The Presidency welcomes the decisions of the International Court of Justice and calls on Israel to implement them immediately


The Presidency welcomed the decisions of the International Court of Justice calling on the Israeli occupying state to stop its aggression against our people in Rafah, considering that it constitutes a direct danger to the Palestinian people, and to bring aid into the Gaza Strip and open the crossing, demanding that the occupying state implement this UN resolution immediately.

The Presidency called on the international community to oblige the occupying state to implement the decisions of the International Court of Justice, and to pressure it to respect and implement the decisions of international legitimacy and international law, because the occupying state considers itself a state above international law and cannot be held accountable thanks to America’s blind and biased support in favor of the occupation.

The Presidency reiterated the need to oblige Israel to stop its aggression against our people everywhere, in Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem, noting that this important decision of the International Co
urt of Justice is in addition to all previous international resolutions that confirmed that the occupying state is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity against our people, It requires urgent international intervention to stop it immediately.

The Presidency renewed its appreciation for the positions of the countries that stood by the Palestinian right, stressing that this international consensus proves once again that the occupying state stands isolated, along with its allies who provide it with support, protection and impunity

Source: Maan News Agency

Kuwait, Jordan, Slovenia launch initiative to support UNRWA

Ambassadors of Kuwait, Jordan and Slovenia to the UN launched an initiative to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

In a press statement late Thursday, Jordan’s permanent envoy to the UN Mahmoud Hmoud said that he and his Kuwaiti and Slovenian counterparts; Ambassadors Tariq Al-Bannai and Samuel Zbogar will send a letter to ambassadors of member-countries on joining the initiative.

The step aims to aid UNRWA in facing the financial, political and performance issues the agency has been dealing with in the past few months, he said.

The ambassador reiterated commitment to ending the suffering of Palestinian refugees and supporting the two-state solution.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

At least 14 Killed in Apartment Fire in Hanoi


A fire at an apartment block in Vietnams capital Hanoi has killed at least 14 people and injured three others.

The fire broke out at a five-storey building in central Hanois Cau Giay district, according to media reports.

Vietnams Ministry of Public Security said firefighters rescued seven people from the building after it became engulfed in flames.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze and have yet to identify the victims.

Fires are a common hazard in Vietnams densely packed urban centers. In September 2023, a fire at a residential building in Hanoi left 56 killed, including children, and 37 others wounded.

Source: Qatar News Agency

GCC Welcomes ICj’s Decision to Stop Attack on Rafah


The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) welcomed the decision issued on Friday by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) , which orders that the Israeli occupation immediately stop its military attack and any other action in Rafah.

The GCC Secretary-General Jasem Mohmed Albudaiwi said in a statement Friday that this decision, issued by the highest international judicial body, reflects the international communitys commitment to international law and justice, and enhances the protection of the rights of the Palestinian people.

Albudaiwi affirmed the full support of the GCC countries for the Palestinian people in their legitimate struggle to obtain their legitimate rights and establish their State, calling on the international community, with all its organizations and institutions, to put pressure on the Israeli occupation forces, to take the necessary measures to ensure their compliance with these decisions and to stop their hostile and brutal actions against the Palestinian people.

Source: Qatar News Agency

A terrorist element and two drug dealers are in the custody of the General Directorate of Intelligence and Security

The Baghdad Intelligence and Security Directorate arrested a terrorist element and drug traffickers.

The Directorate stated in its statement: ‘With careful field follow-up and through intelligence information, the detachments of the Baghdad Intelligence and Security Directorate, affiliated with the General Directorate of Intelligence and Security of the Ministry of Defense, were able to arrest three wanted persons by the judiciary in Baghdad, one of whom was a terrorist who was caught in an ambush in the west of the capital, and two others on charges of trade and promotion of Narcotics, arrest warrants were issued against them in accordance with the provisions of Articles (1/4 of terrorism and 28 of drugs), and legal measures were taken against them and they were referred to the judiciary.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

40k worshipers perform Friday prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque


Amman: Thousands of people performed Friday prayer at tAl-Aqsa Mosque, despite the Israeli occupation authorities’ stringent military controls on entry to the building.

