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Story Headline: Illegal Israeli Settlers Fired Rubber-Tipped Bullets At The West Bank Village of Jaloud Causing Damage To Villagers And Property

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Palestinian Village Attacked By Israeli Settlement Group After West Bank Shooting

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  • According to reports by Palestinian officials and Israeli rights groups Israeli settlers hurled stones and shot rubber-tipped bullets at the Palestinian village of Jaloud in occupied West Bank.
  • The settlers also set brush fires, broke the windows of cars, and injured several village members.
  • The attack appears to be an act of revenge after 3 Israelis were wounded, one critically, in a drive-by at a nearby traffic junction. 
  • Video footage reveals dozens of Israeli settlers attacking the villagers. Palestinian authorities have also reported that 4 villagers were wounded by rubber-tipped bullets and 2 cars had their windows smashed in.
  • 11 Palestinians were detained in the attack by Israeli Defense Forces. The Defense Forces also stated that “a number of locations were ignited” in the village by the attacks.
  • Lior Amihai, executive director of human rights group Yesh Din stated that “instead of arresting the Israeli rioters and providing Palestinians with protection, the army uses the most violent of settlers as a militia group aimed at constantly terrorizing Palestinians.”
  • The attacks are the latest in the violence between Palestinians and Israelis in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.
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Digital Dollar Project Set to Launch in the US With Hopes of Forming a Digital US Currency

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  • The Digital Dollar Project announced on Monday will include five pilot programmes which will test the possibility of introducing a digital currency to the US central bank.
  • Accenture Plc will fund the private-sector pilots which will generate data to eventually make a CBDC (central bank digital currency), the electronic equivalent of banknotes and coins.
  • The US Federal Reserve is also working with MIT (Massachusetts Institution of Technology) to build a technology platform that will work with the digital currency system.
  • David Treat, a senior managing director at Accenture, reminds that the digital currency is “not a panacea for all money, we will be using physical cash and coin for some time.”
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G7 Leaders Meet In-Person For the First Time Since 2019

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  • The UK is currently holding the first in-person G7 summit since the beginning of the pandemic in 2019.
  • The US pushed a message of multilateralism after a tumultuous four years of Trump era diplomacy that alarmed many Western allies.
  • The summit also set the stage for talks about climate change and the ongoing battle with Covid-19.
  • British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in regards to the alliance “I do see the increasing demand and need for agile clusters of like-minded countries that share the same values and want to protect the multilateral system, we can see a shift towards that pattern of clusters of like-minded countries agile enough to work together.”
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Syria Court Approves Three Candidates for Presidential Election

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  • Syria’s Supreme Constitutional Court approved three of 51 applicants to be candidates in the upcoming presidential election, one of them being current President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Al-Assad has been president for twenty one years, and is widely expected to win. The other two candidates are Abdullah Salloum Abdullah and Mahmoud Ahmad Marie.
  • Many Western countries don’t accept the legitimacy of the election. Syria has only held two presidential elections since the beginning of its civil war in 2011.
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French Prosecutors Call to Close Rwandan Genocide Case

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  • French prosecutors stated there is not sufficient grounds for a trial in the fifteen year long court case regarding France’s role during the Rwandan Genocide. 
  • Prosecutors stated that there was not enough evidence that French troops enabled or were actively involved the gencocide and crimes against humanity.
  • Last month, a report published from Rwanda stated that France had a large role in allowing the genocide. This report followed one from France that stated they did not do enough to stop the genocide, but denied complicity in the killings.
  • The Rwandan Genocide occured in 1994 for three months, with around 800,000 deaths at the hands of Hutu-led forces against the Tutsi minority and moderate Hutus.
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Six People Killed in Shooting at Independence Day Parade

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  • Six people were shot dead at an Independence Day parade near Chicago, Illinois. The gunman is still unknown and actively being searched for.
  • The gunman, who is being described as a white man near the age of 20, started shooting at random with a high powered rifle from a rooftop. The parade, which should have included hours of activities and entertainment, quickly ended and crowds were dispersed.
  • Those living in nearby suburbs or areas where the suspect might have gone have been told to shelter in place.
  • July 4th marks the colonies gaining independence in 1776 from Great Britain and the formation of the United States of America.

