alert for Islamist-inspired attacks and violence associated with hooliganism, Reuters reported. She said authorities had the “Islamist scene firmly in their sights” but not specific threats had been identified.
Persons: Pauli, Nancy Faeser Organizations: CNN, Sunday, Hamburg police, Police, Interior, Reuters Locations: Hamburg, Hamburg’s, St, Poland, Netherlands, Germany
London CNN —Prince William on Sunday shared a photograph showing him as a child with his father, King Charles III, to mark Father’s Day in the United Kingdom this year. The heir to the British throne posted the image on X and wrote: “Happy Father’s Day, Pa. W.”The photo shows William and the then-Prince of Wales outside with a ball at Charles’ feet. Happy Father’s Day. William's children also put out a Father's Day message. The Princess of WalesFather’s Day comes a day after the Princess of Wales attended her first public engagement since being diagnosed with cancer.
Persons: London CNN — Prince William, King Charles III, William, Prince of Wales, Charles ’, – George, Charlotte, Louis –, , Papa, , Prince George , Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Catherine , Princess of, Wales, Princess, King Charles Organizations: London CNN, Sunday Locations: United Kingdom, Pa
CNN —Israeli troops have used a medieval-style catapult to toss fireballs across the border into Lebanon, as fighting ramps up between Israel and the Iran-backed Islamist group Hezbollah. The trebuchet, a rotating arm with a sling attached to launch a projectile, has rarely been used since the 16th century. Kan said the trebuchet was probably used to burn shrubbery, making it easier for Israeli forces to identify militants attempting to reach the border. More than 53,000 Israelis have been evacuated from the north since hostilities began in October, the IDF told CNN. In Lebanon, more than 94,000 people have been displaced from the border area, according to the country’s health ministry.
Persons: Kan, Hernán Cortés, Israel, Hassan Nasrallah Organizations: CNN, Hezbollah, Israel Defense Forces, Aztecs, IDF Locations: Lebanon, Israel, Iran, Lebanese, Syrian, Spanish, Tenochtitlán, Mexico, Cross, Gaza
“Hamas could have answered with a single word – yes,” he said. “It’s time for the haggling to stop and a ceasefire to start. Hamas submitted its reply to the multi-phased ceasefire and hostage release proposal to mediators on Tuesday. According to a senior State Department official, Blinken, who was in Amman at the time, dispatched two of the senior staff traveling with him to retrieve Hamas’ response from Egyptian Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel, who was also in the Jordanian capital. Izzat al-Rishq, a member of the Hamas political bureau, described their response as “responsible, serious and positive.”CNN’s Becky Anderson, Hamdi Alkhshali and Benjamin Brown contributed to this report.
Persons: Antony Blinken, ” Blinken, , “ Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, , Jake Sullivan, , Israel, Blinken, Abbas Kamel, ” CNN’s Becky Anderson, Hamdi Alkhshali, Benjamin Brown Organizations: CNN, US National, UN, State Department, Egyptian Locations: Gaza, Doha, Israel, , Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Amman, Jordanian, Izzat
Eyewitnesses also said that they saw Israeli forces in disguise – dressed as Hamas fighters or civilians. The Israeli military denied using civilian vehicles, but declined to say whether the officers conducting the rescue were disguised as militants or dressed as Palestinian civilians. The Israeli military had previously used civilian clothing as a tactic in its operations. But soon after the mission got underway, Israeli soldiers and militants began to exchange fire, according to eyewitness accounts and statements from the Israeli military. A senior Biden administration official tells CNN that Israeli forces did not use an aid truck in the operation.
Persons: Mercedes, , , ” Khalil Al Tirawi, Mercedes van, — Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov, Shlomi Ziv, Noa Argamani’s, Adm, Daniel Hagari, , Argamani, Arnon Zamora, Al Tirawi, Abdullah Jouda, ” Jouda, ” Hagari, Fadi Thabet, Trevor Ball, Richard Weir, ” Al Tirawi, Nidal Abdo, Zamora, Yaron Finkelman, that’s, Jake Sullivan, CNN’s Dana, ” Benjamin Netanyahu’s, Hagari, Alex Marquardt Organizations: CNN, Israel Defense Forces, Nova, Israeli Security Agency, IDF, ” CNN, National Police, Hamas ’, Al, CNN CNN, Mercedes, Human Rights Watch, Biden, Southern Command, Union, Sheba Medical, Ichilov Locations: Nuseirat, Gaza, Israeli, Jabalia, Al Jazeera, Argamani, United States, Israel, U.S, “ State, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv
CNN —Israel’s operation to rescue four hostages took weeks of preparation and involved hundreds of personnel, its military said. Israel heavily bombarded central Gaza as it carried out the operation, killing more than 200 Palestinians and wounding many others, according to Gaza hospital officials. “Israeli forces have been preparing for this rescue mission for weeks. The special operation was months in the making, and Israeli forces prepared by building models of the apartments the hostages were being held in to train in, Hagari said. But on the ground in Gaza, Palestinians described scenes of carnage following the strikes that led up to the rescue.
