Alouk water station is out of service for the 4th month due to the Turkish occupation attacks in Hasaka


Turkish aggression has targeted the electric power holders that operate the Alouk water station in Hasaka province, several months ago and led to it being out of service and cutting off drinking water from Hasaka and the western countryside of the city.

‘suffering of people to secure their drinking water needs efforts as a result of the Alouk station, their only source of water, continuing to stop working since the 3rd of last October, due to the cessation of its electrical supply sources resulting from the Turkish occupation targeting it several months ago, which led to its discharge, director of the Water Foundation, Eng. Mohammed Othman told SANA reporter.

Eng. Othman added that the Foundation is continuing its efforts to secure the minimum amount of drinking water for the residents in cooperation with some partners in humanitarian organizations, noting that yesterday the Foundation received a quantity of fuel provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund ‘UNICEF’ to continue operating water desalinatio
n plants during the coming period.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Injuries among Israeli occupation army personnel grow to 2,855 since Oct 7

Amman: The Israeli occupation army revealed on Sunday that the number of wounded among its personnel has grown to 2,855 since October 7.

The injured included 1,679 minor, 744 moderate, and 432 serious injuries, according to the Israeli Ministry of Defense website.

The Israeli occupation army also announced that two of its officers and a soldier were seriously injured during battles with the resistance in the southern Gaza Strip. According to Israeli sources, one of the two officers works in the occupation army’s engineering battalion, while the other officer and soldier work in the paratroopers unit.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Humanitarian Crisis Escalates for Pregnant, Breastfeeding Women in Gaza As Healthcare Declines

Amman: Palestinian human rights organizations have expressed deep concern over the dire conditions faced by women in the Gaza Strip, highlighting the escalating humanitarian crisis affecting the population, particularly pregnant women and those in need of healthcare.

In a joint statement, Al-Haq, Al-Filastini, and Al-Mizan human rights organizations emphasized that the Israeli aggression and massacres in Gaza have persisted for 128 days, exacerbating the humanitarian situation with the absence of essential elements for daily life.

The statement underscored the vulnerability of pregnant women and newborns in Gaza due to the crippled health system and the scarcity of healthcare resources. It stressed the urgent need for preventive, therapeutic, and nutritional interventions to safeguard their lives.

The systematic Israeli attacks on health institutions, including hospitals and primary care centers, have rendered 83 hospitals and health centers inoperable. Additionally, 150 health facilities and 122 ambulance
s have been targeted, resulting in the loss of 340 medical staff and 46 civil defense personnel.

The obstruction of ambulance teams and the bombing of roads leading to hospitals have further compounded the challenges faced by medical personnel, hindering their ability to provide essential services. Restrictions on the arrival of medical supplies, fuel, and water have severely hampered the functioning of health institutions, particularly those crucial for reproductive health services.

According to government agencies in Gaza, over 60,000 pregnant women are at risk due to the lack of healthcare services and safe delivery options.

With more than 180 women giving birth daily in Gaza, approximately 15 percent are expected to experience complications during pregnancy and childbirth, necessitating additional medical care that is often unavailable, according to the United Nations Population Fund in Palestine.

Reports from shelter centers reveal that pregnant women struggle to access healthcare facilities and esse
ntial medications needed for childbirth. The shortage of fuel and electricity has adversely affected cesarean section operations, often performed without anesthesia and under unsanitary conditions due to the lack of water and antibiotics.

The statement added that the Israeli military aggression has profoundly impacted all residents of Gaza, particularly newborns and young children who face challenges in accessing diapers and infant formula. The soaring prices of essential items compel mothers to resort to inadequate or unsafe alternatives.

The human rights organizations urged the international community to take immediate action to halt the Israeli military aggression against Gaza and facilitate the entry of life-saving humanitarian aid, including food, medicine, and fuel. They emphasized the importance of providing additional support to displaced pregnant and breastfeeding women, ensuring access to pre- and post-natal healthcare to prevent further risks to their lives.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Israeli settlers attack Palestinians, their properties in Hebron, Jericho, Nablus

Ramallah: Armed settlers carried out attacks in areas of the West Bank on Sunday, targeting a number of Palestinians, their homes, and their cars.

