The Israeli enemy shelled the outskirts of Aita as-Shaab in Sector Centre shortly before midnight on Tuesday, damaging properties and infrastructures.

At dawn, the outskirts of Rmeish and Ramya villages were targeted by the Israeli enemy’s heavy artillery fire.

The Israeli enemy also fired flares above the towns of Sectors West and Centre, while reconnaissance planes overflew Tyre and Bint Jbeil districts.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

15th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue Holds its 3rd Plenary Session: Current Family Concerns

Doha: The 15th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue, organized by the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID), along with the Permanent Committee for Organizing Conferences, continues its activities for its second and last day, held under the title: Family Structure in Light of Changing World: Religious Perspective, “Integration of families, faith, values, and education”.

During the conference’s 3rd plenary session, themed: Current Family Concerns (How to Support, Solve, and Remedy?), speakers underscored the challenges facing modern families, those challenges’ impacts on family formation and national education, in addition to the role of parents in raising children and the need for more programs and studies to be conducted in support of this role. Moreover, they stressed that religious teachings are not limited to places of worship, instead, they must be reflected in all aspects of life.

Three sub-sessions were held under the aforementioned theme: the first being on the healthy and resi
lient family’s internal structure and characteristics, the second discussing empowering family influence on societal and national growth and renaissance, whereas the third sub-session addressed external interferences, influences, and the destabilization of family fundamentals.

Moreover, the conference also included three simultaneous sessions, during which participants touched on the role of states, faith-based organizations, and civil society institutions in protecting the family institution, as well as the topic of the family in a multi-faith and/or multicultural society context, and the status of the family in national and international laws.

The 15th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue also dedicated a session to discuss the effects of war and armed conflicts on Palestinian families, while another touched on the efforts of Qatari women and their role in societal and family development and their role in the workplace.

The conference’s participants and speakers appreciated the State of Qatar’s promine
nt role with regards to interfaith dialogue, which gained it a prestigious international status, moreover, they praised DICID’s efforts in holding purposeful dialogues such as this one.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Police Officers Institute Concludes Course on Communication Skills and Working with VIPs

Doha: The Police Officers Institute concluded Wednesday a four-day course on communication skills and working with VIPs.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement that the course, which was organized at the Rescue Police Department (Al Fazaa) Hall, aimed to qualify and provide participants with the required skills to be involved in protocol departments and working with high-ranking dignitaries.

Officers from the MoI’s various departments took part in the course.

At the conclusion of the course, Director of the Police Officers Institute, Colonel Naif Mohammed Al Mannai, handed certificates to the participants.

Al Mannai stressed the importance of the course as one of the specific courses that the Police Officers Institute was keen to organize due to its importance in qualifying officers in the field of protocol according to recognized scientific foundations.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Turkish Deputy Interior Minister to QNA: Israel is Committing Genocide in Gaza

Mersin: Deputy Minister of Interior of the Republic of Turkiye, Munir Karaloglu, stated that the Israeli regime is waging a genocidal war in Gaza, which has led to an alarming rise in civilian martyrs and injuries.

Speaking to Qatar News Agency , Karaloglu emphasized the unwavering commitment of both Qatar and Turkiye to advocating for the rights of Palestinians and the establishment of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, underscoring the joint efforts of Turkiye and Qatar in providing vital aid, including essential food and shelter, to alleviate the suffering of the people in Gaza.

He pointed that the cooperation between the two countries is exemplified by the dispatch of a humanitarian aid ship from the Turkish port of Mersin to Al-Arish, Egypt. This initiative was carried out in the presence of HE Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater, and HE Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Yasin Ekrem Serim.

Karaloglu concluded with a
firm commitment from Turkiye and Qatar to intensify their efforts in the upcoming phase, particularly focusing on advocating for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Qatari-Turkish Ship Carrying 1,908 Tons of Humanitarian Aid Sets Sail to Gaza Strip

Mersin: May 8 – HE Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater, saw off on Wednesday a Turkiye-Qatar Gaza Goodness Ship departing from the Mersin International Port loaded with 1,908 tons of humanitarian aid for the besieged Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

The Qatar Fund for Development delivered 1,358 tons of the total load, and 550 tons was given by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) of the sisterly Republic of Turkiye.