Persons: – Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov, Shlomi Ziv –, Daniel Hagari, Hagari, Jehad, , ” Hagari, Nidal Abdo, Ori Megidish, Fernando Marman, Louis Har, Mahmoud Abbas, , Abbas Organizations: CNN, Staff, Nova, Palestinian, Israel Defense Forces, IDF, Israel, Saturday, United Nations, UN Security Council, UN Locations: Gaza, Israel, Nuseirat, Rafah, Palestinian
CNN —The Israeli military rescued four hostages in a special operation in the Nuseirat refugee camp, central Gaza, that Gazan authorities said killed 236 people and injured more than 400 others. An Israeli policeman from a special counter-terrorism unit was killed in Saturday’s rescue operation, according to Israeli police. At least 236 people have been killed as a result of the rescue operation and more than 400 injured, hospital officials in Gaza said Saturday. The killed and wounded were taken to two hospitals in Gaza, Al-Awda Hospital in Nuseirat and Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir Al-Balah. An Israeli military spokesperson put the number of casualties from the operation at “under 100,” and had no information on how many of those were civilians.
Persons: Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov, Shlomi Ziv, , Dr Marwan Abu Nasser, Balah, Daniel Hagari, Argamani, Hagari, ” Hagari, Nidal Abdo, , Abu Abdallah, , Ismail Haniyeh, ” Abu Obaida, Al, Ori Megidish, Fernando Marman, Louis Har, Isaac Herzog, Avinatan, Liora Argamani, Noa, Joe Biden, Argamani’s, Benjamin Netanyahu, – Almog Meir Jan, Yehuda, – Shlomi Ziv, Ziv, Miren, – Andrey Kozlov, ” Orit Meir, ” Meir, Jennifer Master, ” Yaakov Argamani, ” Rozi Ziv Organizations: CNN, Israel Defense Forces, Nova, HaShomer Medical Center, Awda, Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, Aqsa, Palestinian, Hamas, IDF, Brigades, Presidential Press, Reuters, Ichilov, Israeli Locations: Gaza, Nuseirat, ’ Tel, Al, Aqsa, Deir Al, Deir al, Israeli, , Israel, Rafah, Chinese, Tel Aviv, Russian
“Under the proposal, Israel will continue to insist these conditions are met before a permanent ceasefire is put in place. The notion that Israel will agree to a permanent ceasefire before these conditions are fulfilled is a non-starter,” the statement said. The earlier PMO statement insisted the “exact outline” of the proposal allows Israel to “maintain” its goals in the conflict. Gvir, Israel’s National Security Minister, had previously threatened to leave Netanyahu’s coalition if a ceasefire is reached before Israel achieves its declared war aims. The international pressure Netanyahu’s government is facing to end the war in Gaza has been mounting, as the conflict approaches its ninth month.
Persons: Benjamin Netanyahu, Joe Biden, Israel, Biden, , Israel ” —, Netanyahu, ’ Biden Netanyahu, Yair Lapid, Biden’s, ” Lapid, Itamar Ben Gvir, Bezalel Smotrich, Organizations: CNN, Israeli, Hamas, UN, Prime, , Prime Minister’s, Times, National Security Minister, Israel Locations: Gaza, Israel, France, Rafah
If approved by a panel of judges, the arrest warrants would be issued for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. The decision to seek arrest warrants doesn’t immediately mean the individual is guilty, but is the first stage in a process that could lead to a lengthy trial. The ICC has so far issued arrest warrants against 42 people, 21 of whom have been detained with the help of member states. Signatory states are obliged to apprehend those facing arrest warrants, but leaders have often sought to evade those warrants, restricting their freedom of movement. Video Ad Feedback ICC chief details charges he is seeking against Hamas and Israeli leaders 02:04 - Source: CNNDoes the ICC have jurisdiction over Israeli nationals?
