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Lebanon severely denounces the Israeli attack on the vicinity of Damascus

Beirut (ST): The Lebanese Foreign Ministry condemned today in the strongest terms the Israeli aggression on the vicinity of Damascus the day before yesterday, stressing its refusal to use Lebanese airspace to target Syrian sovereignty.

In a statement issued by the ministry and transmitted by the Lebanese National Information Agency, the ministry said,  “We condemn any attack on the sovereignty of brotherly Syria, and we refuse to use the Lebanese airspace to target it, expressing its full solidarity with it in the face of the Israeli attacks.

The occupation forces arrest 7 Palestinians in the West Bank

Occupied Jerusalem (ST):  The Israeli occupation forces arrested today  seven Palestinians in separate areas of the West Bank.

Wafa news agency reported that the occupation forces stormed the city of Jenin and the towns of Beit Sahour in Bethlehem, Burin in Nablus and Dora in Hebron and arrested seven Palestinians.

Yesterday, the occupation forces arrested 12 Palestinians in separate areas in the West Bank.


Jordanian intellectuals call on the European Union to lift the coercive measures imposed on Syria

Amman (ST): A gathering of Jordanian media and intellectuals for Syria, the Resistance, has  called on the European Union to lift the unilateral coercive economic measures on Syria.

In a message sent  to the European Union mission in Amman, the gathering indicated that these measures contribute to depriving the Syrian people of food and treatment, pointing out that they come due to the steadfast Syrian position in support of the resistance and against the US imperialist hegemony project and Syria's adherence to its patriotic and national principles.

Nebenzia: One of Russia's priorities is to clear mines left by terrorists in Syria Moscow (ST): Russia's permanent

Representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, affirmed that his country is making every effort to create a world free of mines and to make removing mines left by terrorists in Syria one of its priorities.

TASS news agency quoted Nebenzia as saying today that this matter is necessary to rebuild the infrastructure in Syria and return refugees to their countries.

He indicated that in the years 2016-2017, the Russian engineering forces carried out mine clearance operations in the cities of Aleppo, Deir Ezzour and Palmyra, referring to his country's assistance to Syria in removing mines and explosives from the areas liberated from terrorists.

Putin: Issues related to providing humanitarian aid to Syria should not be politicized

Moscow (ST): Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed in a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday  the need for the issue of humanitarian aid to Syria not to be politicized.

The TASS news agency quoted the Kremlin press service as saying in a statement that Putin and Merkel continued during a phone call to exchange views on the situation in Syria and underlined the need to give priority to the task of improving the humanitarian situation there. 

Putin stressed in this context that politicizing issues related to the provision of foreign aid, the reconstruction of the infrastructure and the return of refugees to their homeland is unacceptable.

Regarding Libya, the two sides expressed their readiness to facilitate efforts to restore the situation to normal in this country and agreed to further coordinate their steps in this direction.