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if you see the p.c. . he. was. around fifteen people reportedly killed after israeli tanks opened fire on a united nations school in gaza. washington and europe launched another round of sanctions against russia over the ukraine conflict targeting key players in the financial and energy sectors. the civilian casualty count climbs as the ukrainian army intensifies its offensive in the east of the country moving closer to the russian border moscow's struggling to get children out of the combat zone.
welcome thanks for joining us once again my name is the harvey and you're watching r.t. international. first this hour palestinian health officials say that a un school in northern gaza has been attacked by israeli tanks harry fear who's in garza now brings us the latest. well this incident follows another heavy night of bombardment in gaza this incident of the united nations school being used as a shelter hit by israeli tank shells we understand more than one shell hit first the courtyard and also secondly part of the school which is primarily used by the female to go pupils we understand that civilians were of course sheltering in these areas this shelling of united nations school constitutes the second act of violence against a un school in less than a week last. united nations school in the north of the state in beit hanoun was
struck in similar circumstances of course. under contention with regard to israel and hamas both obviously giving different explanations for the violence but certainly on the ground we're seeing again continued hostilities of course and this is another significant incident now over five united nations schools are being course up in the fighting which is now of course beginning. to move now into its twenty day well yesterday we saw another significant incident which was the targeting of the fuel tanks belonging to gaza sole power station gaza has been suffering from fuel and electricity crises on and off for several years since the israeli and egyptian imposed siege began this now is obviously only going to worsen the electricity crisis for civilians here in the strip well we've been catching up with some of those hit most horrendously with awful injuries in gaza's main hospital the hospital. it's hard to fathom how such
a boss devastation can occur in three weeks of fighting. thousands of homes damaged or destroyed tens of thousands internally displaced and well over a thousand killed inside gaza's main hospital in its burns unit are a small fraction of the surviving in. this girl three years old. this raid is demolished the house of this family. so we deceive the girl her mother two brothers would see. this morning this woman is a very severe condition she is she presented to us about five days ago with her son and her husband her son and husband died with severe burns and she still surviving with very critical condition the doctors and nurses here look as stunned
as the civilians who survived in heavily bombarded areas it's hard to imagine how the medical staff can cope with these truly horrendous cases a human being if i see whole families the killed under the rubble of their house the house. and these people and all the families killed. in one of the instances i had a child here he was all the time claim could see lost all his families he lost his father his mother his brother is a grandfather and all the time he's crying he wants it's further his mother so i close the door of my office and i sat crying those that survived this war will have to bear the physical and psychological scars for years to come. as for what weaponry is causing these injuries it's not entirely clear. as we are having is
very severe the magnitude of this structure of the of the human beings those ones are intended to kill mass casualties of people bodies and faces very badly on the ground it feels as if during this war israel is fixed on stopping harasses rockets once and for all regardless of the incredible civilian toll eritrean r.t. . the television channel has broadcast a video showing how mass fighters infiltrating israeli territory to attack a god post five israeli soldiers and one militant died in the shooting israeli troops responded by destroying the tunnel meanwhile the i.d.f. says its iron dome defense system intercepted two hamas rockets over television giving nowak a former israeli air force officer believes that country's tactics are hard to condone. i think that. to make a phone call or send a message or drop
a tiny bomb minutes before you. destroy an entire house and to think that the fact that we noticed them five or ten minutes before you know just sentence five or ten or twenty five there is something. i don't think that even in times of war we can do whatever we want with the reaction as you probably know in here. very gentle but i'm not sure it's only the public we see when our officials you know government needs to. hold. that latin all neighborhoods in gaza. this is sort of why we. have to you have to be drawn down to the people so the sentiment is very hard it's hard to
make any criticism these days in the israel but they do believe that this is our obligation as the israelis who care about our future to make those statements and speak out loud. in new york demonstrators blocked a road in anger at israel's attacks against garza the protest was next to the building which hosts the israeli mission to the un around one hundred people gathered to chant for an end to the violence twenty six protesters were arrested after they refused to leave their over israeli offensive also took hundreds to the streets in mexico's capital people were shouting slogans and carrying banners in support of palestinians that. the u.s. and e.u. have targeted russia's economy with a new set of sanctions washington accuses moscow of being reluctant to help and violence in ukraine. has the details the previous round of u.s. sanctions targeted certain russian banks more were added to that list their
punishment is that they will not be able to borrow from longer than ninety days today and building on the measures we announced two weeks ago the united states is imposing new sanctions and key sectors of the russian economy energy arms and finance were blocking the exports of specific goods and technologies to the russian energy sector we're expanding our sanctions to more russian banks and defense companies and were formally suspending credit that encourages exports to russia and financing for economic development projects in russia. and because we're closely coordinating our actions with europe the sanctions we're now seeing today will have an even bigger bite president obama was asked if this tension could effectively mean the beginning of a new cold war he disagreed he said he does not see it. but that's not the way many people see it there was a hearing in the u.s.