Persons: Benjamin Netanyahu, Yoav Gallant, Yahya Sinwar, Ismail Haniyah, Mohammed Diab Ibrahim al, Masri, Mohammed Deif, Netanyahu, doesn’t, , Putin, Haniyah, Omar al, Bashir, Saif Gadhafi, Moammar Gadhafi, Vladimir Putin, hasn’t, Karim Khan, , Khan, Shelly Aviv Yeini, ” Yeini, Muhammad Nazzal, Gallant, Israel Katz, Yair Lapid, Israel “, Sinwar, Itamar Ben Gvir, Bezalel Smotrich, Mike Johnson, CNN’s Jeremy Diamond, Benjamin Brown, Melanie Zanona, Aber Salman, Michael Schwartz Organizations: CNN, Criminal Court, Israeli, ICC, The Hague, International Court of Justice, United Nations, UN, Djibouti –, West Bank, Palestinian Authority, Hamas, Reuters, Foreign, National Security, Hague, Defense Ministry, Republican Locations: Israel, Gaza, Chile, South Africa, Qatar, Rome, The, Netherlands, Russian, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Comoros, Djibouti, Palestinian, East Jerusalem, Palestine, The Hague, Israeli
CNN —Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming under fierce pressure from far-right members of his government not to agree to the ceasefire proposal currently on the table, which could prevent an Israeli military offensive in Rafah from moving forward. Relatives and supporters of Israeli hostages protest in Tel Aviv, Israel, April 27, 2024. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty ImagesFormer Israeli Prime Minister and opposition leader Yair Lapid hit back at Strook’s remarks. In the first phase, between 22 and 33 hostages are to be released over several weeks in exchange for the pause and the release of Palestinian prisoners. A woman looks at a wall of photos of hostages captured by Hamas on October 7, displayed in Tel Aviv.
Persons: Benjamin Netanyahu, Antony Blinken, Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu’s, Orit Strook, Strook’s, Netanyahu mulls, Bezalel Smotrich, , Netanyahu, Jack Guez, Yair Lapid, , Benny Gantz, Gantz, ” Strook, Amir Levy, Blinken, Jordan, “ We’re, ” Blinken, Isaac Herzog, wouldn’t, Herzog, Joe Biden Organizations: CNN, Israeli, Israel’s Army, Hamas, Getty Locations: Rafah, Egypt, Gaza, Israel, Tel Aviv, AFP, , Saudi Arabia
CNN —Israel’s representative at Venice’s Biennale exhibition has said she won’t unveil the country’s pavilion until a hostage and ceasefire deal has been reached in Gaza. Artist Ruth Patir said the exhibit in the Italian city “will only open when the release of hostages and ceasefire agreement happens” in a statement shared on Instagram Tuesday. Patir said she would raise her voice “with those I stand with in their scream, ceasefire now, bring the people back from captivity. A petition signed by more than 23,000 people had recently called for Israel to be excluded from the international cultural exhibition, as calls for truce and an independently Palestinian state have grown. Israeli attacks in Gaza have since killed at least 33,797 Palestinians and injured another 76,465 people, according to the Ministry of Health there.
Persons: CNN —, won’t, Ruth Patir, Patir, Mira Lapidot, Tamar Margalit, ” Patir, , Organizations: CNN, CNN — Israel’s, Venice’s, Venice Biennale, Hamas, Ministry of Health, Rights Watch, Oxfam Locations: Gaza, Italian, Venice, Israel, Patir
Israel’s military said Sunday that “99%” of projectiles fired by Iran were intercepted by Israel and its partners, with only “a small number” of ballistic missiles reaching Israel. In total, around 170 drones, more than 30 cruise missiles and more than 120 ballistic missiles were launched at Israel by Iran overnight Saturday, the military said. US officials said more than 70 drones and three ballistic missiles were intercepted by US Navy ships and military aircraft, without giving details of exactly what defenses were used to bring down the projectiles. The Iron Dome is the bottom layer of Israel’s missile defense, according to the country’s Missile Defense Organization (IMDO). The ballistic missiles that did reach Israel fell on the Netavim Air Base in southern Israel, Israel’s military spokesman said, adding that they caused only light structural damage.
