UN, EU warn Rafah invasion would be a disaster for about 1.5 million Palestinians

Occupied Jerusalem, Tor Wennesland, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, described the situation in the Gaza Strip as catastrophic due to the ongoing Israeli aggression.

The UN diplomat warned that the occupation’s threat to inva…


Occupied Jerusalem, Tor Wennesland, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, described the situation in the Gaza Strip as catastrophic due to the ongoing Israeli aggression.

The UN diplomat warned that the occupation’s threat to invade Rafah City in southern Gaza Strip will lead to a more dangerous situation.

‘You can easily see the despair and fear that people face. There are about 1.4 million living in very crowded conditions in Rafah with no resources, barely access to medical care, no place to sleep, and no safe place to go,’ Palestinian Wafa news agency quoted Wennesland as saying.

Wennesland noted that the United Nations needs the necessary tools to serve the Palestinians on the ground, stressing the need to allow vital materials for United Nations operations to enter the Gaza Strip.

In turn, the European Union warned that the occupation’s threat to invade the city of Rafah would represent a disaster for about 1.5 million displaced Palestinians who resorted to the city coming from
various regions of the Gaza Strip.

European Union foreign policy official Josep Borrell said, ’26 of the 27 European Union countries agreed to a statement warning Israel against launching any attack on Rafah.’

Pointing out that the statement calls for an immediate humanitarian pause that would lead to a sustainable ceasefire and the provision of humanitarian aid.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

ENEMY’S RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS INTENSIFY OVER SOUTHERN VILLAGES AMID ESCALATING TENSIONSU.S. vetoes UN resolution demanding an immediate stop to the Israeli occupation aggression on Gaza

Israeli enemy reconnaissance aircraft intensified their flights over the villages of the southern Lebanese districts of Tyre and Bint Jbeil throughout the past night and into Tuesday morning, amidst continued firing of incendiary shells and illuminati…

Israeli enemy reconnaissance aircraft intensified their flights over the villages of the southern Lebanese districts of Tyre and Bint Jbeil throughout the past night and into Tuesday morning, amidst continued firing of incendiary shells and illuminating bombs overnight over villages in the western and central sectors.

Moreover, enemy warplanes carried out raids after 7:00 pm yesterday on the towns of Marwahin, Aita Shaab, and Beit Lif, resulting in significant damage to homes, crops, and infrastructure, especially electricity and water networks.

On the other hand, an increase in the displacement of residents from villages adjacent to the Lebanese-Palestinian border was observed. Families in displacement centers in Tyre are seeking homes outside the shelters due to the difficulty of living in them.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

New York, The U.S. blocked UN resolution demanding an immediate halt to the Israeli occupation aggression on Gaza.

Thirteen countries voted in favor of the Algeria-led resolution on Tuesday, while the U.S. voted against it. The U.K. abstained.

The resolution called for an immediate ceasefire, the delivery of aid to the entire Gaza Strip, Israeli occupation’s compliance with the orders of the International Court of Justice and to respect its obligations under international law.

It also rejected the forced displacement of Palestinians.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

ICJ resumes public hearing on legal consequences arising from Israel’s policies in Palestinian territories

The Hague, The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague resumed its public hearings on the legal consequences arising from Israel’s policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, according to WAFA news…


The Hague, The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague resumed its public hearings on the legal consequences arising from Israel’s policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, according to WAFA news agency.

In his briefing before the court, South African representative Vusimuzi Madonsela stressed the need to allow the Palestinians to exercise their right to self-determination.

He stressed that the Israeli violence and attacks on Gaza contradict international law, and that the Israeli attacks there are ‘more horrific than the apartheid regime.’

Madonsela pointed out that the Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem are confined behind an apartheid wall, and that what Israel is doing exacerbates the conditions of the Palestinians and makes them worse, stressing the need to hold perpetrators of Israeli crimes responsible and hold them accountable.

He said that denying the right of return and not stopping settlement led to the current conditions in Pales
tine, and led to injustice and the perpetuation of the apartheid system and settlement rule, and that the delay in reaching a just solution led to an endless cycle of violence.

Madonsela added that the position on the apartheid regime must be clear, and that the occupation continued for a long time, 56 years, in defiance of all international regulations and laws and hundreds of United Nations resolutions and turning the back of the entire international community.

He stressed that the international community must ensure that the apartheid regime and its heinous practices against the Palestinian people must end, and that whoever commits these acts must be held accountable, and the wall and settlements must be dismantled, but Israel did not care about all these calls, and legislation and laws and continued to fight the court’s decision.

