Morning news brief: Israel-Hamas violence, Xinjiang tragedy, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 13, 2021, 08:56 AM(IST)

Smoke rises from a building after it was destroyed by Israeli air strikes amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza May 11, 2021. Photograph:( AFP )

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The Israeli military and Hamas militants in Gaza continue to exchange rocket fire and airstrikes. Meanwhile, a report has revealed the birth rates in the Uyghur community in the Xinjiang region have seen an alarming decline, pointing towards the inhumane practices being forced upon the minority community by the Chinese government.

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Israel-Hamas violence: 65 killed in Gaza, 7 in Israel as clashes intensify

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Birth rate fell in Xinjiang after implementation of birth control policies: Report

The figures have seen a decline in the birth rates after the Chinese government implemented policies to reduce the number of babies born in the Uyghur and other Muslim minority communities in the area.

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