Turkey Reveals Photos of 15 Alleged Mossad Spies Arrested

25.10.2021

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By Staff, Agencies

Turkish media revealed Monday the photos of 15 alleged Mossad spies arrested last week.

The report identified a key figure among the spies as M.A.S., who reportedly studied at Konya University.

The senior Mossad official described in the report was given the name A.Z., who is supposedly a Germany-based officer in charge of this supposed network.

One of the main spies, identified as A.B. by the report, allegedly collected information about what kind of facilities Turkey provides for Palestinians opposed to the “Israeli” entity in the country. A.B. entered Turkey in late 2015 and was reported as a missing person in June of this year, according to the report. The report he was missing was intended to divert attention from the cell, which was already under surveillance by then, Sabah claimed.

Other supposed agents described in this report included B.U.T, a 21-year-old German-based officer who gathered information on Palestinians in Turkey; A.J.A., a 29-year-old who transferred money and allegedly worked as an emissary for Mossad officers; N.A., 29 and wired money through Western Union; R.A.A., 46, the oldest in the network who allegedly received funds for meetings at the “Israeli” consulate and supposedly met with Mossad officials in the “Israeli” entity and Zagreb, Croatia; A.R.A., 29 who was paid in bitcoin for collecting information on Arabs in Istanbul and met with Mossad officials in Nairobi, Kenya; and others whose roles in the network were not clear.

Turkish reports claimed that the suspects were split into five cells of three people each and were all arrested in a covert operation on October 7. The Turkish Sabah newspaper claimed that it was able to obtain the names of the alleged spies as well.

One of the five cells was in contact with and met with case officers from the Mossad and provided information and documents important for the “Israeli” entity. Information about Turkish and foreign students in Turkey was given to the Mossad in exchange for payment, according to Sabah.

The Turkish TRT Haber news reported that Palestinian and Syrian students were targeted by the cells, with a focus on students receiving training in the defense industry, as well as information on associations and organizations. The TRT report included video of the arrests.

The report comes just weeks after the Shehab news reported that seven Palestinians who had been reported missing in Turkey had been arrested for spying on “Palestinian national figures” in Turkey for the Palestinian Authority’s General Intelligence Services [GIS] and the Mossad. The report claimed that Turkish intelligence services caught the spies.

The Middle East Eye news site reported on Thursday that it was able to confirm that the 15 suspects had been arrested on charges of “espionage and working for Mossad to gather information on Palestinian citizens living in Turkey.”

MEE added that six Palestinians who were reported missing in Turkey since September were among the suspects. One of the brothers of one of the suspects told MEE that the reports about espionage were false and that the whole situation was a misunderstanding.

Shehab reported on Thursday that the Turkish report confirmed their earlier report.

Last month, Palestinian media reported that a number of Palestinians had gone missing in Turkey. Earlier this month, the Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry announced that the whereabouts of some of the missing Palestinians had been identified after Turkish authorities contacted their families.

The Palestinians were recruited with offers of payment and threats of obstructing the renewal of their passports, according to Shehab, with Turkish security services finding that sums of money coming from the GIS were being sent to Palestinians who were “moving in a suspicious and intense manner,” especially after Operation Guardian of the Walls in May.

The goal of the GIS spies was to prepare for assassination operations against leading Palestinian figures in Turkey, according to Shehab. The report claimed that Israel was reluctant to carry out operations itself in Turkey due to concerns of a reaction by Turkish President Erdogan.

من هو عبد الفتاح البرهان وما دوره في حرب اليمن واتفاق التطبيع؟

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المصدر: الميادين نت

عبد الفتاح البرهان، القائد العسكري في السودان، يتردّد اسمه اليوم مع إعلانه حلَّ المجلس السيادي والحكومة، وفرضه حالة الطوارئ في البلاد. فمن هو؟ وما هي المناصب التي تقلّدها في حياته السياسية؟

'سنحرص على تنفيذ الاتفاق'
  • عبد الفتاح البرهان

يجسّد الفريق أول ركن عبد الفتاح البرهان، الذي أعلن اليوم الإثنين حلّ المؤسسات الانتقالية وحالة الطوارئ في السودان، عودةَ الحكم العسكري، وسط ترحيب من البعض، ورفض مطلق من آخرين ندّدوا بما وصفوه بأنه “انقلاب”.

ظهر البرهان اليوم الإثنين، عبر شاشة التلفزيون، في بزّته العسكرية. وأعلن، في نبرة حازمة، أنه يريد “تصحيح الثورة” التي أطاحت عمر البشير عام 2019. وأكّد إعفاء الوزراء ووكلاء الوزراء من مهماتهم، علماً بأن جزءاً كبيراً من هؤلاء اعتُقلوا منذ الفجر على أيدي قوى عسكرية.

في الشارع، يهتف متظاهرون ضده منذ أيام، رافضين “حكم العسكر”، لكن آخرين يطالبون بحكومة عسكرية، ويعتبرون أن الجيش هو المنقذ الذي سيحل كل مشاكل البلاد الاقتصادية والسياسية.

قبل إطاحة البشير، أدّى البرهان دوراً رئيساً بعيداً عن الأضواء في مشاركة السودان في التحالف العسكري الذي تقوده السعودية ضد اليمن، ثم أصبح في دائرة الضوء حين تولى قيادة المجلس العسكريّ الانتقالي في أعقاب إطاحة الرئيس السابق عمر البشير على يد الجيش، في 11 نيسان/أبريل 2019، في إثر تظاهرات حاشدة استمرت خمسة أشهر.

في 12 نيسان/أبريل، أدّى البرهان اليمين رئيساً للمجلس العسكري، الذي تولّى السلطة بعد البشير. تقلّد البرهان منصبه بعد أن تنازل الفريق أول ركن عوض بن عوف عن رئاسة المجلس العسكري بعد أقل من 24 ساعة من تسلّمه السلطة، تحت ضغط الشارع الذي كان ينظر إلى ابن عوف على أنه من داخل النظام، وحليف مقرّب من الرئيس السابق.

من الظلّ إلى المنصب الأول

تحوّل البرهان من شخصية تعمل في الظل إلى رئيس للبلاد بحكم الأمر الواقع. وقال عنه في حينه ضابطٌ في الجيش، طلب عدم الكشف عن هويته، إنه “ضابط رفيع المستوى في القوات المسلحة.. لم يكن يوماً تحت الأضواء كما هي الحال بالنسبة إلى ابن عوف (الذي كان وزيراً للدفاع) والفريق أول ركن كمال عبد المعروف (الذي كان رئيس أركان الجيش)”.

في آب/أغسطس 2019، وبعد عنف في الشارع ومفاوضات مع “ائتلاف قوى الحرية والتغيير”، الذي قاد الاحتجاجات الشعبية، وقّع المجلس العسكري اتفاقاً مع الائتلاف عُرِف بـ”الوثيقة الدستورية”، نصّ على مرحلة انتقالية يتقاسم خلالها المدنيون والعسكريون السلطة لقيادة البلاد نحو انتخابات وحكم مدني.

ترأّس البرهان، بموجب هذا الاتفاق، مجلسَ السيادة الذي كُلِّف الإشرافَ على إدارة المرحلة الانتقالية. ويتكوّن مجلس السيادة من 11 شخصاً: خمسة عسكريين يختارهم المجلس الانتقالي، وخمسة مدنيين يختارهم “تحالف قوى التغيير”، بالإضافة إلى مدني يتفق الجانبان على اختياره.

بعد سنتين من المرحلة الانتقالية، بات البرهان معتاداً على الأضواء، وبات يتصرف ويعامَل على أنه رئيس دولة، فلقد تلقى، الأربعاء الماضي، دعوةً إلى المشاركة في قمة بشأن ليبيا ستُعقَد في باريس في منتصف تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر. وهو يستقبل بانتظام المسؤولين والمبعوثين الأجانب الذين يزورون السودان.

يظهر، بصورة عامة، في بزّته العسكرية مع أوسمته، وغالباً برفقة نائب رئيس مجلس السيادة محمد حمدان دقلو، المعروف بـ “حميدتي”، وهو قائد قوات الدعم السريع المتهمة بقمع انتفاضة عام 2019.

علاقات بالخارج

خلال المفاوضات بين الجيش والمحتجين بشأن تركيبة الحكم، قام البرهان بزيارات لمصر والإمارات والسعودية. والأخيرتان من أبرز المانحين للسودان.

أمضى البرهان فترة من حياته المهنية ملحقاً عسكرياً لدى بكين. ويقول الضابط السوداني عن البرهان إنه “ضابط كبير يعرف كيف يقود قواته”، مضيفاً “ليست لديه ميول سياسية، إنه عسكري”.

وُلد البرهان عام 1960 في قرية قندتو شماليّ الخرطوم، ودرس في الكلية الحربية، ولاحقاً في مصر والأردن. وهو متزوج وأب لثلاثة أبناء. وكان قائداً لسلاح البر، قبل أن يعيّنه البشير في منصب المفتّش العام للجيش.

حرب اليمن

يشير محلّلون ووسائل إعلام سودانية إلى أن البرهان تولّى عملية تنسيق إرسال جنود سودانيين إلى اليمن في إطار “التحالف السعودي” في الحرب ضدّه.

أرسل البشير قوات سودانية إلى اليمن عام 2015 في إطار تحوّل رئيسي في السياسة الخارجية، شهد تخلّي الخرطوم عن علاقاتها المستمرة منذ عقود بإيران، عبر الانضمام إلى “التحالف” الذي تقوده الرياض.

وتقول ويلو بيردج، مؤلفة كتاب “الانتفاضات المدنية في السودان الحديث”، وأستاذة التاريخ في جامعة نيوكاسل، إن البرهان عمل عن كثب مع قوات الدعم السريع، بموجب تولّيه الملف اليمني، من دون أن تستبعد أن يكون دعم هذه المجموعة ساهم في إيصاله إلى السلطة.

عبد الفتاح البرهان و”إسرائيل”

أشارت وسائل إعلام إسرائيلية اليوم إلى أن التطورات في السودان “تمثل سبباً في قلق إسرائيل وإدارة جو بايدن، على حدّ سواء”، معلِّلة ذلك بأنه يعود إلى ترسيخ اتفاق التطبيع مع الخرطوم. 

وقالت إن “استمرار الاحتجاجات سيصعّب دفع عملية التطبيع قُدُماً في السودان، ويجب الأخذ في الحسبان أن رئيس حكومة السودان عبد الله حمدوك لم يكن هو من دفع إلى تطبيع العلاقات بإسرائيل، بل كانت القيادة العسكرية برئاسة عبد الفتاح البرهان”.

وفي السياق نفسه، انتقد مصدر إسرائيلي موقف واشنطن مما يجري في السودان، وقال لصحيفة “إسرائيل هيوم” إنه “في الوضع الحالي يفضّل دعم الجيش وقائده رئيس المجلس الانتقالي عبد الفتاح البرهان، لا رئيس الحكومة عبد الله حمدوك”.

يُشار، في هذا السياق، إلى أن البرهان قال، رداً على علاقته بـ “إسرائيل”، إنّ “لا عداء بين السودان وأيّ طائفة أو دين أو جهة”.

وأرجع عبد الفتاح البرهان توقيع حكومته اتفاقات “أبراهام” مع الولايات المتحدة و”إسرائيل” إلى “اقتناع الحكومة بأهمية نشر قيم التسامح والتعايش بين الشعوب، في مختلف أديانهم وأعراقهم”، بحسب الإذاعة الإسرائيلية.

وكان الرئيس الأميركي السابق دونالد ترامب أعلن، في تشرين الأول/أكتوبر الماضي، توصُّل السودان و”إسرائيل” إلى اتفاق من أجل تطبيع العلاقات بينهما.

وأدّت السعودية دوراً في دفع عملية التطبيع بين السودان و”إسرائيل”، عبر دفعها 335 مليون دولار إلى الولايات المتحدة من أجل تسريع تطبيع العلاقات بين الخرطوم و”تل أبيب”، بحسب ما ذكرت “ميدل إيست مونيتور”.

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MP Raad: US Ambassador to Lebanon Preventing Removal of Judicial Investigator into Beirut Blast Tarek Bitar

 October 25, 2021

Hezbollah MP Mohammad Raad

Head of “Loyalty to the Resistance” bloc, MP Mohammad Raad, on Monday indicated that the US ambassador to Lebanon has been preventing the removal of the judicial investigator into Beirut blast, Tarek Bitar.

Al-Bitar had issued arrest warrants against officials as well as military figures on an illogical basis, pushing the defendants and observers to cast doubts on his probe.

“There are honest judges in Lebanon, and those who politicize matters. The judiciary and its structure need to be reconsidered,” MP Raad added.

MP Raad expressed during a political meeting in the southern town of Rayhan a will to engage in the forthcoming electoral and constitutional entitlements to enhance the country’s stability.

“We want to participate in them, but this conspiracy, authoritarianism, abolition, and racist thinking have come to an end,” he said.

“We want our people to know that we are open to solutions under national dignity, sovereignty, and security, but we want double standards to come to end now,” MP Raad added.

Source: Al-Manar English Website and NNA

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NATO Liquidating their Terrorists in Syria: One Al Qaeda Commander, Two SDF Commanders Droned

 ARABI SOURI 

NATO Turkish drone bomb NATO Kurdish SDF terrorists in northern Syria

NATO, the evil camp that invades countries under the pretext of ‘spreading democracy’ and upholding ‘human rights’ is now resorting to arbitrary killings of their own staff on a third country’s soil, in this case, Syria. The White House junta killed a commander of Al Qaeda, a US-created and sponsored terrorist organization, and Turkey killed two commanders of the US-sponsored Kurdish SDF separatist terrorist armed group, the two killings were carried out by drones in northern Syria within 24 hours.

Abdul Hamid Al Matar, said to be a leading commander of Al Qaeda was killed by a bombing by a US-operated MQ-9 drone in the town of Suluk in Raqqa countryside, northern Syria.

The US Central Command ‘CENTCOM’ admitted to committing the cross-border arbitrary assassination on its website quoting its own spokesperson:

A U.S. airstrike today in northwest Syria killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar. We have no indications of civilian casualties as a result of the strike, which was conducted using an MQ-9 aircraft.

They have no indication of civilian casualties as the result of their strike, a similar statement they said when they massacred 7 Afghani civilians including 3 children in a similar drone bombing last month, September. Even the Pentagon’s own propagandists at the New York Times slammed their military war criminals and habitual liars saying:

Almost everything senior defense officials asserted in the hours, and then days, and then weeks after the Aug. 29 drone strike turned out to be false. The explosives the military claimed were loaded in the trunk of a white Toyota sedan struck by the drone’s Hellfire missile were probably water bottles, and a secondary explosion in the courtyard in a densely populated Kabul neighborhood where the attack took place was probably a propane or gas tank, officials said.
In short, the car posed no threat at all, investigators concluded.
~The New York Times.

Killing this alleged Al Qaeda commander in Syria was carried out without Syria’s knowledge and without the approval of the country where this crime was committed. The Syrian authorities do not know what this Al Qaeda commander was doing in Syria, who he was working for, and how he was based, and most likely operating not far from the US troops and their Kurdish SDF terrorists, both illegally occupying parts of northern Syria? Capturing the alleged terrorist alive would have revealed many secrets, someone considered them to be uncomfortable to discuss and decided their usual convenient way.

NATO top leader Erdogan killing NATO-sponsored Kurdish SDF terrorists:

In another direct drone bombing, NATO member state Turkey eliminated two NATO-sponsored Kurdish SDF separatist terrorist commanders in the northeastern Aleppo countryside.

The two SDF commanders were killed with one of their bodyguards in their vehicle while moving from the Syrian city of Ain Issa in the northern Raqqa countryside to the Syrian city of Ain Arab in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo near the borders with Turkey.

The video is also on BitChute.

The Turkish regime of Erdogan is using the Kurdish SDF terrorists as a justification for his illegal incursion into Syria in a blatant breach of international law, the UN Charter, the Adana Accord, and all UNSC resolutions in which almost all of them his regime has endorsed, it’s also a breach of the agreements of Sochi and Moscow signed by himself before the Russian and Iranian leaders.

However, the same Turkish regime of Erdogan does not see in Al Qaeda and all its derivatives as the so-called HTS, Nusra Front (Al Qaeda Levant), ISIS, the Turkestan Islamist Party (mainly Chinese Uighur and Chechen terrorists), Faylaq Sham (Muslim Brotherhood head-choppers), and the FSA as terrorists, on the contrary, the Turkish madman Erdogan pushes the Turkish Army, the second-largest army in NATO, in front of these Al Qaeda terrorists to act as human shields for them in the face of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies.

NATO eliminating its proxies is a usual tactic by this alliance which its very existence should have ceased after the collapse of the USSR and the Warsaw Pact, decades ago, instead, its officials continue to create new enemies around the world and invade, bomb, and loot countries under different pretexts: humanitarian interventions, spreading democracies, attacking terrorist groups they only created, toppling governments that don’t allow their corporations to loot their countries while protecting regimes that do, rendering the United Nations Security Council into a complete useless farce, if they can issue a resolution from the UNSC to justify their war crimes they’ll praise the international body and commit their crimes claiming it’s in accordance with international law, and when they fail to obtain such resolution they attack the UNSC and still commit their crimes claiming it’s in accordance with international law!

