Dozens Hunger-Striking Palestinian Prisoners Moved to Hospital

 At least 60 Palestinians, who have gone on hunger strike in Israeli jails in protest at the Tel Aviv regime’s administrative detention policy and harsh prison conditions, have been moved to hospital after a significant deterioration in their health conditions.

Palestinian Prisoners' Society lawyers, who visited some of the hunger strikers in Ohalei Kedar prison, said many of them were in serious condition and had to be hospitalized after refusing to eat for 38 days.

Iranophobia, Outdated Allegations Doomed to Failure, Says Qasemi

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Wednesday that promotion of Iranophobia and outdated allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran are doomed to failure.

Qasemi called the recent allegations made by US president in the occupied territories on the US commitments to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and its supports for terrorism as repeated and whimsical.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has never tried to obtain nuclear weapon, he said.

Others might pursue other goals through such baseless allegations, Qasemi said.

Saudi, UAE Block Al-Jazeera, Qatari Dailies Websites

Saudi and Emirati authorities have blocked access to the website of Doha-based and state-funded al-Jazeera Arabic news channel after statements attributed to Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on sensitive regional topics sparked a dispute among Gulf states, according to Press TV.

On Wednesday, the website of al-Jazeera broadcaster was not accessible in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The website and Twitter accounts of official Qatar News Agency, al-Jazeera Documentary channel, al-Jazeera English news channel, Arabic-language and political newspaper al-Watan, semi-official al-Raya newspaper, al-Arab daily as well as Arabic and pro-government al-Sharq daily were also inaccessible in both countries during the day.

Certain States Boosting Takfiri Firepower

A senior Iranian official says a number of countries, either directly or indirectly, side with the Takfiri terrorists in Iraq and Syria, helping arm the outfits to devastating effects.

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani made the remarks at a high-level international security summit underway in Russia’s northwestern city of Tver, Press TV reported.

He further said that those countries would either directly transfer the advanced weapons to the Takfiri terrorists or hand them over to the so-called “moderate” militants, whom they have propped up themselves before the arms are taken away by the terrorists  of Daesh and Jabhat al-Nusra.

Five People Killed in Bahraini Regime Crackdown

Bahrain's Interior Ministry has announced the death of five people in raids on protesters gathering in the northwestern village of Dirza.

On Tuesday, over 280 people were also detained during the attack, according to the ministry.

Earlier in the day, Bahraini regime forces stormed into the residence of Sheikh Isa Qassim in the village, arresting everyone inside the house. It is not yet clear whether Sheikh Qassim himself is among the detainees, press TV reported.

Security forces fired birdshots at protesters and teargas into the house of the prominent cleric.

The village has been a scene of protests since last June, when authorities stripped the cleric of his citizenship over accusations that he used his position to serve foreign interests and promote “sectarianism” and “violence.” He has denied the allegations.

Following the brutal operations, Bahraini clerics called for mass nationwide protests.