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Dozens of Zionist Settlers Renew the Storming of Al-Aqsa mosque under the protection of the occupation

ST) -Dozens of Israeli settlers renewed today storming the occupied Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces.

Dozens of settlers stormed al-Aqsa from the Mughrabi Gate and carried out provocative tours in its courtyards under heavy guard from the occupation forces, according to Wafa News Agency.

Iran Announces starting the third Step in reducing Nuclear Commitments

Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced yesterday details of the country’s third step in reducing nuclear commitments in response to Washington's withdrawal

from the deal.

"Iran's reduction of its nuclear obligations is  in response to Washington's violations of the agreement," Kamalundi told a news conference on Saturday. "We do not intend to abandon the issue of transparency of the nuclear project and the IAEA's control over it, and we do not need to recycle the used fuel at this time."

Kamalundi said: "Tehran had designed a 15-year program aiming to attain 270,000 SWU, which could be increased to a million SWU.” He added that Iran had taken four measures in the third step to reduce commitments and began pumping gas into the sixth generation of centrifuges, pointing out that there are 82 items in the nuclear deal related to control of the nuclear program.

Kamalundi continued: "We will look at Fordow reactor and we will be frank transparent in announcing everything. One of our  commitments under the JCPOA is related to the re-design of the Arak reactor and another is about production of heavy water.”

Kamalundi added: “We do not violate the laws of the International Atomic Energy Agency, so we will not withdraw from the protocol supplementing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. We are not doing anything against the laws and we will not give enemies any excuse in this regard.”

Kamalundi stressed that Iran has started feeding uranium gas into chains of 20 advanced IR6 centrifuges as well as IR4 centrifuges. He also said the IAEA has been informed about Iran's new nuclear steps which it will continue to monitor.

Iran maintains that the new measures are not designed to harm the nuclear deal but to save the accord by creating a balance in the commitments.


Israel Bombs Gaza Position for an Entire Hour

Israel has launched a lengthy bombardment of positions in the Gaza Strip, sources inside the besieged enclave say.

Palestinian news agencies said late on Saturday that Israeli airstrikes targeted positions allegedly held by the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas north of the Gaza and deep inside the enclave.

Health officials said there were no casualties from the attacks that lasted close to an hour.

Israeli occupation regime sources said the attacks hit Hamas naval facilities on the Mediterranean and two military compounds run by the group in central Gaza.

There was no confirmation from resistance and its affiliated groups.

The relentless Israeli bombardment came after Resistance Movement launched a drone operation targeting Israeli occupation military equipment stationed along the border with the occupied Palestinian territories.

It also came a day after Israelis launched attacks on five positions inside Gaza.

Regime sources have claimed the attacks were in response to Hamas operations targeting Israeli settlers and military forces.

However, attacks by Hamas have come in response to the regime’s killing of people marching along the border to protest the Israeli occupation.

Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in such attacks by Israeli occupation troops earlier on Friday in clashes that erupted east of the Gaza City.

Some 66 other Palestinians were wounded in Israeli gunfire and other attacks during the anti-occupation protest held the same day.

The Resistance Movement has launched two rounds of retaliatory attacks on Israeli positions over the past 48 hours. The group fired five rockets into the occupied territories on Friday night, setting off sirens in Israeli settlements along the Gaza border as well as in the city of Sderot.

The group also responded to Israeli attacks by launching a successful drone operation earlier on Saturday.

The Israeli occupation military confirmed the drone attack inflicted damage to equipment stationed along the border while claiming there were no casualties to its troops.



Settlers Destroy Three Vehicles South of Nablus

NABLUS - Extremist Jewish settlers earlier today partially destroyed three Palestinian vehicles after raiding the village of Asira al-Qiblia, south of Nablus in the West Bank, local sources said.

Hafez Saleh, head of Asira al-Qiblia village council, said extremist settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of Yitzhar surreptitiously entered the village at about 5:00 am local time and destroyed the three vehicles, which belong to local Palestinian villagers.

He said the attack was carried out in the full sight of Israeli occupation soldiers who were present at a nearby military outpost.

The settlement of Yitzhar is notorious for its hardcore Jewish settler community who in the past committed several attacks against Palestinians and their property, including arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

Settler vandalism of Palestinian property in the occupied territories is almost a daily occurrence, and attacks by settlers are rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities.

Hunger striking Palestinian detainee facing deteriorated health

On the other hand in Ramallah, hunger-striking Palestinian detainee in Israeli occupation jails Nasser Zaidan Jadaa, 31, who  has been suffering from deteriorated health conditions following 33 days of hunger strike in protest of his arbitrary detention, without a charge or trial.

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said Jadaa, who is incarcerated in a solitary cell which lacks the basic humanitarian requirements, has been suffering recurrent dizziness, fainting and vomiting.

Jadaa started a hunger strike on August 4 shortly after he was placed under administrative detention, a procedure which allows the detention of Palestinian prisoners for renewable periods of time based on “secret evidence” and not clear charges.

He was detained three times in the past by Israeli occupation authorities.

Wafa News Agency


Netanyahu faces angry protests in 'provocative' visit to al-Khalil

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank have held a protest to express their resentment against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s "provocative" visit to the city of al-Khalil, also known as Hebron.

The demonstrators set fire to pictures of Netanyahu, saying that his visit to the city only aimed at fulfilling his political ambitions.

"We, as Palestinian citizens, are angry with  Netanyahu  for storming the city of Hebron," said a demonstrator.