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NSFW- Fire in her stomach, the Turkish Lira is Sick, its Immune System Collapsed… When Turkey Sold her Honor نار في بطنها .. الليرة التركية المريضة بانهيار جهاز المناعة .. عندما باعت تركيا شرفها

NSFW- Fire in her stomach, the Turkish Lira is Sick, its Immune System Collapsed… When Turkey Sold her Honor

 ARABI SOURI 

Erdogan the pimp of the Turkish Lira the whore

The Turkish Lira continues its free fall, it is now at 9.60 Liras for one US dollar, a record fall from 1.5 Liras for one US dollar in 2010 before the Turkish madman waged his terrorist war on Syria, and there’s no sign of recovery even if the Turkish madman fires everybody in the Turkish Central Bank, the finance, and the economy ministries.

Naram Serjoon describes the current situation of the Turkish economy, and its Lira in this explicitly magnificent piece, as much as I tried to maintain the wordings in the translation, the Arabic version remains more profoundly poetic:

I know that just looking at this title will provoke many Syrians from the opposition and national loyalists, and before many read the article, they will say that our Syrian Lira is made of glass and it is not permissible to throw stones at the Turkish economy, and many will revolt and rage, perhaps the two sides will unite for the first time in denouncing the article because the Syrian economy has suffered a severe blow in the past year, and the West’s efforts have succeeded in weakening the Syrian Lira through a complex and coordinated operation that began with the confiscation of food and oil wealth in the Jazira region and completed the old siege cordon by adding the bombing of the port of Beirut and the ‘bombing’ of Lebanon’s banks, which were the Syrians’ treasuries for their money, for fear of the instability of the situation in the Syrian economy, which was a war economy, and all people flee from the war economy.

But the suffering of the Syrian Lira seems temporary, and the American bet was to effect the shock and terror in the Syrian economy to explode and cause the final destruction of stability and Syrian social life, in preparation for the explosion of a popular resentment that destroys everything that blood and bodies (sacrifices) have accomplished, there are many manifestations that indicate that the ways to fix the Syrian economy have begun to move, albeit slowly and that the US has begun to loosen its grip for many considerations, which we will discuss later. The Syrian Lira is like a free woman whose slavemaster wants to corrupt and impoverish her in order to sell her chastity and honor, but she refuses, preferring poverty and death than selling her honor to him and selling her cause and her daughter Palestine to him and his whims.

But why does the Turkish lira get sick?? She gets diarrhea and loses her weight, color, and fat and looks like she has cancer and there is no cure for it?? As if she was the one who fought a ten-year war and was besieged, looted, and her factories and oil were stolen?

Turkey is not Syria, and the big lie about the miraculous economy and the seventeenth economy in the world was the crutch of the Islamists who wanted to move us by force to an Ottoman country, not under the pretext that Islam is the solution but neo-Ottomanism is the solution, and the evidence is Erdogan’s miracle, the hero who saved Turkey’s economy and turned it into a strong economy.

Erdogan the pimp of the Turkish Lira the whore

And we have always been skeptical of this Turkish miracle and we offered scientific and economic explanations, namely that the sudden flow of Western money into the veins of the Turkish economy was at a price, and that the rising Turkish economy is standing on the crutches of Western banks, which if they withdraw their crutches, this giant will fall and roll and break its bones, Although the most important factor in the rise of Erdogan’s Turkey’s economy was the Syrian openness to Turkey in support of it when it became writhing and barking in favor of Palestine, and the Syrians rewarded it with the support of Erdogan’s economy, who requested Damascus’s support and presented his credentials when he visited Damascus with Amina (his wife) and was asking and اe was asking, and his requests were answered. The Syrian economy, culture, and media opened up to Turkey, and the economies of the Arab region followed suit. This flow of Turkish products and goods, which was similar to an invasion through northern Syria, caused the recovery of the Anatolian economy, where the Islamist bloc supporting Erdogan against the economy of Istanbul, and this increased the control of the new economy that arose in Anatolia by virtue of the Syrian support, which was intended to create a ground for the Five Seas Project, which would dispense Turkey and the Arabs from Europe, and create an oriental economy that would compete with the European economy.

This is the true story of Erdogan’s miracle, but as usual, lovers do not see the defects of the beloved. The lover does not see that his beloved, who was poor and became rich overnight, has sold something dear, such as her chastity, honor, and virginity, and this is what happened with Turkey, which sold its Islamic honor and oriental virginity and accepted to fight on behalf of the West with its body, voice, and money. She put NATO poison in the dishes of Muslims, she fought the Zionist war on the entire Islamic world, in which several Arab and Islamic republics were destroyed, and she presented this achievement on a silver platter to Israel without batting an eyelid from the horror of the catastrophe that her inciting and financing behavior had inflicted on hundreds of Arab cities, millions of Arabs, and the sanctities of Arabs.

Turkish Lira Continues its Sliding in Value Thanks to Erdogan’s Failed Policies

https://syrianews.cc/turkish-lira-continues-its-sliding-in-value-due-to-erdogan-failed-policies/embed/#?secret=8fYuCX2pFq

Turkey, which appeared to have a miracle, was in the hands of a pimp named Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party gang, who pushed her to sleep in the bed of the West and became the prostitute of the East. She wears the Islamic veil, but under the veil inhabits the vice, and like all hateful prostitutes, she wants every girl who refuses shame to be molested by force, like her.

What everyone should ask is what is the reason for this slack in the Turkish Lira now, even though Turkey does not live in a war, but rather lives from the wars surrounding it and eats from the shoulders of the Arab economies that surround it in Iraq, Libya, and Syria, all the money of the Syrian and Iraqi refugees migrated to Turkey and injected the Turkish economy with hundreds of billions of dollars. This poisonous leech named Turkey has sucked the blood of Syrians and Iraqis over the past two decades because it is the neighborhood and the sanctuary close to Europe, and despite this, the Turkish Lira suffers from dengue, fatigue, yellowing, and fever as if it had contracted malaria.

And Turkey injected it with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Gulf states at the beginning of the war (on Syria) with tens of billions of dollars, as Hamad bin Jabr said (in the famous hadith of the prey), because the 137 billion dollars that were passed to support the ‘rebels’ and chaos in Syria, most of it passed through Turkey as the most important transit country for the militants who flocked by their tens of thousands and slept in its cities and hotels and used its airports and airlines and spent their huge salaries on its goods and in its cities and all the money transferred to them passed through the Turkish banks that were sated with banknotes, meaning that no less than a hundred billion dollars passed to Turkey at least, and with this, the Lira seems today is as if she is drinking castor oil, and remains in a state of permanent diarrhea,

Erdogan Sending Syrian Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists to Afghanistan

https://syrianews.cc/erdogan-sending-syrian-muslim-brotherhood-terrorists-to-afghanistan/embed/#?secret=SMELVnQsT7

Turkey openly stole Syrian oil through ISIS and the Kurds, stole crops and antiquities, and even became the largest center for the export of human organs from the Syrian victims. It stole thousands of Syrian factories and destroyed all competing Syrian industries in the east, giving way for the rise of the economy of Turkish industrialists, who became unrivaled after the destruction of Aleppo factories, which were the factory for the Middle East, however, the Turkish lira is weakening and emaciated, the bones of its face and the ribs of its chest protrude, and its stomach is swollen to resemble the children of the African famine.

And Turkey sold the Syrian refugees for billions of dollars, as it begged in their name from Europe and left them to live in the most despicable living conditions. And despite this, the Turkish citizen seems poorer than the Syrian refugee and became jealous of him.

Flip-Flop Erdogan Fails his Commitments in an International Treaty, Again

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The Syrian Lira seems more stubborn in the face of the dollar than the Turkish Lira which every day takes off some of her clothes in front of the dollar hoping that he will marry her or make love to her, but the dollar is not tempted by the Turkish lira, nor is he tempted by her tender flesh, and the euro is packing his bags and confiscating her clothes and leaving her naked.

The Turkish lira is very sick and panting, and the reason is not Corona, because the strong economies are still resilient, while the fake and forged economies are starting to get exposed because there is no real economy in Turkey, but an economy of thieves, the thieves of the Justice and Development Party, the Erdogan family, and the neo-Ottoman thieves that tried to build the Ottoman as it was built by its first pioneer sultans by robbing peoples and looting and enslaving them. When the idea succeeded, it became an empire of thieves, and the process of theft and enslavement lasted for 400 years.

The problem of the Turkish lira is Erdogan’s adventure towards the south, and it will not have a chance, and all the money that was injected into the Turkish stock exchange from Western banks has stopped, not because it wants to punish Erdogan for his Islamic honor, as some want to picture, rather, it was because the Western banks gave the Justice and Development Party everything it wanted in order to make the project of overthrowing the Syrian state succeed and attaching the East to the Turkish model, which is reconciliation between Islam and Zionism and an alliance between them under the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood, but the project has eroded or collapsed and it has done everything in its power and is no longer able to provide more.

Western banks are not naive to inject a false economy with money, the game is over and there is no need to support this rogue economy, the Lira began to feel that all supporting injections had stopped and that the Gulf funds had stopped because there were no longer fighters migrating to Turkey to spending on them, and the movement of donations for the so-called Syrian revolution had stopped, remittances to fighters whom tens of thousands of them have been killed and tens of thousands are missing have stopped, and jihadist immigration to Turkey has largely stopped, especially after Erdogan excelled in blackmailing the Saudis and Emiratis in the Khashoggi case, which was a very stupid move by Erdogan that caused the depletion of Gulf transfers, although in the first months he received bribes of billions from the Saudis to cover the issue, which raised the Turkish Lira a few points, but, with his greed and rapacity, he insisted on completing the disclosure of the scandal at an Israeli and American request, because this would facilitate forcing the Saudis and Emiratis to publicly reveal relations and normalization (with Israel) after they were secret, because Israel wanted to enter the Gulf through the Emirates gate, penetrate the entire economy, spread the Mossad in the Arab communities, and start normalization with immigrants and recruit many of them as spies for the next stage, every Arab immigrant in the Gulf has become a Mossad spy project.

Whoever is waiting for the recovery of the Turkish Lira, we tell him, advising, it is funny dreams, do not be stubborn. The Turkish Lira is very sick, and Erdogan is trying to inject it with the elixir of life, reading the Qur’an and incantations and writing amulets for it, fleeing to wars with the Syrians and the Kurds, bombing the streets of Damascus and overnight buses to force us to accept negotiating with him. But nothing will help him, as she has destroyed her immune system, and she has a terminal disease, and this terminal disease is the one that will pass to the Justice and Development Party and will spread in the whole Turkish society, which is bidding farewell to the days of glory and prosperity when Erdogan was selling it promises and borrowing from the West to build the lie of the rich Turkish economy, albeit it were loans, aid, and privatization of the public sector.

And again, advice to everyone who puts his money in Turkey, flee with your skin and your money quickly, before you are surprised by a collapse as Beirut’s banks collapsed and the sultans’ decisions to seize your money, and perhaps you will find that the place from which you fled to the whole world is the safest place for your money, that is, invest in your country that at the height of the war did not stab you and did not declare its bankruptcy, and do not bet on Erdogan’s Lira. All indications and prophecies in Turkey’s ‘crystal ball’ say that it is a Lira that will enter intensive care because she ate from the money of the orphans, the widows, and the poor, it was like someone who eats fire in his stomach, that the fire is in the belly of the Turkish Lira, and we will contemplate it with pleasure, joy, and happiness as it burns before our eyes from its stomach, rather, we will put our coffee on that fire and heat the tea.. and drink Turkish coffee in this winter in front of this feverish body.

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نار في بطنها .. الليرة التركية المريضة بانهيار جهاز المناعة .. عندما باعت تركيا شرفها

 2021/10/23

نارام سرجون

أعرف ان مجرد النظر الى هذا العنوان سيستفز كثيرين من السوريين من المعارضين والموالين الوطنيين .. وقبل أن يقرأ كثيرون المقال سيقولون ان ليرتنا السورية من زجاج ولايجوز ان ترمي الاقتصاد التركي بالحجارة .. وسيثور كثيرون ويهيجون .. وربما يتوحد الطرفان لأول مرة في استهجان المقال لأن الاقتصاد السوري تعرض لضربة قوية في السنة الاخيرة ونجحت جهود الغرب في اضعاف الليرة السورية عبر عملية معقدة ومنسقة بدأت بمصادرة الثروة الغذائية والنفطية في الجزيرة واكملت طوق الحصار القديم باضافة تفجير ميناء بيروت وتفجير بنوك لبنان التي كانت خزانات السوريين وأموالهم خوفا من عدم استقرار الوضع في الاقتصاد السوري الذي كان اقتصاد حرب .. وكل الناس تفر من اقتصاد الحرب ..
ولكن معاناة الليرة السورية تبدو مؤقتة والرهان الامريكي كان احداث الصدمة والروع في الاقتصاد السوري ليتفجر ويتسبب في تدمير الاستقرار والحياة الاجتماعية السورية نهائيا تمهيدا لتفجير نقمة شعبية تدمر كل ماأنجزته الدماء والاجساد .. وهناك مظاهر كثيرة تشير الى ان طرق معالجة الاقتصاد السوري بدأت تتحرك ولو بشكل بطيء وان الامريكي بدأ يرخي قبضته لاعتبارات عديدة سنتطرق اليها لاحقا .. انها مثل المرأة الحرة التي يريد نخاس افسادها وافقارها كي تبيع عفتها وعرضها فترفض .. تفضل الفقر والموت على ان تبيع شرفها له .. وتبيع قضيتها وابنتها فلسطين له ولنزواته ..


ولكن لماذا تصاب الليرة التركية بالمرض؟؟ وتصاب بالاسهال وتفقد من وزنها ولونها وشحمها وتبدو وكأنها مصابة بالسرطان ولاعلاج لها؟؟ وكأنها هي التي خاضت حرب عشر سنوات وحوصرت ونهبت وسرقت معاملها ونفطها ؟؟
تركيا ليست سورية .. وكانت الكذبة الكبيرة عن الاقتصاد المعجزة والاقتصاد السابع عشر في العالم هي عكازة الاسلاميين الذين أرادوا تجويلنا بالقوة الى بلاد عثمانية ليس بذريعة ان الاسلام هو الحل .. فليس اي اسلام هو الحل بل العثمانية الجديدة هي الحل .. والدليل معجزة أردوغان .. البطل الذي أنقذ اقتصاد تركيا وحوله الى اقتصاد قوي ..


وكنا دوما نشكك بهذه المعجزة التركية ونقدم تفسيرات علمية واقتصادية وهي ان تدفق الاموال الغربية فجأة الى عروق الاقتصاد التركي كان مقابل ثمن .. وان الاقتصاد التركي الناهض يقف على عكازات البنوك الغربية التي ان سحبت عكازاتها فان هذا العملاق سيقع ويتدحرج وتتكسر عظامه .. رغم ان اهم عامل في نهوض اقتصاد تركيا اردوغان كان الانفتاح السوري على تركيا دعما لها عندما صارت تجعجع وتنبح لصالح فلسطين .. وكافأها السوريون بدعم اقتصاد أردوغان الذي طلب دعم دمشق وقدم اوراق اعتماده عندما زار دمشق مع أمينة .. وكان يطلب فيجاب .. وانفتح الاقتصاد والثقافة والاعلام السوري على تركيا ولحقته اقتصادات المنطقة العربية .. وكان هذا التدفق في السلع والبضائع التركية الذي كان يشبه الغزو عبر الشمال السوري سببا في انتعاش اقتصاد الاناضول حيث الكتلة الاسلامية الداعمة لاردوغان ضد اقتصاد استانبول .. وهذا زاد من سيطرة الاقتصاد الجديد الذي نشأ في الاناضول بحكم الدعم السوري الذي كان بغاية خلق أرضية لمشروع البحار الخمسة الذي سيغني تركيا والعرب عن اوروبة .. ويخلق اقتصادا مشرقيا ينافس اقتصاد اوروبة ..