About 40,000 people, according to the Islamic Awqaf Department in Jerusalem, performed Friday prayer within Al-Aqsa Mosque.

According to the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA), several individuals who were ejected from Al-Aqsa Mosque said Friday prayer on Al-Mujahideen Road, close to the Lions’ Gate.

The occupation forces have tightened their protocols at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the entrances to the Old City since the beginning of the comprehensive Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including Jerusalem, last October. At times, they have prevented Palestinians from the 1948 territories or citizens of occupied Jerusalem from entering.

Source: Jordan News Agency

UNRWA chief says ‘another war’ rages in occupied West Bank


JERUSALEM: Philippe Lazzarini, the head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), has said an ‘unnoticed’ war is being fought in occupied West Bank where Israeli occupation forces are launching regular attacks to destroy houses, bulldoze roads, and dismantle ‘basic infrastructure’ such as water and electricity.

UN staff, he said, recounted how the Nur Shams refugee camp in the north of the occupied West Bank was ‘once a bustling area with markets and life’ but has now been hit by the ‘destruction’ of Israeli forces.

He added that Palestinians are sinking into poverty, separation and isolation as their movements are being restricted by Israeli occupation forces.

Any further escalation in the violence and expansion of illegal Israeli settlements, he continued, will push a ‘peaceful resolution to this decades-long conflict’ further away.

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA

Seven marches in Taiz confirm readiness to fight jihad battle in supporting brothers in Gaza


Taiz province witnessed seven massive marches under the slogan ‘With Gaza… stability of the position and continuity of jihad,’ affirming the readiness to fight the battle of holy jihad in supporting the brothers in Gaza.

The participants in the massive marches in the Square of the Great Messenger in Al-Jand, the squares of Al-Ta’ziyah, Maqbanah, Khadir, and Shara’b Al-Runa districts, the squares of the center of Shara’b Al-Salam District and the northern square of the district, with the participation of members of the Shura Council, province representatives, and local and executive leaders, affirmed the continuation of mobilization within the framework of Yemen’s heroic stance in Supporting the people and the Palestinian resistance.

A statement issued by the marches praised the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and their valiant resistance in the face of the Zionist war machine and crime for nearly eight months.

It expressed his condolences to the leadership, government and people of the Islamic R
epublic of Iran over the martyrdom of President Ebrahim Raisi and his companions in the painful incident.

The statement condemned the International Criminal Court’s decision against three leaders of the Palestinian resistance, which was based on weak and baseless lies and fabrications while ignoring major crimes committed by dozens of major criminals of the Zionist-American enemy.

It blessed the heroic operations of the escalating Yemeni armed forces and the launch of the fourth phase of escalation, as well as the heroic operations of the Islamic resistance in Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq, which are increasing in frequency day after day.

The statement called on all the peoples and free people of the world to activate the weapon of economic boycott of American and Israeli goods and the companies that support them, as it is an effective and influential weapon on the enemy… stressing that the people of Taiz Province will continue to hold popular , official events , activities in supporting the Palestinian pe
ople and a victory for their oppression.

Source: Yemen News Agency

Armed Forces will announce military operations this afternoon


The official spokesman for the Armed Forces, Yahya Saree said that the Yemeni Armed Forces will issue an important statement this afternoon.

This will take place during the million-man march in Sabeen Square in the capital, Sana’a to announce military operations within the framework of the fourth phase of escalation.

Source: Yemen News Agency

Tel Aviv’s reaction to The Hague’s decision: fear, arrogance, and a call for America’s help


– After the International Court of Justice decision, which Israel expected, Netanyahu initiated a special national security meeting with the participation of the government’s legal advisor and the Minister of Defense and the exclusion of the two ministers in the war cabinet, Gantz and Eizenkot, which indicates the possibility of dismantling the war cabinet.

