Settlers uproot dozens of olive trees, south of Hebron, in the West Bank

Occupied Jerusalem ,(ST)-Today, Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian lands south of Hebron in the West Bank and uprooted more than 100 olive trees.

Wafa news agency quoted the coordinator of the Popular Committees Resisting the Wall and Settlement in South Hebron, Ratib Jabour, as saying that a number of settlers stormed the Shaab Al-Batam area east of Yatta, south of Hebron, under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces, and uprooted more than 100 olive trees.

Czech writer: EU's double standards in human rights issues are the embodiment of its moral failure

Prague( ST): -  Czech writer Peter Schnur asserted that the policy of double standards  the European Union applies on  human rights issues is an embodiment of its moral failure.

In an article published today in the Czech newspaper Bravo, Schnur pointed out that the double standards and contradiction in the European Union's policies towards human rights is evident in its dealings with the situations in Syria, Belarus and Venezuela on the one hand and towards Ukraine and the situation in Saudi Arabia on the other.

Schnur stressed that the European Union is experiencing a moral fall, which can be clearly traced in the continued support of the West for what they call "moderate rebels" in Syria and the Middle East, noting that the  European public opinion has discovered that they are nothing but an extension of "Al Qaeda" and "Daesh" terrorists.


Iraq: Two explosions target a convoy of the American coalition forces

Baghdad (ST): Two explosive devices went off today targeting a convoy of the "coalition" forces led by the United States in Dhi Qar province to the south of Iraq.

An Iraqi security source told Al- Sumaria News website that an explosive device targeted a logistical support convoy of the International Coalition on the Dhi Qar highway but no casualties were reported, while a second bomb targeted the same convoy close to the first explosion causing damage to one of the convoy vehicles.

Similar explosions targeted "coalition" forces in Iraq during the past few months, which resulted in various damages.


The occupation forces arrest two Palestinians in the West Bank

Occupied Jerusalem ,(ST) Today, the Israeli occupation forces arrested two Palestinians in the West Bank.

Wafa news agency quoted the Prisoners Club Director in Jenin, Montaser Sammour, as saying that the occupation forces stormed the town of Kafr Rai, south of Jenin, and arrested the two released detainees, Bilal and Bassam Dhiab, after they raided and searched their relatives' home.

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

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The participants in the conference of parliaments of countries defending Palestine: the need to confront American-Israeli conspiracies

On January 18th, participants in the virtual international conference of parliaments of states defending Palestine stressed the need to confront the ongoing US-Israeli plots and plans against the Arab and Islamic nations, foremost of which aim at liquidating the Palestinian issue.

The Speaker of the Iranian Shoura Council(Parliament) , Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf, warned of the continuation of these conspiracies in parallel with the targeting of the Palestinian issue through the so-called (Deal of the Century), referring to the close relationship between Zionism and terrorism.

Qalibaf explained that the continued Israeli occupation of its crimes against the Palestinians through killing, arresting, demolishing homes and facilities in the West Bank, and continuing its unjust siege on more than two million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip for 14 years is a painful human catastrophe.