249 days of war: dozens of martyrs and the invasion of Rafah continues


Gaza – Together – Israeli aircraft continued their bombing of various areas of the Gaza Strip on the 249th day of the war, leaving dozens of martyrs and large numbers of wounded.

The Israeli occupation committed five massacres against families in the Gaza Strip during the last 24 hours, including 40 martyrs and 218 injuries, bringing the number of war victims to 37,124 martyrs and 84,712 injuries since the seventh of last October.

Southern Gaza Strip

The occupation forces advanced to the Shaboura camp in the center of Rafah from three directions, amid armed clashes that led to the killing and wounding of a number of occupation soldiers when a house booby-trapped in them was detonated.

Israel destroyed most of the homes of the Swedish village on the shore of the Rafah Sea and opened fire on the tents of the displaced, which led to the death of five citizens and the wounding of twenty who were taken to Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis.

In Khan Yunis, eight citizens were martyred when a home was targeted for t
he Kaware family in the Al-Manara neighborhood, south of the city.

Gaza and the north

In Gaza City, the Gaza Civil Defense was able to recover 8 martyrs, most of them children, and a number of wounded from under the rubble of a house for the Ashour family in the Al-Daraj neighborhood in central Gaza City.

One martyr and one were wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house for the Abu Alba family in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, north of Gaza City.

There were four martyrs and several wounded when the occupation bombed a house for the Shaldan family in the Al-Sabra neighborhood, south of Gaza City.

Occupation aircraft raided the city of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.

The middle of the sector

Three citizens were martyred in an occupation air strike on a house for the Al-Tilbani family in the Al-Khawalda area, west of the town of Al-Zawaida in the central Gaza Strip.

The occupation forces fired intermittently north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Two citizens were killed
by occupation bullets while trying to return from the south to Gaza City.

Source: Maan News Agency

A tripartite summit stresses the necessity of stopping the Israeli aggression against Shaaban


Dead Sea – Together – The President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, the King of Jordan, King Abdullah II, and the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, held a tripartite summit today, Tuesday, at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center in the Dead Sea region, on the sidelines of the ‘Humanitarian Response Conference.’ Emergency for Gaza’, in the presence of the Palestinian, Egyptian and Jordanian delegations participating in the conference.

The three leaders stressed the necessity of immediately stopping the Israeli aggression against our people, withdrawing the occupation forces from the entire Gaza Strip, and accelerating the introduction of aid to avoid the dangers of real famine facing our people as a result of the occupation’s control of all crossings in the Strip and their closure, and that the Gaza Strip is an integral part of the Palestinian state. It falls under its responsibility and management, and it is not possible to accept or deal with the occupation’s p
lans to dismiss it.

The leaders stressed their rejection of the illegal Israeli measures that undermine the two-state solution, the continued construction and expansion of colonies in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the seizure of lands, the demolition of homes, the displacement of Palestinians from their homes, and the withholding of Palestinian tax funds and the need for their immediate release.

The leaders stressed that a just, comprehensive and lasting peace constitutes a strategic choice and a necessity for regional and international peace and security, and all efforts must be united to achieve it, stressing the necessity of preserving the existing historical and legal status in Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian sanctities, and rejecting all practices that aim to harm this status.

The three leaders also stressed the importance of the international community continuing to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), and the necessity of prov
iding the financial support it needs, to maintain its ability to provide vital services to Palestinian refugees in accordance with its UN mandate.

The leaders affirmed their keenness to strengthen the strategic relations that bring together the State of Palestine, the Arab Republic of Egypt, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and to intensify the level of continuous coordination between the three sister countries regarding the developments and challenges facing the Palestinian issue, and in an effort to achieve all the legitimate rights, hopes and aspirations of the Palestinian people.

King Abdullah II and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi affirmed ‘the centrality of the Palestinian issue, the first Arab issue, and the firm positions of Jordan and Egypt in supporting the Palestinian people and their just and legitimate rights, foremost of which is their right to embody their independent, sovereign state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.’ ‘In accordance with international law
, relevant international legitimacy resolutions, and the Arab Peace Initiative.’

