Palestinians have laid to rest the body of a teenager killed by Israeli fire during clashes in the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday. Muhammad Da’dis succumbed to injuries he sustained after he was shot in the abdomen in the village of Beit Dajan. Many others were also injured in the clashes. That after protesters threw rocks at Israeli forces in the area to voice their anger at the regime’s settlement construction. The troops responded with live fire. Palestinian towns have been the scene of protests for months over the regime’s settlement activities and planned eviction of families from their ancestral homes. Dozens of people have been killed and many more wounded in the Israeli crackdown on protests this year.
Russia COVID-19 surge
COVID cases and deaths are hitting all time highs in several European countries. The World Health Organization says Europe is once again the epicenter of the pandemic. Ukraine reported a record breaking 793 deaths and over 25,000 new infections in the past day. Meanwhile, Russia registered its highest ever daily infections with over 41,3000 new cases. There were nearly 1,190 fatalities on Saturday too. Greece has been breaking its daily infection record nearly every day last week. This has prompted the authorities to issue testing for unvaccinated people twice a week. Elsewhere in Europe, Germany witnessed another rise in cases reporting over 34-thousand new infections and 142 related deaths. The UK is also witnessing cases soar with nearly 30,700 daily cases and 155 more people succumbing to the disease.
UK climate protests
Protesters have hit the streets in several cities across the UK to urge world leaders to take action on climate change. In the capital London, protesters marched from the Bank of England to Trafalgar square calling on world leaders to adopt policies to tackle global warming. In Glasgow, hundreds of thousands marched through the streets, sounding the alarm on how global warming is ravaging farmlands and threatening food security. Similar rallies were also held in other parts of the world including Melbourne on Saturday that's the global day of action. The COP26 summit on climate change has been underway since Monday and runs for another week. The aim is to cut gas emissions by 2030 and keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.