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Palestinians mark anniv. of signing of "Balfour Declaration"

Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza have held sit-ins marking the anniversary of the signing of the "Balfour Declaration". They say the signing of the 1917 document paved the way for the creation of "Israel" and their subsequent misery.

Palestinians marked the anniversary of the signing of the "Balfour Declaration" by holding sit-ins outside of the United Nation headquarters in Gaza and the West Bank.

The "Balfour declaration" was a letter written by then British Foreign Secretary Authur James Balfour to the Zionist leader Lord Rothschild in 1917. The letter soon became a catalyst which led to a mass immigration of Jews from all around the world to the land of Palestine.

Palestinians state that the declaration paved the way for the creation of Israel at the expense of displacing Palestinians and their mass ethnic cleansing. They say they will never give up their right of return to their homeland.

I spoke to Palestinian refugees in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, who explained to me that, the "Balfour Declaration" led to the 1948 Nakba or the Catastrophe, when Israelis forced 400,000 Palestinians to flee from their homes, Press TV correspondent reported.

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Palestinians mark anniv. of signing of "Balfour Declaration" (2)

Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza have held sit-ins marking the anniversary of the signing of the "Balfour Declaration". They say the signing of the 1917 document paved the way for the creation of "Israel" and their subsequent misery.

Palestinians marked the anniversary of the signing of the "Balfour Declaration" by holding sit-ins outside of the United Nation headquarters in Gaza and the West Bank.

The "Balfour declaration" was a letter written by then British Foreign Secretary Authur James Balfour to the Zionist leader Lord Rothschild in 1917. The letter soon became a catalyst which led to a mass immigration of Jews from all around the world to the land of Palestine.

Palestinians state that the declaration paved the way for the creation of Israel at the expense of displacing Palestinians and their mass ethnic cleansing. They say they will never give up their right of return to their homeland.

I spoke to Palestinian refugees in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, who explained to me that, the "Balfour Declaration" led to the 1948 Nakba or the Catastrophe, when Israelis forced 400,000 Palestinians to flee from their homes, Press TV correspondent reported.

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Bahrainis Protest against Al-Khalifa Regime

Thousands of Bahrainis demonstrated in response to the opposition calls, demanding a political solution to the country's 32-month-long crisis,according to FNA.

On Friday, the demonstrators chanted slogans demanding democracy, justice as well equality, held the photos of the Bahraini victims and detainees and called for the resignation of the country's Prime Minister who also happens to be the uncle of the King.

"We demand an immediate release of all prisoners," they chanted according to an Islam Times report.

The final statement denounced the oppression and tyranny practiced by the regime and called for the immediate release of all Bahraini detainees.

Moreover, Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society addressed the Public Prosecution Office in response to the illegal raid carried out by the regime forces. The raid took place amid a security siege on Al-Wefaq offices in Qufool area, in the capital Manama, preventing the Society’s members from reaching the building and barring those who were inside from communicating with their families or anyone outside the building.

Al-Wefaq stressed that the measure taken by the regime is an infringement to the political associations’ law in Article 19 which states that the offices of the Society as well as its documents, posts and communications, are protected by law and it is illegal to spy on a society or confiscate its possessions without a judicial decision. All measures should be taken in accordance to the law. It is against the law to inspect the offices of a society or investigate an alleged crime without a decision made by the General Prosecutor and with the presence of representatives of the Public Prosecution Office and the society. Shall the society’s representative refuse to show up, this will be mentioned in the inspection statement. If these procedures are breached, the inspection and its results are void. By also violating the Criminal Law procedures, which imply the presence of the owner of the real estate, or person in charge, the inspection is considered illegal.

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Turkish Workers Planning Massive Anti-Government Rallies This Month

Secretary-General of the Confederation of Revolutionary Workers Unions of Turkey (the Devrimci Isci Sendikalari Konfederasyonu - DISK) Arzou Cherkezoglu announced that Turkish workers plan to stage massive rallies against the policies of the Ankara government in November,according to FNA.

“The campaign of resistance against the Turkish government’s slaveholding and cruelties has started by staging rallies in Istanbul and Ankara and the campaign will continue across Turkey in November,” Cherkezoglu told FNA on Saturday.

 “Now is the time for action and all the workers affiliated to the DISK will hold rallies in all Turkish cities,” she added.

Cherkezoglu called on other workers and employees’ syndicates to join the campaign against the policies of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government on workers and other domestic issues.

Different Turkish politicians have also deplored the performance of the Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on both foreign and domestic political scenes as a complete fiasco.

Speaking to FNA in August, Deputy Head of the Turkish Nationalist Movement Party Emin Haluk Ayhan pointed to Erdogan’s performance, and underlined that the prime minister has created a mess both in and outside Turkey.

Ayhan said the ruling party’s main concern now is remaining in power, and the party is having hard days trying to win the people’s trust and support for the reelection of Erdogan as prime minister once again

Turkey has been the scene of political unrests in recent months due to the government’s suppression of the people.

The Gezi Park demonstrations began in Turkey's biggest city of Istanbul as a peaceful sit-in aiming to preserve the park on May 31 but soon snowballed into a national movement against Erdogan's leadership due to the government's harsh crackdown.

Clashes between police and protesters across the country have killed at least five people, including a policeman, and injured some 5,000.

Turkey has also widely been criticized for its interference in the internal affairs of neighboring Syria.

In recent months, thousands of the Turkish people took to the streets in different cities to protest against their government's interference in Syria.

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Iran, Austria deputy FMs call for non-interference in Syria's affairs

The Iranian and Austrian deputy foreign ministers have expressed concern about the crisis in Syria.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Reinhold Lopatka, in their meeting in Tehran, called for non-interference of foreign countries in Syria’s domestic affairs and said the future fate of the Arab country needs to be determined by the Syrian people. 

The two officials also stressed the need to find a political strategy inthe Middle East and to prevent the spread of extremism and its repercussions in the region and the world.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. Reports indicate that the Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are supporting the "militants" operating inside the country.

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