British protesters hold anti-israel rallies in London

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Hundreds of British people have held a protest in front of the Israeli embassy in London amid rising tensions over Israel’s imposition of restrictive measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.

(presstv) — The demonstration on Saturday was organized by the Palestinian Forum in Britain, who said they sought to attract attention to Israel’s aggression in Jerusalem.

Some of the protesters were holding placards which read “Save Al-Aqsa” and “Free Palestine,” while some others were shouting anti-Israeli slogans like “Israel is a terror state”, and “Hands-off Al-Aqsa.” They also burned Israeli flags.

Tensions erupted in the occupied territories on July 14, when a fatal shooting happened outside the Haram al-Sharif which Jews call Temple Mount.

Following the incident, Israeli police briefly shut down the al-Aqsa compound and canceled Muslim Friday prayers at the holy site.

However, the compound was reopened on July 16, but with metal detectors and surveillance cameras put up at entrances.

Meanwhile, protesters also gathered to condemn Israel’s actions in Northern Ireland’s Londonderry city.

Over the past few days, 390 Palestinians have been injured and almost 100 hospitalized after being wounded by Israeli live fire or rubber bullet, according to the Red Crescent,

Also, three Palestinians have been killed in street clashes with Israeli forces in Jerusalem al-Quds and three Israelis in an alleged stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement.

On Saturday, Israeli police used stun grenades and water cannons to disperse dozens of stone-throwing Palestinians.

Similar protests have been held in Jordan, Turkey and Malaysia.

Jerusalem al-Quds’ top Muslim cleric, Mohammed Hussein, has said that protests against Israel’s restrictions will continue until the devices are removed.

Jewish settlers (terrorists) attack Palestinian citizens overnight in West Bank

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July 23, 2017

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Hordes of extremist Jewish settlers, some of them armed, carried out attacks against Palestinian citizens in different areas of the West Bank on Saturday night.In Nablus, local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that dozens of settlers gathered at the main entrance to Huwara town, chanted racist slurs, blocked the Jit-Huwara road and hurled stones at Palestinian cars.

A group of settlers also attacked Palestinian homes in Asira al-Qibliya town, southwest of Nablus, while other settlers stoned Palestinian cars traveling on a road between Nablus and Qalqilya, particularly near Kedumim settlement.

Different areas of Ramallah also saw similar stone-throwing attacks by settlers from Beit El settlement. Several cars sustained damage.

In al-Khalil, settlers threw stones at Palestinian cars near Beit Einun junction and Kiryat Arba settlement.

The al-Aqsa Metal Detectors Aren’t A Security Measure

 

Israel has been using the pretext of security to quietly continue the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their land.

By Diana Buttu

July 23, 2017 “Information Clearing House” –  Yesterday, thousands of Palestinians came to Jerusalem to perform the most simple, most peaceful act: prayer. Palestinians – Muslims and Christians, women and men, young and old – prayed in the streets after refusing to enter through the new metal detectors and barricades erected by Israel in front of the al-Aqsa compound. Israeli forces, armed with live ammunition, stun grenades, sound bombs, water cannon and tear gas, came prepared to kill.

And they did: by the day’s end Israeli forces and armed settlers had killed three young Palestinian men and injured more than 450 others, some of them very seriously. Israeli forces even raided a Palestinian hospital in an attempt to arrest those injured by their weaponry.

Israel claims that the metal detectors are necessary for Israel’s “security” following an incident last week in which two armed Israeli officers were killed. These metal detectors are not about security, but rather about deliberately attempting to bar Palestinians from their places of worship. Contrast, for example, Israel’s recent stance towards the Temple Mount Faithful – a group of Jewish extremists who have openly announced that they seek the destruction of the al-Aqsa compound in order to build a Jewish temple in its place.

Yet, while openly advocating for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and the destruction of Muslim holy sites, the Israeli government continues to allow this group to enter the al-Aqsa compound (including with arms) under the guise of “freedom of religion”.

In 1990, this group attempted to lay a cornerstone for a Jewish temple at the compound triggering protests in which some 20 Palestinians died.

The demand for freedom of religion for Palestinians – the ability to worship without the interference of Israel’s armed forces – is conveniently ignored. The metal detectors must be viewed in their proper context: as another of Israel’s settler-colonial acts of erasing us, the indigenous population, erasing our homes, our culture and our religious sites and replacing us with settlers.