هذه هي القصة الحقيقية لمعجزة أردوغان .. ولكن كالعادة فان المحبين لايرون عيوب المحبوب .. فالعاشق لايرى ان حبيبته التي كانت فقيرة وصارت تبدو كالاغنياء بين عشية وضحاها انما باعت شيئا عزيزا .. مثل عفتها وشرفها وبكارتها .. وهذا ماحدث مع تركيا التي باعت شرفها الاسلامي وبكارتها الشرقية وقبلت ان تحارب نيابة عن الغرب بجسدها وصوتها ومالها .. ودست السم الناتوي في أطباق المسلمين .. وخاضت الحرب الصهيونية على كل العالم الاسلامي ودمرت فيها عدة جمهوريات عربية اسلامية وقدمت هذا الانجاز على طبق من فضة لاسرائيل دون ان يرف لها جفن من هول الكارثة التي ألحقها سلوكها التحريضي والتمويلي بمئات المدن العربية وملايين العرب .. ومقدسات العرب ..
تركيا التي ظهرت صاحبة معجزة كانت في يد قواد اسمه رجب طيب اردوغان وعصابة حزب العدالة والتنمية .. دفعها دفعا للنوم في فراش الغرب وصارت عاهرة الشرق .. ترتدي الحجاب الاسلامي ولكن تحت الحجاب تسكن الرذيلة .. وصارت مثل كل العاهرات الحاقدات .. تريد كل صبية ترفض العار ان تهتك عرضها مثلها بالقوة ..
الذي يجب ان يسأله اي شخص عن سبب هذا الترهل في الليرة التركية الآن رغم ان تركيا لاتعيش حربا .. بل هي التي تعيش من الحروب المحيطة بها وتأكل من أكتاف الاقتصادات العربية التي تحيط بها في العراق وليبيا وسورية .. فكل اموال اللاجئين السوريين والعراقيين هاجرت الى تركيا وحقنت الاقتصاد التركي بمئات المليارات من الدولارات .. وامتصت هذه العلقة المسماة تركيا دم السوريين والعراقيين طوال العقدين الماضيين بحكم انها الجوار والملاذ القريب من اوروبة .. ومع هذا فالليرة التركية تصاب بالضنك والتعب والاصفرار والحمى وكأنها اصيبت بالملاريا ..
وتركيا حقنتها السعودية وقطر ودول الخليج في بدايات الحرب بعشرات مليارات الدولارات كما قال حمد بن جبر (في حديث الصيدة الشهير) لان 137 مليار التي مررت لدعم المتمردين والفوضى في سورية كانت معظمها تمر عبر تركيا كأهم دولة مرور للمسلحين الذين توافدوا بعشرات الالاف وناموا في مدنها وفنادقها واستعملوا مطاراتهم وشركات طيرانها وأنفقوا رواتبهم الضخمة في بضائعها و في مدنها وكانت كل الاموال المحولة اليهم تمر عبر البنوك التركية التي أتخمت بالبنكنوت .. اي ان مالايقل عن مئة مليار دولار مررت الى تركيا على الاقل .. ومع هذا تبدو الليرة التركية اليوم وكأنها تشرب زيت الخروع .. وتبقى في حالة اسهال دائم ..


وتركيا سرقت علنا النفط السوري عبر داعش والاكراد .. وسرقت المحاصيل والاثار وحنى انها صارت اكبر مركز لتصدير الاعضاء البشرية من الضحايا السوريين .. وسرقت آلاف المعامل السورية ودمرت كل الصناعات السورية المنافسة في الشرق .. لينهض اقتصاد الصناعيين الاتراك الذي صاروا بلا منافس بعد تدمير معامل حلب التي كانت تمثل مصنع الشرق الاوسط .. ومع هذا فان الليرة التركية تضعف وتصاب بالهزال وتبرز عظام وجهها وأضلاع صدرها ويتورم بطنها الى مايشبه اطفال المجاعة الافريقية ..
وتركيا باعت اللاجئين السوريين بمليارات الدولارات حيث تسولت باسمهم من اوروبة وتركتهم يعيشون في أحقر الظروف المعيشية .. ومع هذا فان المواطن التركي يبدو أفقر من اللاجئ السوري حتى صار يحقد عليه .. وتبدو الليرة السورية أكثر عنادا في مواجهة الدولار من الليرة التركية التي في كل يوم تخلع بعضا من ثيابها امام الدولار عله يتزوجها او يطارحها الغرام .. ولكن الدولار لاتغريه الليرة التركية ولايغريه لحمها الغض البض وهاهو اليورو يحزم حقائبه ويصادر ثيابها ويتركها عارية ..
الليرة التركية مريضة جدا وتلهث وليس السبب هو كورونا لأن الاقتصادات القوية لاتزال صامدة بينما الاقتصادات المزيفة والمزورة بدأت تنكشف لأنه لايوجد اقتصاد حقيقي في تركيا بل اقتصاد لصوص .. لصوص حزب العدالة والتنمية وعائلة اردوغان ولصوص العثمانية الجديدة التي حاولت بناء العثمانية كما بناها روادها الاوائل من السلاطين بسرقة الشعوب ونهبها واستعبادها .. وعندما نجحت الفكرة صارت امبراطورية للصوص دامت عملية السرقة والاستعباد 400 سنة ..


مشكلة الليرة التركية هي مغامرة اردوغان نحو الجنوب .. ولن تقوم لها قائمة .. وكل الاموال التي حقنت في البورصة التركية من البنوك الغربية توقفت .. ليس لأنها تريد ان تعاقب اردوغان على شرفه الاسلامي كما يريد البعض ان يصور .. بل لأن البنوك الغربية اعطت حزب العدالة والتنمية كل مايريد من أجل انجاح مشروع اسقاط الدولة السورية والحاق الشرق بالنموذج التركي الذي هو مصالحة بين الاسلام والصهيونية وتحالف بينهما تحت قيادة الاخوان المسلمين .. ولكن المشروع تآكل او تداعى وفعل كل مافي وسعه ولم يعد قادرا على ان يقدم المزيد .. والبنوك الغربية ليست بالساذجة كي تحقن اقتصادا كاذبا بالمال .. فاللعبة انتهت ولاداعي لدعم هذا الاقتصاد المارق .. وبدأت الليرة تحس ان كل الحقن الداعمة توقفت .. وأن اموال الخليج توقفت لأنه لم يعد هناك مقاتلون يهاجرون الى تركيا وينفق عليهم .. وتوقفت حركة التبرعات لما يسمى الثورة السورية .. وتوقفت التحويلات للمقاتلين الذين قتل عشرات الالاف منهم وفقد عشرات الالاف وتوقفت الهجرة الجهادية الى تركيا الى حد كبير خاصة بعد ان أبدع اردوغان في ابتزاز السعوديين والاماراتيين في قضية الخاشقجي التي كانت حركة غبية جدا من اردوغان تسببت في نضوب التحويلات الخليجية رغم انه تلقى في الأشهر الاولى رشوات بالمليارات من السعودديين للملمة القضية مما رفع الليرة التركية بضع نقاط .. ولكنه بجشعه وطمعه أصر على اكمال كشف الفضيحة بطلب اسرائيلي وامريكي لأن ذلك سيسهل ارغام السعوديين والاماراتيين على اظهار العلاقات والتطبيع علنا بعد ان كانت سرية لأن اسرائيل كانت تريد دخول الخليج من بوابة الامارات واختراق كل الاقتصاد ونشر الموساد في الجاليات العربية وبدء التطبيع مع المهاجرين وتجنيد كثيرين منهم كجواسيس للمرحلة القادمة .. فكل مهاجر عربي في الخليج صار مشروع جاسوس لدى الموساد ..
من ينتظر شفاء الليرة التركية فاننا نقول له ناصحين .. انها أحلام مضحكة فلا تعاند .. الليرة التركية مريضة جدا .. ويحاول اردوغان حقنها باكسير الحياة .. وقراءة القرآن والتعويذات ويكتب الحجابات لها والهروب الى حروب مع السوريين والاكراد وتفجير شوارع دمشق وباصات المبيت لارغامنا على قبول التفاوض معه .. ولكن لن ينفعه شيء .. فهي دمرت في جهازها المناعي .. وأصيبت بمرض عضال .. وهذا المرض العضال هو الذي سينتقل الى حزب العدالة والتنمية .. وسينتشر في المجتمع التركي كله الذي يودع ايام العز والرفاه يوم كان اردوغان يبيعه وعودا ويستدين من الغرب لبناء كذبة الاقتصاد الثري التركي .. رغم انه كان قروضا ومساعدات وخصخصة للقطاع العام ..


ومن جديد .. نصيحة لكل من يضع أمواله في تركيا .. اهرب بجلدك وأموالك بسرعة .. قبل ان تفاجأ بانهيار كما انهارت بنوك بيروت وبقرارات السلاطين بالاستيلاء على اموالك .. وربما ستجد ان المكان الذي هربت منه الى كل العالم هو أكثر الأماكن أمنا لأموالك .. أي استثمر في بلادك التي في ذروة الحرب لم تطعنك ولم تعلن افلاسها .. ولاتراهن على ليرة اردوغان .. كل المؤشرات والنبوءات التي في فنجان تركيا تقول انها ليرة ستدخل العناية المشددة .. لأنها أكلت من أموال اليتامى والأيامى والفقراء .. فكانت كمن يأكل في بطنه النار .. ان النار في بطن الليرة التركية .. وسنتأملها بتلذذ وحبور وسعادة وهي تحترق أمام عيوننا من بطنها .. بل سنضع قهوتنا على تلك النار ونسخن الشاي .. ونشرب ونحتسي في هذا الشتاء قهوة تركية امام هذا الجسد المحموم ..

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The world according to Vladimir Putin

October 23, 2021

The world according to Vladimir Putin

Russian president, in Sochi, lays down the law in favor of conservatism – says the woke West is in decline

By Pepe Escobar, posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times

The plenary session is the traditional highlight of the annual, must-follow Valdai Club discussions – one of Eurasia’s premier intellectual gatherings.

Vladimir Putin is a frequent keynote speaker. In Sochi this year, as I related in a previous column, the overarching theme was “global shake-up in the 21st century: the individual, values and the state.”

Putin addressed it head on, in what can already be considered one of the most important geopolitical speeches in recent memory (a so-far incomplete transcript can be found here) – certainly his strongest moment in the limelight. That was followed by a comprehensive Q&A session (starting at 4:39:00).

Predictably, assorted Atlanticists, neocons and liberal interventionists will be apoplectic. That’s irrelevant. For impartial observers, especially across the Global South, what matters is to pay very close attention to how Putin shared his worldview – including some very candid moments.

Right at the start, he evoked the two Chinese characters that depict “crisis” (as in “danger”) and “opportunity,” melding them with a Russian saying: “Fight difficulties with your mind. Fight dangers with your experience.”

This elegant, oblique reference to the Russia-China strategic partnership led to a concise appraisal of the current chessboard:

The re-alignment of the balance of power presupposes a redistribution of shares in favor of rising and developing countries that until now felt left out. To put it bluntly, the Western domination of international affairs, which began several centuries ago and, for a short period, was almost absolute in the late 20th century, is giving way to a much more diverse system.

That opened the way to another oblique characterization of hybrid warfare as the new modus operandi:

Previously, a war lost by one side meant victory for the other side, which took responsibility for what was happening. The defeat of the United States in the Vietnam War, for example, did not make Vietnam a “black hole.” On the contrary, a successfully developing state arose there, which, admittedly, relied on the support of a strong ally. Things are different now: No matter who takes the upper hand, the war does not stop, but just changes form. As a rule, the hypothetical winner is reluctant or unable to ensure peaceful post-war recovery, and only worsens the chaos and the vacuum posing a danger to the world.

A disciple of Berdyaev

In several instances, especially during the Q&A, Putin confirmed he’s a huge admirer of Nikolai Berdyaev. It’s impossible to understand Putin without understanding Berdyaev (1874-1948), who was a philosopher and theologian – essentially, a philosopher of Christianity.

In Berdyaev’s philosophy of history, the meaning of life is defined in terms of the spirit, compared with secular modernity’s emphasis on economics and materialism. No wonder Putin was never a Marxist.

For Berdyaev, history is a time-memory method through which man works toward his destiny. It’s the relationship between the divine and the human that shapes history. He places enormous importance on the spiritual power of human freedom.

Nikolai Berdyaev. Photo: Center for Sophiological Studies

Putin made several references to freedom, to family – in his case, of modest means – and to the importance of education; he heartily praised his apprenticeship at Leningrad State University. In parallel, he absolutely destroyed wokeism, transgenderism and cancel culture promoted “under the banner of progress.”

This is only one among a series of key passages:

We are surprised by the processes taking place in countries that used to see themselves as pioneers of progress. The social and cultural upheavals taking place in the United States and Western Europe are, of course, none of our business; we don’t interfere with them. Someone in the Western countries is convinced that the aggressive erasure of whole pages of their own history – the “reverse discrimination” of the majority in favor of minorities, or the demand to abandon the usual understanding of such basic things as mother, father, family or even the difference between the sexes – that these are, in their opinion, milestones of the movement toward social renewal.

So a great deal of his 40 minute-long speech, as well as his answers, codified some markers of what he previously defined as “healthy conservatism”:

Now that the world is experiencing a structural collapse, the importance of sensible conservatism as a basis for policy has increased many times over, precisely because the risks and dangers are multiplying and the reality around us is fragile.

Switching back to the geopolitical arena, Putin was adamant that “we are friends with China. But not against anyone.”

Geoeconomically, he once again took time to engage in a masterful, comprehensive – even passionate – explanation of how the natural gas market works, coupled with the European Commission’s self-defeating bet on the spot market, and why Nord Stream 2 is a game-changer.

Afghanistan

During the Q&A, scholar Zhou Bo from Tsinghua University addressed one of the key, current geopolitical challenges. Referring to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, he pointed out that, “if Afghanistan has a problem, the SCO has a problem. So how can the SCO, led by China and Russia, help Afghanistan?”

Putin stressed four points in his answer:

  • The economy must be restored;
  • The Taliban must eradicate drug trafficking;
  • The main responsibility should be assumed “by those who had been there for 20 years” – echoing the joint statement  after the meeting between the extended troika and the Taliban in Moscow on Wednesday; and
  • Afghan state funds should be unblocked.

He also mentioned, indirectly, that the large Russian military base in Tajikistan is not a mere decorative prop.

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Putin went back to the subject of Afghanistan during the Q&A, once again stressing that NATO members should not “absolve themselves from responsibility.”

He reasoned that the Taliban “are trying to fight extreme radicals.” On the “need to start with the ethnic component,” he described Tajiks as accounting for 47% of the overall Afghan population – perhaps an over-estimation but the message was on the imperative of an inclusive government.

He also struck a balance: As much as “we are sharing with them [the Taliban] a view from the outside,” he made the point that Russia is “in contact with all political forces” in Afghanistan – in the sense that there are contacts with former government officials like Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah and also Northern Alliance members, now in the opposition, who are self-exiled in Tajikistan.

Those pesky Russians

Now compare all of the above with the current NATO circus in Brussels, complete with a new “master plan to deter the growing Russian threat.”

No one ever lost money underestimating NATO’s capacity to reach the depths of inconsequential stupidity. Moscow does not even bother to talk to these clowns anymore: as Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has pointed out, “Russia will no longer pretend that some changes in relations with NATO are possible in the near future.”

Moscow from now on only talks to the masters – in Washington. After all, the direct line between the Chief of General Staff, General Gerasimov, and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, General Todd Wolters, remains active. Messenger boys such as Stoltenberg and the massive NATO bureaucracy in Brussels are deemed irrelevant.

This happens, in Lavrov’s assessment, right after “all our friends in Central Asia” have been “telling us that they are against … approaches either from the United States or from any other NATO member state” promoting the stationing of any imperial “counter-terrorist” apparatus in any of the “stans” of Central Asia.

And still the Pentagon continues to provoke Moscow. Wokeism-lobbyist-cum-Secretary of Defense Lloyd “Raytheon” Austin, who oversaw the American Great Escape from Afghanistan, is now pontificating that Ukraine should de facto join NATO.

That should be the last stake impaling the “brain-dead” (copyright Emmanuel Macron) zombie, as it meets its fate raving about simultaneous Russian attacks on the Baltic and Black Seas with nuclear weapons.

الخاسرون في بحر الشام ينحرون خليفتهم في أنقرة

25.10,2021

 محمد صادق الحسيني

قرن من الحروب الفاشلة بكلّ مآسيها يقترب من محطته الأخيرة من النقطة التي انطلق منها بمعادلاته الظالمة!

كان ذلك مع نهاية الحرب الكونية الأولى، ثم تبعتها الحرب الكونية الثانية والطغاة لم يتعلموا الدرس.

إنها أقرب ما تكون إلى الحرب العالمية الثالثة تلك التي أعلن عنها الغرب بقيادة الولايات المتحدة الأميركية ضد كل العالم الآخر في عام 2001 على خلفية سيناريو مهاجمة البرجين في ما سُمّي وقتها بأحداث سبتمبر/ أيلول، والتي وظفت في غزو أفغانستان ثم العراق ثم سورية وها هي تقترب من نهاياتها مع بدء موسم دفع الأثمان من قبل الخاسرين!

 آخر مشاهد المنكسرين الذين هزموا في تلك الحرب والذين بات عليهم دفع ثمن خسارتهم لها هي تركيا بقيادة أردوغان.

فأردوغان الذي تمّ تسليمه حكم تركيا في عام 2003 في ترتيب مع قيادات حكومة العالم الخفية وبشكل أكثر تحديداً مع واحد من أبرز رموز الماسونية العالمية جورج سوروس، ها هو يقترب من خط دفاعه الأخير كما فعل هتلر في برلين ليترك المسرح لآخرين في عام 1923 مع استحقاق الانتخابات الرئاسية التي يقول كثيرون إنه قد لا يدركها إما بسبب موته بالسرطان أو قتلاً أو بانقلاب عسكري جديد..!

هذا الكابوس الذي يعيشه ويدركه أردوغان جيداً هو الذي دفعه أخيراً لتصعيد استفزازه للجميع بمن فيهم واشنطن ومعها 9 دول أوروبية على خلفية مطالبتهم إياه بإطلاق سراح المعارض التركي المعتقل رجل الأعمال «المدني» العميل بربطة عنق أنيقة.

دفاع الغرب المستميت في إطار حملة دولية شرسة عن عثمان كافالا هذا، مقابل حنق أردوغان وغضبه من شركائه في الناتو الذين يريدونه مغادرة المسرح كجزء من أثمان خسارتهم للحرب العالمية ستكون هي المحطة الأكثر حماسة للمتابعة في سيناريو انسحاب الغرب من بلادنا وانتقال مركز ثقل العالم من الغرب إلى الشرق!

