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because from today and the week israel and gaza settle into an uneasy cease fire after eight days of air strikes and rocket attacks a long term peace deal is yet to be agreed upon. crowds of protesters face tear gas and cairo as they marched out angry at the islamic president for granting himself sweeping new powers. e.u. leaders leave brussels with no decision on their trillion euro common spending with a new round of the budget battle now move to the next year. meanwhile with financial troubles taking their toll on european regions its separatist feelings are dominating the local elections and catalonia.
thanks for joining me this sunday afternoon you're watching the weekly on r.t.e. with me lucy cough and of well the cease fire in gaza that ended an eight day israeli offensive remains intact despite the details of a lasting peace having yet to be negotiated more than one hundred sixty palestinians were killed in that assault while hamas rockets attacks killed six israelis are just closely are reports that many israelis are actually disappointed with the outcome of the operation they see the truth as a victory for hamas. and rachel packing for the u.s. a cease fire might have been announced but they're not waiting around to see if it works the women were part of an internship program to see what it's like to live in israel so they came they saw and now they choosing to leave and it's been very anxious living on their like knowing that at any moment this hour is right bob. i
mean after going to a bomb shelter and like it's being scared by public transportation and staff. the streets of tel aviv are a far cry from the streets of gaza when news of the truce was met with celebrations and fireworks the somewhat muted israeli reaction belies a growing disappointment in the way many here feel the government handled things but i do think that israel finished the operation just so and i think it finished it very soon i think we had a good momentum for this operation we have a very good start and i think that if we would have continued it could have achieved a. better result from it's i do think that we could have put some more pressure oh and the organization of hamas. would probably keep us from further rocket attacks in the future i hope. the government has
good reason to finish it now many military experts and commentators believe the ceasefire was a strategic victory for hamas for two hours after officially came into force rocket fire from gaza continued it seems that the israeli government has given in to some of the demands of hamas and has made an agreement with a terror organization i think a lot of red lines have been crossed among the disappointed i viewed friedman a lone protester on television campus he's frustrated his army didn't into gaza and was one of the first to call his officer to volunteer it's important for our safety for our. so turn civilians safety and that's what we should do against it i'm prepared to die for my country any day any time. but tel aviv insists its operation was a success enabling it to destroy a significant portion of hamas infrastructure hundreds of rocket launchers and dozens of smuggling tunnels by belief that the cease. the in the day was just
a means to an end and the end was peace and quiet however it came about is less important as the result hopefully will be peace and quiet a return to normalcy for israelis and also innocent palestinians on the other side of the border but hamas claims tel aviv capitulated to its demands especially by agreeing to ease its blockade on gaza the group also showed its military prowess by sending rockets for the first time from gaza to jerusalem and later television capabilities that have made him us a real hero of the palestinian resistance the conflict also managed to silence the more moderate palestinian government of mahmoud abbas which is why some of pointing out that israel has sent a very dangerous message to the arab world if you want to get something from israel you have to go to war policy r.t. tel aviv. while israel hailed its operation as pinpoint on targeting only hamas militants refugee camps the government buildings and media compounds all came under attack in gaza activists harry fear is currently working there says that press
signs didn't exactly guarantee safety for journalists. israel's military operation pillar of cloud has officially ended it started with the assassination of a senior hamas commander. buried here. more than one thousand two hundred palestinians were wounded overwhelmingly children and women and over one hundred sixty seven were killed half of them civilians including journalists israel says when it targeted the top and eleventh floor of this the show our who story building and it was targeting hamas as operational communications and injured six when it struck the al could t.v. office just below here. at exactly one fifty three on sunday the occupying forces started bombing our office the satellite channel located on the eleventh floor in the western side of the building and the three rockets hit us my colleagues and i was wounded one of the striking things about the eight day war was the number of
