PALESTINIANS DEAD AFTER ISRAELI TROOPS OPEN FIRE
During protests at the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, April 27, at least three Palestinians are confirmed dead. Hundreds more are injured after Israeli troops opened fire.
Israeli troops opened fire on protesters as they rushed a security border in an attempt to cross to Israel. The acts have been described as a “murderous assault” by Amnesty International.
Israeli troops claim the firing of shots was their response after more than 12,000 “unruly” Palestinians joined the march. According to The Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Jonathan Conricus, the incident was an attempt to breach a border fence less than a kilometer from Israeli citizens.
The violence between these two groups is not the first. Over the several clashes the group has had, fatalities have risen to over 40 and 5,500 injuries.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GIRLS ARE RECEIVING ANONYMOUS PACKAGES
Across the Southern United States, over 50 young elementary school girls are receiving unsolicited packages at their schools.
The packages being sent to the girls contain food and a letter signed by “Atur Bhuck”, according to a Facebook post by the Covington County District Attorney’s Office in Alabama.
The office is worried that this is the work of a predator. It is unknown how the sender is finding the girls or why he is targeting them specifically.
The letter included in the packages says they are 14, mentally disabled, and a target of bullying. Bhuck asks the girls to write him via email once they receive their packages.
It is unclear how long these packages have been showing up at elementary schools and the suspect’s name has not been provided. No arrests have been announced.
RENO FACES CONTROVERSY OVER NEW FLAG
As of Wednesday, April 25, the City of Reno has officially adopted a new flag — one suspiciously similar to Milwaukee’s.
Reno, Nevada’s new flag incorporates designs of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Truckee River, Nevada’s Silver Boom and the Reno Arch Star. Milwaukee’s flag of a sunrise over Lake Michigan is designed in a similar fashion, yet not identical.
Reno’s official flag designer, Tucker Stosic, claims he had never seen the Milwaukee flag until comparisons of the two hit social media on Thursday morning.
“(Our) flag was definitely not inspired by their flag, but we can maybe come together and be proud we have two of the coolest looking flags out there,” Stosic said.