News and Analysis 7/8/2021

Israel steals privately owned Palestinian land by legalizing settlements “by deploying a draconian interpretation of the Ottoman law” that if “the land was not cultivated for several years in a row” it would become the property of the state:

Israeli forces demolished the Palestinian Bedouin community of Humsa al-Baqai’a in the Jordan Valley on Wednesday, including “living and farming structures provided by the international community”:

The Rouhani administration blamed its predecessor’s similar scheme for affordable housing for contributing to Iran’s inflation problem:

The British government has repeatedly claimed that it is “not a party” to the coalition’s war in Yemen. Despite these denials, the British military continues to “sustain the Saudi war machine” through “training, advising and supplying the Saudi air force bombing Houthi strongholds”:

On Thursday, Taliban fighters seized control of a key district in western Afghanistan that “includes a major border crossing with Iran” …

… As the Taliban continue their advance and gain more territory, many observers believe that this will eventually lead to “a spike in armed militancy” in Indian occupied Kashmir:

Eight suspected fighters and two Indian soldiers were killed in an encounter on Thursday, sources say. Many shops were shut in parts of the region to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of popular Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, whose “killing triggered open defiance against Indian rule”:

U.S officials rejected the claims that the nuclear talks are stalled and stated that “Iranians are in the middle of their internal consultation process” as everyone waits on Iran to determine exactly when the seventh round of talks will take place:

Some 600 scholars, artists and intellectuals from more than 45 countries have signed a petition “condemning Israeli practices” and “calling for an immediate end to the Israeli apartheid regime in occupied Palestine”:

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