journalists that were explicitly targeted by israeli forces three appear to be deliberately assassinated. on monday israel called major local news agencies ordering them to evacuate their premises it then targeted a computer center belonging to the al aksa t.v. channel based in the building in gaza city setting it to blaze killing two and injuring several staff this is what's left of the second floor of the building in central gaza city reporters without borders says that this building is known in gaza as the reporter's building. the targeting of any journalist or civilian and international law is a war crime and war reporting is explicitly protected under international humanitarian law the next day israel targeted a press car carrying two al aksa t.v. cameramen they burned to death you're talking about when i got in yesterday near
our home a car with a press logo drove past with two young men inside all of a sudden we saw a rocket hit the car those inside were killed we pulled one of them out in pieces but couldn't get to the other one he was literally on fire of course it was the press what else can you say. and i'll could say are the most popular t.v. stations in palestine israel says they're not legitimate journalistic enterprises and that they're associated with the islamic jihad group and the quote hamas terror organization. only had a camera was the press was the european press with the talker democracy these crimes are being committed against women and children all of this democracy is a sham. israeli airstrikes targeted media offices those targeted journalists according to israeli spokes persons neither press nor civilians at all for journalists are worried that the atrocities massacres perpetrated by the enemy
in gaza will be concealed. israel's. bombardment campaign was aimed at wiping out a massive infrastructure personnel and capacity gazan reporters say that they will never be deterred from reporting that side of the story hairy affair they're reporting from gaza well the israeli defense forces spokesperson of a tell a revenge claim to r.t. that israel has only a target of hamas communications facilities and not general me officers. we're talking about two media buildings indeed but on the roofs of these media buildings hamas wisely positioned a whole system of communications and electronics for its own personal or operational work we targeted only these and tennis these communications center and you can see an accurate hit on the roof none of the floors were targeted of course
there was a little bit of. it as a result of the explosive some windows shattered and so on i think that if a journalist chooses to locate himself near hamas facility that's a mistake hamas is start getting civilians we are not looking to target civilians we are targeting terrorists there is a border to reject the roughest border it's opened do you know that every day we allow patients from gaza to get hospitalization in israel despite the rocket fire do you know that we supply electricity to gaza what other country in the world would act this way. this week the president of egypt signed a decree that granted him sweeping new powers and also sparked mass protests and end up splitting the country security forces fire tear gas to disperse angry demonstrators in cairo without morsi is opponents and backers calling from our strikes more than twenty egyptian rights groups have urged the islamic leader to withdraw the decree under which no authority can revoke presidential decisions the opposition has vowed to continue with
a sit in until where square pledging to fight but it calls the power grab morsi though has defended the need to create a saying that he was leading the country towards freedom and democracy but then let's talk let's talk a believes the military rule in egypt has simply been replaced by another kind of dictatorship. what have mohamed morsi done mobarak in the height of his power could not even dream of achieving morsi is part of the muslim brotherhood and islam or fascist group they have control over their members and their supporters it is very simple and the country was more than forty five percent of its population are illiterate to control them in the name of religion gyptian is are now seeing clearly they have replaced the military fascist style regime of hosni mubarak into the religious fascist regime of mohamed morsi and the muslim brotherhood egyptians have undertaken a revolution back in january twentieth levon calling for three simple things bread
freedom and social justice neither of the three. calls demands that we have called for and in the revolution have been achieved the state of the egyptian of qana me is in shambles this state of freedoms it's been marginalized people wanted to establish a democracy they wanted to establish solid to human rights they wanted to have social justice applied. not to turn at the problem of the military to do to fascism colonias local elections could leave it beating a path away from spain people are about to head to the polls there with separatist parties set to win and a referendum on independence likely to follow that story is ahead for hill after a short break.
