Israeli occupation forces kill 6 more Palestinians in Jenin

RAMALLAH, The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday the death of six more Palestinians and the injury of 10 others by the Israeli occupation forces in Jenin.

The Palestinians Ministry of Health said in a press release that six martyred and 10 others were injured with three in critical conditions.

According to local sources, among the martyrs were a doctor, a school teacher and a student, they were injured during the incursion of the occupation forces into the city, which coincided with the time employees were heading to their places of work and students to their schools.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait Amir receives UAE Balloon team

KUWAIT, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Tuesday at Bayan Palace the UAE Balloon team on the occasion of their visit to the country.

UAE Balloon team leader Captain Pilot Abdulaziz Naser Al-Mansouri said that he was honored to meet His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, revealing that during the meeting, they have touched on the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s Balloon, which garnered several achievements in international participations.

“His Highness Sheikh Meshal instructed us to take good care of our human resources in the GCC and to keep a strong connection between its peoples,” he said.

“During the meeting, we have inaugurated the Balloon of the GCC that will soar in the 45th GCC Summit to be held in Kuwait in December, in addition to the GCC Cup,” he noted.

“His Highness the Amir commended that the GCC Balloon should fly over all six countries of the GCC to represent our unity and firm relationship as one nation,” he added.

Source: Kuwait News

Mideast peace coordinator: UN supports ceasefire, humanitarian efforts in Gaza

NEW YORK, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland affirmed, late Monday, the support for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

During a Security Council briefing on the situation in the Middle East, Wennesland called for the release of all hostages, the humanitarian relief aid to reach Palestinian civilians, and a ceasefire between the Israeli occupation forces and Hamas.

He stressed the importance for both the Israeli occupation and Hamas to reach prompt negotiations and terms for ceasefire efforts to commence. Wennesland expressed his concerns regarding the large-scale Israeli occupation military operation-taking place in Rafah City in the Gaza Strip, preventing humanitarian aid to safely reach and be distributed to civilians taking refuge in the area.

Wennesland relayed to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that international allied and neighboring countries of occupied Palestine have condemned the latest Israeli occupation’s military operation.

He called for th
e international community to extend its support towards the new Palestinian government to curb the financial challenges it is currently facing while preparing to take charge of its governmental responsibilities in Gaza.

“There can be no long-term solution in Gaza that is not fundamentally political,” he underscored. “The new Palestinian Government,” Wennesland added, “with eight ministers from Gaza, represents an important opportunity to support tangible steps towards unifying Gaza and the occupied West Bank politically, economically and administratively.” Wennesland reiterated that the last seven months in Gaza were disastrous, affirming the need for a political solution to put an end to the war through a ceasefire agreement by both parties involved.

Meanwhile Edem Wosornu, Director of Operations and Advocacy Division, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), described the situation in Gaza as “a catastrophe, a nightmare and hell on earth.” “To be frank,” Wosornu continued, “we are ru
nning out of words to describe what is happening” in Gaza, elaborating on the increasing number of Palestinians affected by the war, with more than 35,000 killed, and 79,000 injured, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

“Seventy-five per cent of the population – 1.7 million people – has been forcibly displaced within Gaza, many of them up to four or five times, including because of repeated evacuation instructions from the Israel Defense Forces,” she added. She mentioned that more than 800,000 Palestinians were displaced from Rafah into other parts of Gaza, emphasizing, “Those forcibly displaced must be guaranteed the right to voluntarily return, as international law demands.” Wosornu underscored the dire conditions in Gaza and especially the refugee encampment in Rafah, stating, “Civilians’ essential needs must be met,” and that “these appalling conditions leave serious doubt as to compliance with basic obligations.” OCHA is “actively engaging with relevant parties to accelerate the provision of
humanitarian aid,” she said, demanding the protection of civilians, their homes and infrastructure. She highlighted the need to facilitate “rapid, unimpeded passage of humanitarian relief into and within Gaza.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait Amir congratulates Chad Pres. on winning elections

KUWAIT, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Tuesday a cable of congratulations to the newly elected President of Chad, General Mahamat Idriss Deby.

In his cable, His Highness the Amir congratulated President Deby on winning the presidential elections, wishing him success and everlasting health, and further growth and development of bilateral relations between both friendly countries.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

6 people dead, 9 injured as bus falls into Egypt’s Nile, – MoH

CAIRO, At least six people were killed and nine others injured as a bus fell into the River Nile at Abu Ghalib area in Egypt’s central Giza Governorate on Tuesday, according to health authorities.

Of the injured, three were taken to hospital and six treated on the spot, wile resccue efforts were still ongoing, the Egyptian Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a press release.

Deadly traffic accidents claim thousands of lives every year in Egypt mainly due to speeding, poor maintenance of roads or lax traffic law enforcement. Six people were killed and 13 others injured on Sunday when a bus ran over pedestrians on the Ring Road in Egypt’s Shubra El-Kheima area of Qalyubia governorate, north of Cairo.

Over the past few years, Egypt has upgraded its road network to reduce traffic accidents.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

SEC forms Shariah Oversight Committee for Endowments

SHARJAH: Sharjah Executive Council (SEC) held its weekly meeting under the chairmanship of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council; and H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council.

?The meeting, held on Tuesday at the office of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, discussed various topics on its agenda on the progress of government work in the emirate, the development of various services, and the monitoring of developmental projects across different sectors.

SEC approved a draft law amending certain provisions of Law No. (2) of 2018 on the organisation of the Sharjah Noble Quran and Sunnah Establishment (SNQSE), and directed its referral to the Sharjah Consultative Council.

Additionally, SEC issued a decision on the formation of the Sha
riah Oversight Committee for Endowments in the Emirate of Sharjah. The decision stated that the committee should be formed under the chairmanship of Dr. Qutb Mohammed Al Raisouni, with the following members: Judge Salem Matar Al Housani, Vice Chairman; Judge Dr. Ibrahim Rashid Al Shadaifat, Member; Judge Obaid Mohammed Ibrahim, Member; Dr. Awad Hussein Khalaf, Member;

Ibrahim Abu Ismaeil Amour, Secretary.

SEC also received a presentation on supporting the fishing sector in the Emirate of Sharjah and unifying efforts to enhance cooperation among cooperative associations for fishermen, with the aim of maximising the benefits for fishermen and increase interest in the fishing career.

Source: Emirates News Agency