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Eight Gang Members Arrested and In Possession of Underwater Drones

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  • Spanish police arrested eight gang members that had unmanned underwater drones, six aerial drones, as well as other illegal substances in their possession.
  • The police said the drones could be used for illegal purposes, specifically “to be delivered to French narco-traffickers to be used to transport significant quantities of cocaine.”
  • One of the underwater vehicles was completely built, and two more were still being completed. The drones could potentially be controlled from anywhere in the world.
  • More than a year long investigation was carried out with the help of the French police to investigate the gang and arrest members in Cadiz, Malaga, and Barcelona.

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Three People Killed in Copenhagen Mall Shooting

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  • Three people were killed at a mall in Copenhagen, Denmark after a gunman started randomly shooting with a rifle.
  • The suspect is a 22-year old Danish man with a mental health condition and “known among psychiatric services,” according to Copenhagen police chief Soren Thomassen.
  • Two Danish teenagers were killed, one boy and one girl, and a 47-year old Russian citizen. Four other people are in critical condition from the shooting.
  • Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen spoke about the incident, stating, “Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second.”

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Argentina’s Economy Minister Quits

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  • Argentina’s economy minister, Martin Guzmán, resigned from his post after a week of economic crisis in a 7 page letter published on Twitter.
  • Guzmán initiated office in 2019 taking lead in restructuring Argentina’s debt.
  • In addition to the global rise of food and energy costs, Argentina is battling with 60% inflation.
  • In his letter of resignation, Guzmán calls for a “political agreement within the governing coalition.”
  • Many speculate his statement was in reference to his deputy – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner – whom he was openly at odds with when approaching the country’s economic problems.
  • Prior to the resignation, Fernández took to criticizing economic policy starting with Guzmán’s inflation strategy.

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3 Hezbollah Drones Shot down by Israel

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  • The Israeli military says one drone was shot down by an F16 fighter jet and the other two by Barak 8 missiles via ship.
  • The drones were unarmed.
  • In an official statement Hezbollah confirms ownership of the drones which were heading for the Karish gas field in disputed territory off the Mediterranean coast of Israel.
  • Israel previously announced plans to extract gas from the offshore rig, eliciting threats from Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah.
  • The disputed territory amplified tensions between Israel and Lebanon.
  • Benny Gantz, Israeli Defense Minister, accuses Hezbollah of barring Lebanon from cooperating with Israel concerning maritime borders.
  • This incident evoked support for Hezbollah, many taking to social media platforms to express gratitude for the militant group’s brazen confrontation against Israel’s platform in the Mediterranean. 

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Russian Forces Finally Abandon Snake Island as a Gesture of Goodwill

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  • Russian forces have officially abandoned Snake or Zmiinyi Island as a gesture of goodwill in order to prove that it was not obstructing grain exports. But this claim was instantly dismissed by Ukraine once Moscow continued to shell its grain stores. 
  • Snake Island was seized by Russians on February 24; the island, which is just 22 miles away from Ukraine, is exposed to attacks from all directions, including air and sea. Once Russia seized it, Ukraine attacked the island itself and any vessels carrying troops or heavy weaponry. 
  • Ukrainian military analyst Oleh Zhdanov states that controlling this island and stationing troops doesn’t make sense for either side and the island is an easy target. He argued that maintaining “fire control,”.which is having the capability to strike any target approaching the island, is a better advantage for either side. 
  • The key question is whether the Ukrainians will consider  exporting grain to reboot the war economy. However, the Russian warships still gain dominance over the Black Sea, and although they are offering Ukraine to export grains from Odessa, Ukraine rejected it due to it having to remove mines from outside the port. 

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