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US senate blocks aid to Israel

Harry ReidUS aid to Israel has been blocked by Republican senators, who have concerns that support for America's "number one ally" would increase the country's debt. The aid, worth $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system, was included in a proposed "border aid bill" worth a total of $2.7 billion, which was also intended to help fight wildfires in America's Western states.

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Venezuela: We will shelter injured and orphaned Palestinian children

Palestinian chil peering out through shelterVenezuela has setup orphanages to shelter Palestinian children who have been injured or lost their parents in the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, President Nicolás Maduro announced yesterday.

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UNICEF: Israel deliberately killed 264 Palestinian children in Gaza

Palestinian girl cries as she recieves treatment at hospital 2014Monica Awad, the spokeswoman of the UNICEF, condemned Israel's targeting of women and children in its ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip.

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UN official condemns Israeli massacre in Gaza school

Leila ZerrouguiSpecial Representative of the UN Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui called yesterday for holding accountability and prosecution of all sides responsible for "war crimes" in Gaza.

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US restocks Israel's weapons supplies

The US administration has given Israel access to its emergency weapons storage area which it keeps in the country, the Pentagon said yesterday.

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