– Gantz, who is close to the Biden administration, made a lengthy call from the Ministry of Security in Tel Aviv with Blinken, to discuss the overturns of the International Justice decision and in an effort to push the administration to use its veto power in the Security Council as part of the procedure to implement the International Court’s decision.

– The justification for the court’s decision calling for an immediate halt to the Israeli invasion of Rafah was a contradiction to the official American narrative and the Biden administration’s assessments, which were stated by Blinken and his claim that Israel had taken reassuring measures, according to h
im, by not harming civilians in the Rafah operation, which the Israeli government considered a green light to invade the city. .

– According to Israeli political and judicial assessments, the decision comes in the context of the claim that Israel committed genocide in the Gaza Strip. On the other hand, the court looked exclusively at the occupation military operation in Rafah and the forced transfer of the civilian population and those displaced from the northern Gaza Strip, and did not address the invasion of the northern Gaza Strip and its transformation into Sustained occupation zone.

The Israeli response, as expected, is to accuse the court of anti-Semitism and of being biased and offering a gift to terrorism, but it cannot bypass it and its projections. Resorting to the Biden administration to use its veto power in the Security Council to prevent the adoption of the resolution confirms the fundamental decline in Israel’s international status as a state that has become a legal and moral pariah, and is s
tigmatized for committing acts of genocide, mass starvation, and crimes against humanity.

– The court’s orders to open the Rafah crossing immediately, like all land crossings, are also a contradiction to the American-Israeli position, which seeks to adopt the American floating military dock under Israeli supervision, and contradicts the Israeli claim of accusing Egypt of responsibility for closing the Rafah crossing, a decision that holds Israel directly and exclusively responsible for the crime of starvation that occurred. It is considered a crime of genocide.

– Limiting the International Court’s investigation to the aggression against Rafah may be interpreted by Israel as meaning that it does not apply to the entire Gaza Strip and exclusively does not affect the intense and most deadly aggression in the north of the Strip, especially the massacres and ethnic cleansing taking place in the Jabalia camp and Gaza City. However, the Israeli judicial and political circles saw it as more problematic, according t
o the Ynet website and others, because it makes the possibilities of Washington using its veto in the Security Council decline, especially since the Biden administration has reservations about invading Rafah, and the resolution does not call for a complete cessation of the war on Gaza, which Washington rejects and would have used. He vetoed him in the Security Council and thwarted him.

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Official Israel is facing an external state of intensified international accountability at the level of the two most important judicial bodies in the world, justice and international criminal law, which has legal and political implications for European and Western countries’ dealings with Israel, exclusively in the field of supplying it with weapons and ammunition.

The International Justice Department’s decision will increase the momentum of demonstrations and popular and student movements around the world to stop the war and hold Israel accountable.

In the short term, Israel will reject the international just
ice’s decision. Rather, it will seek to intensify its operations in Rafah and northern Gaza alike, in a race against time.

The Israeli government may resort to promoting its readiness to proceed with deal negotiations, talking about negotiations for the sake of negotiations and buying time, but there is nothing that suggests reaching a deal.

Intensifying the occupation’s aggression against the Palestinian presence in the West Bank, seeking to undermine the foundations of people’s lives on the one hand and undermining the Palestinian Authority on the other hand, as part of the occupation’s punitive measures in response to international transformations, and seeking to eliminate the components of a Palestinian state in any circumstances.

Source: Maan News Agency

After the criminal decision… violent bombing on Rafah


Gaza: On Friday evening, Israeli occupation aircraft launched a violent bombardment targeting several areas in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, shortly after the decision of the International Court of Justice, during which Israel was ordered to stop military operations or any other actions in the city.

The bombing targeted the streets and homes of citizens in the center of the Shaboura camp in Rafah, resulting in casualties among citizens.

The occupation artillery also bombed the vicinity of the Martyr Abu Youssef Al-Najjar Hospital, Khirbet Al-Adas, Al-Madkha Street, and Al-Geneina neighborhood in Rafah.

In this context, a number of citizens were injured as a result of Israeli artillery shelling on the eastern areas of the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip

Source: Maan News Agency