congress several hours before the president's announcement or you could hear the usual voices calling for increasing tensions and pressure on russia and then there was this one congressman the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee who offered different perspective you know. there was a tremendous potential to making russia our friend have tremendous potential they withdraw their troops from eastern europe. the russians. were open to all kinds of interacting and being coming part of the world community and. a tremendous opportunity i should say was squandered in the last few weeks we've seen. one after another not even related to the crisis in ukraine the u.s. has just announced its conclusion that russia violated an arms control treaty from nine hundred eighty seven american official say russia tested cruise missiles as early as two thousand and eight there was a. united states agreed upon and therefore we have to lease
a christian u.s. president why is he blaming nobody sees things so this accusation has been years in the making but u.s. officials chose to formally announce this accusation now tension between moscow and washington is already high on the other side of the atlantic the u.k. government announced an inquiry into the death. he was poisoned in two thousand and six in london whether or not that case will ever be closed russia will be the headlines for weeks to related to a murder case then in the netherlands the international arbitration court has ruled in favor. of the shareholders of the defunct yukos oil company and ordered russia to pay about fifty billion dollars in damages that lawsuit was ten years old now officials in all these countries say that this issue has had nothing to do with the current tense political environment but the events did raise a lot of questions about timing. let's take a look at the companies hit by the latest round of u.s.
sanctions. financial behavior fits the country's second largest bank and also operates in the e.u. asia and africa subsidiary the bank of moscow was also included in washington's penalties. cultural bank which is completely government owned and these financial institutions will be cut off from seeking medium and long term loans from u.s. capital markets also effected is the united shipbuilding corporation that manufactures both military and civilian vessels exporting to twenty countries but economist max frogged wolf says that u.s. owned firms may have trouble obeying the new penalties it's a little bit hard to nail down exactly what there will be serious potential public relations as well as regulatory fallout so i do think you're going to see folks make a good faith effort to first understand what exactly this means and then to very quickly especially given again the really short timeframe here quickly be compliant
with what they think exactly this means as it becomes hopefully more clear in the days ahead. and this time the e.u. bank u.s. sanctions european leaders agreed to target several sectors of russia's economy including finance and energy auntie's peter oliver explained. b.-u. leaders have put forward sweeping sanctions against russia in a joint statement the president of the european council home and been wrong be the head of the european commission or demand world but also said that these sanctions were intended to send a strong warning to russia where is previously sanctions imposed by the e.u. it targeted individuals or one particular company these are targeting huge sectors of the russian economy so what they are looking at is energy where russia will have restricted access to technologies in the financial sector would be blocking russian access to e.u. funds that are available and in defense
