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At least six people were seriously injured in the Caracas neighborhood of Bello Campo on July 26 after Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas, ball bearings and marbles at protesters, according to reports by the pro-opposition El Nacional. A 48-hour strike began on Wednesday in an effort to force President Maduro to suspend the election due to take place on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday defended his decision to remove metal detectors from the Temple Mount site in Jerusalem. Speaking before his weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu also announced plans to push ahead with other security measures, including reinforcement of security forces on the Temple Mount and a proposed $28 million budget to create new technology security solutions for the site.
Following the capture of a children's hospital in southwestern Raqqa city on Tuesday, Kurdish forces found a number of families besieged by nearby fighting. On Friday, dozens of people were evacuated from the area by US-backed Manbij Military Council fighters.
The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele was marked on Sunday with ceremonies at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres, Belgium. Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was fought between July and November 1917 during the First World War. Over half a million Allied and German soldiers were killed in the fighting.