Italy says it is concerned about recent Israeli plans to build hundreds of new settlement units in the West Bank

Italy has expressed deep concern about the Israeli occupation’s plan to build new 800 illegal settlement units on the Palestinians lands in the occupied West Bank, stressing that expanding settlements in the West Bank violates the international law.

"Italy reiterates its deep concern about the recent Israeli decision to go ahead with the decision to build nearly 800 new houses in several settlements in the West Bank," said the Italian Foreign Ministry in a statement, according to the Palestinian WAFA News Agency.

"The expansion of settlements in the West Bank violates international law and could irreparably undermine the viability of a just, sustainable two-State solution in line with internationally recognized parameters and the relevant UN resolutions," the ministry added, urging “Israel” to reconsider its decision.

Earlier, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres reiterated that the settlement building activities carried out by the Israeli occupation in the occupied Palestinian territories are illegal and they constitute a flagrant violation of international law, calling for halting these operations.

United States is the country that uses the most violence to achieve its imperialist goals, says Slovak Communist Party

Bratislava, (ST) - The Slovak Communist Party affirmed that the United States is one of the countries that uses the most violence and force through military interventions, organizing coups, and adopting a policy of unfair sanctions that kill people in order to achieve its imperialist goals.

In a statement, the party condemned the US administration’s unjust decision to include Cuba on the black list of countries sponsoring terrorism, saying that this decision “is meaningless and contradicts the reality and the nature of Cuba's domestic and foreign policies.”

Israeli navy targets Palestinian fishing boats off Gaza shore

Occupied Jerusalem ,(ST)-The Israeli occupation navy renewed today their targeting of Palestinian fishermen in the sea in the northern Gaza Strip.

Wafa news agency reported that the occupation navy fired at Palestinian fishermen's boats in the sea off Al-Sudania area northwest of Gaza City.

Turkish regime orders detention of 238 people under the pretext of involvement in the attempted coup

Ankara (ST): The Turkish regime authorities issued arrest warrants for 238 people under the pretext of their links to Fethullah Gulen, whom the regime accused of being behind the 2016 coup attempt.

The Anatolia News Agency,  the mouthpiece of Erdogan's regime, stated that the arrest warrants issued in Izmir city included six regions and 160 people had already been arrested.

It added that among those targeted were 218 army personnel who are still in service, including six colonels, three lieutenant colonels and nine majors.

Since the attempted coup, the Erdogan regime has launched a crackdown that has targeted its opponents in all sectors, and has resulted in the arrest of about 80,000 people awaiting trial, including many journalists, in addition to the dismissal, or suspension of work for about 150,000 others in the various civil and military institutions all over the country.


Guterres reiterates illegitimacy of occupation settlement activities in occupied Palestinian territories

New York(ST):  UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has  reiterated that the settlement activities carried out by the Israeli occupation entity in the occupied Palestinian territories do not enjoy any lawful legitimacy, calling for their immediate  halt.

France Press Agency reported  Guterres as saying in a statement last night that "the construction of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, does not enjoy any lawful legitimacy and constitutes a flagrant violation of international law."

Guterres warned that the Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories further weakens the possibility of ending the occupation and establishing a sovereign and viable Palestinian state on the basis of the pre-1967 lines.

Earlier, the National Office for Land Defense and Settlement Resistance of the Palestine Liberation Organization said in its weekly report that the occupation authorities announced a plan to establish 530 new settlement units in the southwest and north of occupied Jerusalem, and another plan to establish 800 new settlement units to expand settlements established in Jerusalem, Nablus, Ramallah and Bethlehem, Qalqilya and Jenin.