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The American Massachusetts Peace Movement calls on the US government to end the occupation of Syrian lands and end the economic sanctions imposed on it

Washington (ST): The American Massachusetts Peace Movement called on its country's government to end the American occupation of lands in Syria and to stop the economic sanctions imposed on it.

The movement said in a statement today  that the presence of American forces in Syria without congressional approval threatens the US constitutional system and deprives the Syrian people of entering their areas and accessing their livelihoods such as oil and wheat.

The movement emphasized that the terrorist war on Syria was extended and prolonged due to the intervention of the United States of America, which is working to deepen the pain and suffering of the Syrians and exacerbate them through economic sanctions.

The movement called on the American government to stop the military and diplomatic support for armed groups in Syria, noting that the weapons fall into the hands of terrorist organizations, including "Al Qaeda", which poses a danger not only to the Syrians, but to the Americans themselves.


Israeli enemy violates the Lebanese airspace and waters

On April 8th, the Israeli enemy aircraft and their warships renewed their violation of the Lebanese airspace and territorial waters.

The Lebanese National News Agency stated that the Israeli warplanes  violated the Lebanese airspace at a low altitude over the Hasbaya and Arqoub regions, reaching Rashaya Al-Wadi and the western Bekaa, accompanied by the flight of an enemy spy plane.

The agency indicated that the enemy aircraft flew heavily over the Jezzine area, at medium altitude, to Beirut and its suburbs.

In addition, the Lebanese Armed Forces Command announced, in a statement, that four hostile Israeli warships violated the Lebanese territorial waters opposite the Cape of Naqoura.

The Command said that the issue of the violations was being pursued in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFL).

O. al-Mohammad 

Turkish occupation kill 5 civilians in the towns of Tel Rifaat and Afrin

On April 8th, the Turkish occupation forces and their mercenaries launched dozens of rocket and artillery shells on residential areas in the vicinity of Tel Rifaat and Afrin and killed five civilians and wounded six others.

Local sources said that the Turkish occupation forces and its terrorist mercenaries fired about 200 rocket and artillery shells at the homes of the people in the vicinity of the Tel Rifaat and Afrin areas.

The sources said that the attacks resulted in the death of five civilians, the injury of 6 others, including two children, and material damage to people's property, infrastructure and public facilities.

 O. al-Mohammad

Amnesty International confirms Turkish regime’s violation of human rights

Amnesty International has confirmed that the Turkish regime violates freedoms and human rights by marginalizing the judiciary and legal procedures, and continuing to pursue and punish opponents of its policies.

Turkish Zaman newspaper quoted the organization as saying in a report on the human rights situation in Turkey: "Ankara has continued to punish acts that are protected by international human rights law and ignored the judiciary, fair trial guarantees and legal procedures."

In its report,  Amnesty International  referred to the Turkish regime's repressive practices, including the prosecution and punishment of opponents of its policies and  members of the judiciary and lawyers, in addition to imposing restrictions on municipalities opposed to the President of the Turkish regime, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and restricting the activities of local governments to suppress opposition.

Amnesty International also drew attention to a new law approved by the Turkish parliament last July, with the aim of undermining the powers and independence of Lawyers Unions,  continuing arrests under the pretext of association with terrorist organizations and arbitrary prosecuting members of parties opposed to Erdogan.

The Turkish regime continues its policies of suppressing freedoms not only through arbitrary arrests, but through imposing  random decisions- the most recent of which is the imposition of new restrictions that prohibit advertisements on social media sites in which its opponents found a place to express their views after the Erdogan regime tightened its grip on the media.

Inas Abdulkareem

The Israeli occupation forces arrest three Palestinians in the West Bank

On April 8th, the Israeli occupation forces arrested three Palestinians in separate areas of the West Bank.

WAFA News Agency reported that the Israel occupation forces raided the town of Beit Furik, east of Nablus, the Dheisheh camp, south of Bethlehem, and the town of Abu Dis, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, and arrested three Palestinians.

On April 7th, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 21 Palestinians in separate areas in the West Bank.

O. al-Mohammad