Jewish Settlers Attack Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem MikeRivero Tue, 01/31/2023 - 07:50

A group of Jewish settlers attempted to climb onto the roof of the Armenian Patriarchate to remove the flags of the Patriarchate and the Republic of Armenia, but were prevented from doing so by young Armenians standing outside the monastery, the Middle East Monitor reported.

Christians in East Jerusalem have complained of increasing attacks by Jewish settlers on their sites in the city in recent months.

Settlers also attacked Armenians in occupied East Jerusalem late Saturday.

Dozens of Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque MikeRivero Tue, 01/31/2023 - 07:49

Dozens of Israeli settlers broke into Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque on Monday, amid increasing violence in the region, according to local reports.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Sunday to "strengthen" Israeli settlements and arm thousands of Israelis after a series of attacks by Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories. 

The Israeli security cabinet on Sunday approved a series of controversial measures Netanyahu proposed a day earlier in the wake of two separate attacks against Israelis since Friday.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that Israel was behind an overnight drone inside Iran that targeted a military facility in the city of Isfahan.

Iranian authorities said three small quadcopter drones targeted a munitions factory in Isfahan and that its air defenses shot down one drone. The other two exploded above the building, causing minor damage but no casualties.

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Israeli occupation soldiers on Saturday opened fire in the direction of Palestinian journalists while covering an event in the town of Beita, near Nablus, the official news agency WAFA reported.

Palestinian journalist Wahaj Bani Moufleh told WAFA that he and his colleague, Mohammad Sumrin, were preparing a report on the Israeli army’s closure of the Beita entrance with cement boulders. Israeli soldiers shot live gunfire in their direction despite the fact that they were wearing vests clearly indicating that they were press.

Israeli settlers unleashed a wave of attacks targeting Palestinians and their properties in the occupied West Bank on the morning of 29 January, according to reports.

According to WAFA news agency, the Palestinian official Ghassan Daghlas spoke of 144 registered attacks in the occupied West Bank.

Settlers threw stones, damaged vehicles, and set fire to at least six vehicles in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

Tens of thousands of Israelis protested once again on Saturday against the Benjamin Netanyahu-led government's plan to weaken the judicial system.

Protests took place in several cities across the country, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, as well as in New York

Two demonstrations in Tel Aviv began at 19:oo (17:00 GMT), with one beginning on Kaplan Street and the other at Habima Square. Streets in and around the city were blocked off to traffic from the afternoon.

The American taxpayers’ money will not help the apartheid Israeli regime to survive in the face of its “huge domestic crises,” says Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, Nasser Kan’ani pointed out that each of the last five Israeli cabinets lasted less than one year and predicted that the current administration led by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu “will probably have the same fate.”

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The new far-right government in Israel has been in power for only a month, but on its watch, Israelis and Palestinians have already experienced one of their region’s most violent phases, outside a full-scale war, in years.