10% Increase in Israeli Demolition of Palestinian Structures Last Year - OCHA

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says Israel’s demolition and confiscation of Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank soared by 10 percent last year as the Tel Aviv regime continues with its land expropriation policies in the occupied territories in blatant defiance of international law, according to Press T.V.

    “While in Area C, which makes over 60% of the area of the West Bank and is under full Israeli military control, the number of structures targeted in both years was approximately the same and stood at 270, occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds recorded a 25% increase compared to 2017. Of all structures targeted during 2018, 56 were donor-funded humanitarian aid structures, representing a 46% decline, compared to 2017 figures,” the UN body said in a report published on Sunday.

Iran Holds International Conference on Gaza Resistance

Iran has hosted an international conference on the anti-Israeli resistance of the Palestinian people in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The international event dubbed “Gaza the Symbol of Resistance,” was held in Tehran on Sunday, sponsored by the Iranian Society for the Defense of the Palestinian Nation in cooperation with Quds News Agency and the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization.

Addressing the conference, Iran's Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi said the Israeli regime only follows aggressive and cruel policies and has no fate but to collapse.

Top Commander Calls for National Unity against Enemy's Plots

Tehran - Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri on Sunday called for preserving country's national unity against enemy's plots.

 The national media should be vigilant and meet their duties to deter the Zionists and the dominant powers' propaganda, General Baqeri said.

He noted that the enemy has plots to disappoint and dissuade people and destroy the people's national unity.

The commander said that the armed forces spared no effort to promote their preparedness against the threats and possible attacks.

Saudi Arabia Faces Bleak Future, Real Risk of Demise

Saudi Arabia would finally face a revolt from the inside as people's voices for democracy and freedom start to rattle the shaky and unstable regime that "corrupt royals" have built on oil wealth, a political analyst from London says.

“The future of Saudi Arabia looks bleak because it is a complete autocracy ruled by a corrupt royal family which uses the whip and electricity and the sword to suppress all opposition,” said Rodney Shakespeare in an interview with Press TV on Sunday.

Zionist Entity to Close UNRWA Schools in Occupied al-Quds

Zionist authorities are planning to shut down schools in occupied al-Quds run by the United Nations refugee agency for Palestinians.

Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported on Sunday that Israel would revoke permits allowing schools operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to continue to work next school year.

In October 2018, Nir Barakat, the former mayor of al-Quds, had said that administration for schools, clinics and sports centers, among other services, would be transferred to Israeli authorities.