For his part, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is happy to see Jerusalem erupt in violence. Facing a corruption investigation for a submarine scandal, Netanyahu is refusing to remove the metal detectors so as to ensure that attention is deflected from this deal and instead focused on violence. You see, in Israel, “security” sells – it ensures votes and ensures that corruption charges are deflected.

To be clear, no Palestinian wants to see their holy sites turned into places of armed conflict. But using the guise of “security”, Israel has ensured that we, Palestinians, live as prisoners in our homeland.

In the name of “security,” Israel expropriates Palestinian land. In the name of “security”, Israel builds Israeli-only settlements on stolen Palestinian land. In the name of “security” Israel demolishes Palestinian homes and schools and in the name of “security” Palestinians are besieged in Gaza, forced to live without electricity, adequate medical supplies or water and even barred from accessing the sea.

And, when Palestinians are gunned down by mass murderers, as they were in the 1990s in Hebron by Baruch Goldstein, in the name of “security”, Palestinians – and not Israelis – are subject to increased security restrictions. In short, Israel seeks to turn Jerusalem into Hebron: blocked off from Palestinians, with convenience for Israeli Jews taking precedence over Palestinian rights. So as Israel continues to gun down Palestinians, who will provide security to Palestinians?

This security will not come from the current unelected Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, who spent four days in China as Palestinians were barred from accessing al-Aqsa compound and as Gazans suffered under a siege that he has openly supported. Nor, of course, will it come from a silent international community that only knows how to wring its hands and meekly condemn Israel.

Rather, Palestinians will continue to bravely stand and defend themselves, bowing down only to the God they worship and never to Israeli diktats.

Diana Buttu is a Palestinian lawyer and analyst who served as a legal adviser to the Palestinian negotiating team from 2000 to 2005.

This article was first published by Al Jazeera 

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Information Clearing House.

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ما بعد ما بعد النصرة وداعش

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– كلما كان الأمين العام لحزب الله السيد حسن نصرالله متحدثاً عن معارك السلسلة الشرقية الحدودية بين لبنان وسورية كان خصومه اللبنانيون يستحضرون اسم عرسال كبلدة لبنانية أرادوا توظيف هوية سكانها لتظهيرها هدفاً لحزب الله والمقاومة بسحابات طائفية، وتحويلها بالتالي بيئة تحتضن المقاتلين الذين دخلوها ضمن خطة قديمة، ويعرف حزب الله كما يعرف خصومه أنهم منتمون لتنظيم القاعدة ولا علاقة لهم لا بالثورة ولا بالثوار، كما وصفهم وزير عدل تيار المستقبل يومها اللواء أشرف ريفي. وليس خافياً على حزب الله كما على خصومه أنّ هؤلاء «الثوار» هم أنفسهم الذين قال وزير حرب العدو موشي يعالون في الفترة ذاتها أنهم أصدقاء لـ«إسرائيل» وأنهم مؤتمنون على أمنها و«حدودها».

– لم تنفصل معركة من معارك حزب الله في سورية، وخصوصاً معركتي القصير والقلمون عن قيام جيش الاحتلال باستهداف حزب الله بضربات معلنة وواضحة تحمل رسائل التحذير من الإقدام على خيار الحسم، كما لم تنفصل مساعيه للحسم مرة عن ضجيج مرتفع داخلياً من معارضيه وخصومه الذين وقفوا يطالبونه بتسليم سلاحه في حرب تموز عام 2006، وكلّ مرة بذريعة، لكنهم دائماً كانوا يحاولون إعاقته عن الحسم ويمنعون قيام الجيش اللبناني والأجهزة الأمنية بعمل جدي يستهدف الجماعات التي أعلنت «إسرائيل» أنها عالجت خلال سنوات ثلاثة آلاف من جرحاها، ما يحسم أنّ الخلفية هي السعي لحماية هذه الجماعات رغم إدراك علاقتها بـ«إسرائيل» وتوفير التغطية لها تحت عناوين متعدّدة مرة تربطها بالنازحين السوريين والبعد الإنساني ومرة بالسلاح وهوية حامليه ومقابلهم هوية عرسال الطائفية والتحذير من الفتنة.

