Zionist regime grabs Palestinian land, isolates villages in Jordan Valley

Zionist regime’s authorities have confiscated thousands of square meters of private Palestinian land and isolated five villages in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank, as the Tel Aviv regime goes ahead with land expropriation and settlement construction policies in violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions. According to Press TV, Mutaz Bisharat, an official who monitors Zionist regime’s settlement activity in the Jordan Valley, told Arabic-language Voice of Palestine radio station on Tuesday that officials had seized 51,000 dunams (51 kilometers meters) of Palestinian-owned land, isolated 5 villages…

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EU rejects Israeli claim to Golan, other occupied territories

The European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini has once again expressed the 28-nation bloc’s disapproval of the Israeli regime’s claim of “sovereignty” to Syria’s Golan Heights and other Tel Aviv-occupied territories. Speaking at the plenary session of the European Parliament in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, Mogherini stressed that the EU’s position on the status of Golan “has not changed.” “The EU has a very simple and clear position,” she said. “The EU does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over any of the territories occupied by Israel since…

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Bahrain: Regime forces detain journalist over criticizing media ‘misinformation’ on Yemen war

Bahraini police have detained a journalist, who works for a pro-government daily newspaper, after he criticized the media’s “misinformation campaign” surrounding the devastating Saudi-led war on Yemen. Ibrahim al-Shaikh, a writer with Akhbar al-Khaleej, was arrested on Monday after he authored an article which said journalists and analysts had been peddling lies about advances by Saudi-led coalition forces in war-torn Yemen, Arabic-language Lua Lua TV reported. The journalist has bee previously known for his support of the bloody campaign and often favorable coverage for parties to the coalition, including Bahrain. The public…

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Zionists attack Palestinian school children with tear gas in West Bank

Zionist regime forces have attacked young Palestinian students in al-Khalil and Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, with tear gas canisters and sound grenades. The Palestinian Ma’an news agency, citing local sources, reported on Sunday that Israeli regime soldiers in al-Khalil physically attacked several Palestinian schoolchildren on their way to school, attempted to arrest one of them and hurled tear gas canisters towards parents who wanted to intervene and save the children. The sources confirmed that Israeli forces also used tear gas and sound grenades near the Tariq bin Zayed…

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Study: Saudis look for way out of Yemen, Ansarullah fighters invincible

The International Crisis Group has urged the United States to help its ally, Saudi Arabia, to find a way out of its deadly war on Yemen that has left the kingdom sapped of resources and reputation. According to Press TV, the group, which is committed to resolving conflicts, said in a study on Sunday that the Saudi-led coalition “needs to stop thinking about how to eke out some notional victory.” The International Crisis Group added that the alliance should “instead commit itself wholly to finding a political exit, regardless of whether…

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Syria’s air defenses intercept Israeli missiles fired at Hama military base

Damascus says its air defenses have intercepted some of the Israeli missiles fired at a Syrian military base near the city of Hama, while the remaining missiles hitting the target have destroyed several buildings and injured three Syrian soldiers. Syrian state media reported that Israeli aircraft carried out the strike near the town of Masyaf in the central Hama province early on Saturday morning. Explosions were heard throughout the countryside around the provincial capital. Syria’s official state news agency SANA said the Israeli attack, which was carried out from Lebanese air space, destroyed several buildings and wounded three people. The Israeli regime launches airstrikes on the Syrian territory from time to time. Such aggressive moves are usually viewed as attempts to prop up terrorist groups suffering defeats at the hands of Syrian government forces. On March 27, the Israeli regime launched multiple missile attacks on Shaykh Najjar industrial city located 10 km northeast of Syria’s Aleppo. The Syrian TV said the majority of those missiles had been intercepted by the Arab country’s air defense, and those that hit their targets only caused material damage. Israeli regime used to be very careful with its operations over Syria after Russia equipped Damascus with the advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles in October 2018. However, US President Donald Trump's recent decision to recognize the “Israeli sovereignty” over the Syrian territories of Golan Heights has seemingly emboldened Tel Aviv to launch new aggression on the Arab country.

Damascus says its air defenses have intercepted some of the Israeli missiles fired at a Syrian military base near the city of Hama, while the remaining missiles hitting the target have destroyed several buildings and injured three Syrian soldiers. Syrian state media reported that Israeli aircraft carried out the strike near the town of Masyaf in the central Hama province early on Saturday morning. Explosions were heard throughout the countryside around the provincial capital. Syria’s official state news agency SANA said the Israeli attack, which was carried out from Lebanese…

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Saudi Arabia funded Libya rebels push toward capital: Report

Libyan Marshal Khalifa Haftar, Chief of the so-called Libyan National Army

Libyan rebel Commander General Khalifa Haftar has been directly supported by Saudi Arabia in his new campaign to seize control of the capital Tripoli, a new report has shown. The Wall Street Journal said Haftar, who leads the so-called Libyan National Army, had been ensured of massive funds from Saudi Arabia during a trip to the kingdom before he started his push to seize control of Tripoli on April 4. The report cited sources close to the Saudi government as saying that senior officials in Riyadh, including Saudi’s intelligence chief and…

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Hamas: Abbas’ new government will ease way for US ‘deal of century’

The Hamas resistance movement has criticized the formation of the new Palestinian government dominated by the Fatah Party, saying such a government will ease the way for the imposition of the United States’ yet-to-be-unveiled proposal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. According to Press TV, on Saturday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in the new government headed by a loyalist from his Fatah Party, Mohammad Shtayyeh. The 21-member cabinet only includes ministers from factions affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), primarily Fatah, but excludes Hamas and the Islamic Jihad movement. In…

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Iran cuts oil output in some areas to save flood-hit people

Iran has shut down some oilfields in Khuzestan province as intensive efforts are underway to control damage from flash floods and prevent possible environmental pollution, Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says. Zangeneh said Friday some oil pipes in the province have been emptied for the first time, and oil output has been reduced in some flood-hit areas as precaution. The minister stressed that oil production in the province has not stopped. The oil minister, who is in Khuzestan to marshal the ministry’s equipment and forces to alleviate the situation in the flood-stricken areas,…

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Damascus reserves right to retake occupied Golan Heights by any means: Official

A Syrian official says Damascus reserves the right to re-establish control over the Golan Heights, which the Israeli regime has been occupying for more than half a century, stating that a military option to regain the area could not be ruled out. “The Golan Heights is an integral part of the Syrian territory. We have the right to return this land at any time and by any means, which we consider necessary. In my opinion, the only language, which Israel understands is the language of force and resistance,” the director…

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