Persons: Joe Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, , John Bolton, CNN’s Oren Liebermann, Biden, ” Biden, Menahem Kahana, Israel’s Rafael, CNN’s Irene Nasser, Eugenia Yosef, Benjamin Brown Organizations: CNN, Saturday, Israeli, Israel, US Navy, Aegis, Pentagon, Royal Air Force, Defense, US, country’s Missile Defense Organization, Getty, Defense System, Raytheon, Missile, Center for International, Strategic Studies, CSIS, Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, Netavim, Base, Israeli Air Force Locations: Iran, Israel, Britain, Israeli, France, Gaza, Sderot, AFP, United States, Iraq, Yemen
CNN —Hundreds of armed Israeli settlers stormed a village in the occupied West Bank on Friday, setting fire to several homes and cars in one of the largest attacks by settlers this year, according to Palestinian officials. According to Abu-Alia, Israeli security forces had informed Palestinian officials that the settlers were looking for an Israeli teenager who had gone missing earlier in the day. Videos obtained by CNN show parts of the village burning, with smoke billowing over several buildings and settlers lobbing rocks. Israeli settlers wearing headscarves are seen near billowing smoke. Abu-Alia told CNN settlers stole approximately 70 sheep from the Palestinian village.
Persons: Amin Abu, Alia, Abu, Al Mughayyir, Daniel Hagari, Organizations: CNN, West Bank, Palestinian Ministry of Health, Palestinian, Israel Defense Forces, Security, Israel Border Police, Crescent, IDF, Israel Police, Brigade Locations: Al, Ramallah, Turmusayya, Abu
CNN —Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have surgery under full anesthesia for a hernia, his office said in a statement. Israel’s deputy prime minister and justice minister, Yariv Levin, will step in for Netanyahu while he is incapacitated. Yariv Levin, left, will step in for the Prime Minister while he is incapacitated. A health scare last summer ended with the Israeli leader being fitted for a pacemaker to fix a transient heart block. Netanyahu previously had a hernia in 2013 that also required surgery.
Persons: Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Yariv Levin, Abir Organizations: CNN, Israeli, Getty, Johns Hopkins Medicine Locations: Gaza, Abir Sultan, AFP, Israel, Cairo
CNN —Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has warned that Europe is in a “pre-war era” but still has a “long way to go” before its ready to confront the threat posed by Russia. We haven’t seen a situation like this since 1945,” Tusk said in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt published Friday. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly denied that Russia intends to attack NATO countries. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and French President Emmanuel Macron in Berlin, Germany, March 15, 2024. Obviously, he feels the need to justify the increasingly violent attacks on civilian sites in Ukraine,” Tusk said.
Persons: Donald Tusk, ” Tusk, , Vladimir Putin, Olaf Scholz, Emmanuel Macron, Odd Andersen, Tusk, , , Joe Biden, Donald Trump, doesn’t, Putin, “ Putin Organizations: CNN, Polish, Welt, NATO, European Union, Getty, Law, Justice Party, Poland, Crocus City Hall, Dubrovka, Chechen Locations: Europe, Russia, , , Ukraine, Russian, Sweden, Finland, Baltics, Estonia, Lithuania, Moldova, France, Germany, Poland, Polish, Berlin, Moscow, Crocus, Beslan
Israel has faced criticism internationally ahead of its planned offensive on the southern Gaza city, in which more than one million people are currently sheltering. Netanyahu had earlier told the delegation that displaced Palestinians in Gaza could “just move” out of Rafah and “move with their tents.”“There’s all of the Gaza Strip north of Rafah,” Netanyahu said. “People move down, they can move up,” the prime minister added. Disagreements over the impending invasion of Rafah and the worsening humanitarian disaster in Gaza have driven relations between Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden to a low. The White House said Wednesday that Netanyahu had agreed to reschedule the planned visit by the Israeli delegation to Washington to discuss the possible Rafah operation.
Persons: Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, “ We’ve, We’ll, ” Netanyahu, Israel “, Said Khatib, Israel, Biden, Joe Biden, Yoav Gallant, Defense Lloyd Austin, Jake Sullivan, Antony Blinken, Gallant Organizations: Israel CNN, Israeli, , Wednesday, , Minister’s, Israel, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Getty, UN Security, Security, CNN, Defense, National Locations: Haifa, Israel, Gaza, It’s, Jerusalem, Rafah, AFP, Washington
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