Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas asks UN for international protection in Gaza as hostilities with Israel continue

    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has asked the United Nations to put the state of Palestine under “international protection” due to the worsening violence in the Gaza Strip. The ABC’s Matt Brown in Jerusalem Rockets are still streaking out of Gaza into the sky and heading north into Israel, but notably there’s a more low-key feel around the border on the Israeli side than previous engagements. There is a build up of infantry and armour, tanks, armoured personnel carriers, even trenches dug deep into the earth for trucks, which…

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