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Israeli military deploy in West BankON DECEMBER 8, 2017 BY NARESH SAGARLEAVE A COMMENTEDIT Israeli military said it was deploying reinforcements to the occupied West Bank after US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The military said that upon the conclusion of the general staff’s situation assessment, it was decided that a number of battalions will reinforce in the area of the West Bank, as well as combat intelligence and territorial defence. At least 31 Palestinians were wounded in clashes in the Gaza Strip and across the occupied West Bank. Islamist group Hamas has already called for a new intifada, or uprising. In a related development, Jibril Rajoub, a senior member of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah has said that US Vice President Mike Pence is not welcome in Palestine during his upcoming regional visit. However, Abbas himself has not made any comments over the visit. On the other hand, the White House has warned that cancelling a pl…
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Avior Airlines banned from EU skiesON DECEMBER 7, 2017 BY NARESH SAGARLEAVE A COMMENTEDIT Venezuela’s Avior Airlines has been banned from European Union skies after a commission determined it no longer meets international safety standards. The European Commission announced that Avior had been added to a list of international airlines prohibited from flying within the union because the European Aviation Safety Agency detected unaddressed safety deficiencies. The Venezuelan airline is one of a handful still offering international flight destinations as major carriers like United and Delta halt operations in the crisis-ridden nation. NGT holds Art of Living responsible for damaging Yamuna banksON DECEMBER 7, 2017 BY NARESH SAGARLEAVE A COMMENTEDIT National Green Tribunal today held the Art of Living Foundation of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar responsible for the damage caused to the Yamuna floodplains due to holding of the World Cultural Festival organised by it in March 2016.
A bench headed by NGT…