The bus with 13 Palestinians who previously occupied the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem and are to be deported abroad is followed by the buses with 26 Palestinians sent to Gaza. The buses are escorted by cars with CIA officers. Many observers conclude in this connection that Israeli army units will launch the planned operation in Gaza after the Americans abandon it handing over the accompanied to the Palestinian authorities. Some 80 other Palestinians still remain in Bethlehem and will possibly be subjected to "filtering checks."
Turkish President Erdogan called for a revision of the 1923 Lausanne Treaty, which consolidated the results of the First World War for Turkey in 1923
On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11