Israeli navy kidnaps 5 Gaza fishermen

The fishermen were pushed into the cold sea water before they were handcuffed, blindfold and kidnapped The fishermen were obliged to jump from their fishing boats into the cold water,” the eyewitness said, noting that this time is the coldest weather in Gaza and the sea water is freezing Israeli occupation navy kidnapped on Tuesday morning five Palestinian fishermen, from the same family, and confiscated one of their boats. Eyewitnesses told Days of Palestine that the Israeli warship opened fire at the Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast and attacked their fishing boats before the kidnapping. When the Israeli warships … Continue reading Israeli navy kidnaps 5 Gaza fishermen

Israeli occupation kidnaps 17 Palestinians

Three of the kidnapped Palestinian citizens were beaten and tortured after they had been kidnapped, NGO said. In addition, the PPC said that the Israeli occupation forces stole three computers and two mobile phones during the night raid Israeli occupation forces kidnapped on Tuesday night 17 Palestinian citizens in occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. Local Palestinian sources said that the Israeli occupation forces raided the West Bank cities of Ramallah, Nablus and Al-Khalil. They carried out wide search campaign from house to house looking for “terrorist” whom the Israeli occupation claimed took part in anti-Israeli occupation activities. According to the … Continue reading Israeli occupation kidnaps 17 Palestinians

Israeli police remove tent for reception of ex-detainee in Issawiya

The Israeli occupation police on Tuesday afternoon removed a tent erected in Issawiya district, east of Jerusalem, in order to hold a reception for Mohamed Zaidan, a Palestinian citizen who was released after 15 years in Israeli jails. The removal of the tent provoked local young men in Issawiya into throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the police forces, who responded by intensively firing rubber bullets, and tear gas and stun grenades. 39-year-old Mohamed Zaidan had been arrested in 2002 and sentenced then for 15 years in prison on a charge of his affiliation with the Democratic Front for the … Continue reading Israeli police remove tent for reception of ex-detainee in Issawiya

‘West must be held accountable for Libya, apologize & leave it alone’ – Gaddafi’s cousin (EXCLUSIVE)

https://on.rt.com/83rb The Libyan people are still suffering because Western powers continue to fuel the ongoing conflict there, the cousin of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi has said on the sixth anniversary of the Arab Spring, adding that the West should apologize and leave Libya alone.   “It is clear to everyone what is now happening in Libya: total destruction, people fleeing their homes, mass hunger. Our country has descended into total darkness, and our people are enduring suffering,” Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, the cousin of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, told RT in an exclusive interview. “On this anniversary of the Arab … Continue reading ‘West must be held accountable for Libya, apologize & leave it alone’ – Gaddafi’s cousin (EXCLUSIVE)

Sabah Faraoun’s administrative detention extended for four more months

Israeli occupation authorities renewed the administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial – of Palestinian prisoner Sabah Mohammed Faraoun of Bethany in Jerusalem for the fourth time in a row for a four-month period. Faraoun, 34, was seized by occupation forces on 19 June 2016 after they invaded her home; her detention had been extended three times before and was scheduled to end on 25 February 2017 before the new detention order was issued yesterday. Faraoun is a seamstress and tailor, married and the mother of four children, Abdel-Razaq (15), Alaa (14), Tala (10) and Leen (5).  She is … Continue reading Sabah Faraoun’s administrative detention extended for four more months

Lieberman admits bombing targets in Sinai

The Israeli war minister Avigdor Lieberman admitted for the first time on Tuesday that special forces of the Israeli army bombed sites in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula and killed five members of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The statement came during an interview with the Israeli Army Radio when Lieberman was asked about the news that the Israeli army bombed sites belonging to the ISIS in Sinai in response to the shooting attacks launched from Sinai against Eilat city a week earlier. Lieberman added, “We don’t leave anything without response. I don’t think the existence of … Continue reading Lieberman admits bombing targets in Sinai

Syrian Coalition: Russia Breaking Its Promises in Syria

Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Yasser Farhan accused Russia of failing to fulfill its promises in Syria, stressing that Russia bears responsibility for the ongoing crimes against the Syrian people. Moscow pledged to halt its aerial campaign on the liberated areas during a meeting with representatives of the FSA groups in Astana last week, Farhan said. However, Russia has not honored its pledges. Local activists said that they have recorded dozens of air raids by the Russian forces on the provinces of Idlib, Dara’a, and Rural Damascus over the past week. The most violent airstrikes hit Dara’a province … Continue reading Syrian Coalition: Russia Breaking Its Promises in Syria