In a speech on the occasion of the launch of the aid ship from the Turkish port to Gaza, Her Excellency hailed the move as another image of the close fraternal cooperation between the State of Qatar and the sisterly Republic of Turkiye.

Her Excellency added that the ship carrying more than 1,900 tons of humanitarian and relief aid, set sail from Mersin International Port to the Port of El-Arish in the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt, to support brothers in the Gaza Strip, who have been struggling for
seven months with the horrors of killing, forced displacement, and hunger, while producing unforgettable stories of steadfastness and sacrifice that inspired the whole world.

Her Excellency pointed out that this ship is the latest in a series of established and ongoing cooperation between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Turkiye in all fields that serve common interests and enhance security, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

Her Excellency stressed that the flow of sustainable and unhindered humanitarian aid to the entire Gaza Strip is a humanitarian duty and a legal obligation that falls primarily on the occupation forces, according to the Fourth Geneva Convention.

She pointed out that the Israeli occupation forces’ bombing of the municipality of Rafah, and their invasion of the land crossing, stopped the humanitarian aid delivery, and that the killing and intimidation forced a re-displacement of those who were displaced to those areas, due to the occupation forces themselves.

he Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the launch of this ship expresses the joint Qatari-Turkish vision regarding the catastrophic and unprecedented humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and the need for concerted regional and international efforts to address it by all means.

Her Excellency also stressed the need to take the necessary measures for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, in addition to stopping the policy of collective punishment, and stopping the use of food and aid as a weapon in this war, as well as providing full protection for civilians in accordance with international law and international humanitarian law.

She said that the State of Qatar is still continuing its mediation efforts in partnership with the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America to reach an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza, release prisoners and detainees, ensure the arrival of more humanitarian aid, and protect civilians in the
Strip, paving the way for the launch of a serious political process that leads to a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian cause in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions.

Her Excellency pointed out that the State of Qatar appreciates the great humanitarian and development efforts made by the Republic of Turkiye in the Gaza Strip and at the regional and international levels to consolidate the foundations of security and stability, stressing in this regard that the joint Qatar-Turkiye cooperation in many other files will benefit millions around the world.

Her Excellency expressed the State of Qatars pride in the level of growing strategic relations with the Republic of Turkiye, explaining that these relations derive their strength from the spirit of brotherhood, solidarity, mutual support and common denominator between the two brotherly peoples.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Turkiye’s Deputy FM to QNA: Turkiye, Qatar Will Continue to Deliver Aid to Gaza

Mersin: HE Turkiye’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yasin Ekrem Serim affirmed that Turkiye has exerted tremendous efforts since the beginning of the war to support the Palestinian people in Gaza, especially after the situation reached a very critical stage.

Serim told Qatar News Agency on the sidelines of the Turkiye-Qatar Gaza Goodness Ship Farewell Ceremony from the Turkish city of Mersin, that Turkey was one of the first countries to rush humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.

He pointed to the numerous contacts made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with many countries to put an end to the bloodshed in Gaza. Serim also mentioned the efforts made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Hakan Fidan, who emphasized in many international forums the right of the Palestinian people to live in peace and the acceptance of a two-state solution.

Serim said that while Turkiye is working on all fronts to pressure for a ceasefire in Gaza, and that Turkish aid to the people of Gaza has not stopped. He added Turkiye was
cooperating today with Qatar, like it has since the beginning of the war, to deliver aid to Gaza.

He added that Turkiye-Qatar Gaza Goodness Ship sets sail today from the port of Mersin in southern Turkey to the Egyptian port of El-Arish, preparing to deliver its cargo to Gaza.

The Turkish minister thanked the State of Qatar for its efforts in providing aid to Gaza, confirming Turkey and Qatar’s ongoing efforts to achieve an immediate ceasefire and provide relief to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

Source: Qatar News Agency