Kuwait Interior Min. inspects residency violators center

KUWAIT, Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister, Defense Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Fahad Yousef Saud Al-Sabah on Tuesday paid an inspection tour of the center of residency law violators.

During the tour, the minister underlined commitment to continuously providing all means of comfort to the facility’s lawbreakers and speeding up their deportation procedures, according to a Ministry of Interior release.

Sheikh Fahad Youssef spoke highly of other state bodies’ cooperation with the ministry for equipping the center and providing residency law violators with security and living requirements.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Two injuries – Settlers burn a vehicle and agricultural fields south of Nablus

Nablus – Ma’an – Today, Tuesday, a male and female citizen were injured in a settler attack on the village of Burin, south of Nablus.

The settlers burned a vehicle and agricultural fields and attacked homes in the village.

Red Crescent spokesman, Ahmed Jibril, confirmed that ambulance crews transported two injured women, 54 years old, and a 50-year-old man to the hospital, after the settlers severely beat them during their attack on Burin.

The speakers of mosques in the town of Burin appealed to citizens to confront the settlers’ attack on the town.

Source: Maan News Agency

Settlers attack citizens’ property and close an agricultural road in the village of Yasuf

Salfit – Ma’an – Today, Tuesday, settlers attacked citizens’ property and closed an agricultural road in the village of Yasuf, east of Salfit.

The head of the Yasuf Village Council, Wael Abu Madi, said that the settlers vandalized a water collection well owned by the citizen Zuhair Abdel Razzaq, and demolished a stone chain from the land of the citizen Abdullah Abdel Razzaq, in the Al-Harayeq area, east of the village.

He added: The settlers closed the agricultural road leading to the area, to prevent farmers and landowners from reaching their lands easily.

Madi pointed out that the area is targeted by settlers who are trying to prevent citizens from arriving and being present on their lands.

Source: Maan News Agency

Kuwait Amir congratulates Saudi Crown Prince on successful Hajj season

KUWAIT, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Tuesday a cable to Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud, congratulating him on the success of this year’s Hajj pilgrimage season.

His Highness the Amir lauded the efforts made by all Saudi ministries and bodies as well as the Advisor to the Saudi King and Governor of Makkah Region and Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee Prince Khaled Al-Faisal bin Abdualziz Al-Saud, and Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif Al-Saud in ensuring interagency cooperation during the implementations of Hajj plans.

His Highness the Amir prayed to Allah the Almighty to accept and reward all involved in the pilgrimage, and to grant Saudi Arabia and its people progress and prosperity under the wise leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Photos – Occupation forces raid citizens’ homes and detain a number of them west of Salfit

Salfit – Ma’an – At dawn on Tuesday, the Israeli occupation forces raided a number of citizens’ homes in the town of Derastiya, northwest of Salfit, and detained a number of citizens and interrogated them on the ground.

The mayor of Derastiya, Firas Dhiyab, said that the occupation forces stormed the town at dawn today, raided the homes of a number of citizens, searched them, and wreaked havoc, including vandalizing and destroying furniture, and interrogated a number of its residents.

Dhiab added that the occupation soldiers detained the mother of the young man, Diaa Muhammad, for several hours until he arrived from the city of Ramallah, and detained him for hours and interrogated him.

The occupation forces also detained Yasser Arafat Imad, Abdel Hamid Dhiyab, Raafat Imad Dhiyab, Rami Mahmoud Al-Khatib, Ahmed Jamil Kokesh, Jihad Nihad Abdullah, Salem Jihad Mansour, and Talha Muhammad Awad, for hours, interrogated them on the ground, and assaulted them by beating them.

Source: Maan News Agency

Magnitude 5 quake kills 2, injures 30 NE Iran

TEHRAN, June 18 (KUNA) — A magnitude 5 earthquake hit Kashmar in Iran’s north-eastern Razavi Khorasan province on Tuesday, killing two people and leaving 30 others injured, Iranian authorities said.

“The earthquake, which hit Kashmar at 1:24 am local time, left two people dead and many others injured due to a collapse of many buildings,” Governor of Kashmar was quoted by Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

Source: Kuwait News Agency

A citizen was injured by occupation bullets north of Tulkarm

Tulkarm – Ma’an – This evening, Tuesday, a citizen was injured by Israeli occupation forces’ bullets, north of the city of Tulkarm.

The director of ambulance and emergency services in Tulkarm, Raed Yassin, said that ambulance crews transported a 31-year-old resident of Jenin Governorate, after he was shot in the foot by occupation bullets while he was west of the town of Baqa al-Sharqiya, north of Tulkarm.

Yassin described the condition of the injured person as stable.

Source: Maan News Agency

Kuwait’s Amb. Al-Hayen: 56th UNHRC session to highlight Gaza’s plight

VIENNA, The upcoming 56th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will look into several prominent issues includes the alarming situation in the Gaza Strip, said Kuwait Permanent Representative at the UN headquarters and International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Nasser Al-Hayen on Tuesday.

Speaking to KUNA on the sideline of the 56th session, which began today and lasts until July 12, Ambassador Al-Hayen indicated that the session would look into reports by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary General.

He pointed out that the situation in Sudan and the ongoing war there would be focused upon during the session in addition to other paramount issues such as the Rohingya refugees’ plight.

In regards to human rights committee report on Palestine, Ambassador Al-Hayen indicated that some portions of the report were unbalanced in terms of equating the suffering of the Palestinian victims to their tormentors the Israeli occupiers.

The rest of the document dealt p
ositively with Palestine and how to handle the situation, added the Kuwaiti diplomat; however, he also insisted that the report had focused on Hamas and the operation on October seventh, 2023 equating that with the atrocities committed by the Israeli occupiers that killed around 38,000 individuals, considered as an act of genocide.

He called on the international community to take responsibility to ensure the implementation of international human rights laws in the Palestinian territories especially in East Jerusalem.

The UNHRC’s report on June 12 concluded that the Israeli occupation was responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity as a result of its military operation following Hamas assault on October 7, 2023.

The report based its findings on interviews with victims, information, forensic evidence, and satellite imagery.

The report revealed that the Israeli occupiers prevented international investigations into the matter, barring teams from entering occupied territories.

Source: Kuwait News

A citizen was injured as a result of the occupation’s assault on him at the Tayasir checkpoint

Tubas – Ma’an – A citizen was injured today, Tuesday, with bruises as a result of an assault by occupation soldiers at the Tayasir checkpoint, east of Tubas.

Medical sources reported that Red Crescent crews transferred a citizen (46 years old) as a result of the occupation soldiers assaulting him at the Tayasir checkpoint, east of Tubas.

For months, the checkpoint has been tightened and searched most of the time, and through it the occupation controls the movements of citizens.

Source: Maan News Agency