Do you want to quickly catch up on the latest news? Here are the most important stories of Tuesday, October 31st 2023.
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1. Two dozen US attacks on Iraq and Syria in two weeks
Defense Department officials report that drone attacks against U.S. bases have increased significantly in the last couple of weeks. Since October 17, there have 23 drone attacks. 14 of them were in Iraq, and at least 9 in Syria. No U.S. soldiers have died, but there have been 21 injuries.
Such attacks have been common for years, but have become increasingly frequent after the U.S. pledged its support to Israel following the Hamas attack on October 7. On Thursday, the U.S. struck two sites in eastern Syria linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps in response to the drone attacks. In anticipation of further attacks, the U.S. also increased force protection in this region.
2. Palestinians in Jerusalem are afraid of being wrongly arrested by Israeli police
Palestinians who live in East Jerusalem fear being arrested by Israeli Police. Over 10,000 Palestinians have been detained. Half of them were arrested in the aftermath of the Oct. 7, 2001 attacks. Of those arrested after…