The Israeli occupation escalates settlement operations and scrambles to seize and judaize three new villages

 The Israeli occupation has escalated the settlement and Judaization operations in the West Bank as part of the so-called “deal of the century” which is rejected by the Palestinians and internationally. This escalation is mainly manifested in seizing large areas of Palestinian lands that are besieged by settlements and settlement roads, with the aim of cutting off geographical contact between towns and villages and displacing thousands of Palestinians within the policy of ethnic cleansing practiced by the occupation and with the support of the American administration, and the silence of international community- thus encouraging the occupation to continue its practices and crimes.

Lebanese President considers investigation into Beirut explosion waste of time

Beirut, (ST) - The Information Office of the Presidency of the Lebanese Republic confirmed that what was published on one of the websites about the position of President General Michel Aoun regarding Arab or international parties undertaking the investigation into the big explosion in Beirut port is void of any truth.

The office said in a statement today that Aoun's position was expressed during the dialogue with the media last Friday, where he considered that the demand for an international investigation into the port case aims at wasting time, stressing that “the judgment has no meaning if it takes a long time to be issued and the judiciary must be swift, because late justice is not fair, but rather it must be immediate yet without haste to ascertain who is guilty and who isn’t.

The resignation of the Lebanese Minister of Information

Beirut,(ST)-Lebanese Minister of Information Chamanal Abdel Samad Najd announced her resignation from the government.

The Lebanese National News Agency quoted the minister as saying in a statement today: “I apologize to the Lebanese-we  were unable to meet their aspirations .. Change remained elusive, and since the reality did not match the ambition, and after the horror of the Beirut disaster, I submit my resignation from the government.”

The Israeli occupation arrests three Palestinians from the town of Faqqua

Occupied Jerusalem ,(ST)-Today, the Israeli occupation forces arrested three Palestinians from the town of Faqqua, east of Jenin, in the West Bank.

Wafa news agency quoted the director of  Al-aseer club in Jenin, Montaser Sammour, as saying that the occupation forces raided the town of Faqqua, searched a number of its homes, and arrested three freed prisoners.

Earlier a Palestinian was wounded in an attack by Israeli settlers, south of Nablus, in the West Bank.

A Turkish soldier killed in northern Iraq

On August 9, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the death of a Turkish soldier in northern Iraq.

“ One soldier was killed and two others were wounded during clashes with militants in northern Iraq,” the Anatolia News Agency quoted the Ministry as saying in a statement.

It is noteworthy that the Turkish regime forces have repeatedly violated   Iraqi lands.They  were stationed in the Bashiqa area near the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, in  late 2015.

O. al-Mohammad