Palestinians burned portraits of President Donald Trump as they protested in both the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday against U.S.-led plans for a conference on their economy in Bahrain.
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Palestinians burned portraits of President Donald Trump as they protested in both the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday (June 24) against U.S.-led plans for a conference on their economy in Bahrain.
Many Palestinian business groups have said they will boycott the June 25-26 event, billed as part of Washington's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and spearheaded by Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
"Down with Bahrain, down with Trump, down with the Manama conference," chanted crowds in Gaza, which is ruled by the armed Islamistgroup Hamas.
Some burned large paintings of Trump marked with the words: "Deal of the devil." Leaders in both territories have accused Washington of pro-Israel bias and railed against the conference's focus on economics, rather than their aspirations for an independent state.
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Several Indian passengers who are coming back to India from Bahrain thanked Indian Government and Indian Embassy for arrangement of repatriation flights for their return. A special flight of Air India Express will bring them back to Kochi in India. Air India Express IX 1474 departed for Kochi with total 180 passengers and 7 infants on board. The stranded Indian nationals across the globe are being brought back to their home country under Centre's Vande Bharat Mission.
The 127 Indian nationals who arrived at Cochin International Airport, from Bahrain by a special Gulf Air flight have been quarantined at a School for Naval Airmen (SFNA). The deportees were brought from airport by special KSRTC buses under the aegis of district administration and handed over to naval authorities at naval base, Kochi. As per the directives of Government of India, the deportees were to be initially quarantined in a Military base - at Kochi Naval Base, where they would be regularly monitored by trained naval health professionals. After the mandatory 14 days quarantine period, the deportees would be handed over to care of state agencies for their further transfer to their home stations. The Navy's quarantine facility at Kochi with a 200 bed capacity was set up on March 20 and has been serving as a transit quarantine camp for naval personnel returning to Kochi for duty after leave. The camp is being managed by trained naval doctors and personnel from the Southern Naval Command. The stranded Indian nationals across globe are being brought back to their home country under Centre's Vande Bharat Mission.
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