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Israel West Bank raid

Israeli forces have launched a nocturnal raid on the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, injuring nearly a dozen Palestinians. According to local media, the regime’s forces fired live bullets, stun grenades and tear gas at Palestinians during the raid. Medical sources say at least six Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces’ rubber bullets and four by live rounds. The raid on Ramallah was aimed at demolishing the house of a Palestinian the regime accuses of carrying out an attack in the city of al-Quds last November. Palestinian authorities have condemned Israel’s house demolition policy as a collective punishment, which amounts to a war crime.

Sudan conflict

Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have attacked a military complex containing an arms factory in the capital, Khartoum. This, as fighting continued for the eighth week in a power struggle between the country's army and the RSF. A massive fire broke out on Wednesday near the military complex as the army battled to defend it against the rival faction. Earlier, the RSF had posted videos, claiming to have taken over a warehouse filled with weapons and ammunition. Witnesses said the army used airstrikes to block RSF advances. They said a number of explosions were heard after the fire suddenly grew in size. Some local activists said the fire was caused by the bombing of a fuel and gas depot. The RSF quickly seized swathes of the capital after the conflict erupted on April 15. Army airstrikes and artillery fire have failed to dislodge the group.

Canada wildfire smoke

Massive plumes of smoke from Canada's wildfires have forced schools across the US East Coast to cancel outdoor activities. A number of flights into the New York City area and Philadelphia have been delayed and others halted because of reduced visibility. New York authorities have also urged millions of residents to limit their time outdoors. This after the US National Weather Service issued air quality alerts for virtually the entire Atlantic seaboard. The area covers nearly one hundred million people. The smoke is crossing the US northern border with Canada, where wildfires are raging due to persistently warm and dry conditions. Canada is currently on track for its worst-ever wildfire season. About 3.8 million hectares have already burned, which is about 13 times the ten-year average. At least, more than 120,000 people have been temporarily forced out of their homes.

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