اللافت في استنفار أردوغان تجاه عميل الغرب عثمان كافالا المتهم بارتباطه الوثيق مع الغرب ومع جورج سوروس، هو أنّ معلمهما واحد، وأنّ ما يحصل اليوم من انقلاب السفارات ضده ومن نزاع داخلي بينه وبين سائر رجال الغرب الذين قرر حبسهم بذريعة التآمر عليه إنما هو تبلور للمثل القائل :

النار تأكل بعضها إن لم تجد ما تأكله.

أردوغان تربع على عرش السلطة في أنقرة بالتوازي مع موجة صعود الفاشية العالمية الجديدة، فحاول أن يبلور مشروعه الطموح باستعادة ما خسرته الدولة العثمانية في اتفاقية لوزان في تموز 1923، ليكون خليفة لعثمانية جديدة بلباس طوراني متجدد..!

لم يحالفه الحظ في مشروعه الإمبراطوري، وها هي أحلامه تغور عميقاً في مياه بحر الشام (المتوسط)، ولم يسعفه في ذلك كلّ إقداماته المغامرة، منذ مقامرته الأولى في بحر الشام ومن ثم العراق ومرة من الباب الليبي الذي خلع عنه لصالح الإيطاليين في تلك الاتفاقية، وأخرى من باب تحشيد قومي ضد اليونان التي تنفّست من خلال قبرص الهدية البريطانية لها، ولا أخيراً تجاه عودة الشيخ إلى صباه من باب آسيا الوسطى والقوقاز!

آخر ما تبقى له هو الظهور بمظهر المسكين المعتدى عليه من خلال مزاعم الكراهية ضدّ الأتراك في أوروبا على الرغم من أنّ كلّ الدراسات تفيد بأنّ الأكثر مظلومية في هذا السياق هم الشعب الأرمني الشقيق ومن ثم السوريون واليونانيون.

لا يختلف اثنان الآن في أنّ ما يعاني منه أردوغان المتقهقر داخلياً وإقليمياً ودولياً، إنما هو وقوعه تحت وطأة ضرورة دفع الثمن غالياً من جيب الدولة التركية مع تفاقم منحنى الهبوط المدوي لليرة التركية.

والمعروف لكلّ المتبحّرين بالشأن التركي بأنّ البنية التجارية والصناعية التركية التي بين يديه أنما هي من فعل استثمارات عالمية، أميركية في الغالب، بنسب تتراوح بين 60 الى 70 في المئة، يقترب الغرب حالياً من اتخاذ قراره النهائي بسحب هذه التغطية عنها بعد فشل حصانه التركي في مهمة حارس مرمى الناتو الجنوبي أو المخلب الذي راهنوا عليه طوال العقدين الماضيين.

إنها ساعة الحساب القاسية التي يحاول أردوغان أن يوقف دورانها يائساً، فتراه يتخبّط يميناً وشمالاً لعلّ الدهر العاثر يفتح له ثغرة في جدار الكراهية الذي بناه بنفسه بينه وبين شعبه وبينه وبين كل شعوب المنطقة!

لكن الأهم من أردوغان هو أنّ أرباب البيت الغربي برمته الذي حاول ملّاكه وأسياد أردوغان أن يسمّوا القرن الواحد والعشرين باسمهم، هم الآن بصدد كتابة الفصل الأخير من خسارتهم للحرب الكبرى، فتراهم يمضون قدماً في تخبّطهم على غير هدىً بل ببصيرة عمياء.

إنها السنن الكونية التي لا تقبل التبدّل على رغم تغيّر الأحوال والحالات وتنوّعها!

يهلك ملوكاً ويستخلف آخرين.

بعدنا طيبين قولوا الله…

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Al-Mashat: UN in Yemen Covered Political Crimes of the Coalition

24.10.2021

Source: Al Mayadeen

By Al Mayadeen

Mahdi Al-Mashat says the UN Security Council’s positions in Yemen absolve the perpetrators of responsibility.

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Head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen Mahdi Al-Mashat

In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Yemen’s Supreme Political Council President, Mahdi Al-Mashat, stated that “the role of the United Nations in Yemen was negative via political cover for crimes of Saudi aggression.”

“We are surprised by the Security Council’s and the Secretary- General’s positions that hold accountable the victim and absolve the perpetrator of responsibility,” he added, noting that “the recent Security Council statement, which was accompanied by coalition raids on civilians, is clear evidence of the council’s bias.”

Al-Mashat emphasized that the UN’s continued adoption of a biased policy renders its role “worthless to the people of the world,” noting that the failure to renew the UN group of experts is evidence that proves the reality of a continued bias against Yemen.

The suffering of Yemen, according to Al-Mashat, comes from the rejection of international laws and covenants that consider the aggression from the coalition as “war crimes and genocide.”

Days ago, the head of the Sanaa negotiation delegation, Mohammed Abdulsalam, stated that the “blind bias” of the Security Council has contributed to the prolongation of the conflict in Yemen. 

Abdulsalam stressed that Yemen, in a position of self-defense, “continues to repel the aggression with every possible defense.” 

Last Wednesday, the UN Security Council denounced “the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees’ armed strikes on the Saudi-led coalition”, urging an end to the military escalation in the Marib Governorate in Yemen.

The members of the Security Council demanded an “immediate nationwide ceasefire” in Yemen, citing Resolution 2565. 

From Russia, With (Taliban) Love

October 22, 2021

Image Credit: The Cradle
From Russia, With (Taliban) Love

By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and cross posted with The Cradle

Facing high expectations, a five-man band Taliban finally played in Moscow. Yet the star of the show, predictably, was the Mick Jagger of geopolitics: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Right from the start, Lavrov set the tone for the Moscow format consultations, which boast the merit of “uniting Afghanistan with all neighboring countries.” Without skipping a beat, he addressed the US elephant in the room – or lack thereof: “Our American colleagues chose not to participate,” actually “for the second time, evading an extended troika-format meeting.”

Asia’s powerbrokers dropped an Afghan bombshell in Moscow today: ‘the country’s reconstruction must be paid for by its military occupiers of 20 years.’

Washington invoked hazy “logistical reasons” for its absence.

The troika, which used to meet in Doha, consists of Russia, the US, China and Pakistan. The extended troika in Moscow this week featured Russia, China, India, Iran, Pakistan and all five Central Asian ‘stans.’ That, in essence, made it a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting, at the highest level.

Lavrov’s presentation essentially expanded on the themes highlighted by the recent SCO Dushanbe Declaration: Afghanistan should be an “independent, neutral, united, democratic and peaceful state, free of terrorism, war and drugs,” and bearing an inclusive government “with representatives from all ethnic, religious and political groups.”

The joint statement issued after the meeting may not have been exactly a thriller. But then, right at the end, paragraph 9 offers the real bombshell:

“The sides have proposed to launch a collective initiative to convene a broad-based international donor conference under the auspices of the United Nations as soon as possible, certainly with the understanding that the core burden of post-conflict economic and financial reconstruction and development of Afghanistan must be shouldered by troop-based actors which were in the country for the past 20 years.”

The West will argue that a donor conference of sorts already happened: that was the G-20 special summit via videoconference earlier in October, which included UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Then, last week, much was made of a European promise of 1 billion euros in humanitarian aid, which, as it stands, remains extremely vague, with no concrete details.

At the G-20, European diplomats admitted, behind closed doors, that the main rift was between the West “wanting to tell the Taliban how to run their country and how to treat women” as necessary conditions in exchange for some help, compared to Russia and China following their non-interference foreign policy mandates.

Afghanistan’s neighbors, Iran and Pakistan, were not invited to the G-20, and that’s nonsensical. It’s an open question whether the official G-20 in Rome, on 30-31 October, will also address Afghanistan along with the main themes: climate change, Covid-19, and a still elusive global economic recovery.

No US in Central Asia

So the Moscow format, as Lavrov duly stressed, remains the go-to forum when it comes to addressing Afghanistan’s serious challenges.

Now we come to the crunch. The notion that the economic and financial reconstruction of Afghanistan should be conducted mainly by the former imperial occupier and its NATO minions – quaintly referred to as “troop-based actors” – is a non-starter.

The US does not do nation-building – as the entire Global South knows by experience. Even to unblock the nearly $10 billion of the Afghan Central Bank confiscated by Washington will be a hard slog. The IMF predicted that without foreign help the Afghan economy may shrink by 30 percent.

The Taliban, led by second Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi, tried to put on a brave face. Hanafi argued that the current interim government is already inclusive: after all, over 500,000 employees of the former administration have kept their jobs.

But once again, much precious detail was lost in translation, and the Taliban lacked a frontline figure capable of capturing the Eurasian imagination. The mystery persists: where is Mullah Baradar?

Baradar, who led the political office in Doha, was widely tipped to be the face of the Taliban to the outside world after the group’s takeover of Kabul on 15 August. He has been effectively sidelined.

The background to the Moscow format, though, offers a few nuggets. There were no leaks – but diplomats hinted it was tense. Russia had to play careful mediator, especially when it came to addressing grievances by India and concerns by Tajikistan.

Everyone knew that Russia – and all the other players – would not recognize the Taliban as the new Afghan government, at least not yet. That’s not the point. The priority once again had to be impressed on the Taliban leadership: no safe haven for any jihadi outfits that may attack “third countries, especially the neighbors,” as Lavrov stressed.

When President Putin casually drops the information, on the record, that there are at least 2,000 ISIS-K jihadis in northern Afghanistan, this means Russian intel knows exactly where they are, and has the capabilities to snuff them, should the Taliban signal help is needed.

Now compare it with NATO – fresh from its massive Afghan humiliation – holding a summit of defense ministers in Brussels this Thursday and Friday to basically lecture the Taliban. NATO’s secretary-general, the spectacularly mediocre Jens Stoltenberg, insists that “the Taliban are accountable to NATO” over addressing terrorism and human rights.

As if this was not inconsequential enough, what really matters – as background to the Moscow format – is how the Russians flatly refused a US request to deploy their intel apparatus somewhere in Central Asia, in theory, to monitor Afghanistan.

First they wanted a “temporary” military base in Uzbekistan or Tajikistan: Putin–Biden actually discussed it at the Geneva summit. Putin counter-offered, half in jest, to host the Americans in a Russian base, probably in Tajikistan. Moscow gleefully played along for a few weeks just to reach an immovable conclusion: there’s no place for any US “counter-terrorism” shenanigans in Central Asia.

To sum it all up, Lavrov in Moscow was extremely conciliatory. He stressed how the Moscow format participants plan to use all opportunities for “including” the Taliban via several multilateral bodies, such as the UN, the SCO – where Afghanistan is an observer nation – and crucially, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which is a military alliance.

So many layers of ‘inclusiveness’ beckon. Humanitarian help from SCO nations like Pakistan, Russia and China is on its way. The last thing the Taliban need is to be ‘accountable’ to brain-dead NATO.

Hezbollah Cementing Lebanon’s Deterrence against Enemies: 100k Fighters Announcement Based on Solid Facts

23.10.2021

Hezbollah Cementing Lebanon’s Deterrence against Enemies: 100k Fighters Announcement Based on Solid Facts

By Mohammad Youssef

Hezbollah Secretary General last speech about Tayyouneh bloody ambush by Samir Geagea’s criminal militia has continued to send resounding messages in Lebanon and all over the region, and especially within the ranks of the ‘Israeli’ enemy in occupied Palestine.

The content of the speech was very direct in accusing Geagea militia, which is formally called the ‘Lebanese Forces’ party, of being responsible for the bloody massacre they perpetrated against the civilian protesters passing through the area.

The speech has equally exposed the head of this criminal militia Samir Geagea and his long history of war crimes, assassinations, massacres, and aggression against the Lebanese people.

It also exposed his mindset and sick mentality which is always preoccupied and obsessed with violence, power thirst and bloodshed.

The speech exposed the history of this militia and its real agenda of partitioning the country and turning it into closed antagonistic cantons fighting against each other throughout a civil war.

Sayyed Nasrallah made it very clear that the Resistance will never be dragged into this war, and announced for the first time that this Resistance has 100000 fighters who are ready to defend Lebanon and the Lebanese people.

This announcement was the center of interest and deeply examined by many parties inside and outside Lebanon.

Although Sayyed Nasrallah was very clear in explaining that the fighters are to secure a guarantee of protection and safety for Lebanon and the Lebanese, against any inside or outside threat, some of the ill-intentioned tried to use his announcement as an example about Hezbollah threat to the Lebanese.

But aside from the internal Lebanese affairs, the message was read carefully in the circles of the ‘Israeli’ enemy; the ‘Israeli’ media outlets and military research centers had intensive focus on this announcement.

The enemy knows for a fact that Sayyed Nasrallah’s announcement about the resistance’s 100,000 trained and fully-equipped fighters is neither a media joke nor a propaganda. And even if it is part of a psychological war against the enemy, it is built on solid facts.

Thus, it will definitely act as a further deterrence against any ‘Israeli’ aggression and will solidify the Lebanese equation of protection and safety, furthermore, it will send a strong Lebanese message to the ‘Israelis’ that they cannot dig and extract gas and oil from the Lebanese territories and properties in land and sea without taking into account that Lebanon is capable of defending its resources.

This is a very important message at this time as the negotiations over the issue are taking place.

By doing this, Hezbollah is cementing the Lebanese points of strength and showing friends and enemies that Lebanon is not weak or pressured to accept any dictation from outside countries especially the US.

Additionally, this message would definitely help insure the security and protection of the strategic Lebanese natural resources not only for now but also for the coming generations.

In all, the speech has been successfully able to bring more immune stability into the Lebanese fragile political and economic system at a time when it needed it the most! This opens a window of hope and optimism amid all the catastrophic factors surrounding the country and its people from all sides and on all levels!

Russian President Vladimir Putin comments on the Beirut port explosion.

21 Oct 2021

Source: Al Mayadeen

By alMayadeen Net

Russian President Vladimir Putin comments on the Beirut port explosion.

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the statements were made at the Valdai Discussion Club, held in Sochi, Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed that “the Beirut port blast disaster was linked to the desire of some to achieve financial gains, by selling fertilizers at better prices.” 

Putin’s words came during the conclusion of the Valdai Discussion Club, held in Sochi. The Russian President stressed that the position on Hezbollah differs from one country to another, and explained in response to a question, “I know very well that different people in different countries take different positions on Hezbollah.” As for the Russian position, he divulged that “Hezbollah is a significant political force in Lebanon.”

Putin indicated that his country is working with all Lebanese political forces to maintain security, stability, and peace in Lebanon. He stressed Russia “practically communicates with all political forces in Lebanon and will continue to do so.”

“In Russia, they are completely concerned with finding common ground for an agreement between the Lebanese parties without a fight,” and he added, “We are working with all the Lebanese to prevent bloodshed.”

About the Beirut Blast investigation

On the issue of the investigation into the Beirut port blast, he announced that “we will study the possibility of assisting in the investigation of the Beirut port explosion, and we will provide satellite images, if available.”

Putin added, “We cannot comment on political processes related to the Lebanese judiciary. We cannot support one party against another, because that will have counterproductive results on our efforts to reconcile between the Lebanese parties.”

2020 Beirut Blast

On August 4, 2020, a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut. The blast followed a fire in a warehouse inside the port. Investigations showed that this warehouse was storing large quantities of ammonium nitrate.

The So-called ‘Mediator’ Amos Hochstein: An Enemy at Our Doors!

 October 22, 2021

Amos Hochstein

Have you ever heard about a mediator who holds the nationality and the thoughts of one of the warring sides? That’s what Lebanon needed!

The Israeli-born Amos Hochstein arrived in Lebanon late Tuesday as a US energy envoy who will allegedly ‘mediate’ maritime border talks between Lebanon and the Zionist entity.

This what happens in our country, with no Lebanese official daring to raise the voice and say “this man is a persona non grata.”

In an article published on Thursday, Al-Akhbar Lebanese daily described the US envoy as “an Israeli-born who served with the Israeli occupation army, killed the people of this land (Lebanon) and now acts in Beirut as a man on a spy mission in favor of his “homeland” (the Zionist entity).”

ترسيم الحدود: «الوسيط» يهدد بمنع التنقيب ويمهل لبنان 3 شهور للاتفاق
ترسيم الحدود: «الوسيط» يهدد بمنع التنقيب ويمهل لبنان 3 شهور للاتفاق

The newspaper lashed out at Lebanese officials who “are used to yield to US’ dictations.”

“When asked about the issue, a US diplomat said that many Lebanese officials have dual nationality, wondering if such officials take the side of Lebanon in case they were engaged in negotiations with the countries they hold its nationality too,” Al-Akhbar said.

It added that “the US diplomat’s impudence reached a stage where he said that several Lebanese officials often ask if Washington allows them to visit Syria or take part in events attended by blacklisted figures without blacklisting these officials.”

In this context, the daily quoted the US diplomat as wondering: “So you expect that we shall ask those Lebanese officials about the envoys whom we dispatch?”

Al-Akhbar denounced the visit by Hochstein and his role as a national and moral scandal that should be confronted. It also called Lebanon’s silence on the issue as an indirect normalization of ties with the Israeli enemy.

“There should be a call to refuse this kind of indirect normalization with the enemy. Today we receive an Israeli-born official. But, who knows, tomorrow we may reach an agreement on joint development of disputed gas fields!”

Who is Amos Hochstein

Born in the occupied territories in 1973, Hochstein served with the Israeli occupation army from 1992 to 1995, and participated in the 1993 Israeli aggression on Lebanon.