Source: Maan News Agency

June uncertainty


I do not know if it is June, with its scent filled with Arab defeats and the defeat of the Arab Spring, and the spring of the seasons receding on its edges, bidding farewell to greenery, blowing from the ashes of its hell over some of its days to make its thorns whistle and the wind howl in it.

Its history filled me with a fluctuating cloud, and it robbed me of a smile. It made me live in a state of isolation that I entered, neither safe nor reassured. I was plagued by anxiety and insomnia, and sleep deposited its traces in my eyes, and embers settled in the whiteness. Every time I rubbed it, it became redder.

I was waiting for some news from I did not know where, some kind of prophecy, the unseen carrying in its travels something that would break my frustration and despair, and cause my isolation to be revealed to me.

I used to hammer on a tree every day a nail that would dig into the end of my misery.

I search the interior of books for the reasons that have befallen me.

I read psychology and delved int
o dissociative hallucinations, thought disorders, and delusion.

I was not overcome by fear or erratic behavior.

Yes, I was internalized by lack of enthusiasm and refrained from talking much, and I know that this is part of the irrationality and uncertain tendencies in the shadows of June, a dry and depressing month.

I turned to philosophy, alienation, and the state of mind that was afflicting me. Finally, I became attached to the weather and the emergence of its fluctuations, but nothing helped me.

I decided to seek refuge with fortune-tellers, cup-readers, and sand-throwers. I was unable to decipher my miserable condition.

I discovered that it was a virus that had no name or religion, sweeping over me like a drop of ink that stained my feelings, making me lose my personal and essential meaning.

I wondered if it was awareness and the discovery of futility! And your water flows into nothingness?

Or losing love and staying away from Eve! Which was and still is the cause of my constant pain, whether out o
f longing or abandonment, on its journey towards my feelings.

A friend told me: It is Ramallah fever, which brings profits from the shift towards the semi-capital, and its spirit is biased towards Jerusalem.

I decided to stop the internal rifts and collapses. I recited at length the poems of Al-Hallaj, Ibn Al-Arabi, Ibn Al-Rumi, and Farid Al-Din Al-Attar, and I was filled with ecstasy and mystical manifestation to the utmost extent. My frustration broke and I shouted, ‘Man may be destroyed, but he cannot be defeated.’

Source: Maan News Agency

Iraqi PM, Greek FM Arrive in Amman for Gaza Humanitarian Conference


Iraqi Prime Minister Mohamed Shia Al-Sudani and Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis arrived in Amman Early Tuesday, to participate in the “Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza” Conference, which commenced today at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center in the Dead Sea region.

Upon his arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport, Nyusi was welcomed by the Minister of State for Prime Ministerial Affairs, Ibrahim Jazi, the Mayor of Amman, Yousef Shawarba, the Governor of the capital, Yasser Adwan.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Irbid municipality fined 100 violating establishments last May


Director of the Department of Health and Environmental Affairs in Greater Irbid Municipality (GIM), Yahia Omari, said the municipality warned 375 establishments within its borders during last May.

In remarks to “Petra” Tuesday, Omari added that the municipality issued health violations against 100 facilities within its borders, while a total of 633 field visits were carried out, and 1 business was closed.

Additionally, Omari stated that the department received and resolved 20 complaints, while 8 establishments and individuals were referred to the governor to take legal and administrative action against them.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Jordan beats Saudi Arabia, tops Group VII of World Cup qualifiers


The national football team topped Group VII of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, after beating its Saudi counterpart on Tuesday.

The national team prevailed in the match, which was held in the sixth and final round of the second round competitions in the seventh group, and played at Al Awwal Park Stadium in Saudi Arabia, with two goals against one.

The Saudi team opened the scoring through Ali Lagami in the 16th minute, and the national team equalized the score in the 27th minute through Ali Alwan, while Nour Al-Rawabdeh doubled the score and gave the national team the lead before the end of the first half.

The national team raised its score to 13 points at the top of the group, with a goal difference from the Saudi team, which was runner-up with the same score.

The national and Saudi teams had already qualified for the third round of the qualifiers, while Tajikistan and Pakistan, who played in the same group as the national team, didn’t make it to the qualifiers.

Source: Jordan News Agency