The occupation forces arrest 14 Palestinians in the West Bank

Occupied Jerusalem ,(ST)-Today, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 14 Palestinians in separate areas of the West Bank.

Wafa news agency reported that the occupation forces stormed Hebron, the towns of Beit Ummar and Surif in the north, Aqbat Jaber camp, south of Jericho, the towns of Yabd and Qabatiya, southwest of Jenin, and the town of Kober, north of Ramallah, and raided Palestinian homes, searched them, and arrested 14 Palestinians.

Slutsky calls for standing firmly against the unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria

Moscow (ST):  Head of the International Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Leonid Slutsky has  called for unifying ranks and standing firmly in all international arenas against the unilateral coercive measures being imposed on Syria, stressing that these measures aggravate the suffering of the Syrian people, especially in light of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Responding to a question by news correspondent in Moscow, Slutsky said in a video press conference that the unilateral measures are causing great damage to the Syrian economy and hindering the reconstruction of structures destroyed by international terrorism, including the historical monuments  registered on the UNESCO list.

Slutsky called for unifying efforts and working together in order to restore the economy and re-construct  what terrorism has destroyed in Syria.

The United States and the European Union are imposing unilateral coercive measures targeting the Syrian people's  livelihood.

 In another context, Slutsky considered that the US sanctions imposed on Russia run contrary to the  international law and international norms, describing them as an "illegal step".


American commentator affirms that MSM mislead public opinion on what is happening in Syria

WASHINGTON, (ST)_US political commentator James Dore has documented in his You Tube" The Jimmy Dore Show" how the western government recruited World Mass Media to cover misleading reports on Syria to wage a war against it and to support terrorism in it.

"We have previously talked about how the military-industrial complex (MIC) and media move towards wars and in Syria they did the same thing.. I do not know if you know that… But during the Iraq war there were fabrications under false pretext.. Iraq had nothing to do with September 11 attacks and it had no mass destruction weapons .. The western countries lied in this regard .. so the war was waged and the media pushed forward towards the war," he said.

New Israeli plan to build 2600 settlement units in the West Bank

The Israeli occupation authorities on Wednesday announced a new settlement plan to establish 2600 settlement units in the West Bank.

WAFA News Agency reported that the new plan aims at expanding the settlements already built on Palestinian lands in the West Bank, including in occupied Al-Quds.

On January 13th, the occupation authorities announced a plan to build 530 settlement units in occupied Al-Quds.

As part of its Judaizing and aggressive schemes to displace the Palestinians, the Israeli occupation has recently escalated settlement building operations in the West Bank, especially in the occupied city of Al-Quds, with the aim of implementing its colonialist annexation plans, in a blatant violation of the international resolutions that affirm the illegality of settlement operations in the occupied Palestinian territories and demand their stop.

Trump’s administration has deepened conflicts in the world: Czech writer

Czech writer Daniel Vesely has stressed that the administration of the outgoing US President Donald Trump has deepened conflicts in the world and caused suffering to millions of people in Syria, Yemen, Venezuela and Democratic Korea by imposing unilateral coercive economic measures against them.

In a recent article, Vesely affirmed that Trump and his administration have contributed to the exacerbation of the situation in Yemen, which is now witnessing the largest humanitarian catastrophe, with 16 million people facing the risk of starvation.

He said that the US also added the Yemeni (Ansarullah) movement on the list of terrorist organizations, which greatly affected the diplomatic capabilities to solve the crisis in this country and made millions of Yemenis vulnerable to threats.

He reiterated that the successive US administrations are responsible for what is happening in Yemen through the limitless military and logistical support they have provided to the Saudi regime in its aggression and suffocating siege against this country.