– تقترب الحرب على سورية من نهاياتها مع سقوط الرهانات الأميركية على إعاقة قوى محور المقاومة عن سقف أدنى هو حماية سورية من السقوط وسقف أعلى هو حماية سورية من التقسيم والفوضى، وصارت الخيارات الأميركية محدودة وعنوانها، إما التخلّي عن مشروع الفوضى وبلوغ لحظة خسارة كلّ شيء وبلوغ لحظة يصل فيها رجال المقاومة مع الجيش السوري إلى كلّ بقعة من الجغرافيا السورية، أو قبول العرض الروسي بتسليم الجيش السوري طوعاً مناطق سيطرة المسلحين، حيث يمكنهم ذلك تفادياً لتوسع رقعة انتشار حزب الله من جهة، وحفظاً لدور سياسي لممثلي هذه الجماعات من بوابتي أستانة وجنيف، لكن همّ واشنطن وحلفائها يبقى أمن «إسرائيل» سواء بالسعي لربط التسوية في سورية بضمانات وترتيبات تتصل بهذا الأمن، أو بفرض وقائع تتصل بحصار المقاومة.

– توقيت معركة السلسلة الشرقية الحدودية لبناني أولاً لحفظ أمن العاصمة من المفخّخات والانتحاريين. لكنها إقليمية دولية، واستراتيجية. فهي تسريع لروزنامة تستبق التفاوض وتنزع الأوراق من يد الخصوم، فلا تكون الحدود اللبنانية السورية موضوع تفاوض ولا الحدود السورية العراقية غداً، ولا يترك بعض المتربّصين والمتذاكين في لبنان يكسبون الوقت لتهيئة الظروف والتحدّث عن نشر وحدات دولية هناك، وربطها بإقامة مناطق لا مسلحين فيها تحت شعار إيواء النازحين. والأهمّ الاستعداد لما هو آتٍ في فلسطين والذي قد لا يتيح فرص التنعّم الأميركي بتسويات قد تنسفها التطورات الفلسطينية التي قد تفرض تصاعداً في التوتر يأخذ المنطقة ومعها المقاومة من بوابة القدس إلى مكان آخر.

– القضية ليست فقط وجود النصرة وداعش، بل هي قضية ما بعد ما بعد النصرة وداعش.

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Erdogan condemns al-Aqsa violence before flying to Gulf states

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the violence in East Jerusalem and called on the governments concerned to resolve the situation at al-Aqsa, during a press conference in Istanbul on Sunday.

He said he and French President Emmanuel Macron do not “approve the violations against the rights of life, the rights of property and the right to worship no matter who does it.” He went on to invite the Israeli administration to behave “according to the rules of a settled society, [of] justice and of basic humanitarian values.”

Disputes regarding the holy site of al-Aqsa Mosque have sparked violent clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators in recent days.

Erdogan also mentioned his upcoming trip to the Gulf region, where he will be visiting Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in a bid to resolve the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbouring countries. Gulf States have cut ties with Qatar after accusing the country of supporting terrorism.

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‘Israel’ Puts Army in Occupied Palestine on High Alert

July 22, 2017

Clashes between Palestinian youths and Zionist occupation soldiers

The Zionist newspaper Maariv reported on Saturday that the Israeli Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot decided to put the army on high alert, fearing the spread of Palestinian protests.

The paper added that Eizenkot’s decision came in light of the bloody events which took place on Friday that left three Palestinians dead and hundreds of others injured.

The stabbing operation in Ramallah which claimed three Zionist settlers was also behind Eizenkot’s decision, according to Maariv.

Source: Al-Manar Website

 

Day 1 recap of Lebanese border offensive: map

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 A.M.) – The first day of the Qalamoun offensive is in the books and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah have succeeded in capturing a large chunk of this border region.

The offensive began at 10:30 P.M. (Damascus Time) on Thursday night, when a Hezbollah and Republican Guard group stormed the large hilltop of Tal Burkan in the Faleeta Barrens of rural Damascus.

Within a half hour of launching the attack, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah had successfully overrun the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militants and imposed full control over Tal Burkan.

Following the capture of Tal Burkan, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah took a short break until 5 A.M. the following morning, when they stormed a number of hilltops in the Faleeta Barrens.

The Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah managed to capture nine sites in the western Qalamoun region on Friday, killing and wounding at least 25 Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fighters during the battle.

According to a Syrian government source, the Republican Guard and Hezbollah captured the following sites on Friday:

  • Tal Burkan (Syria)
  • Al-Karah Al-Awal (Syria)
  • Dalel Al-Hajj (Syria)
  • Harf Al-Sabeh (Syria)
  • Sahel Al-Rahweh (Lebanon)
  • Dahr Al-Haweh (Lebanon)
  • Wadi Daqiq (Lebanon)
  • Wadi Zarzour (Lebanon)
  • Taftanaz (Lebanon)

A Syrian government source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News on Friday night that their forces are attempting to pressure the HTS militants to surrender the territory they control in exchange for free passage to the Idlib Governorate.

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