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After Iron Dome, Israel Uses C-Dome For First Time

It’s the first time the IDF has used the C-Dome, a variant of the all-weather air defence system Iron Dome. The C-Dome is mounted on a vessel and helps to track and take down drones and rockets headed towards Israel. This video was taken from Eilat, where the C-dome was used to take down a drone heading towards the coastal tourist town. The C-Dome is the advanced model of the Iron Dome that has thwarted multiple attempts to target Israel from Gaza. The C-dome, deployed on the Israeli Navy Sa’ar 6-class corvette, was declared operational in November 2022 but this is the first time it has been used.

Netanyahu Sets Date For Rafah Offensive

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said there is a date for the Rafah offensive, even though he did not mention one. Israel and Hamas representatives met in Cairo to discuss the possibility of a truce but so far there has been no breakthrough. Hamas has rejected Israel’s offer. The presence of CIA director WIlliam Burns was seen as a push by the US to work towards securing a deal but Netanyahu has once again said on record that “This victory requires entry into Rafah and the elimination of the terrorist battalions there. It will happen – there is a date.”

Elon Musk: Employees Being Threatened With Arrest

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Elon Musk has claimed that employees working for X, formerly Twitter, in Brazil are being threatened with arrest. X was ordered by a court to block certain accounts in Brazil. Musk challenged this order and also called for the resignation of the judge. The judge in question is Alexandre de Moraes, who is also investigating allegations of a coup attempt by Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro. Musk has claimed he has a dossier on the judge and he will do a ‘full dump’ once his employees are safe.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Inaugurates New Site In Damascus For Consular Services

Iran’s Foreign Minister who is in Damascus, has once again blamed the US for the attack on its embassy compound last week in Syria. Seven Iranian military advisors including one Revolutionary Guards commander died in the strikes. The US has denied it had any role to play in the targeting of the compound, which is suspected to be an Israeli airstrike. Hossein Amirabdollahian was speaking at the inauguration of a new site for consular services. Iran has vowed to take revenge.

Protests In Manila Against China’s Aggression In South China Sea

Trampling over an effigy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, protesters tried to march to the Chinese consulate in Manila. They were demonstrating against China’s aggression in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. China and the Philippines have had multiple run-ins over the last many weeks which involved heated exchanges and Chinese water cannons being used on Philippine coast guard patrol boats, raising concerns over tensions escalating further.