Israel land seizures
Palestinians have submitted war crimes complain against the Israeli regime to the International Criminal Court. The lawsuit by the International Center of Justice for Palestinians accuses Tel Aviv of unlawfully depriving Palestinians of property. It is filed on behalf of two families in the Gaza Strip and in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East al-Quds. It cites various examples in which the regime seized Palestinian lands and houses by force for its settlement activities or its separation wall. The complaint calls on the ICC to include the cases it has submitted or intends to submit, as part of a formal investigation.
UK strike action
Thunderstorms and flash floods wreak havoc in parts of Britain, including the capital London. Footage shows heavy rain on Wednesday inundated streets of central London, disrupting businesses as well as train and bus services. The Met Office had already issued alerts for thunderstorms and downpours. Pollution warnings are still in place for dozens of beaches in England and Wales as untreated sewage has been discharged into the sea following the rain. The downpour followed weeks of record-breaking hot weather in Britain. July was declared the driest month in the UK in more than a century.
India's Rohingya policy
India has decided to put Rohingya refugees at a detention centre before deporting them to Myanmar despite an earlier promise to provide them with shelter and security. The federal home ministry, in a statement, has designated Rohingya illegal foreigners. That, hours after minister for housing and urban affairs outlined a plan to resettle stateless Muslims to a remote area. The plan was seen a potential change in the government's critical stance towards the refugee group. There are an estimated 40,000 Rohingya in India. On Wednesday, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said it remained unsafe for Rohingya to return to their homes in Myanmar. In the past, India faced severe criticism from the UN and rights groups after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government tried to repatriate Rohingya citing security threat. Several blazes engulfing shanty towns in Delhi also exposed the plight of refugees. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled the country after Myanmar’s army launched a deadly crackdown in 2017.