british live demo minister lynne featherstone said that since women have babies it allows men to pass them up on the letter to power essentially children are a setback for women who want to be successful and equal to men so they want to give men the option of taking maternity leave or would that be paternity leave i don't know i kind of see the logic of her view but my question is featherstone is why exactly is success in the corporate world the primary goal of life for men and women as a feminist i would think you understand that wanting to fight your way up the ladder to buy a big card or place your shortcomings is a very male way of judging success are women who choose to have families failures or at least unsuccessful in your book even as a man i know that my pocket is really empty after having the first of hopefully many kids but i don't see our child as a financial setback keeping me from buying an x. box guess what success is relative to the goal and maybe
a corporate boardroom vision of success isn't for everyone women who have kids aren't failures in my opinion but then again that's just my opinion. please speak to language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's cool here i'm. reporting from the world talks about six of your p.c. interviews intriguing story. so you've. been trying. for a visit or a big. call. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you don't know i'm trying hard because
a big picture. of a war horse will get him a note so we have a lot of. groups. who says all. right you know my marriage was like many at that marriage it wasn't forced marriages it's muddy when i was fifteen years old you can liberate there when you certainly can't do it through the barrel of a gun believe that the social changes can be the afghans themselves afghan men and women we believe i'm going to stun him not to the cross post. but. it's a position and that a construction stuff people in the obama administration talking about how much they
care about the women of afghanistan it's not true they don't care about the women of afghanistan. this is not here thanks for joining the watching the weekly on our team e.u. leaders have lost the budget battle in brussels with a decision on their trillion euro common spending now moved to the next year weaker members had rushed to safeguard support programs while those pouring in more cash into the european coffers urged belt tightening the u.k. was among the loudest voices in favor of coughing up less as our two sarah furthur explains. with the european commission in london but in a week that seeing the brussels budget debate over from italy ending in failure is once again britain's place within europe is back in the spotlight european leaders ultimately failing to come up with
a deal that would please everyone budget that would take us from twenty to twenty twenty that person very much wanted to be seen as leading the way in calling for the cuts indeed in the lead up to the negotiations there was a lot of concern that we see an isolated from the other twenty six countries. with the mediator these negotiations. to take birth inside an unlikely form of support perhaps she was very much adamant that person wouldn't be left to fight this alone an exercise that before happening in two thousand and eleven and so we saw those other dana countries getting behind britain in this now at the end of it the prime minister said the president didn't get a deal but they didn't get an unacceptable deal but of course that leaves us exactly where we started with nothing happening and so those countries are going to be left to continue the negotiations to try and hammer out some form of
a deal that's acceptable to everyone but ultimately we're going to see this budget battle continuing now into the new year. as europe struggles to find a common path separatist feelings are growing in some regions it seems to be dominating the local elections in catalonia as people prepare to go to the polls more than half of catalan say that they want to make an independent state but economic turmoil exacerbating desires for sovereignty well let's talk now to our tease andrew farmer who's live with us in barcelona or at andrew looks like you're enjoying the sunny weather but i'm sure the climate is rather tense there just an hour before polls going are going to open in catalonia talk a bit about what's at stake there for both the region as well as spain as a home. well these elections could represent a step towards any final breakup of spain and that is because the catalan president has promised to hold a referendum on independence from spain if his conversions and union party do win and that is something that is striking
a chord with many cattle lands the economy here is actually pretty strong it's the size of portugal's but the region itself pays far more in taxes to the spanish government that it actually receives back in terms of investment from madrid and that is something that annoys a lot of people particularly when unemployment rates here at around twenty five percent and many people are having to endure tough austerity measures so the feeling is that they feel that they could do a better job if they could govern themselves and also do a better job if they could govern their own economy also there seems to be a lot of support for the center pendants move there but how much of an uphill battle would it be to actually break away from spain. well there are several sticking points firstly the mass would have to gain an absolute majority to be sure of being able to push through any referendum otherwise he would have to form some sort of coalition secondly the referendum itself is actually against the spanish constitution the spanish government has said it will fight it all the way with some
parts of the spanish media actually suggesting that arthur mass could be arrested so those are sort of two major factors secondly even though opinion polls do show jess that the majority of people are in favor of independence there is a strong lobby who are against separatism and their arguments are based on the economy too they say that if spain catalonia drops out of spain it will lose the spanish market but also it could lose the european union market because it might be forced to drop out of the european union too and then be forced to reapply for membership which could be a long and lengthy process and not good for business here so there are many sort of pros and cons all these issues are things that have been weighing up over the last few weeks but today they will have to make their minds up at the ballot box and we should get a result later this evening all right well as you say it certainly looks like spain is not going to give up kind of one year without a fight and farmer keeping us up to date thanks so much there. right well on our website you can read about the latest scandal that's hitting all the headlines in