During his diplomatic missions, he worked on several files including naturalization of Palestinian refugees in Iraq in the nineties of the last century. In 2000, he planned to return to the Zionist entity, but assumed diplomatic posts in Washington.

In 2011, Hochstein began working at the US Department of State in 2011, joining the newly formed Bureau of Energy Resources. He supervised oil sales to Kurds, and as the US-backed war in Syria raged, he sought to secure profits from oil sales in north eastern Syria.

Between 2013 and 2016, Hochstein visited Beirut repeatedly as a Special Envoy and Coordinator for international Energy Affairs to tackle Lebanese gas, its exploration and excavation process.

Between 2014 and 2017, the Israel-born envoy also worked to minimize Iran exports.

Earlier in September (2021), US Secretary of State Antony Blinken appointed Hochstein as State Department’s Senior Advisor for Energy Security.

Source: Al-Akhbar Lebanese daily and Al-Manar English Website

في بيتنا عدو: قاطعوا «الوسيط» الإسرائيلي

سياسة 

قضية اليوم 

الأخبار 

الخميس 21 تشرين الأول 2021

لم يكن ينقص لبنان إلا مزيداً من الإذلال الأميركي بإيفاد واشنطن مستوطناً إسرائيلياً ليفاوضنا على حقوقنا في مياهنا الإقليمية والدولية. وهو إذلال لم يقف عنده، للأسف، أي مسؤول لبناني، بل تقبلوا الأمر بطريقة مذلّة.

لم يحصل، في أي دولة في العالم، أن تم اختيار وسيط بين دولتين لإدارة مفاوضات محايدة، يكون منحازاً، بالولادة والجنسية والفكر والهوية، لمصلحة أحد الطرفين المتفاوضين. هذا ما يحصل في لبنان، من دون أن يجرؤ أحد على إبلاغ الأميركيين بأن «الوسيط» هذا غير مرغوب فيه، إن لم يكن من باب الموقف المبدئي بعدم الاعتراف بالعدو، فعلى الأقل من باب «تضارب المصالح». فكيف إذا كان الرجل مولوداً في الكيان الصهيوني، تعلم فيه وخدم في صفوف جيشه، وقتل من أبناء هذه الأرض، وهو حكماً يعرف البحر المحتل والأرض المقابلة له، ويتصرف في بيروت على أنه في مهمة تجسسية لمصلحة بلاده «الأصلية»، لا تلك التي يحمل جنسيتها فحسب.

لا يكن ينقصنا من العار إلا مثل هذه الفضيحة، المتوقّعة على أية حال من قادة امتهنوا الانصياع للرغبات الأميركية. ووصل الأمر حدّ أن دبلوماسياً أميركياً قال لسائليه عن الأمر: «ألا يحمل غالبية المسؤولين في لبنان، من رؤساء ووزراء ونواب وموظفين كبار، جنسيات أخرى، وهل ينحازون أساساً لمصلحة لبنان في حال التفاوض مع الدول التي يحملون جنسياتها».

الوقاحة وصلت بالدبلوماسي نفسه إلى القول: «بين مسؤوليكم من يسألنا إن كنا نسمح لهم بزيارة سوريا من دون تعريضهم لعقوبات، ويطلبون إذننا للمشاركة في مؤتمرات ولقاءات يحضرها من تشملهم العقوبات الأميركية، فهل تعتقدون أننا سنسألهم رأيهم بمن نرسله إليهم؟».
هذا الكلام، يثبت الحاجة إلى أمرين:

الأول، التأكيد بأن ما يجري اليوم من مفاوضات حول ترسيم الحدود بشكلها الحالي يمثل فضيحة أخلاقية ووطنية تجب مقاومتها والتنصل من أي نتائج تصدر عنها.
الثاني، الدعوة إلى رفض هذا التطبيع غير المباشر مع العدو، وهو إذ يبدأ اليوم باستقبال مسؤول إسرائيلي، قد لا ينتهي غداً بقبول فكرته حول التطوير المشترك لحقول الغاز المتنازع عليها بين البلدين.

من هو عاموس هذا؟

وُلد عاموس هوكستين ونشأ في إسرائيل لأبوَين مهاجرين من الولايات المتحدة. خدم في صفوف جيش العدو الإسرائيلي بين عامَي 1992 و1995، وهي الفترة التي تزامنت مع سنوات الاحتلال الإسرائيلي للبنان، ومع عدوان «تصفية الحساب» عام 1993. في عمر الـ22، بعد الخدمة مباشرة، بدأ تدريباً في «الكابيتول هيل»، حيث شغل منصب مدير السياسة للشؤون الخارجية. وخلال عمله في «الكابيتول»، سافر إلى العراق، حيث شارك في مناقشات دبلوماسية أميركية عبر القنوات الخلفية لاحتمال رفع العقوبات الاقتصادية الأميركية، في مقابل إعادة التوطين المحتملة لآلاف اللاجئين الفلسطينيين في وسط العراق. وفي حين كان يخطّط للعودة إلى إسرائيل بعد الفترة التي أمضاها في واشنطن، عُيّن عام 2001 عضواً رئيساً في شركة اللوبي الأميركية «كاسيدي وشركاؤه»، وشغل منصب نائب الرئيس التنفيذي للعمليات الدولية. واعتباراً من عام 2000، عمل على تيسير تبرعات لمرشَّحي الحزب الديموقراطي ولجان العمل السياسي، إضافة إلى «اللجنة الوطنية الديموقراطية»، وسوّق للعديد من مرشَّحي الولايات الشمالية الشرقية: كونيتيكت، نيو هامبشر، رود آيلاند، وبنسلفانيا.

بعد عام 2011، عمّق هوكستين مشاركته في توجيه سياسة الطاقة الأميركية في الشرق الأوسط، وأوراسيا. وعُيّن في منصب نائب مساعد الوزير لسياسة الطاقة، وأشرف على مبيعات النفط للأكراد عبر شركة «إكسون» وغيرها من شركات النفط الأميركية الكبرى. ومع تصاعد الحرب – المدعومة أميركيّاً – على سوريا، سعى إلى تأمين أرباح النفط في شمال شرقي سوريا، عبر التنسيق الوثيق مع وزارة الخارجية، بينما كان يعمل توازياً على خفض صادرات النفط الإيرانية. ومع مواصلته الضغط لسحق صادرات النفط الإيرانية – من خلال العقوبات «الفعالة» – تمكّن من خفض صادرات طهران بنسبة 50 في المئة بحلول عام 2014. وبصفته المبعوث الخاص لشؤون الطاقة الدولية، وهو المنصب الذي تولّاه بين عامَي 2014 و2017، تمثَّل أحد إنجازاته في تنفيذ العقوبات ضدّ الجمهورية الإسلامية. وفي العام ذاته، أي 2014، تمكّن من الحصول على صفقة بقيمة 15 مليون دولار لإسرائيل لتزويد الأردن بالغاز الطبيعي بعد 16 رحلة إلى المملكة على مدى عامين.

على الجبهة الأوراسية، عمل جنباً إلى جنب «الوكالة الأميركية للتنمية الدولية» في أواخر عهد أوباما، بهدف عزل صادرات الطاقة الروسية، عبر زيادة مبيعات النفط الأوكراني بدعم من الولايات المتحدة وإسرائيل، وإنشاء ممرّات للطاقة تمرّ عبر البلدان الحليفة لأميركا في وسط أوروبا وشرقها، بما في ذلك مشروع الربط الكهربائي بين اليونان وبلغاريا لتزويد جنوب شرقي أوروبا بالطاقة، وإطلاق خط ربط كهربائي إضافي بين المجر وسلوفاكيا، ودعم مقترحات إضافية من بولندا عبر كرواتيا إلى دول البلطيق. وفي خطاب ألقاه عام 2016 أمام وزارة الخارجية، نسب نائب الرئيس آنذاك، جو بايدن، الفضل إلى هوكستين في «تثقيفه» في شأن قضايا وسياسات الطاقة العالمية. ونُقل عن بايدن قوله: «عاموس وأنا سافرنا في جميع أنحاء العالم، من شرق البحر المتوسط… إلى خطوط الأنابيب القادمة من أوراسيا».

عيَّنته الولايات المتحدة لقيادة عملية صنع القرار في التنقيب عن الغاز البحري الذي تسعى إليه إسرائيل. تكثّفت جهود هوكستين الأولية لاستخراج الغاز في لبنان بعد اكتشاف واشنطن وتل أبيب، عام 2009، لحقل غاز تمار (8.4 تريليون قدم مكعّبة من الغاز القابل للاستخراج)، وهو أكبر اكتشاف من نوعه في العالم في ذلك العام. ومنذ ذلك الحين، اتّفقت قبرص وإسرائيل على ترسيم حدودهما، في ظلّ المنافسة الإقليمية القادمة من سوريا ولبنان، فيما أرسل وزير الخارجية اللبناني اعتراضات واضحة إلى الأمم المتحدة في شأن خطّة نيقوسيا وتل أبيب التي تضمّنت انتهاك سيادة لبنان الإقليمية.

بين عامَي 2013 و2016، زار هوكستين بيروت عدّة مرات لاقتراح صفقة لـ«تقاسم» الطاقة، لا سيما في خضمّ الفراغ الحكومي (2014-2016). وفي حين اعتُبرت المفاوضات، في ذلك الوقت، «غير ناجحة» بالنسبة إلى الولايات المتحدة وإسرائيل، وزاد من تعقيدها الصعود غير المتوقَّع للجمهوري دونالد ترامب إلى الرئاسة في أواخر عام 2016، تمثّل إحباط إسرائيل الرئيس، بحلول عام 2019، في النجاحات النسبية التي حقّقها «حزب الله»، أي منع لبنان من توقيع صفقة تصبّ في مصلحة واشنطن وتل أبيب. وعينه وزير الخارجية الأميركي، أنتوني بلينكن، في العاشر من آب الماضي، مستشاراً أوّل لأمن الطاقة.

هوكستين يستطلع «المواقِف اللبنانيّة» من الترسيم البحري

ميسم رزق 

الخميس 21 تشرين الأول 2021

هوكستين يستطلع «المواقِف اللبنانيّة» من الترسيم البحري

طرَحت عودة المُوفد الأميركي عاموس هوكستين (الإسرائيلي المولد) إلى بيروت أسئلة عدّة حول ما يحمِله. فمستشار الرئيس جو بايدن لشؤون الطاقة، والذي عُيّن أخيراً وسيطاً للمفاوضات غير المباشرة بين لبنان والعدوّ الإسرائيلي على ترسيم الحدود البحرية، صيته يسبقه لجهة رؤيته بأن لا ضرورة لرسم الخطوط، لمصلحة الذهاب إلى «حلّ عملي» لتقاسم الثروات تحت البحر.

قبل نحو شهر، عادَ الملف ليتصدّر أجندة المسؤولين اللبنانيين بعدَ سُبات دام شهوراً. عوامل عدة ساهمت في ذلك، بدءاً بإعلان شركة «هاليبيرتون» الأميركية فوزها بمناقصة للبدء بأعمال الحفر على الحدود مع لبنان، ثم الكشف عن استبدال الوسيط السابق جان ديروشيه بهوكستين، وصولاً إلى الإعلان عن زيارة الأخير للمنطقة. في الكواليس، كانت الوقائع والمعطيات تتراكم عن أفكار واقتراحات بمقاربة ملف الترسيم وفق منظور آخر. ومن بين الأفكار نسف فكرة التفاوض في الناقورة، والاستعاضة عنها بجولات مكوكية يقوم بها هوكستين بين لبنان و«إسرائيل» يلتقي خلالها مسؤولين على مستويات مختلفة، فضلاً عن فكرته التي تميل إلى اعتماد حل اقتصادي يوفّر الوقت ويؤمّن الأرباح، وعلى الأغلب يكون مشتركاً بين لبنان والعدو الإسرائيلي عبرَ اتفاق على تقاسم المنطقة المتنازع عليها.

لكنّ الموفد الأميركي الذي التقى، أمس، الرؤساء ميشال عون ونبيه بري ونجيب ميقاتي، لم يقُل شيئاً ولم يطرح أيّ فكرة، بل جاءَ مُستمعاً وحسب. مصادر مطلعة أكدت أن «الجولة استطلاعية واستكشافية»، وأن «الوسيط الجديد كانَ يحاول معرفة ما الذي اجتمعَت عليه الجهات اللبنانية للانطلاق منه، وهو الأمر الأصعب»، باعتبار أنه «في كيان العدو يكفي أن يتحدث مع وزير الطاقة ليعرف ما الذي تريده حكومته ويبني عليه لاستكمال جولات التفاوض».

هوكستين الذي التقى فورَ وصوله إلى بيروت شخصيات مقرّبة من رئيس الجمهورية، نقِل عنه أنه «لم يتسلّم الملف إلا لأنه مصرّ على تحقيق شيء ما»، في ظل مخاوف من أن يلعب على التناقضات بينَ الأفرقاء اللبنانيين الذين يبدو أن هناك صعوبة في أن يجتمعوا على رأي واحد.

فحكومة ميقاتي التي يفترض أن تتحمّل مسؤوليتها في ما خصّ توقيع مرسوم تعديل الحدود 6433 (يقضي باعتماد الخط 29 كنقطة انطلاق للتفاوض بما يُوسِّع الرقعة المتنازع عليها من 860 كيلومتراً مربعاً وفق ما كان أقرّه الخط 23 الذي اعترف به لبنان ووثّقه لدى الأمم المتحدة إلى 2290 كيلومتراً) غير جاهزة. ورئيس الحكومة، على الصعيد الشخصي، ليسَ مقتنعاً بهذا التعديل ولا يريده، ولن يُقدِم عليه. أما من ناحية رئيس الجمهوية، فإن تعديل المرسوم غير وارد أيضاً، فـ «التفاوض اليوم يصير وفقَ أسس أخرى ستتضّح لاحقاً مع الجولات التي سيقوم بها هوكستين بينَ لبنان والكيان العبري»، ما يعني أن «الأسابيع المقبلة قد تحمِل تطورات تستدعي بعض التعديلات في الموقف اللبناني». أما في عين التينة، فلم يتغيّر الموقف. سبق الرئيس بري الجميع في رفضه تعديل المرسوم وإصراره على الالتزام باتفاق الإطار وما نصّ عليه. لكن بخلاف هذه النقطة التي تبدو الوحيدة المتفق عليها بين الجهات المعنية، تبيّن أن النقاط الأخرى موضع خلاف، إن كانَ في ما يتعلق بالوفد المفاوض لجهة التمسك به أم لا، طبيعته، الشخصية التي ستترأسه، فضلاً عما يتردّد عن الاستعانة بشركة أجنبية تتولّى هي ترسيم الحدود وتحديد الخطوط.

غير أن هذا كله تحيطه الجهات المعنية بالكتمان أو تنكره. ففيما تقول مصادر ميقاتي وعون إن «لا جواب لبنانياً بعد على الأفكار الأميركية»، تستغرب مصادر عين التينة ما يُحكى، مؤكدة أن «هوكستين عبّر عن الالتزام الأميركي باتفاق الإطار ودور الأمم المتحدة ووفد الناقورة، لا بل أكد على إبقاء التفاوض في الناقورة». أما في ما يتعلق بطبيعة الوفد، خصوصاً أن رئيس الجمهورية رفض التمديد التقني للعميد بسام ياسين (التقاه هوكستين بعيداً عن الاعلام) من دون اتخاذ قرار بشأن البديل، فأشارت المصادر إلى أن «هذا الأمر صارَ في عهدة الحكومة وهي من عليها أن تقرر بالموضوع»!

وفيما اكتفى قصر بعبدا والسراي بالإعلان عن حصول اللقاءات، نقِل عن بري التأكيد على اتفاق الإطار، و«أننا أمام فرصة جديدة لاستئناف المفاوضات في الناقورة».
اما مصادر بعبدا فقالت ان هوكستين قال لعون بأنه يريد لمهمته أن تنجح من دون أي مماطلة، لذلك يقوم بزيارة الرؤساء الثلاثة سعياً وراء النقاط المشتركة في ما بينهم. في الزيارة التمهيدية، لم يتطرق المفاوض الأميركي للتفاصيل المتعلقة بترسيم الحدود والخطوط بل جرى وضع أطر أساسية لاعادة استئناف المفاوضات، مؤكداً «تمسك بلاده باتفاق الاطار وبالمفاوضات الرسمية في الناقورة التي لن تحلّ محلها الزيارات التي سيقوم بها الى لبنان وفلسطين المحتلة، لكنه وعد بالحصول على اجابة واضحة حول الأمر بعد زيارته تل ابيب». وكرر الموفد الاميركي أن «من مصلحة المسؤولين اللبنانيين ايجاد الحلول للبدء بانتاج النفط. فالواقع ان اسرائيل بدأت التنقيب داخل حقلين من دون اي اتفاق مع لبنان، ويحتاج اللبنانيون لانجاز اتفاق ليبدأوا بدورهم بالتنقيب».

Sayyed Nasrallah to ’Israel’: We’ll Act Appropriately if Our Oil is in Danger, Palestine Muslims’ Main Cause

October 23, 2021

Sayyed Nasrallah to ’Israel’: We’ll Act Appropriately if Our Oil is in Danger, Palestine Muslims’ Main Cause

By Al-Ahed news

Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered on Friday night a speech in which he tackled various regional and internal topics.

