Good morning everyone and welcome to this weekend edition of Bazaar Express.
- The Emir of Kuwait has died at the age of 86.
Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah Kuwait ‘s ruling Emir died this weekend at the age of 86 after a 3-year-long battle with an undisclosed health problem. According to reports, Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmad Al Jaber, now 83, is set to inherit the throne and is currently the world’s oldest known Crown Prince.
2. What’s on TV tonight?
Women on Edge on Netflix is pretty good with a hint of comedy. Women of Edge stars two women who enter an anger-support control group only to later find themselves on the cusp of exposing a super sketchy plastic surgeon.
3. Vladamir Putin has addressed the internationally condemned detention of one Evan Gershkovich.
Wall Street Jouirnal reporter Evan Gershkovich remains imprisoned in Russia. Russian dictator Vladamir Putin has spoken on record about Gershkovich according to the following report. CBS reports that the Americans have made several attempts to free Whelan and Gershkovich with ‘substantial offers’ though they have all been turned down by Russia. Russia on their part claims that they’re serious about negotiating but nobody is quite sure if Vladamir Putin is really going to deliver.
4. Israel has admitted that it killed 3 hostages by mistake in Gaza because they were holding…. white cloths. Serious questions are now being raised about Israel ‘s ongoing conduct in Gaza.
According to Yedioth Ahronoth (a mass circulation daily), the IDF is under heavy criticism this weekend after reports emerged that the IDF killed 3 innocent hostages that were as it appears trying to signal that they needed help and were of no threat. Reports have identified those men (all were in their 20s) as Yotam Haim, Samer Al-Talalka, and Alon Shamriz who were killed Friday in the Gaza City area of Shijaiyah.
The IDF claims that the 3 men emerged from a building near IDF soldiers’ locations that resulted in soldiers assuming they were hostile. Instead as noted by several reports, all 3 emerged holding white cloths (likely in a collective effort to signal they were *not* a threat) but were killed anyway.