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Israel attacks on Gaza

Israeli warplanes and tanks have conducted new attacks on the Gaza Strip on the tenth day of the regime’s aggression against the besieged territory. The latest Israeli attacks hit the central Gaza Strip and the north of Gaza city. At least two Palestinians including journalist Yusuf Abu-Hossein were killed as a result. The deaths bring to 219 the number of Gazans killed since the Israeli aggression began. Nearly half of them are women and children. So far, over 1,500 Palestinians have also been injured. The United Nations says some 450 buildings have been destroyed in Israeli airstrikes. consequently, over 52,000 Palestinians have been displaced as a result of the Israeli aggression.

Gaza's aid appeal

Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki, has urged the International Criminal Court to investigate Israel’s war crimes. Maliki made the appeal in a letter to the ICC Prosecutor’s Office. He called for accountability for the war crimes and crimes against humanity that continue to be committed in the West Bank, East Jerusalem al-Quds and the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations has criticized the Security Council for its inaction towards Israel.

Iran nuclear deal

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the ongoing talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal will end with victory for the Iranian people. Rouhani said Iran’s enemies have already confessed to their defeat in their measures against the country. He said, that shows the government has moved in the right direction. Rouhani added that Iran’s achievements are due to guidelines by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as well as patience and resistance of the people. Rouhani’s comments come as Iran and the remaining signatories to the nuclear deal will on Wednesday begin new talks in Vienna to revive the accord. Iran says the US withdrew from the deal. Therefore, Washington has to take the first step by unconditionally removing all sanctions.

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