a arms embargo banning both the import and export of weapons into or out of russia however any previously existing contract won't be affected by the us now the united kingdom has announced that it wants to push ahead with even further stronger sanctions against russia but we are expecting is later on when state to hear the full wording of the sanctions agreed on by all the e.u. heads of government and these sides are expected to come into effect on the first of all. to three months whereby they can be scrapped all continue depending on what european leaders decide. and this predict the berlin will lose of six billion euros worth of exports to russia trade between the two countries reached seventy six billion euros last year and around six thousand german firms are doing business in russia right now that means hundreds of thousands of jobs are potentially dependent on economic ties between the nations economists michael moss told us that many in
germany are wary of the damage sanctions will cause. when you talk to the people on the street when you talk to people who have a run of business or executives in a big company there are not for the for the sentence i can tell this to you because a sentence never a one way street you have always a reaction to a sanction and when it comes to this imposed sanctions or the sanctions and will be in polls on russia then of course the germans are the ones who are suffering was the season for united states to shop for sanctions but the ones who are suffering are the germans or those countries who are close through russia because they naturally have the biggest business implications. b.p. oil companies issued a statement saying that so far sanctions have not impacted its business ties with moscow however the energy giant did express concern that could change it further penalties may adversely hit its interests in russia were sanctions could impact on
the west even further russia's a lucrative market for advanced drilling technology from the e.u. in the us which can no longer be sold under new regulations it means that russia will find it hard to develop the vast oil reserves in the arctic even global energy markets without access to this major resource and companies like boeing will see their manufacturing costs skyrocket since they will be cut off from russia's titanium market which is a key supply. read more about previous rounds of european and american sanctions against russia it's all that. we've assembled all the details and analysis for you . say this is the tell me on r.t. international full charm offensive for african leaders in washington. but we look at the chinese elephant in the room which is driving president obama's attempts to win hearts minds and influence across africa.
to picture of today's. on demand from around the globe. don't get me. welcome back the ukrainian army is intensifying its offensive on two breakaway eastern regions reportedly had short range ballistic missiles to its arsenal in the area and these eight civilian deaths have been reported overnight including five residents of an elderly care home i mean you got what you said. or you still got to go when you get this morning. and you look do you have to you cover the conclusion. that this is a different part of the.
world. praise structure you know i got up what i want you didn't go when you thought. oh you're going well you go first go off what do you know that i will start to look. this is. this is about it you really have to do. with your. mood in the streets there were some of the you know the truth was. just a. three year old child was reportedly killed when a bus carrying refugees was shot at in eastern ukraine in a separate incident nine children were severely wounded when a mortar shell they found exploded near them and these incidents highlight the own
going struggle to get kids out of combat zones we spoke to the russian commissioner for human rights he said obstacles are being put up to stop them being taken to safety. in the last sound we have made requests to the ukrainian authorities i always see representatives who are present there and to the red cross we ask all warring parties to grant us a humanitarian corridor to rescue children severe illness and it's proving very difficult to negotiate this with the ukrainian authorities. and this video of a wounded girl addressing president poroshenko has gone viral so if you don't want to show it was also what you read you should see it live yes look at some of the divided life you know you. wonder why you do this. well why are so all those are some of my just mostly options down a little he exists. but i'm all ok but outside of. his are.
ukrainian conflict is now very close to the russian border a number of times shells of cross the frontier already resulting in one death international monitors urged by moscow to look into the situation have now arrived in the area parties are my reports from a russian village where people have been forced to run and hide from hostilities these people aren't at war with anyone and yet it's their homes that are being shelled. the residents of this russian village say artillery and gunfire usually start when it gets dark forcing them to flee their homes for safety the ongoing conflict in nearby ukraine has now moved into their own backyard the residents here are able to see the fighters of the national guard without any special equipment this particular house is located right on the russia ukraine border right beyond that river. local deputies that's yon i was born and raised here just like most of
her neighbors she has relatives across the border in ukraine there are now coming to her side as refugees that's what civilization is still look at that a little of this little the villages here are close to each other and some of them on here korean territory we have relatives there and when the bull dishes separated us would come true see them and they can see us as. locals have a chance to find shelter elsewhere in the region far from the area of combat but not everyone can just up and leave and for us all gaze a nurse at a psychiatric hospital and says it's hard to comfort her patients while the area gets shelled by the mail which in boats have the patients are scared it's hard to explain it all to mentally ill people would tell them its founder we hide under blankets and dive under the band room it's hard for children as well to understand why their homes are being targeted but they already know what to do when hearing the sound of a rocket or gunfire well out of the we went to the town to hide to escape from here
there are huge borg attacks here much of this in a way but each of the largest children very scared especially at night their window panes are shaking and i'm crying these youngsters seem to take the threat of shelling quite bravely but that's not the case in all the families on the other person. my daughter is so scared she doesn't even leave the house she cries and i even don't know how to help her russian border crossings with ukraine in nearby villages have been shelled numerous times over the last month one civilian have been killed and several houses destroyed as these people are dragged into someone else's battle room on cost for of artsy russian ukrainian border with ukraine's authorities are ready for a cease fire and dialogue with anti-government forces. we say that it is more appropriate to try to resolve the underlying issues of the negotiating table than
to continue or tit for tat violence the message came from the u.s. state secretary john kerry after he met the ukrainian foreign minister and geo political analyst very dry and said things that kids will use any pause in hostilities to make territorial gains. there's the question of strategic and tactical necessity for having such a cease fire now we've seen countless times a little bit in recent weeks that the iranian military is attempted to retake territory that they mounted and since in that they have been there are held or in other ways unsuccessful feel this made it tactical decision along with its features in washington that it cannot retake territory federally then they will use diplomatic and political cover in order to achieve that goal this is the means of allowing terry run by to assert itself through the back door of this well missy the back door of
a cease fire. ukraine's foreign ministry says it aims to restore control over the east using political methods mobilization of the military continues unabated it's led to women in western ukraine holding protests against a need to draft the third since the conflict began a block to keep the road used by convoys carrying the troops east of the draft notices all reportedly reaching everyone including disabled people and those already in the army some you conscripts will never see home again one more go alone is just taken in sixty eight bodies of servicemen who died. online for you p r horror in iraq. extremists release a video showing the mass executions they carried out in the area they've declared that own califate. ebola doctor in sierra leone's only specialist in the virus is died in a rapidly spreading outbreak of the disease find out more at r.t.
dot com. now less than a week at historic u.s. africa summit in washington will focus on strengthening america's tallies with africa but many believe the real reason for the event is to target china's ever growing economic influence there. as a key way from the pan-african newswire believes that china is where their heads in the battle for hearts and minds. many african opinion makers and analysts have said that the relationship between china and africa and the poles the relationship between africa and the united states has many advantages for the african people the chinese interventions have resulted in infrastructural development. there is a extensive history of exploitation of relations between the united states and other western european countries would be the asking consciousness i believe that
the obama administration is late taking this initiative but i think it's very important for him to somehow enhanced the image of the united states on the after continent. in other world news the main special forces base in the libyan city of benghazi has been seized by militias after days of heavy fighting a battle involving rockets warplanes killed at least thirty people. also in libya it's early has offered help to put out a blaze raging in the biggest oil depot in the capital tripoli a huge fire started during battles for control of the international airport and heavy gunfire prevented firefighters from battling the inferno. as the china now have a fatal a taste of the report is a preplanned knife attack in a predominantly muslim province a large gang stormed the police building and several government offices with knives and axes place for back shooting that dozens of militants and arresting more than
sixty thirteen officers as well as several members of the public were killed in the attack. more headlines at the top of the hour they stay with us coming up next a glimpse behind the scenes of how r.t. works it's the latest episode of news to. iran like syria has been george very harshly and leaves under the constant change so isn't it justified even if not pursuing the flea a weapon down raising dispatch of personal level would lead to one young who same time you see who is developing nuclear weapons in their homes. recently did they want to see. big immunity for inform.