“The influx of the terrorists into Iraq was a plot by the country’s enemies to fight the Iraqi people’s demand and will on one hand, and provide security for the Zionist regime on the other,” Shamkhani said in a meeting with Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri in Tehran on Wednesday.
A Palestinian woman suspected of stabbing an Israeli settler on December 1 was defending herself after being harassed by the man, a Palestinian official claimed Tuesday.
Amal Jamal Taqatqa, 22, was shot and critically wounded by soldiers near Gush Etzion on December 1 after allegedly stabbing an Israeli settler.
The director of Bethlehem’s military liaison department told Ma’an news agency that officials requested an investigation into the shooting, but that it has been delayed due to the political atmosphere.
“Is it reasonable that 46 surveillance cameras in Gush Etzion settlement bloc have failed to document what really happened between Amal Taqatqa, 22, from Beit Fajjar and an Israeli settler who claimed that she attempted to stab him?” Khaled Qaddura said. Continue reading Palestinian woman who stabbed Israeli settler was defending herself: official
The Occupied Syrian Golan, SANA – Majed Farhan al-Shaer, Syrian prisoner in the Israeli jails, said that Syria in its war against the international terrorism is on the path of achieving victory. Continue reading Syrian prisoner in Zionist dungeons: Syria on its way to victory
BEIRUT (The Daily Star) – Israel has been dipping into Lebanon’s offshore oil and gas reserves for years, Hezbollah MP Nawwaf Musawi warned Sunday, days after Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri made a similar statement.
“The Israeli enemy had started drilling for oil more than seven years ago,” the MP said in a statement released Sunday. Continue reading Hizbullah MP: Israel began stealing Lebanon’s oil 7 years ago
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – The Israeli prison service has started serious punitive procedures against Palestinian prisoners who recently started a hunger strike in solidarity with cellmates held in solitary confinement.
Issa Qaraqe, a former minister of prisoners affairs and currently chairman of the prisoners affairs committee, told Ma’an Sunday that some hunger-strikers were sent to wards of criminal prisoners, some were ordered to pay fines, others were deprived of family visits and still others of buying from the prison cantina for two months.
The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society said in a statement that more than 30 prisoners have recently joined 70 others who started a hunger strike seven days ago. The move was to exert pressure on the Israeli prison service to end the solitary confinement of Nahar al-Saadi. Continue reading Israeli prison service starts to punish hunger-strikers
by Ali Haydar, Al-Akhbar English
This is no joke. The United States relied on Israeli precedents and Tel Aviv’s violation of human rights to justify the torture of detainees by its own intelligence agencies, as was revealed in a report issued by the US Senate Intelligence Committee. Israeli media outlets have published highlights of the report.
Revelations about the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) use of torture are not over. A report issued by the US Senate Intelligence Committee reveals new information that was published yesterday by the Times of Israel website, stressing that torture is legitimate and legally based on the Israeli torture of detainees. Continue reading CIA cites Israeli model to justify torture
by Amer Mohsen, Al-Akhbar English
Israeli strikes against Syria and its army are not new. It is rather a tradition that began in the late 1990s with strikes against Syrian army locations and radars in Lebanon. These strikes shifted to the inside of the country after the war in Iraq through attacks on sensitive targets in the Syrian interior, down to direct and repeated assaults since 2012, and the intensification of the war which has exhausted the national army and weakened its defenses.
After each strike, Arab voices emerge rebuking the Syrian regime over Israel’s attacks against it and the lack of response on its part. It is as if these assaults were a war on the regime itself, rather than a war on Syria, and as if it is shameful to be targeted by Israel, rather than to ally and cooperate with it. Continue reading On Syria and ‘the right to respond’ to Zionist aggression
Medical sources have reported that scores of children, and teachers, suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in southern Al-Khalil city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, during clashes that took place after the soldiers harassed them while heading to school. Continue reading Al-Khalil: Schoolchildren and Teachers Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Wednesday shot and injured a Palestinian teenager in the head during clashes at the entrance of al-Jalazun refugee camp near Ramallah, medics said.
Raouf Hussein Snubar, 14, was hit in the head with a live bullet, causing fractures to his skull, medical sources told Ma’an.
They said he was in serious but stable condition. Continue reading Israeli forces shoot, seriously injure Palestinian teen near Ramallah
AMALLAH (Ma’an) — The head of the Palestinian Authority committee against the separation wall and settlements died Wednesday after Israeli soldiers assaulted him in a village near Ramallah, committee sources said.
Ziad Abu Ein, 55, died after an Israeli soldier beat him on the chest with his helmet in the village of Turmsayya in the Ramallah district, the director of the committee’s information center, Jamil al-Barghouthi, told Ma’an.
Abu Ein also suffered severe tear gas inhalation as Israeli soldiers fired canisters in the area.
A Palestinian security source told AFP that Israeli forces beat Abu Ein with the butts of their rifles and their helmets during a protest march. Continue reading Zionists don’t even spare their collaborators: PA official dies after IOF assaults him