Arab League to meet on Gaza violence

Israel has killed some 60 Palestinians protesting against the transfer the same day of the US embassy to Jerusalem. (AP)
Updated 16 May 2018
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Arab League to meet on Gaza violence

  • Arab foreign ministers will meet on Thursday
  • More than 100 Palestinians have been killed in seven weeks of protests, mainly from Israeli sniper fire

CAIRO: Arab foreign ministers are to hold an “extraordinary” meeting Thursday in Cairo to discuss the deadly violence on the Gaza-Israel border, the organization said.
Israel has come under international pressure after its border forces on Monday killed some 60 Palestinians protesting against the transfer the same day of the US embassy to Jerusalem.
More than 100 Palestinians have been killed in seven weeks of protests, mainly from Israeli sniper fire.
Permanent delegates to the Cairo-based Arab League met on Wednesday to prepare for the ministerial session called by Saudi Arabia on “the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.”
“A draft resolution will be presented” Thursday to foreign ministers, Hossam Zaki, the League’s deputy secretary general, told reporters in the Egyptian capital.
He said it would contain “the strongest political positions... in support of the Palestinian resistance and against the American decision” to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
 


Iran security forces to confront unrest that serves US

Updated 12 min 19 sec ago
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Iran security forces to confront unrest that serves US

DUBAI: Iranian security forces will “resolutely confront” unrest that could be exploited by the United States and other enemies, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, after a wave of protests over mostly economic issues across Iran.
“Judicial and security bodies ... will resolutely confront any group or individual that wants to compromise the country’s security,” said Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, the judiciary’s news website Mizanonline reported, adding that fomenting unrest was part of US “psychological warfare” against Iran.