Settlers demolished homes and destroyed agricultural facilities in the Masafer Yatta area, south of the city of Hebron in the southernly occupied West Bank.

Rateb al-Jabour, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlement in the South of the West Bank, said that the settlers demolished homes, destroyed a cave, a water well, and sheep pens in the Shugb Fursa area, chased shepherds in Wadi al-Jawaya, and prevented them from reaching pastures and fields at gunpoint.

Settlers also attacked the Arab al-Malaihat community near the Mu’arjat road west of the city of Jericho.

Hassan Malaihat, the general supervisor of the Beduin Defense Organization, said that armed settlers stormed the community, chased the Palestinians, and terrorized them.

Settlers also attacked Palestinian vehicles northwest of the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank on Su
nday.

The Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission said in a statement that the settlers attacked the vehicles at the junction of the village of Bazzaria northwest of Nablus, throwing stones at them and damaging several of them.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Jordan, Netherlands Discuss Bilateral Relations, Regional Stability

Amman: Senate President Faisal Fayez engaged in discussions on Monday with Dutch Ambassador Harry Verweij on bilateral relations, emphasizing the importance of leveraging these ties to advance mutual interests and addressing the prevailing regional dynamics.

Fayez articulated Jordan’s stance concerning the ongoing regional situation, particularly in relation to the Palestinian cause. He urged the international community to rally behind the efforts led by His Majesty King Abdullah II to halt the horrifying Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, while advocating for the facilitation of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Highlighting His Majesty’s relentless endeavors for a just and comprehensive resolution to the Palestinian issue, Fayez reiterated Jordan’s steadfast commitment to international legitimacy resolutions and the two-state solution. He emphasized the imperative of safeguarding the Palestinian people from the ethnic cleansing and genocide perpetrated by the Israeli occupatio
n, underscoring that Israel’s continual flouting of international law and humanitarian norms is untenable.

The Dutch Ambassador underscored the significance of the partnership between the Netherlands and Jordan in fostering regional peace and stability, emphasizing the need to bolster and expand cooperation across various domains.

Verweij lauded His Majesty’s significant efforts aimed at fostering security and stability in the region, resolving conflicts through political dialogue, and seeking a just solution to the Palestinian predicament within the framework of international resolutions and the two-state paradigm.

He also highlighted the diverse avenues of collaboration between the Netherlands and Jordan, expressing his country’s unwavering commitment to enhancing bilateral relations in a manner that serves the mutual interests of both nations and their people.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Gov’t endorses slew of decisions, 2nd, final add

_: The Cabinet also decided to approve the recommendation of the Steering Committee for the Implementation of the Human Resources Component in the Public Sector Modernization Roadmap, which includes approving the mandating reasons for the Draft Regulation of the Administrative Organization of the Department of Land and Survey (DLS) for 2024.

The draft regulation aims to enable the DLS to carry out the tasks and powers stipulated in the legislation in force, including the Real Estate Law.

The government also decided to approve the mandating reasons for the Draft Regulation amending the regulation of projects for the Exploitation of Oil, Shale Oil, Coal, and Strategic Minerals for 2024 in order to achieve legislative harmony and integration with the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission Law No. (8) of 2017 and the Natural Resources Law No. (19) of 2018, to regulate some aspects related to licensing companies wishing to work in this field, and to encourage investment in it.

Additionally, the Council of Mi
nisters was briefed on the weekly report submitted by the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply, Yousef Al-Shamali, on the measures taken to monitor the markets.

Al-Shamali explained that during the first week of February, 112 inspection rounds were conducted, during which 1958 commercial establishments were visited, resulting in the issuance of 107 violations.

He also pointed out that through monitoring the prices of 90 basic commodities during the first week of February, 70 of them remained stable, 10 decreased, and 10 increased by percentages ranging between 3-5%.

He added that the Civil Service Consumer Corporation (JCSCC) and the Military Consumer Establishment (MCE) are committed to sell at current prices until after the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in accordance with the previous decision of the Council of Ministers in this regard.

Al-Shamali reiterated that the Kingdom’s stock of basic goods is safe and sufficient for safe periods, and that shipping movement is proceeding regularly and as u
sual.

Source: Jordan News Agency