Derek Chauvin, Police Officer Who Killed George Floyd, Stabbed: Reports
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of murdering George Floyd, was stabbed in the neck on Friday, according to multiple reports. Chauvin is currently serving a 22-and-a-half-year prison sentence for Floyd’s death.
A spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Corrections confirmed that Chauvin was taken to a hospital for treatment, but his condition is not yet known. The motive for the stabbing is unknown, and the investigation is ongoing.
Floyd’s death in 2020 sparked worldwide protests against police brutality and racism. Chauvin’s conviction was seen as a major victory for the Black Lives Matter movement, but it also reignited calls for police reform.
US Warship Cruising Red Sea Shoots Down Attack Drones Fired from Yemen
A US warship cruising the Red Sea shot down two attack drones fired from Yemen on Saturday, according to the US military. The drones were intercepted after they were launched from Houthi rebel-controlled territory in Yemen.
The US has been increasing its military presence in the Middle East since the war in Gaza broke out in May. The war has caused a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and it has also increased the risk of attacks on US assets in the region.
Crowds Greet Freed Palestinian Prisoners After Second Captive Exchange
Hundreds of Palestinians gathered on Saturday to greet 13 Palestinians who were released from Israeli jails under a Qatar-mediated truce. The release of the Palestinians came hours after Hamas released 13 Israelis and four Thais who were captured during the war in Gaza.
The truce has brought a welcome respite to the Gaza Strip after seven weeks of deadly Israeli airstrikes. However, the ceasefire is fragile, and it remains to be seen whether it can be sustained.
Red Crescent Says Israeli Army Is Besieging Two Hospitals in Occupied West Bank
The Red Crescent says the Israeli army is besieging two hospitals in the occupied West Bank, preventing patients and medical staff from entering or leaving. The army has also imposed a curfew on the city of Jenin, where the hospitals are located.
The Israeli army has been carrying out raids in the West Bank in recent weeks in response to a series of Palestinian attacks. The raids have been met with widespread condemnation from human rights groups.
Families Reunited with Their Children Held by Hamas and Israel
Families were reunited with their children on Saturday after they were held captive by Hamas and Israel for several weeks. The children were released under a Qatar-mediated truce that ended the war in Gaza.
The children had been caught in the crossfire of the conflict, and they were subjected to fear and trauma. Their release is a welcome sign of hope after a long and bloody war.
London Protesters at Pro-Palestinian March Demand Permanent Gaza Ceasefire
Thousands of people marched through London on Saturday to demand a permanent ceasefire in Gaza. The protesters called for an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the return of Palestinian refugees to their homes.
The march was one of many that have taken place around the world in recent weeks in support of the Palestinian people. The protesters said they would continue to demonstrate until there is a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.
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