Middle East News – May 17th

Gaza, where Israel has recently begun military exercises again

-Iran has begun to covertly ship weapons to the Syrian government, in violation of a UN ban – CNN

– A new Al Qaeda video in the organization’s new stronghold of Yemen reveals underlying regional suspicion that the Yemeni government is merely a United States puppet – CNN

– Israel has begun military operations near the Gaza Strip, leading some to believe hostilities may reignite in the area – CNN

– Iraq’s version of Guantanamo Bay (roughly) is still open over a year after the government said it had shut down,  human rights groups say – CNN

– Tensions between Turkey and Israel have increased again after an Israeli jet flew into Turkish air space – BBC

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