Addressing thousands of people in Dahyieh [Southern Suburb of Beirut], Sayyed Nasrallah congratulated the Muslim world on the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad [PBUH], and his grandson Imam Jaafar al-Sadiq [AS], and the Muslim Unity Week.

The Prophet of Mercy&Unity

On the event of celebration, His Eminence explained that “Among the blessings of Imam Khomeini and the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran is the point that appears to be creating disputes, which he turned to a point of unity when he called to labelling the period between the 12th and 17th of Rabiul Awwal as a Muslim Unity Week [between Sunni & Shia Muslims].”

“We must get to know Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] to be our model in life; and we cannot get to know Islam or the Muslim Sharia law without getting to know this prophet, his behavior, words and biography,” he added.

In parallel, the Resistance Leader underscored that “There is an Ummah [nation] which Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] has brought from the darkness of ignorance, dispersion, illiteracy, and getting lost through building a state for Islam, and conveying the divine religion and the eternal message.”

Sayyed Nasrallah further highlighted that “Among Prophet Mohammad [PBUH]’s achievements was that he altered the view towards humanity, in which he annulled all values of ignorance and applied the Islamic system; the Quran confronted looking to women as inferiors and praised them instead.”

“No inner peace was present during the Age of Ignorance. People were killed or attacked for any reason,” he stated, noting that “The Messenger of Allah achieved an inner peace that can’t be even imposed by police or army. It was a peace from within minds, hearts, and souls made by culture and piety.”

Meanwhile, His Eminence clarified that “The humankind is responsible for their countries, people, lands, honors and dignities of people once attacked. This is the religion of Prophet Mohammad [PBUH].”

“Those who are mostly praised by Allah are the ones who know the rights of their brothers and try their best to satisfy such rights,” Hezbollah Secretary General confirmed.

Palestine Main Cause

Moving to the regional front, Sayyed Nasrallah reiterated that “The top priority and responsibility among Muslims is Palestine with its opressed people, detainees , refugees and violated sanctities that every human being must be concerned about.”

“Among the most important battles any person can engage in against normalization is to boycott ‘Israel’,” he emphaized, pointing out that “Funding the Palestinian Resistance is a great responsibility that Arabs, Muslims and humans must shoulder.”
Normalization with “Israel”

On the same level, His Eminence hailed the “Bahraini youth- who protested normalization with ‘Israel’- given the fact that they faced the police crackdown and are fully aware of the repercussions of their support of Palestine.”

“The position of the Bahraini scholars as well as Yemen and its people in denouncing normalization and supporting Palestine is an expression of commitment to the Islamic duty and responsibility,” he stressed, noting that “The US and some Arab regimes want our Arab and Muslim people to eliminate even this hatred through cementing normalization. They want us to love and praise ‘Israel’.”

Sayyed Nasrallah also underlined that “The conference of normalization in Erbil was a trial that if not blasted, it would have been followed by similar conspiracies.”

In addition, the Resistance Leader viewed that “Announcing a cease-fire in Yemen while the siege in place means the continuation of the war,” denouncing the fact that “Instead of condemning the victim in Yemen, the international community must listen to the popular will of the millions of Yemenis.”

Brutal Daesh

On another level, Sayyed Nasrallah said that “It is strange and surprising that some sides remain silent regarding Daesh’s [Arabic Acronym for the terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL group] brutal crimes.”

“Islamic unity means cooperation, rapprochement and integration among Muslims and avoiding fighting among them,” he reminded, lamenting the fact that “It is unfortunate what Daesh has achieved in the name of the Prophet Muhammad [PBUH], while the Americans say that they’ve created Daesh, and there are those who do not want to listen.”

Clarifying that “Muslims have triumphed in all arenas where they cooperated and united with each other,” His Eminence mentioned that “The greatest responsibility on Muslim scholars and elites is to prevent any action that could lead to sedition.”

In response, Sayyed Nasrallah urged the “continued political, popular, and media condemnation of all those who were about to push Lebanon towards strife,” pointing out that “The resistance in Lebanon emerged victorious by cooperation and collaboration, and the resistance in Palestine wins when it is united on the internal and external fronts  with the axis of resistance.”

A Sounding Message to “Israel”

Regarding the bloody massacre in Tayouneh, His Eminence underlined that “Hezbollah is following up with the investigation, which is good and brave.”

On the issue of border demarcation, Hezbollah Secretary General declared that his party  “won’t say anything related to the land and maritime border demarcation, which is left to the Lebanese state.” 

“The ‘Israeli’ enemy is illusional if it thinks that it can act freely in the disputed maritinme area before reaching a firm conclusion,” Sayyed Nasrallah announced, noting that “At the appropriate time, when the resistance sees that Lebanon’s oil is in danger, it will act on this basis.”

On another level, His Eminence stated We don’t have any problem in the issue of the Hezbollah has no problem with “negotiating with the International Monetary Fund and we hope that Lebanon would send one united and real delegation.”
“The wealthy have responsibilities towards those who are under the line of poverty, and tradesmen shouldn’t monopolize the goods or raise the prices,” he concluded.

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Geagea Summoned by Military Court over Tayouneh Ambush, Refuses to Testify

October 22, 2021

Samir Geagea

Head of Lebanese Forces militia Samir Geagea was summoned by Lebanon’s military court for questioning over the deadly ambush which killed seven civilians earlier last week in Tayouneh.

Both Reuters news agency and local media reported the move late Thursday, noting that it was based on confessions made by militants who were arrested on the day of the deadly shooting.

“The government commissioner to the military court Judge Fadi Akiki gave a signal to listen to the testimony of the head of the Lebanese Forces Party, Samir Geagea, in the Tayouneh file,” Reuters news agency quoted informed sources as saying.

“Confessions made by the detainees in this file… Judge Akiki’s reference requires that Geagea be heard before him in the military court,” the sources added.

Commenting on the summoning, Geagea said he has not yet received a request to listen to his statement, but noted that if this happens he will not appear before the Military Court if Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah is not also summoned.

“The commissioner should listen first to Sayyed Nasrallah,” he said in an interview with MTV local channel.

The head of the notorious militia who committed massacres during the 15-year civil war claimed that his party “has a license,” while Hezbollah has not, without referring to the deadly shooting in this regard.

On October 14, seven Lebanese civilians were martyred as Lebanese Forces (LF) militants and snipers opened fire at peaceful demonstrators protesting against politicization of investigation into last year’s powerful Beirut Port blast.

Among the victims were a passerby and a woman who were shot in their heads by (LF) snipers.

Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah lashed out at the LF, saying that its project is to ignite a civil war in the country. In a speech on Monday (October 18), Sayyed Nasrallah hit back at Geagea threat that the LF has 15,000 militants, warning him against miscalculation with the powerful Lebanese Resistance movement.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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Al-Manar Security Sources: Confessions of the Arrested for Tayouneh Crime Led to Issuance of Subpoena against Geagea

October 22, 2021

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Security sources told Al-Manar TV that 25 suspects have been arrested for Tayouneh crime, adding that their confessions led to the identification of the culprits in the attack on the protesters and the locations in the scene surrounding.

The confessions also revealed that some of the culprits were holding guns and hiding inside cars in the neighborhoods close to the protest, according to Al-Manar sources.

The security sources added that a considerable number of the culprits have got out of sight.

The sources noted that political interventions led to procrastination of the issuance of subpoena against the head of the “Lebanese Forces” militia, Samir Geagea in order to identify the legal authority which will hear his testimony.

Seven martyrs and around 30 injured were reported during the armed attack carried out by the “Lebanese Forces” militiamen on the peaceful protestors in Tayouneh area on Thursday, October 14. The protesters were demonstrating against the politicized decisions of Al-Bitar.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

Islamic Jihad Detainees Emerge Victorious in Battle of “Empty Stomachs”

22.10.2021

Islamic Jihad Detainees Emerge Victorious in Battle of “Empty Stomachs”

By Staff

In yet another victory scored by the Palestinian ‘Islamic Jihad’ detainees, the resistance movement’s Leadership Committee announced that its detainees have suspended their hunger strike, declaring victory against the ‘Israeli’ occupation prisons administration.

A statement made by Islamic Jihad spokesman Tarek Izzeddine mentioned that “in a rapid development, the committee decided to suspend the strike, declaring to our people the victory of our resistance fighters in the battle of empty stomachs.”

He, however, made clear that details of the deal will be announced later.

“The victory of the detainees in their hunger strike against the occupation’s prisons administration is a victory of the entire Palestinian people and a turning point in the confrontation with the jailer to achieve the demands, adding that breaking the pride of the occupation at the hands of the Islamic Jihad has been certain.

The committee also explained that the decision to suspend the open hunger strike was made after the ‘Israeli’ prisons’ administration has submitted to most of the Islamic Jihad detainees’ demands, atop of which was to stop the brutal campaign against them, return the isolated ones, and improve the conditions of the female detainees.

Additionally, the committee thanked the Palestinian people and the free people of the world who supported this movement to preserve the organizational identity and the heritage of the Palestinian martyrs.

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Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine (14 – 20 October 2021)

October 21, 2021

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 October 2021)

Israeli Human Rights Violations in Palestine

(14 – 20 October 2021)

  • IOF kill Palestinian child allegedly for throwing Molotov cocktails at settlers’ vehicles in Bethlehem.
  • 4 Palestinians wounded in Qalqilya and occupied East Jerusalem
  • In 104 IOF incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 100 civilians arrested, including 26 children, and 3 journalists (1 woman)
  • Vehicle confiscated and sums of money confiscated in IOF raid onto Palestinian homes in the West Bank
  • 31 commercial establishments bulldozed and 2 Palestinians forced to self-demolish their properties in occupied East Jerusalem
  • 3 under-construction houses demolished, demolition notices served to several other houses; 10 tents and 2 street bulldozed in the West Bank
  • Settler-attacks: 1 Palestinian wounded and 335 olive trees damaged in occupied East Jerusalem and Ramallah
  • IOF established 43 temporary military checkpoints in the West Bank and arrested 2 Palestinians on said checkpoints

Summary                                                                                        

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to commit crimes and multi-layered violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse, and attacks on civilians, turning the West Bank into isolated blocks of land. Dozens of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinians in Hebron under Israeli military protection.

The Israeli settlement expansion works continued on Palestinian lands and properties. Meanwhile, the Gaza Strip enters its 15th year under closure, exacerbating the humanitarian hardships across the territory.

IOF shooting and violation of right to bodily integrity:

IOF killed a Palestinian child and wounded 4 civilians in excessive use of force in the West Bank: on 14 October 2021, IOF killed 16-year-old Amjad Usama Jalal Abu-Sultan from southeastern Bethlehem and detained his body. IOF also arrested another child that accompanied Abu-Sultan; it was alleged that the children were throwing Molotov cocktails at settlers’ vehicles west of Bethlehem. No eyewitnesses were available to refute or confirm the occupation’s narrative. However, given the nature of the crime site near a military checkpoint, the situation could have been handled using less force in accordance with proportionality and necessity shooting standards. PCHR also documented 2 Palestinians sustaining wounds in IOF assault on Kafr Qaddum weekly protest, and 2 others during a raid in occupied East Jerusalem.

In the Gaza Strip, 1 IOF shooting at fishing boats was documented in the Gaza Sea, and another on agricultural lands in eastern Gaza.

IOF incursions and arrests of Palestinian civilians: IOF carried out 104 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Those incursions included raids of civilian houses and shootings, enticing fear among civilians, and attacking many of them. During this week’s incursions, 100 Palestinians were arrested, including 26 children and 3 journalists (1 female). IOF also confiscated a vehicle and sums of money during raids to civilian homes in the West Bank.

In the Gaza Strip, IOF arrested 2 Palestinians, including 1 child, while attempting to cross border area in eastern Rafah.

Demolitions:

PCHR documented 11 incidents

  • Occupied East Jerusalem: 30 commercial establishments bulldozed and 2 Palestinians forced to self-demolish their properties: a house in al-Tur neighborhood, and part of another in Wadi al-Joz; car wash demolished, and foundations of a retaining wall n Silwan.
  • Ramallah: 10 residential tents bulldozed, as well as, 2 tents used for sheep, and other facilities in al-Mughair.
  • Bethlehem: 3 houses received demolition notices in Al Maniya; house foundations and agricultural land razed in Khlail al-Loz.
  • Hebron: 2 under-construction homes demolished in Ska and Farsh al-Hawa.
  • Tubas: 1.6km long street bulldozed
  • Jenin: paved street connecting Yabad and Moryha villages bulldozed.

Settler-attacks: 

  • Occupied East Jerusalem: Palestinian civilian assaulted and his vehicle assaulted with rocks.
  • Ramallah: 335 olive trees cut and destroyed

Israeli closure policy and restrictions on freedom of movement:

The Israeli occupation authorities continued to ban the entry of dozens of goods, including construction materials, in collective punishment measures against the Gaza Strip as the Israeli closure imposed on the territory entered its 15th year, without an end in sight that would fulfil Palestinians’ right to enjoy their economic, social, and cultural rights.

Meanwhile, IOF continued to divide the West Bank into separate cantons with key roads blocked by the Israeli occupation since the 2000 Second Intifada -still closed to this date- and with temporary and permanent checkpoints, where civilian movement is restricted, and they are subject to arrest, especially at al-Karama border crossing, alongside the Palestinian-Jordanian border.

Shooting and other Violations of the Right to Life and Bodily Integrity

  • At approximately 11:45 on Thursday, 14 October 2021, IOF gunboats in the northern Gaza sea chased Palestinian fishing boat sailing at 3 nautical miles, pumped water at them and opened heavy fire at them, stirring fear among the fishermen and forcing them to flee. No casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 22:30, IOF opened fire at two Palestinian children in Bir Una, Beit Jala, allegedly for throwing Molotov cocktails at settlers’ vehicles. As a result, a child was killed and another arrested.

An hour after the shooting, IOF informed the Palestinian liaison that Amjad Usama Jalal Abu-Sultan (16) was killed and his body was detained. They also informed them that Mohammed Khalil al-Arouj (16) was arrested, without providing information on his health.

IOF announced in a press statement that two persons were shot at for throwing Molotov cocktails at settlers’ vehicles near Beit Jala. Israeli media said that the Israeli military ambushed Palestinians who threw Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles travelling on the road connecting Jerusalem and “Gush Etzion” settlement, killing one and arresting the other.

PCHR could not locate eyewitnesses to refute or confirm the occupation’s narrative. However, given the nature of the crime site near a military checkpoint, the situation could have been handled using less force in accordance with proportionality and necessity shooting standards.

  • At approximately 12:30 on Friday, 15 October 2021, IOF stationed on the northern entrance to Kafr Qaddum village, northern Qalqilya, suppressed a peaceful protest led by dozens of Palestinians. IOF chased the protestors and clashed with them; IOF fired bullets, tear gas canisters and stun grenades. As a result, 2 Palestinians sustained bullet wounds in their extremities.
  • At approximately 16:00 on Saturday, 16 October 2021, IOF stationed along Gaza border area opened fire in eastern Rafah at nearby agricultural lands. No casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 22:00, IOF assaulted Palestinians in Bab al-Amoud for the 9th consecutive day, chased them in the neighboring areas and assaulted them amidst heavy firing of sound bombs. IOF evacuated the area with force and shut it completely with large police presence. IOF fired sound bombs, and pumped sewage water at shops, vehicles, and passersby, making the whole area smell unbearably foul. IOF brought in units of the Mounted Police and canines to entice fear among the protestors; 3 children were arrested and detained at the surveillance office at Bab al-Amoud, they were beaten and dragged, before being taken to al-Bareed police station. The arrestees are: Waseem Barani (14), Mustafa Salim (16), and Mosab al-Abeed (16).
  • At approximately 15:30 on Monday, 18 October 2021, IOF assaulted Palestinians in the surrounding of Bab al-Amoud, Sultan Suliman St, and al-Msurara area, for the 2nd consecutive week. bombs. IOF evacuated the area with force and shut it completely with large police presence. IOF fired sound bombs, and pumped sewage water at shops, vehicles, and passersby, making the whole area smell unbearably foul. IOF brought in units of the Mounted Police and canines to terrorize the community; journalist Ahmed Abu-Sbaih (23) was pushed, dragged on the ground, and beaten; as well as Journalist Nisreen Salem (24) who was covering the attacks; her mother, Lamiaa (54) and sister, Sajida (21) were also pushed and assaulted. It should be noted that this attack in Bab al-Amoud area lasted for several hours were dozens of Palestinians suffocated/lost consciousness due to the bad smell. Dozens of civilians, including children, were beaten with clubs. 9 Palestinians were detained, including 2 journalists (1 woman).: Ahmed Abu-Sbaih (23), Nisreen Salem (24), Anan Hamouri, Rebhi Kafrani, Mohammed Abu-Dawoud, Yaser Quraish, Mohammed Jamjoum, and Islam al-Rajbi.
  • At approximately 04:00 on Tuesday, 19 October 2021, IOF arrested Bassem M. Zayed (23) after raiding his home in Qalandia refugee camp. Dozens of Palestinians gathered on rooftops and in the alleys, threw stones at IOF vehicles. IOF fired rubber bullets at them, wounding 2 Palestinians, one in the foot and the other in the back. They were treated at hospital; their wounds were minor.
  • At approximately 16:00, IOF assaulted Palestinians celebrating Prophet Mohammed’s birthday in Bab al-Amoud, with heavy and arbitrary shooting of sound bombs to evacuate the area. Mounted police assaulted women, children, and elderlies. They pumped sewage water at passersby and shops. Clashes erupted and lasted for hours, IOF fired live bullets at the protestors and assaulted Rami al-Razem (20) after dragging him on the ground and tearing his clothes, he was beat and punched. Women, children, and passersby were all assaulted, wounding an elderly woman, and 3 civilians. IOF arrested 23 Palestinians, including 17 children, who were all assaulted:

Abdulnaser Afana, Rami al-Razem, Izzeldin al-Reshq, Ibrahim al-Mohtaseb, Ahmed Izheiman, Ali Abu-Hedwan, Malek al-Shalaby, Suliman Owaisat, Mahmoud al-Salayma, Majd Abu Amer, Moustafa Baya, Malek Hamamra, Mahmoud Nemr, Miran Burqan, Ihab Badr, Noureddine Abu-Nijma, Baraa Omaira, Ahmed Abu-Dawoud, Mohammed Anaty, Ahmed Shehada, Amir al-Khatib, Mahmoud Hamamra, Adam Jaber

Incursions and arrests

Thursday, 14 October 2021:

  • At approximately 01:00, IOF arrested Ali Asafra (33), after raiding and searching his house in Beit Kahel, northern Hebron.
  • At approximately 01:00, IOF arrested Mosab Hussein Rabee (26) after raiding and searching his house in Beit Anan, northwestern occupied East Jerusalem.
  • At approximately 02:00, IOF arrested Ahmed Mousa Abu-Eid (46) and Abbas Lafy Mansour (27), after raiding and searching their houses in Bidu, northwestern occupied East Jerusalem.
  • At approximately 02:30, IOF arrested Omar Abu-Rateb (21) and Ramez al-Shomali (23) after raiding and searching their houses in Beit Sahour, eastern Bethlehem.
  • At approximately 03:30, IOF arrested 8 Palestinians, including 1 children, after raiding and searching their houses in Aroub refugee camp, Hebron.
  • At approximately 05:20, IOF arrested 3 Palestinians, including 1 children, after raiding and searching their houses in Beita, Nablus. IOF confiscated Hamed al-Sarawy’s vehicle (he is imprisoned by Israel). The arrestees are: Majd Saleh, a ranked Palestinian National Security officer, Hamed al-Sarawy (28), and Adel Kronfola (31).
  • At approximately 08:00, IOF arrested Momen Hashim (22) after raiding his house in the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem.
  • At approximately 10:00, IOF arrested Nehad Zghair (43) after raiding his house in the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem. after hours of investigation, he was delivered a travel ban and his passport was confiscated. He was later released.
  • At approximately 17:00, IOF arrested Yusuf al-Reshq (21) after raiding his house in the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem.

Friday, 15 October 2021:

  • At approximately 01:30, IOF arrested Fadel Rabei (50) after raiding his house in al-Tawana, Hebron. The arrest followed a complaint pressed by settlers against the local residents for taking part in protests against settlement expansion on their lands.
  • At approximately 14:00, IOF arrested 3 Palestinians from Qalqilya while leaving al-Aqsa Mosque: Khalil Abu-Samra (23), Saleh Theeb Sasa (19), and Alaa Dweiry (27).
  • At approximately 14:30, IOF arrested photojournalist Izat Jamjmoum (30) after leaving al-Aqsa Mosque. He was interrogated at the Moscovia Detention Center and released later.
  • At approximately 21:00, IOF stationed at the Gaza border area in eastern Rafah, arrested Amjad Abu-Jrayda (17) and Basel Abu-Jazar (24) while attempting to cross the border area.
  • IOF carried out (3) incursions in Yabad and Kufeirat in Jenin, Beit Ummar and al-Fawwar refugee camp.

Saturday, 16 January 2021

  • At approximately 02:30, IOF moved into Kharas village, western Hebron, and Raided Thaer Aziz Halahla’s house; he was delivered a summonses to appear before the Israeli Intelligence services at “Gush Etzion” settlement.
  • At approximately 04:10, IOF arrested Mohammed Shehada (27), a ranked officer at the Presidential Security Service, and Majd Abu-Helwan (22).
  • At approximately 22:00, IOF arrested Mosab al-Abeed and assaulted him at Bab al-Amoud in occupied East Jerusalem.

Sunday, 17 October 2021

  • At approximately 01:00, IOF arrested Ragahd Raed Shamroukh (27) after raiding his home in Dheisheh refugee camp.
  • At approximately 11:00, IOF arrested Raed Zghair (46) near Bab al-Majlis, occupied East Jerusalem.
  • At approximately 16:00, IOF arrested Khaled Elian (42) and Mohammed Elian (23) on a police checkpoint by the entrance of Issaweya village, northeastern occupied East Jerusalem.
  • At approximately 19:00, IOF arrested Adam Ashraf Zaytoun (11) and Abdelkarim Dana (11) after raiding their home in Silwan, occupied East Jerusalem.
  • At approximately 22:30, IOF arrested Bahaaedin Khatatba (28) at Za’tara checkpoint.

Monday, 18 October 2021:

  • At approximately 00:00, IOF arrested Abdulrahim Shuman (20), a student, after stopping him on a checkpoint by Turums Ayya entrance, northeastern Ramallah.
  • At approximately 02:00, IOF arrested Seif Taqatqah (14) after raiding his home in Beit Fajjar, southern Bethlehem.
  • At approximately 03:20, IOF arrested Ahmed Suliman Katamesh (70), a political researcher and former prisoner in Israeli jails, after raiding and searching his home in al-Bireh.
  • At the same time, IOF arrested Ihab Abdulminem Saoud (47), also a former prisoner in Israeli jails (spent 16 years), after raiding his home in al-Tireh neighborhood, southern Ramallah.
  • At approximately 03:30, IOF arrested 3 Palestinians after raiding their homes in Silwan, southern occupied East Jerusalem: Loay al-Rajbi (26), Hussein Issa (21), and Tamer al-Mohtaseb (21).
  • At approximately 04:00, IOF arrested Ahmed Aby-Zayd (18) and Mohammed Abul-Rab, after raiding their homes in Qabatya, southeastern Jenin.
  • At approximately 13:00, IOF arrested Ahmed Ramadan (24) while at work in a shop in Silwan.
  • At approximately 14:00, IOF raided Sultan Sarhan’s (16) house in Silwan and delivered him a summons to appear before the Israeli Intelligence at Mosvocia Investigation Center.

Tuesday, 19 October 2021:

  • At approximately 00:30, IOF arrested ‘Omer Mustafa ‘Odah (23) and Ahmed Moti’a Sleit (18) after raiding their houses in Tulkarm.
  • At approximately 01:00, IOF arrested Hamzah Naser ‘Eid Bassah after raiding and searching his house during their incursion into al-‘Eizariya village, east of occupied east Jerusalem.
  • At approximately 02:00, IOF arrested Fakher ‘Ahed Ibrahim Khalaf (35) after raiding and searching his house during their incursion into Rantis village, northwest of Ramallah.
  • At approximately 10:30, IOF arrested Head of a commission devoted to protecting the Islamic cemeteries in occupied Jerusalem, Mustafa Abu Zahrah (69) when he was in al-Musrarah area in the center of occupied East Jerusalem.

Note: in the same day, IOF carried out 3 incursions into al-‘Arroub refugee camp, Karma village and Beit Oula village in Hebron, but no arrests were reported.

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

  • At approximately 00:30, IOF arrested 5 Palestinians after raiding and searching their houses during their incursion into Iskaka village, east of Salfit. The arrestees were identified as Hussam Anis Harb (61); Zaid Hussam Harb (23); ‘Abdel Ghani Bahjat Harb (39); Ayman ‘Abdel Rahman Harb (27) and Zuheir Hasan al-‘Einabousi (27).
  • At approximately 01:30, IOF arrested Belal Hussein al-Hroub (30) after raiding his house in Deir Samit village, southwest of Dura, southwest of Hebron.
  • Around the same time, IOF backed by military vehicles moved into Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron. IOF deployed between the houses in Safa neighborhood, raided, and searched several houses.  During their raid into a house belonging to Mousa Ahmed Abu Dayya, IOF confiscated 3000 shekels and JD 2000 after a thorough search.  At Adam Salem al-Khalil’s house, IOF held the family in a room and searched the whole house, confiscating 1000 shekels.  They also arrested Nael Yousif al-Qadi (28) after searching his house.
  • At approximately 02:00, IOF backed by military vehicles moved into Hebron. They stationed in al-Jame’ah neighborhood and raided a house belonging to ‘Adnan ‘Ali al-Haymouni (40).  IOF arrested the latter and confiscated gold and 5000 shekels.
  • At approximately 04:00, IOF arrested Jihad Mohammed Abu al-Rub (26) after raiding and searching his house during their incursion into Jalboun village, northeast of Jenin.
  • At approximately 13:00, IOF handed 3 Palestinians summonses to be interrogated at ‘Oz police station in Jabal al-Mukaber after raiding their houses in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in Silwan, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. Those summoned were identified as Mohammed Kayed al-Rajabi (19), Mohammed Yehia JAber (20) and Samer Mansour Jamjoum (18).
  • At approximately 18:00, IOF arrested 5 Palestinians after raiding and searching their houses during an incursion into Silwad villafe, northeast of Ramallah. The arrestees were identified as ‘Emad ‘Ali Nassar (23); Hamdi Farid Hammad (19); Mohammed Shaher Hammad; Muhannad Samir al-Tawil; and Mohammed Usama Bseiso.  They were all released after few

Settlement Expansion and settler violence in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem

Land razing, Demolitions, and Notices

  • At approximately 00:00 on Thursday, 14 October 2021, IOF accompanied with vehicles and bulldozers moved into Abu Shahid Intersection near Qalendia checkpoint, north of occupied East Jerusalem, levelled and carried out demolitions, which included 30 commercial facilities, amid heavy firing of stun grenades.

An eyewitness said that IOF backed by military bulldozers moved into Abu Shahid intersection and closed its surrounding.  They fired stun grenades to disperse civilians there and assaulted their vehicles.  Afterwards, the bulldozers removed around 27 commercial stalls as well as demolishing a 200-sqm vegetable shop belonging to Jaber family, a carwash and gas station, under the pretext they were illegal constructed.  It should be noted that the Israeli authorities declared lately expanding the Qalendia Military checkpoint and opening a tunnel to serve the settlements near the checkpoint that connects settlement Streets 60 and 443.  The demolition near the checkpoint coincides with the Israeli authorities’ plan to build 10,000 new settlement units on the airport area, which Israel took over in 1967.

  • At approximately 07:00, IOF backed by military vehicles and a bulldozer accompanied with an Israeli Civil Administration vehicle moved into Ras al-Teen area “al-Qaboun” in eastern al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah, where a Bedouin community has been established for 20 years. The Israeli authorities brought workers from Israeli private companies to dismantle and confiscate residential and agricultural tents.

The damage was as follows:

Owner of affected facilityFamilyChildrenFemaleLivestockConfiscated tents(sqm)
Ahmed Mohammed Habshan al-Ka’abnah40189Residential60-sqm tentLivestockOthersSteel plates
Soliman Ahmed Mohammed al-Ka’abnah5349045-sqm tent
‘Ammar Ahmed Mohammed al-Ka’abnah31160Bathroom built of metal
‘Omer Ahmed Mohammed al-Ka’abnah10869660-sqm tentA 12-sqm tent used as a kitchen,A water tank,and a bathroom built of steel
Soliman Ibrahim Habshan al-Ka’abnah8638045-sqm tentA 12-sqm tent used as a kitchen, a bathroom built of metal, and a water tank
‘Ali Ibrahim Habshan al-Ka’abnah1086114A 60-sqm tent
Mohammed Yasin Abu Kharbish1395140A 60-sqm tent2 livestock troughs
  • On Saturday morning, 16 October 2021, Hamzah and Mohammed Bazbazat demolished a living room attached to their family house in Wadi al-Joz neighborhood east of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, pursuant to the Israeli Municipality’s decision under the pretext of building without a license.

Mohammed Bazbazat said that his family built a 60-sqm room in 1998 next to their grandfather’s house in the neighborhood.  He added that back in 2005 the Israeli Municipality imposed fines on his family under the pretext of unlicensed construction that were as follows: 75,000; 25,000; 15,000 and finally 17,000 shekels.  Bazbazat added that the family initiated the necessary procedures to obtain a construction license for the room and paid the preliminary fees; however, it was surprised in 2018 that the Israeli Municipality abolished its approval on the license request.  The case was referred to the court, which decided to demolish the room ceiling to be sure that the room has become uninhabitable. Bazbazat pointed out that the family did demolish the ceiling, but the municipality returned 2 days ago and ordered them to demolish the walls as well as threatening them if they do not carry out the demolition, the municipality crews will do so and fine them with 60,000 shekels as a fine and 45,000 shekels for the demolition costs.

  • On the same day, IOF notified 3 under-construction houses in al-Maniya village, southeast of Bethlehem, allegedly for unlicensed construction.

Director of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission in Bethlehem, Hasan Breijiyeh said that IOF notified 3 under-construction houses belonging to ‘Abed Rabo al-Kawazbah in al-Maniya village.  Each house is of 2 floors and 500 sqms.  Breijiyeh added that the notices gave the owner only 96 hours to demolish.

  • In the same afternoon, Salman Abu Sbeitan self-demolished his house in al-Tour neighborhood, east of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, pursuant to the Israeli Municipality’s decision under the pretext of unlicensed construction.

Soliman Abu Sbeitan said that he started building the house 9 months ago on an area of 90 sqms to live with his wife and kid.  He added that the house was still under construction when the Israeli Municipality issued an administrative decision to demolish it.  Abu Sbeitan said that he restored to the Israeli court and hired a lawyer, but the court insisted on the demolition decision and threatened to fine him with 80,000 shekels if he did not carry out the demolition.  Abu Sbeitan said that he had to self-demolish the house especially that he cannot afford paying such a high fine and lack of vacancies in Jerusalem, as he was a former prisoner in the Israeli jails.

  • At approximately 09:30 on Monday, 18 October 2021, IOF backed by military vehicles and accompanied with an Israeli Civil Administration vehicle, a bulldozer and an excavator moved into Sakka village in western Dura, southwest of Hebron. IOF deployed in the area while the vehicles started to demolish an under-construction house built of bricks on an area of 130 sqms belonging to Ahmed ‘Issa Taha al-Jawa’adah (35) under the pretext of unlicensed construction. The house is only 150 meters away from the annexation wall and Ahmed was supposed to move in with his family of 4 children.

It should be noted that Ahmed received a notice to demolish the new building according to Military Order (1797) issued in 2018 while the notices was issued on 22 August 2021 and gave Ahmed only 96 house to appeal.

  • At approximately 11:00, IOF backed by military vehicles and accompanied with an Israeli Civil Administration vehicle, a bulldozer and 2 excavators moved into Farsh al-Hawa area, west of Hebron. IOF deployed in the area and started demolishing an under-construction 2-storey house built of stone and concrete on 170 sqms as well as a water well of 300 cubic meters belonging to Eyad Naser ‘Ali ‘Amr (37) from Hebron.

It should be noted that the Israeli authorities had notified Eyad ‘Amer on 06 October 2021 in reference to Military Order (1797), which gives the owner of a notified facility only 96 hours to appeal before the competent authorities at the Israeli Civil Administration.

Eyad ‘Amr said that the Israeli Civil Administration lately visited the building, and its officer did not order to stop construction works, which we started in 10 June 2021; I was surprised with the decision fixed to the house 0n 06 October 2021.  ‘Amr emphasized that the construction of the house so far has cost 50,000 shekels and is built on part of a 500-sqm land in Area C, which is only 120 meters away from the bypass road.

  • At approximately 11:00, IOF accompanied with a bulldozer and an Israeli Civil Administration SUV moved into Tayasir village in eastern Tubas. The bulldozer destroyed a paved street between al-Harayeq and Beer Jaber areas, north of the village.  The house destroyed is 1.6 kilometers and paved that cost USD 130,000 funded by the Ministry of Local Governance.  The street was destroyed without any warning, claiming that the street is located in Area C.
  • At approximately 12:00 on Tuesday, 19 October 2021, IOF accompanied with a construction SUV and bulldozer moved into Ya’bud village, southwest of Jenin. The bulldozer destroyed a paved street that connects Ya’bud village with Mariha village, northwest of the village, claiming that the street was established in Area C.
  • At approximately 08:00 on Wednesday, 20 October 2021, Israeli municipality’s bulldozers demolished a carwash and foundations of a retaining fence in Abu Tayeh neighborhood in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, under the pretext of unlicensed building.

Hatem al-‘Abbasi said that IOF demolished a retaining wall, which his family built in Abu Tayeh neighborhood, and the family lost more than 140,000 shekels to dig and build a retaining fence in favor of the neighborhood.  He added that instead of establishing and funding the fence to protect the families living on the mountain in the area, the Israeli municipality has haunted the families and handed them an administrative decision to demolish the fence foundations immediately.  As a result, they rented a bulldozer and removed part of the foundations, intending to continue the demolition in the coming days; however, the municipality crews did not give them the time and moved into the neighborhood in the early morning and demolished the rest of the fence foundations.  Al-‘Abbasi said that the Israeli municipality handed him a fine of 70,000 shekels for the demolition costs.  It should be noted that IOF demolished a carwash before withdrawing from the neighborhood.  The carwash was built of tinplate on a land belonging to Abu Hussein family only a week ago, supporting 2 families.  IOF also levelled the land.

