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Malaysian Prime Minister slams Israel on ‘systematic dehumanisation’ of Palestinians

Malaysian Prime Minister slams Israel on ‘systematic dehumanisation’ of Palestinians

The Malaysian prime minister condemned Israel for what he called its "systematic dehumanisation" of Palestinians, saying the situation risked becoming a "catastrophe". Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Najib Razak stressed that there was a need to "permanently address the injustice" suffered by Palestinians since 1948.

"Decades of impunity and the systematic dehumanisation of Palestinians has culminated in increasing violence, increasing illegal settlements, and increasing violations of rights," said Razak.

"If the world continues to turn a blind eye to their sufferings, we risk another catastrophe in the occupied Palestinian territory," he said.

"We will also fail to uphold the right to self-determination, which was at the very basis of the United Nations when it was created 70 years ago."

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Israel Detains Six Palestinian in West Bank, Jerusalem

Israel Detains Six Palestinian in West Bank, Jerusalem

Israeli undercover special units and army forces late Friday and early Saturday detained six Palestinians from across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, according to local and security sources. In Jenin, undercover special units - riding in a civilian car with a Palestinian registration number - nabbed four Palestinian youths in the village of Barta’a to the southwest of Jenin.

Forces reportedly chased down and opened gunfire at the youths’ car during clashes that broke out at the entrance of the village. The driver was also injured by Israeli fire during the army chase. The car’s windscreen and windows were also smashed.

The four were identified as Mahmoud Qabaha, two brothers Shadi and Hussain Qbaha, and a fourth whose identity remains unidentified.

Late Friday, forces detained a Palestinian teenager in the village of Harmaleh to the east of Bethlehem, after raiding and searching his family’s home. He was identified as Lo’ay Az-Zeer, 16.

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Israel most hostile regime: Egyptians

Israel most hostile regime: Egyptians

A new poll conducted by a Cairo-based center has found that the majority of Egyptian people view Israel as the most hostile regime. The poll, conducted by the Center for Public Opinion Research, placed Israel in the first place in the category of hostile entities while the United States was listed second on the list.

The poll analyzed the Egyptian people’s perceptions of hostility or friendliness regarding more than two dozen countries and regimes from across the globe.

Respondents were asked to assess 26 countries and regimes on a rating scale ranging from very friendly to very hostile. At least 1,551 Egyptian citizens, aged 18 or older, participated in the survey.

A coup & a government neglecting a nation

Despite the apparent wariness among its citizens, Egypt has been boosting its relations with the Israeli regime since President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took power in the Arab country in 2014.

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Israel Launches Airstrikes on Four Gaza Areas

Israel Launches Airstrikes on Four Gaza Areas

Israeli warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes against the Gaza Strip last night, in yet another act of aggression against the besieged coastal territory, media sources reported. The aerial assaults, which were launched in the early hours of Wednesday morning, reportedly hit four areas in and outside Gaza city, resulting in partial damage. There were no reports of casualties.

The attacks came hours after Israeli media sources said a projectile allegedly fired from the center of Gaza was intercepted by the so-called Iron Dome missile system over the city of Ashdod on the Mediterranean shore.

The Israeli military blamed the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas for the rocket attack, but according to Israeli daily Haaretz, a Salafist-affiliated group, called the Omar Hadid Brigade, claimed responsibility for the rocket fire.

Last year, Israel launched a relentless war on Gaza which claimed the lives of about 2,200 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and left more than 10,000 injured. Hundreds of thousands others are currently displaced and live in makeshift caravans or in UNRWA-run schools.

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Israel Detains 15 Palestinians in Jerusalem, Four in West Bank

Israel Detains 15 Palestinians in Jerusalem, Four in West Bank

At least 15 Palestinians were detained by Israeli police in and outside Jerusalem during predawn operations yesterday, while four others were detained by the Israeli army in the rest of the West Bank, according to local and security sources. Local sources identified 15 Palestinians, including minors, who were detained by the Israeli police in Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood, in addition to the neighborhood district of Issawiya, and the towns of Hazma and Abu Dis.
The detainees in Hazma were identified as Hamada Abu-Khalil, Mohammad Askar, Malek Askar, Abdullah Askar, Hamad Omari, Ramz Kanaa, and Ibrahim Kasbeh.
Those who were detained in Issawiya were identified as Sari Mahmoud, Ahmad Abdullah Mahmoud, Ayoub Abu-Asab, and Yousef Darwish. Detainess in Silwan neighborhood were identified as Akram Hassouneh, Yousef Abu-Mayala, Mohammad Abu-Gharbeye, and Mousa Abu-Mayala.

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Israel nuclear arsenal poses threat to entire world

Israel nuclear arsenal poses threat to entire world

Press TV has conducted an interview with Richard Silverstein, journalist and political commentator from Seattle, for his take on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) failure to adopt a resolution against Israel's nuclear activities.The following is a rough transcription of the interview.

- Why is Israel's nuclear arsenal never the subject of investigation?

Silverstein: Well I think that the arsenal is well known to many people around the world and to scholars and analysts so it is only a secret to people who do not want to know about it. But I was aghast that this vote at the IAEA added support for the opposition to the resolution by the European Union nations and the United States and many Western countries, it seems to me to be the height of hypocrisy to be claiming that Iran is a violator of nuclear safeguards when Israel is actually the one who has at least 200 nuclear warheads and is a real concrete danger to peace and stability in the region.

When Iran is a member of NPT and is agreeing to the nuclear deal that has just been approved by the US Senate, so that seems to me the height of hypocrisy.

- Of course the fact that Israel’s nuclear arsenal upsets the military balance in the Middle East calls into question of the very fact that: Will Israel ever use its nuclear weapons?

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