the u.k. with children suffering from the political games are grown ups that's after a foster family is torn apart following local authorities decision that the parents memberships in the u.k. independence party makes them unsuitable as terrorists. plus from thanksgiving to buying we have the video and stories of black friday nightmares as america went to its biggest shopping spree of the year. the opposition in bahrain has vowed to resume peaceful street protests in order to defy a ban on public gatherings imposed last month now the ruling family have claimed that the restrictions which have sparked criticism from abroad were necessary in order to restore order the u.n. team is set to visit in early december in order to assess progress towards of promised reforms it's a follow up on a similar mission at the beginning of the uprising some nineteen months ago now this comes after a report by a leading human rights group which found torture and oppression were on the rise in
the country on wednesday a court had sentenced twenty three medics to three months in prison an order partly for treating injured protesters they were arrested last year along with more than ninety five other health care workers now one of those health care workers told us what happened to her during the detention. i was involved in treating the injured patients to us here's jesters are not it doesn't really matter. as a punishment for not obeying the authorities to abandon these patients hold the doctors who were involved in cheating the kids just yours where i just did my since there's an elite i was at a state abducted from my house at three in the more they and i was badly mistreated i lost later on as to being jailed for almost two months i wish disputed and tried in the media to divorce and i was sentenced for fifteen years in in prison. appealed the verdict we were released tonight on bail well definitely do
not bring charges for you to be deemed a great distance they will come with any charges they fabricate any crimes but the main issue here is to punish doom's who stood in the face of the gene and disobeyed orders unfortunately as long as these dictatorship the genes are backed up by international forces in power and they're protecting them and their allies need to see in britain we do see any chance for us and this is a change in the policy of these citizens of these countries. let's take a look at some other world news right now. the death toll from a fire at a garment factory in bangladesh has soared to at least one hundred twelve dozens more were injured in the blaze while the search goes on for those who people still fear are trapped on the upper floors of the ny story building because of the blaze is not yet known but fires from short circuits and poor wiring are common in the country's closing plants. the basque separatist group e.t.a.
has announced that it is ready to just band and put an end to its campaign and almost half a century of its armed struggle for independence and the organizations carried out countless violent attacks which have claimed more than eight hundred lives is thought to be behind the madrid train bombings which exploded on the eve of spain's general elections back in two thousand and four the group is now seeking talks with the spanish and french governments to negotiate a total handover of its arms and return for the release of prisoners to the northern basque region. our special report on women's rights in afghanistan is coming up after a short break don't go away. if you're passing through rushes to veer region you really can walk on the wild side thousands of kilometers of unspoilt countryside make up an area where it's still possible to live off the land such spectacular scenery makes it a paradise for fisherman and provides
a business opportunity for hunters there are defined hunting seasons in russia but lax enforcement means many animals are killed out of the allotted times which can leave young animals orphaned and unable to survive the heart of just us forest provides a sanctuary for the most famous beast in russia it's home to a group who rescue often bear cubs and raise them when they're old enough to fend for themselves the cubs are target taken to a remote location and released back into the wild but it's not just bears who find a haven here this is wolf island here wolf pups have been captured by hunters or bought from zoos have a second chance at life and conservationists have a unique opportunity to observe them these walls are all around four months old and they'll stay in this area for up to three years then most will go back to the wild for good just viewing them from the car was an experience in itself but then after a bit of a bumpy ride came an opportunity i just couldn't pass up and this is what i was
hoping for when i heard i was coming to a place called. a chance to get close and personal with the locals and it's these guys are going to act as pasta parents for the next generation will come here using the older walls as a surrogate parents has already proved a successful technique. every year i place infant walls with one year old wolf cubs whose parental instinct is totally shaped and they take them as their own cubs it's going to continue to take time and money to rehabilitate the wolf's reputation in russia. but the keepers here hope their research and dedication will mean the file and remains a place where visitors can truly understand all of the wild. geese
they have two schools they have that i too would works with what's men's and the ministry is one that woman is asian enjoys i'm sure i'm i'm supposed to say it's. many factories if you will too and felt they were still the work to a lake and universities because this is freedoms. that no one respects to lozier. then there should. be a poem for their own good for their protection either through the world a bunch of us. if women don't wear their headscarf they will be harassed raped injured and humiliated. whole there is no longer move the gun is the low we have the woman in front of it we have the woman in media we have the woman in the universe there's we have the woman in the government we have minister. can you imagine that that that that suspect that they had at that.
but that what they exchange at that dock just put out their plan to have a funny duck and play with that right now. nine percent of. females is good to university woman out of what came by and who is by go out a man and makes it in really they do this is so every two woman. economy independent they have something this is maybe one or. more most of them when we say that the situation of women in afghanistan has improved you can only take into consideration in places such as harrow to missouri sharif and kabul. in the provinces in the villages the situation hasn't changed. women are still victims of while.