Fair weather forecast almost nationwide Saturday-JMD

Amman: Saturday will see a drop in temperatures, and the weather will be pleasant almost countrywide and warm in the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Aqaba, Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update.

According to the JMD report, the weather Sunday will be pleasant almost nationwide and warm in the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and Aqaba. There is a weak chance in the afternoon hours for a short period of light and scattered showers of rain in limited parts of the Kingdom’s northern and central regions.

On Monday, the Kingdom is gradually affected by a state of air instability during the late hours of night and scattered showers are forecast to fall in parts of the northern and central regions.

As for Tuesday, the Kingdom remains under influence of atmospheric instability and scattered rain will fall in various areas across the Kingdom, accompanied by thunder and hailstones in some areas.

Also today, temperatures in the capital Amman will reach hit a high of 22 degrees Celsius, dropping
to 9C degrees at night, while the port city of Aqaba will see a blazing 33C, sliding to 17C during night hours.

Source: Jordan News Agency

The Grand Mufti calls for observing the Shawwal crescent after sunset on Monday

Jerusalem – Together – The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, Chairman of the Supreme Fatwa Council, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, called on citizens to observe the crescent of Shawwal, after sunset on Monday, Ramadan 29, 1445 AH, corresponding to April 8, 2024 AD.

The Grand Mufti urged anyone who sees the crescent moon to visit the office of the Palestinian Fatwa House located in Al-Quds Al-Sharif, or the closest fatwa department to his area, to give his testimony, with the possibility of contacting one of the following numbers:



Fax: 02- 6262495

Mobile: 0599-111984

And mobile phone: 050-5-748584

He noted that at least two fair witnesses are required to prove the sighting of the Shawwal crescent. Because it is a departure from the worship of fasting.

Source: Maan News Agency

Rain is expected at the end of Ramadan and Eid

Bethlehem – Ma’an – Scattered rain is expected to fall during the end of the month of Ramadan and the day of Eid al-Fitr.

According to Ma’an weather forecaster Daoud al-Tarwa, local rain is expected to fall on some areas on Sunday and Monday, while rain will cover most areas on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The temperature will also drop, and the weather will be cold, especially during the night hours, with scattered rain falling at intervals.

Source: Maan News Agency

The occupation arrests a man being pursued in Balata camp after an armed clash

Nablus – Together – An Israeli occupation army force arrested, this Saturday afternoon, the young man Saleh Awad from the Balata camp, east of Nablus, and Abdullah Abu Odeh from the northern mountain.

This comes after armed clashes took place between Palestinian youths and occupation soldiers who stormed Balata camp. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades said in a statement: ‘We engaged in clashes with the occupation forces during their storming of Balata camp, east of Nablus.’

Source: Maan News Agency

NCHR welcomes UN Human Rights Council call for Israel arms embargo

Amman: The National Center for Human Rights (NCHR) Saturday welcomed a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution demanding a halt to arms sales to Israel.

In a statement, the NCHR also welcomed a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the access of humanitarian aid, particularly through land crossings and roads, into Gaza.

It decried Israel’s use of starvation as a tool of war, noting the council’s call on the occupying power to lift the siege on Gaza, stop collective punishment and end the occupation of the palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem.

It stressed the need for a reliable and comprehensive accountability for violations of international law by the occupying power against the Palestinians in order to achieve justice for the victims, as well as its assertion that the statements of Israeli officials rise to incitement to genocide. It also noted the UN body’s demand for adherence to the provisional measures issued by the International Court of Justice in t
his context.

What is happening to the people of the Gaza Strip amounts to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, which require immediate accountability, the center stressed, calling for an end to the aggression and the immediate, sustainable and unhindered entry of aid and medical and food supplies to Gaza.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Gold Prices Soar in Local Market: 21-Carat Hits JD46.80 per Gram

Amman: Saturday, the market price for 21-carat gold, a popular choice among local buyers, surged to JD46.80 per gram at goldsmiths’ shops, marking a significant increase from the previous purchasing rate of JD44.80.

For those considering other karat options, the buying rate per gram stands at JD53.80 for 24-karat gold and JD42 for 18-karat gold.

Rabhi Allan, head of the General Union of Jewelry Shop Owners, shared insights into market dynamics, indicating that the Al-Rashadi lira, weighing 7 grams, is priced at JD330 dinars, while the English lira, weighing 8 grams, is valued at JD377.

Speaking with the Jordan News Agency (Petra), Allan noted the subdued activity in the local gold market, primarily due to the prevailing high prices.

However, global gold prices continue to climb, with the yellow metal closing last week’s trading sessions at $2,328 per ounce, exceeding expectations worldwide.

Source: Jordan News Agency