Palestinians gathered outside ICRC office to call for the release of prisoners from Israeli jails

OCCUPIED AL_QUDS, (ST)_The city of Tulkarm in the West Bank witnessed on Tuesday a solidarity stand with Palestinian prisoners being held in the Israeli jails, particularly the sick ones.
According to WAFA News Agency, scores of Palestinians gathered outside the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Tulkarm and called on the international community to press Israeli authorities to stop their suppressive acts against the Palestinian prisoners and to release the sick ones.

ACOHL condemns Israeli settler's attacks on Romanian monastery in Jerusalem

OCCUPIED AL-QUDS, (ST)_ The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (ACOHL) has condemned Israeli settlers' repeated attacks against the Romanian church monastery in Al-Quds [Jerusalem], the latest of which was setting fire to the entrance of the monastery of the Romanian Orthodox Church in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Musrara.
The local priest managed to extinguish the fire quickly, according to WAFA news agency, which added that recordings of surveillance cameras showed Orthodox Jewish fundamentalists attempting to set the monastery entrance on fire.

Iraqi forces arrest two (ISIS) terrorists in Mosul

Iraqi security forces arrested two ISIS terrorists in Mosul, Nineveh Governorate, northern Iraq.

“Alsumaria News” quoted that “based on accurate intelligence information and continuous follow-up, two dangerous elements of the terrorist organization ISIS were arrested in Mosul after a tight ambush was set for them.”

In addition, the Nineveh Operations Command announced today that it had found a large den of "ISIS" terrorists in the depths of the desert and warehouses for containers and mortar shells that were safely destroyed during a security operation that was carried out to pursue terrorist remnants south of Hadar city in Nineveh governorate.

Rabiei: Washington cannot claim diplomacy before the lifting of sanctions on Iran

Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei stressed that the US administration should take steps to prove goodwill and build trust regarding the nuclear agreement, but it did not move in this direction.

Rabiei said in a press conference today: “Washington cannot claim that it is seeking diplomacy before the lifting of sanctions on Iran. Joe Biden’s administration cannot continue the policy of former President Donald Trump and expect different results”. He considered that diplomacy is the only option to resolve differences which have to be built on goodwill and far from unilateral actions.

Turkish regime arrests 68 people over alleged links to Fathullah Gulen

The authorities of the Turkish regime on Tuesday arrested 68 people, including soldiers and officers over alleged links to Turkish preacher Fathullah Gulen who has been accused by the Turkish authorities of masterminding the coup attempt in 2016.

The Turkish “Today Zeman” newspaper said that the arrests were carried out based on arrest warrants issued by the Ankara Prosecution against these people under the pretext of having links to the Gulen-affiliated “Hizmet” movement.

The newspaper pointed out that among the arrested persons were a Colonel, four lieutenant colonels, a retired Colonel and a Captain as well as soldiers and many civilians.

Since the coup attempt in Turkey four years ago, the Erdogan regime has waged a countrywide crackdown targeting its opponents. Tens of thousands of people have been arrested and dismissed from work in various civil, military and judicial institutions in the country.