A baby was said to be among the fifteen killed when rocket fire hit a UN-school in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanoun. What remains unclear is whether the UNRWA school was hit by an IDF shell or Hamas rockets.
An IDF spokesman said of the incident, “The IDF is currently in the midst of combat with Hamas terrorists in Beit Hanoun who are using civilian infrastructure and international symbols as human shield. In the course of the afternoon, several rockets fired by Hamas from within the Gaza Strip landed in the Beit Hanoun area. The IDF is currently reviewing the incident.
According to IDF spokesperson Peter Lerner, the UNRWA facility had been ignoring demands to evacuate the shelter for the past three days. Additionally, Israel had provided a four hour humanitarian window between 10AM – 2PM local time specifically so UNRWA could evacuate the premises.
IDF Captain Eytan Buchman said of the incident at the UNRWA facility that the military is “confirming that there was serious combat in the area. We can also confirm that terror rockets from the area were fired and landed in the neighborhood of the facility this afternoon.”
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“When the immigration debate goes on, disgracefully, the coyotes [the human smugglers] come and say, ‘Now is when you can bring your child from Central America.’ . . . So my call to the United States is that it defines these rules with clarity.”
In an interview with Time before Obama met with the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador at the White House on Wednesday evening, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández said, “The lack of clarity of U.S. immigration policy” was one of the primary factors compelling migrants to make harrowing journeys to the United States.
There have been nearly 60,000 illegal immigrants who have entered the country since October of last year, and the number of illegal immigrants unlawfully entering the country drastically spiked after Obama passed his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 that gave temporary amnesty to certain DREAMers. Obama has also vowed to ease deportations with executive actions and possibly grant temporary amnesty to millions of more Americans, including the parents of illegal immigrants. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) recently told La Raza’s annual conference that DACA was merely a “down payment” before Obama takes more steps to “stop the deportation of our people.”
“The longer individuals were exposed to socialism, the more likely they were to cheat on our task,” according to a new study, “The (True) Legacy of Two Really Existing Economic Systems,” from Duke University and the University of Munich. The team of researchers concluded this after working with 259 participants from Berlin who grew up on opposite sides of the infamous wall.
When playing a dice game that could earn them €6 ($8), subjects originally from the East, which was for four decades under socialist rule, were more likely than their market economy counterparts in West to lie about how they fared.
The results were that “East Germans cheated twice as much as West Germans overall,” leaving the researchers to conclude the “the political regime of socialism has a lasting impact on citizens’ basic morality.”
In another aspect of the study, the researchers note that “we did not observe an overall difference between East and West Germans in pro-social behavior,” such as donating to hospitals, the capitalist-influenced demographic does, in fact, donate marginally more.
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Of course it doesn’t help that Socialism is a system entirely dependence on a lack of real morals and ethics.
Signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011 states that a person may not knowingly perform an abortion “based on the sex or race of the child or the race of a parent of that child.” This law mainly applies to abortion providers, as it states that “a woman on whom a sex-selection or race-selection abortion is performed is not subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability for any violation of this section.”
The ACLU filed a lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction against enforcement of the Act last May on behalf of the Maricopa County NAACP and the National Asian-Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF). The group argued that the law was “based on nothing more than invidious racial stereotypes about the reasons minority women seek abortion care,” adding that “the Act intentionally singles out Black and API women and stigmatizes their abortion decisions.”
However state Rep. Steve Montenegro (R-Litchfield Park), who introduced the 2011 bill, told Life Site News that the bill does not single out black or Asian mothers. “The purpose of this bill is to prevent discrimination,” Montenegro said. “We are trying to stop the heinous discrimination that ends with the murder of a baby inside the womb because she is going to be born the wrong gender or the wrong race.”
The ACLU appealed the decision in March. Last week, it asked the appellate court to remand the case back to the district court.
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