  • Around the same time, IOF demolished the foundations of a house and levelled an agricultural land in Khalayel al-Loz area, southeast of Bethlehem, as well as handing demolition notices to several facilities in the nearby Khalayel al-Nahlah area.

Rateb ‘Abyyat, head of Hendazah Village Council, said that IOF razed lands planted with olive seedlings on 10 dunums belonging to Ibrahim ‘Abed ‘Abbyat.  He added that IOF notified an under-construction house belonging to Mahmoud Ibrahim ‘Abbyyat in nearby Khalayel al-Nahlah area and caravans belonging to Fadi ‘Adel ‘Abbyat.

Settlers’ attacks on civilians and their property:

  • At approximately 00:00 on Thursday, 14 October 2021, a group of settlers from “‘Aadi ‘Aad” settlement, northeast of Ramallah, sneaked into a plot of land planted with olive trees near the fence surrounding the settlement in “Bab al-Kharjah” and “Abu al-Mwas” areas, northwest of al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah. The settlers cut and damaged 135 olive trees planted 20 to 26 years ago.  They cut the branches with sharp tool and damaged 105 trees owned by Jamil ‘Abdullah NAser al-Na’asan (52), who supports a family of 6, including 3 girls and a child whule Ratib ‘Abdullah Naser al-Na’asan, who supports a family of 8, including 3 children and 3 girls, owned 30 trees of those damaged.

Jamil al-Na’asan said to PCHR’s fieldworker:

“I own a 9-dunum plot of land, where I planted 265 olive seedlings back in 1996, particularly in in Bab al-Kharjah area that is 3 kilometers away from the residential houses in al-Mughayyir village.  I used to go everyday there to check on my trees and look after them; however, in 2002 when “‘Aadi ‘Aad” settlement was established on our agricultural lands, we were only allowed to enter the area during the olive harvest season and even plowing the land was banned except for some times and sporadically.”  He added, “In the last olive harvest season, the Israeli settlers damaged around 160 olive trees in my land, cut some of them and sprayed toxic chemicals at them, completely damaging them.  Thus, I filed a complaint at the Israeli police but in vain.  In the current olive harvest season, the settlers continued to cut the rest of the olive trees (around 105), so I lost all the trees I took care of like they were my kids.  The trees were a source of income for my family, noting that a tree produces around 40 kilos of olives.” He said, “The Israeli settlers did not suffice with cutting the trees, but when we, the farmers, along with Palestinian Israeli Liaison officers came to the area on Thursday morning to assess the damage, we were surprised with settlers’ attacking us and pepper-spraying our faces.  They tried to set the grass surrounding the trees on fire, causing partial damage in the agricultural lands.”

It is noteworthy that the al-Mughayyir village is 30 kilometers away to the northeast of Ramallah, where around 2,900 persons live, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics in 2010.  Most of the village lands are in the eastern side of the village, reaching the Jordan River, with a total area of ​​33,055 dunums. The Israeli occupation authorities confiscated more than 37 dunums of the village lands in favor of Bypass Road 458. The areas (31,360 dunums) classified as C according to the Oslo Accords constitute 95% of the village under the full control of the Israeli occupation while only 5% is classified as Area B (1,695 dunums).

  • At approximately 19:00 on Saturday, 16 October 2021, Israeli settlers assaulted Hasan Ref’at Subhi (21) from “Beit Safafa” village, south of occupied East Jerusalem and threw stones at his vehicles when he was on his way back home from work. As a result, he sustained wounds in his face and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Ref’at Subhi, Hasan’s father, said that settlers assaulted his son Hasan, who was with his friend, when he stopped at a traffic light near al-Tantour intersection and at the entrance to Safafa village.  He added that at the time many settlers were crossing the street and then threw stones at his son’s vehicle after knowing he was Palestinian.  They also insulted him and his friend and tried to break the windows and punched them.  His son sustained wounds in his face after a stone hit him and an ambulance took him to the hospital for treatment.

  • At approximately 17:20, a group of settlers from “Kerem Alim” settlement, northern Ramallah, raided Palestinian lands and cut at least 200 olive trees (30 year-old). The destroyed trees belong to Thyab Ladadwa – 140 trees; and brothers Abdulrahm and Abdullah Ladadwa – 60 trees together.

Closure policy and restrictions on freedom of movement of persons and goods:

The Gaza Strip:

The Israeli authorities continued to impose collective punishments against the people of the Gaza Strip, including tightened restrictions on imports and exports, causing a serious deterioration in Palestinians’ enjoyment of their economic and cultural rights.

The West Bank:

In addition to 108 permanent checkpoints and closed roads, this week witnessed the establishment of 43 temporary checkpoints that restrict the movement of goods and individuals, where IOF searched Palestinians’ vehicles, checked their IDs and arrested 2 of them. IOF reinforced its restrictions on civilians’ freedom of movement at its permanent checkpoints in the West Bank and shut some checkpoints for several hours on multiple occasions.

Here follows PCHR documentation of restrictions on the freedom of movement and IOF-established temporary checkpoints across the West Bank this week:

Jerusalem:

  • On Sunday, 17 October 2021, IOF tightened its restrictions at Jabe’a checkpoint and blocked traffic.
  • On Monday, 18 October 2021, IOF established a checkpoint at the entrance to al-‘Issawiya village.
  • On Tuesday, 19 October 2021, IOF established a checkpoint at ‘Ein al-Lozeh neighborhood in Silwan village.

Ramallah:

  • On Saturday, 16 October 2021, IOF established 2 checkpoints in Serda village on the Ramallah-Birzeit main road).
  • On Sunday, 17 October 2021, IOF established a checkpoint at the entrance to al-Mazra’ah al-Sharqiyah village.
  • On Monday, 18 October 2021, IOF established 3 checkpoints at the entrances to Kafr ‘Ein, al-Nabi Saleh and under the bridge of ‘Ein Yabrud village.

Jericho:

  • On Monday, 17 October 2021, IOF established 2 checkpoints at the entrances to southern and northern Jericho.

Bethlehem:

  • On Thursday, 14 October 2021, IOF established a checkpoint at the entrance to Qadi Foqin village and in ‘Aqbet Hasna area.
  • On Saturday, 15 October 2021, IOF established a checkpoint near Balal Ben Rabah Mosque and at the northern entrance to Bethlehem.
  • On Sunday, 17 October 2021, IOF established a checkpoint at the western entrance to Beit Fajjar village.
  • On Monday, 18 October 2021, IOF established 2 checkpoints near al-Nashash area and at the entrance to Wadi Foqin village.
  • On Tuesday, 19 October 2021, IOF established 3 checkpoints at the entrance to Nahali and al-Jab’ah villages and near al-Nashash intersection.
  • On Wednesday, 20 October 2021, IOF established 2 checkpoints in ‘Aqbet Hasnah area and enar al-Nashash intersection.

Hebron:

  • On Thursday, 14 October 2021, IOF established 3 checkpoints at entrances to Beit Ummar, Sa’ir and al-Shyoukh villages.
  • On Friday, 15 October 2021, IOF established 5 checkpoints at the entrances to western Hebron, Beit ‘Awwa, Ethna villages and southern Hebron.
  • On Saturday, 16 October 2021, IOF established 5checkpoints at the entrances to al-‘Arroub refugee camp, Beit ‘Ayoun, al-Jalajel and Bani Na’im villages and northern Hebron.
  • On Tuesday, 19 October 2021, IOF established 2 checkpoints at the entrances Beit Ummar and western Hebron.

Jenin:

  • On Thursday, 14 October 2021, IOF established a checkpoint Ya’bud village intersection.
  • On Friday, 15 October 2021, IOF established a checkpoint at ‘Ya’bud village Intersection.

Qalqilya:

  • On Friday, 15 October 2021, IOF established 2 checkpoints at the entrances to ‘Azoun and ‘Izzbit al-Tabib villages in eastern Qalqilya.
  • On Monday, 18 October 2021, IOF established 3 checkpoints at the entrances to Jayous, ‘Azoun and ‘Izzbit al-Tabib villages, in eastern Qalqilya.

Lebanese Military Court Summons ’LF’ Leader over Tayyouneh Massacre 

22.10.2021

Lebanese Military Court Summons ’LF’ Leader over Tayyouneh Massacre 

By Staff, Agencies 

Lebanon’s military court summoned Thursday the Leader of the Lebanese Forces [LF] political party Samir Geagea, over the slaughtering of seven civilians in Beirut last week.

Lebanese media outlets on Thursday reported that the court summoned Geagea to hear his testimony on the October 14 violence in light of the confessions of those detained over the massacre that was committed in Tayyouneh area, a region close to Beirut’s southern suburb.

At least seven people were martyred and 60 others injured in an attack on October 14, during which Hezbollah and Amal Movement supporters were shot from rooftops while they were gathering to peacefully protest against a judge investigating last year’s Beirut Port explosion as they accused him of bias.

In a statement, Hezbollah and Amal Movement said armed groups affiliated with the LF party, a former militia group during the 1975-1990 civil war, fired at the protesters from rooftops, aiming at their heads, in an attempt to drag Lebanon into new sectarian strife.

Meanwhile, Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Monday said that “the  Lebanese Forces’ true agenda for Lebanon is civil war.”

He further added: “The biggest existential threat to the Christians in Lebanon and the security of the Christian community is the Lebanese Forces party.”

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Yellow Vests ‘Season 2’ begins – are Season 1’s always better?

October 21, 2021

Yellow Vests ‘Season 2’ begins – are Season 1’s always better?

By Ramin Mazaheri posted with permission and cross-posted with PressTV

Last weekend, after more than one and half years away, the Yellow Vests hit the streets again for what they are calling “Season 2”.

You’re going to laugh and say, “But Season 2 of television programs are always worse!” Sure, for TV shows which turn out to be lousy. I find it hard to imagine that the Yellow Vests are going to sour into something unwatchable – in 2019 it was global can’t-miss politics.

The Yellow Vests poised to restart marching in Paris: The Bastille monument is in the background and a “Stop the genocide of the Gauls” sign is at the head of the demonstration. Photo Credit: Ramin Mazaheri

French President Emmanuel Macron may appreciate the coronavirus because it provided the only time in his term, other than his first several months when the streets weren’t swarming with protesters. There are self-centered Americans who claim that the corona hysteria was amplified in the West to push Donald Trump into losing re-election – some egotistical French say the hysteria was manipulated to get the Yellow Vests off the streets. Neither egos are totally out of control here, if you ask me.

Most everyone in France I talked with about the Vesters had the same response about Season 2: “The Yellow Vests still exist?” That’s fair – it has been a while.

I hate sounding like the perpetually self-referential Chris Cuomo of CNN, but no journalist in French or English attended more Yellow Vest demonstrations than I did… and even I had to catch up on what happened in the different epoch of 2019!

All I can say after doing so is – wow… France’s state-sponsored repression in 2019 boggles the mind and stuns the pen. It should not be forgotten, and someone needs to get it right.

Which is why at the end of 2019 I thought it was necessary journalism to compile this, A News Chronology of France in 2019: The Year of Yellow Vest Rebellion. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know exactly what happened in 2019, in what order, how, and why. It is 11,000 words but reviewing how the Yellow Vest phenomenon arose and exploded, and the depths to which France descended to repress it, make for astounding reading even if Chris Cuomo would have penned it.

To condense it all into two lines from the introduction: “The metronomic sadism of certain, massive state violence was not at all a normal state of affairs, and yet Parisians were expending all their psychic energy to convince themselves that everything was indeed ‘normal’. … The question that France cannot quite answer is: are they still the coloniser, or are they now colonised?

Disgusting Eric Zemmour, who has risen to third in the April 2022 presidential polls, will say that France is the colonised – by Muslims. Nonsense: somehow the lowest socioeconomic class is the one pulling the strings which gutted France’s middle class? Yet he still gets all the airtime in the world. The Yellow Vests, however, get it right – France has been colonised by the European Union, which is indeed a neo-imperialist project that is openly and repeatedly anti-democratic. For this Vesters get no airtime.

But they do get plenty of tear gas (a more powerful type began getting used in March 2019), and rubber bullets (or “flash balls” shot from “defense ball launchers” per the MSM), from a new police chief who was hired because the Prime Minister said that “Inappropriate orders were given to reduce the use of LBD (rubber bullets)” by the previous police chief, while protesters were forbidden from covering their face (are corona masks ok now?).

You really can’t make this stuff up: remember the “anti-Yellow Vest law”, the lockdowns, the deployment of the army, the reactionary and short-lived “Red Scarves”, the fake turnout numbers, the fact that Macron didn’t even utter the words “Yellow Vests” until April 25, the banning of rural demonstrations, the tear-gassed tourists on Bastille Day, Lobstergate, etc.

So, yes, Mr. and Mrs. Jean Q. Frenchy stopped going to protests around mid-May 2019. You can say the Yellow Vests grew unpopular but you’d be wrong – they were consistently around a 60% approval rating, which is a staggeringly high number for a protest movement, and a great score for a political party.

But don’t forget the victories: they stopped Macron’s privatisation of the airports, they forced him to back down on yet another austerity budget (thus ending 9 years of austerity), they got €10 billion in concessions (which was credited to raising France’s 2019 Q3 growth rate of 0.3% (remember how many years of awful quarters they had when 0.3% quarterly growth would be trumped up as proof of austerity’s success!)), they must get credit for inspiring the 2019/20 General Strike (France’s longest labor movement in history) and also – they refused to give up.

These are low numbers, because how many hurt protesters (including tourists) didn’t report their injuries, but the 1-year tally in late November was 11,000 arrests, 2,000 convictions, 1,000 imprisoned, 5,000 seriously hurt and 1,000 critically injured.

Incredible… and yet France continued to claim to be a leader in human and political rights all the while. As if Danton and Robespierre wouldn’t have guillotined themselves rather than be associated with the French government of today….

But we all know what happened right after the French union-led, which is to say incompetently-led, General Strike failed: ”2 weeks to flatten the curve!”

Well, at least it gave France a reason to have a new type of state of emergency. Recall that those started under Francois Hollande – executive branch power-grabs are not something started by Macron.

Season 2 of the West’s most advanced political group

Oh, wait – aren’t they Islamophobic, per the repeated accusations of the MSM? Well, then why did the head of the Paris demonstration feature a Muslim woman wearing a hijab?

Photo Credit: Ramin Mazaheri

In 2019 they marched against both anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, by the way.

Nothing says, “The spirit of les Lumières (the Enlightenment)” like a machine gun at a peaceful, unarmed demonstration. Guess they don’t need to call out the army anymore?

Photo Credit: Ramin Mazaheri

I counted about 1,000 at one of the Paris protests on the opening act of Season 2, and I estimated there were 300 planned demonstrations nationwide. The Yellow Vests have always been a rural-based movement, and because the MSM dismisses and denigrates rural areas they have consistently undercounted Vester demos by a third. Here’s a shot of the Paris demonstration to see for yourself. Notice the Palestinian flag, even though Vesters are surely racist, Islamophobic, pro-imperialist, etc.?

Photo Credit: Ramin Mazaheri

Here’s the TV report we at PressTV did on Act 1, Season 2 – you may not find any others. I surprisingly did see a lone major French media there, which was a huge increase from the usual French media presence of “none”. An RT colleague was there, as always, so it was quite the same as it was from mid-May 2019 onwards – mostly just the Russians and the Iranians covering the Yellow Vests.

So what’s going to happen this season?

Well, the resumption of regular weekend repression of protesters would surely hurt Macron’s re-election chances, but will the average Jean and Jeanne Frenchy join them? Believe it or not, many people don’t like being tear gassed in 2021 as much as they didn’t like it in 2019. The massive state repression, the criminalisation, the tear gas, the beatings, the fines, the intrusive searches, the portraying of political protesters as mere rioters – the whole point was to scare away the average Frenchman, and it definitely worked.

People here tell me that Macron will just buy voters off with some one-off payments before the election, but Americans told me the same thing about Trump – I note that he did not.

The world is not going to lock itself down to sway the French election, like many said it seemed to do for the US election; the Western 1% really doesn’t care what happens to French protesters, and 2019 proved that emphatically.

If you’re going to pin me down for an early prediction, and fairly ask this foreign correspondent what exactly is going on in France, then at this point I’d say: Macron wins re-election regardless of how much petrol increases, inflation rises, the Vesters march, etc. for a simple reason:

The West postures on 18th century political and social achievements, largely disavowing 20th-century advances in political thought and anti-imperialism. Thus, France is a far-right country with a host of recent massacres, violence and repression which are forgotten or covered up as soon as the smoke clears – look at the Yellow Vests of 2019. The Yellow Vests are emphatically not poseurs, but they were and likely will be incredibly suppressed ahead of the presidential election.

Apathy is always the forerunner of catastrophe – however, perhaps France will grasp that and not cede the political field to the economic and social far-right (Macron, Le Pen, Zemmour)?

The story of French political modernity is not over – Season 2 has only begun.


Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for PressTV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. He is the author of Socialisms Ignored Success: Iranian Islamic Socialism’ as well as ‘I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China’, which is also available in simplified and traditional Chinese.

Photos by Ramin Mazaheri

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