Want to keep up with the latest news quickly? Here are the most important stories of Tuesday, October 31st 2023.
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1. Two dozen US attacks on Iraq and Syria in two weeks
According to Defense Department officials, drone attacks on U.S. military bases in Syria and Iraq increased dramatically over the last two weeks. Since October 17, there have 23 attacks. 14 of them were in Iraq, and at least 9 in Syria. No U.S. soldiers have died, but there have been 21 injuries.
These attacks are not new, but they have become more frequent since the U.S. declared its support for Israel following the Hamas attack on Oct. 7. On Thursday, the U.S. struck two sites in eastern Syria linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps in response to the drone attacks. In anticipation of further attacks, the U.S. also increased force protection in this region.
2. Palestinians in Jerusalem are afraid of being wrongly arrested by Israeli police
Palestinians who live in East Jerusalem fear being arrested by Israeli Police. Over 10,000 Palestinians have been detained. Half of them were arrested in the aftermath of the Oct. 7, 2001 attacks. Of those arrested after the…