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Hundreds of Palestinian Inmates to Go on Open Hunger Strike

A large number of Palestinian prisoners across the political spectrum have pledged to go on a hunger strike in solidarity with a top Palestinian Fatah Movement’s jailed leader who will launch a mass open-ended hunger strike along with hundreds of other jailed members of the movement later this month.

The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement on Saturday that some 70 inmates from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine who are held at Gilboa Prison in northern Israel would join the mass hunger strike by 430 Fatah prisoners on April 17.

The major strike action is led by Marwan Barghouti.

Iran Will Respond to US Breach of Its Obligations, Says Larijani

TEHRAN Iran has considered required measures to face all types of US breach of its commitments and if they continue this approach, we will make trouble for them, Majlis (Parliment) Speaker Ali Larijani said on Saturday.

Speaking about the US excessive demands, he said that Islamic Republic follows a transparent nuclear policy and has an obvious logic in this regard.

Insidious moves will harm those who violate their obligations, the official said, referring to the US new anti-Iran efforts.

Zionist Forces Shoot Palestinian to Death in al-Quds

Zionist forces have shot and killed a Palestinian in the occupied East Jerusalem's al-Quds after he allegedly stabbed and injured three Israelis.

According Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri, the Palestinian lightly injured three Israelis - including a border police officer.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed the Palestinian’s death, but his identity remains unknown.

The Israeli police have cordoned off the scene of the incident.

On Friday, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian 49-year-old woman, Siham Ratib Nimr, after an alleged stabbing attack in East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Daesh Second- in-Command Killed in Iraqi Airstrikes

The second top figure of Daesh terrorist group has reportedly been killed along with two other top brass commanders of the Takfiris during Iraqi airstrikes in the western province of Al Anbar.

Citing the Iraqi intelligence apparatus, the Iraqi State TV announced on Saturday that Ayad Hamid Khalaf Al-Jumaili, the man believed to be the deputy of Daesh leader Ibrahim al-Samarrai, also known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed during an air raid on a Daesh position in the region of al-Qa'im near the border with Syria.

Two other senior Daesh commanders were also killed during the airstrike, the intelligence report said.

US Misleading Public over Terrorism’s Roots

TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry dismissed as groundless the allegations made by US defense secretary that Iran is a sponsor of terrorism, saying the US is misleading the world’s public opinion about the real financial and spiritual supporters of terrorism and Takfiri-Wahhabi extremism.

On Saturday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi rejected the anti-Iran comments by US Defense Secretary James Mattis as another episode in a series of baseless accusations, according to the Iranian Tasnim News agency.