CNN reporter Sara Sidner was accosted live on-air on this morning as she reported from the West Bank, with an angry crowd of Palestinians telling her: ‘[Expletive]CNN – you are not welcome here’ in the latest indicator of the region’s bubbling hatred of America. Sidner is among the network’s reporters who have been in the region since Hamas waged war on October 7. On Friday, she was reporting from a street in the West Bank – one of two Palestinian territories – when she was approached by a furious man.
‘You are a genocide supporter. You are not welcome here!’ he screamed at Sidner, inching closer to her face while others surrounded them. [Expletive] CNN! [Expletive] CNN!’ they screamed while Sidner and her crew moved away calmly. The confrontation is further proof of the growing aggression towards the US in the Middle East and around the world.
On Friday, anti-American protests were seen in Malaysia, Indonesia and Bangladesh, while Palestinian supporters turned out in their thousands elsewhere. Earlier this week, the US military in Iraq, Syria and Yemen fended off drone strikes and missiles.
The USS Carney shot down two land missiles and three drones fired by Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen. It’s unclear whether the target was Israel or the ship. There were no injuries onboard the ship and none were reported on land among civilians.
On Tuesday, troops at the al-Asad airbase in Iraq intercepted three drones. To the north, troops the Al-Harir Air Base intercepted another two. There were also attacks against troops in Syria, near the al-Tanf airbase near Syria’s border with Iraq and Jordan.
Another was reported at the Conoco airfield. Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an Iran-backed group, has claimed credit for the attempted strike against the Conoco base, but US officials are yet to confirm that specific strike.
On Wednesday, a contractor at the al-Asad airbase in Iraq died of a heart attack while sheltering amid reports of an incoming attack.
President Biden last night laid out a generous, $100billion aid package for Israel and Ukraine.
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