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Czech MP: EU failed to curb Erdogan's aggressive policies

PRAGUE, (ST)- Member of the Czech Parliament Karla Marikova has stressed that the European Union has failed to curb the aggressive policies of the Turkish regime, led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, even against EU member states.

In a statement to the Czech "Parliamentary Papers" website, Marikova said that Greece, an EU member, is repeatedly being exposed to attacks by the Turkish regime and instead of protecting and assisting Athens, the EU has supported the Turkish regime and failed to face the new Turkish threats and challenges against the country.

 Maintaining the illegal presence of US and Turkish forces in Syria impedes reaching a political solution

 On his part, the Czech analyst "Vatislav Omlov" affirmed that Erdogan's regime continues to support its terrorist tools in Syria's Idleb in order to implement its schemes in Syria with support from the West and the Israeli entity,.

In a statement on Saturday, the Czech analyst said that the aggressive practices of the US occupation forces in the north of Syria are similar to those of the Turkish occupation forces. He reiterated that maintaining the illegal presence of these occupying forces impedes reaching a political solution to the crisis in Syria and encourages the terrorists to commit more crimes and acts of vandalism to further destabilize the country.

Israeli occupation forces shoot dead unarmed Palestinian young man with special needs

 OCCUPIED AL-QUDS, (ST)- A 30 year-old Palestinian with special needs was martyred on Saturday in occupied al-Quds after Israeli occupation forces opened fire at him, claiming that he had a gun.

According to Wafa News Agency, the occupation forces shot dead a Palestinian man called Iyad Hallak, who was unarmed and with special needs, near Bab al-Asbat area. The occupation prevented the ambulance from reaching the site to move him to hospital and left him to bleed to death.

In the same context, the Israeli occupation forces positioned at a checkpoint to the south of Toulkarem opened fire at another  young Palestinian, injuring him in the foot.

Zakharova: US deals blow to international cooperation in healthcare

MOSCOW-  Washington dealt a blow to the international framework for cooperation in healthcare at the moment when the world needed to join forces, Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told TASS on Friday.

The comment was made following US President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate his country’s ties with the World Health Organization (WHO).

"At the time when the world needs to consolidate efforts in fighting the pandemic, Washington deals a blow to the international legal foundation for cooperation in healthcare," Zakharova said.

"What can the United States offer to the world in return? The sad picture in the US public health system, exposed by the pandemic, does not leave Washington a single chance to claim its leadership in this sphere," she added.

Indonesia expresses categorical rejection of Israeli annexation plans

Occupied Jerusalem (ST):  Indonesia affirmed its categorical rejection of  the Israeli plans to annex Palestinian lands in the West Bank .
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said in a letter to her Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Maleki that her country in its capacity as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council would urge the UNSC member states and the international community to reject the Israeli occupation settlement plans and support the international stand that calls for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital according to the UN relevant resolutions.

Israeli occupation forces try to kidnap Lebanese shepherd

Beirut (ST): The Israeli occupation forces renewed their violation of  Lebanese sovereignty when they tried to abduct a Lebanese shepherd in Shaba’a town in South Lebanon.
The Lebanese National News Agency said that Israeli occupation forces advanced in al-Radar area to the east of Shaba’a town in an attempt to kidnap the shepherd and when that  failed they opened fire at him, but he managed to escape without being injured.
The Lebanese Army units stationed in the region took the appropriate measures to deal with the incident in coordination with the UNIFIL.