Madonsela added that the Palestinian people suffer from a system of racial segregation and discrimination based on policies, house demolitions, and raids into villages and ref
ugee camps.

He explained that the legal system practiced against the Palestinian people, specifically children, is a military legal system applied by military judges without the lowest levels of protection or application of international humanitarian law, but the Israeli settlers in the West Bank have a completely different law, and as for the Gaza Strip, they live in a besieged area, completely separated from the West Bank, where they have been subjected to Israeli aggression for many years.

The representative of Algeria said that the United Nations resolutions explicitly stipulate an end to the Israeli occupation and that it is an illegal and illegitimate occupation, and that the occupation is the reason behind all recorded crimes.

He added that the request of the United Nations General Assembly must be responded to and the focus must be on reviewing the effects of the extended Israeli occupation in the Palestinian territories, and all its consequences arising from it, and the illegal system that prevail
s and that is based on racial discrimination on the basis of violating the standards and rules of international law stipulated by the United Nations General Assembly.

Algeria’s representative added that the court must exercise its jurisdiction and issue its decision based on the evidence presented to it about the consequences of the occupation and the ongoing conflict, and therefore ‘we in Algeria believe that the court must issue its decision and follow up on those decisions, as Israel has continued to build the separation wall despite the decision issued by the court, were ignored.’

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

UAE’s DABS implements humanitarian initiative in Syrian governorates

Damascus, The UAE Aid Coordination Office in Syria implemented in several Syrian governorates a humanitarian initiative including distributing 15,000 food baskets, clothing, and milk for children provided by the UAE’s Dar al Ber Society (DABS) in the …


Damascus, The UAE Aid Coordination Office in Syria implemented in several Syrian governorates a humanitarian initiative including distributing 15,000 food baskets, clothing, and milk for children provided by the UAE’s Dar al Ber Society (DABS) in the context of its efforts to support those affected by cold waves in the winter.

The initiative, implemented by the office in cooperation with Syria Trust for Development, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), and a number of charities in the country, included the distribution of humanitarian aid in the governorates of Damascus, the Damascus countryside, Latakia, Suwayda, Homs, and Hama, in addition to the liberated city of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib countryside.

‘This initiative comes as a continuation of the humanitarian work the office began in Syria within the framework of a matrix of development programs and initiatives the office seeks to implement here successively throughout the year’, said Khaled Khalifa Al-Salis, Director of the UAE Aid Coordination Office.

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ource: Syrian Arab News Agency

Russian air defenses shot down three Ukrainian drones southwestern Russia

Moscow, Russian air defenses shot down three Ukrainian drones over Bryansk Oblast province, southwestern Russia.

‘On Monday night, Russian air defenses thwarted an attempt by Kiev regime to carry out terrorist attacks using three drones, as they down…


Moscow, Russian air defenses shot down three Ukrainian drones over Bryansk Oblast province, southwestern Russia.

‘On Monday night, Russian air defenses thwarted an attempt by Kiev regime to carry out terrorist attacks using three drones, as they downed them over Bryansk province, southwestern Russia’, Russian Defense ministry said in a statement.

On almost daily basis, Ukrainian forces, target civilian facilities in the border areas with Russia with drones, missiles and artillery shells.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Syria’s Chambers of Commerce, Indian Embassy discuss bilateral investment and business opportunities

Damascus, The Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce discussed with the Indian Embassy in Damascus mechanisms for enhancing trade cooperation between the two countries, investment opportunities and ways to develop them for the benefit of both sides…


Damascus, The Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce discussed with the Indian Embassy in Damascus mechanisms for enhancing trade cooperation between the two countries, investment opportunities and ways to develop them for the benefit of both sides.

During their meeting at Damascus-based Golden Mazzeh Hotel, the two sides attached great importance to expanding the base of trade exchange, strengthening economic and commercial ties, along with making efforts and providing mechanisms to facilitate them.

The head of the Federation, Muhammad Abu al-Huda al-Lahham, pointed out the importance of improving the trade exchange process, especially since India has the potential and capabilities to establish joint work for the future, noting the strong and historical friendly bilateral relations.

The Indian Ambassador to Damascus, Irshad Ahmed, reviewed the most important sectors and main areas in his country in which investment and business opportunities can be explored, pointing out the importance of identifying t
he opportunities that exist in the two countries, exchanging visits between businessmen, and encouraging the establishment of exhibitions and joint projects that benefit the two friendly peoples.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency