News and Analysis 6/29/21

On Tuesday, Israeli forces accompanied by bulldozers entered the Palestinian neighborhood and destroyed a butcher’s shop in Silwan. Soldiers used “tear gas and batons” against residents and activists as they carried out the demolition:

Following the Palestinian Authority’s violent and deliberate crackdown against “journalists, activists, and rights groups observers”  throughout the protests in Ramallah …

… the United Nations showed concern for the PA’s illegal tactics. Spokesmen for the UN secretary general specifically addressed “the murder of Palestinian activist Nizar Banat and the PA’s suppression of the protests”:

U.S. forces in Syria were attacked by rockets a day after the U.S. military carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against Iran-backed militia groups, and things are about to get worse:

During a speech in parliament, Israeli Knesset member Yitzhak Pindrus openly called for the “killing of couples involved in mixed marriages”:

Amidst their ongoing campaign of rapid expansion, the Taliban grow ever closer to capturing their first major city in Afghanistan by attacking Ghazni, a highway “linking the capital Kabul with the southern province of Kandahar”:

UN Secretary General António Guterres urged India on Monday to end the use of pellets against children in occupied Jammu and Kashmir as well as to “stop associating children with the security forces in any way”:

India accuses Twitter, which has expressed concerns over “harassment of its employees in India … and the potential threat to freedom of expression,” of “treason” for depicting occupied Kashmir as an independent nation:

Huda Mukbil “said she was treated as an insider threat and interrogated about her religion during her 15-year career at CSIS” and “was forced to cut ties with Muslim organizations, ostracized at work and treated like a second-class citizen”:

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