Recent Middle East News – May 7th, 2012

Three recent big stories going on now in the Middle East (courtesy of CNN)

– The hunger strike of around two thousand Palestinian prisoners continues in Israel – they are protesting Israel’s detention of them without any formal evidence or charges – Read more

– The parliamentary elections for Syria began this week – The military is offering heavy security while the opposition groups are calling for people to boycott the elections – Read more

– Amid the conflict in Syria the recent escalation of violence in Yemen has been largely forgotten – the USA-backed campaign against Al-Qaeda rebels in the northern part of the country has amped up in recent weeks – Read more

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