Gaza: 41 Civilians Killed; 1500 Civilians Wounded inc. Dozens of Women and Children; 8 Journalists & 4 Paramedics

14 May 2018 — PCHR 

Number of Civilian Causalities in the Great March of Return and Breaking Siege in Gaza Strip Increases; 41 Civilians Killed, including 4 Children and Person with Mobility Impairment, and Around 1500 Civilians Wounded, including Dozens of Children and Women, 8 Journalists, and 12 Paramedics

Ref: 52/2018 Date: 14 May 2018 Time: 16:30 GMT

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The Salisbury Poisonings. What Was the Agent Used? Who Could Have Produced It? When and Where were the Skripals Exposed?

14 May 2018 — Global Research

Briefing Note: Update on the Salisbury Poisonings

By Professor Paul Mckeigue, Prof. David MillerProfessor Piers Robinson and Tim Hayward

The following briefing note is developed by academics researching the use of chemical and biological weapons during the 2011-present war in Syria. The note reflects work in progress. However, the substantive questions raised need answering, especially given the seriousness of the political situation in the Middle East and UK-Russian relations. The authors welcome comments and corrections. Continue reading

U.K. Defense-Notice (D-Notice): Here Are the Official State Censorship Documents Relating to the Skripal Affair

10 May 2018 — True Publica

Last week we reported that a D-notice (Defence and Security Media Advisory Notice) used by the British state to censor the publication of potentially damaging news stories had been formally issued to the mainstream media to withhold publication of the British ex-spy deeply involved in the Skripal/Novichok affair.

We revealed that Channel 4 journalists had been issued these D-notices, which were in respect of a former British intelligence officer called Pablo Miller. Miller was an associate of Christopher Steele, first in espionage operations in Russia and more recently in the activities of Steele’s private intelligence firm, Orbis Business Intelligence.

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Syria News Links 13-14 May 2018

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The Salisbury Poisonings. What Was the Agent Used? Who Could Have Produced It? When and Where were the Skripals Exposed?

Joint operation by the SDF and Iraqi army at Iraq-Syria border
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Western leaders betrayed Palestinians 70 years ago. There is no sign that’s about to change

13 May 2018 — Jonathan Cook – The National

Israel has been crafting a dishonest counter-narrative ever since the Nakba, one that historians scouring the archives have exploded

On Tuesday, Palestinians will commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years ago as the new state of Israel was built on the ruins of their homeland. As a result, most Palestinians were turned into refugees, denied by Israel the right to return to their homes.

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US-NATO War on Syria and Iran: Hitting Two Birds with One Stone?

13 May 2018 — Global Research News

Chemical Attack Accusations ‘Fake’: Bashar Al-Assad Interview

By Bashar al Assad and Alexis Papachelas, May 13, 2018

I think maybe the only mission accomplished was when they helped ISIS escape from Raqqa, when they helped them, and it was proven by video, and under their cover. The leaders of ISIS escaped Raqqa, going toward Deir ez-Zor just to fight the Syrian Army. The other mission accomplished was when they attacked the Syrian Army at the end of 2016 in the area of Deir ez-Zor when ISIS was surrounding Deir ez-Zor, and the only force was the Syrian Army. Continue reading