CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a meeting at the United Nations in New York on March 27. (Amir Levy/Reuters)

By Shane Harris , Greg Miller and Josh Dawsey

The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing, according to people familiar with the matter.

The CIA’s assessment, in which officials have said they have high confidence, is the most definitive to date linking Mohammed to the operation and complicates the Trump administration’s efforts to preserve its relationship with a close ally. A team of 15 Saudi agents flew to Istanbul on government aircraft in October and killed Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate, where he had come to pick up documents that he needed for his planned marriage to a Turkish woman.

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Israel settlers dump sewage on Palestinian school in Qalqiliya

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Palestinian school children can be seen in sewage water [Twitter Palestinian school children can be seen in sewage water [Twitter]

Israeli settlers dumped their sewage on a Palestinian school in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia yesterday.

The Azzun Beit Amin School playground was flooded with sewage for the second time in two months as a result of the settlers’ actions.

Principal Alaa Marabeh said it would take more than ten days for the sewage water to dry and this has caused a foul smell to spread across the school building and risks damaging the students’ health.

The settlers live in the nearby illegal settlement of Sha’arei Tikva which is home to some 4,000 Jewish settlers.

Since it occupied the West Bank in the Six Day War of 1967, Israel has pursued a continuous policy of illegal settlement. Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem estimates that as of the end of 2015 there were 127 Israeli government-sanctioned settlements in…

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Trump administration about to give Israel $3.8 billion

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Trump administration about to give Israel $3.8 billion

Despite the fact that legislation to give Israel $38 billion over the next 10 years is still pending, the Trump administration is about to give Israel the first installment – $3.8 billion – for the 2019 fiscal year, which officially began Oct. 1st.

This amounts to $7,230 per minute to Israel, or $120 per second.

The decision to start giving Israel this money immediately rather than waiting for the legislation to pass is based on implementing the Obama administration’s 2016 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The money will be deposited in an Israeli account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. This is an interest bearing account, meaning that Israel will get even more money from the U.S. economy.

The New York Federal Reserve Bank, where Israel has an interest-bearing account.

Because the Obama-Netanyahu MOU is non-binding, Israel partisan are pushing through legislation making…

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Israel Asked US to Stand by Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder

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Israeli-Saudi relations have flourished under Bin Salman, with the crown prince openly supporting Israel’s narrative.

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Leaked UN Memo Reveals Saudi Arabia Demanded “Favourable Coverage” In Exchange for Aid to Yemen

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Saudi Arabia United NationsAs journalist and Middle East expert Sharmine Narwani points out, the leaked document essentially “shows the UN is for sale” as “the KSA and UAE destroyed Yemen, then paid the UN to publicise their ‘good works’ in that broken state.

We wonder if the Saudis had never been caught in Jamal Khashoggi’s gruesome murder, would such essential stories and leaks now happening such as the below Guardian report ever see the light of day? On Tuesday The Guardian published select contents of a leaked internal United Nations document detailing a “pay to play” scheme orchestrated by Saudi Arabia.

According to the leaked document, the Saudis demanded that aid groups and humanitarian agencies operating in Yemen provide favourable publicity for Saudi Arabia in return for Riyadh providing close to a billion dollars to fund their efforts. The document identifies $930m given to the aid groups, even as the Saudi-led coalition bombed the very people the donations were supposed to…

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White Helmets = Al Qaeda terrorist

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This is a member of the white Helmets he’s holding aloft the head of a Palestinian child he’s just beheaded ,these people are coming to live in the West have granted asylum in the West and Israel, after Israel let them through, as the Syrian Army with Russian and Syrian Air Force advancing, I suppose the west call them peaceful protesters which they are not they’re an Al-Qaeda affiliates.

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Top militant commanders flee southern Syria to Israel: Report

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A combo shows two of the militant commanders reportedly welcomed by Israel after crossing the southwestern Syrian province of Quneitra on July 22, 2018. (Photo by al-Masdar News) A combo shows two of the militant commanders reportedly welcomed by Israel after crossing the southwestern Syrian province of Quneitra on July 22, 2018. (Photo by al-Masdar News)

Four top militant commanders have fled southern Syria to Israel after hundreds of Western-backed “White Helmets” did the same in the face of the Syrian army’s imminent recapture of a strategic province.  

According to pan-Arab news and commentary website al-Masdar News, the militants fled the Syrian province of Quneitra with their families and were secured by Israeli military once they got into the occupied Golan Heights.

It named the militant commanders as Moaz Nassar and Abu Rateb of Fursan al-Golan Brigade, Ahmad al-Nahs of Saif al-Sham Brigade, and Alaa al-Halaki of Jaish Ababeel.

The website cited what it called as opposition sources revealing that the commanders had been recruited by the Israeli intelligence and remained in touch with Israeli officers for years.

Quneitra and the neighboring Dara’a…

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israel extended the illegal imprisonment/kidnapping of Manal Shweiky today, a school teacher from Silwan, near Jerusalem, Manal is pregnant and has four young children, or what the israelis refer to as a “population bomb,” no charges, no trial.

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