Israel Gaza airstrikes
Israeli drones and fighter jets have attacked a Palestinian training camp in the south of the Gaza Strip as well as areas in Khan Yunis. A radio station belonging to the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, reported the attack. Explosions were also heard in Gaza City. Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasim says the bombing is a failed attempt to damage the solidarity between the resistance movements and Jerusalem al-Quds. The latest aggression is the first Israeli strike on the enclave since a ceasefire ended 11 days of conflict last month. Israeli forces have not yet commented on the attack.
Israeli forces attack Palestinians protesting against a march by Israeli settlers in occupied east Jerusalem The Palestinian Red Crescent said 33 people were injured during the clashes. Regime forces also arrested several Palestinians who were demonstrating against the so-called March of the Flags. Moreover, Israeli forces blocked Palestinians’ access to the Damascus Gate leading to Old City and pushed them away from the area. Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance Movements in the Gaza Strip have warned they would respond firmly to any provocative acts by the settlers. Separately, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh sounded the alarm about dangerous repercussions of the Israeli event. Palestinians in Gaza have held similar demonstrations to slam the settlers’ parade.
Saudi youth execution
Saudi Arabia comes under fire by international rights groups for executing a man for crimes he allegedly committed when he was a minor. Amnesty International said Mustafa Hashem al-Darwish was a victim of Riyadh’s QUOTE deeply flawed justice system. Anti-death penalty group, Reprieve, branded the Saudi act as a human rights crisis, and said Mustafa’s family was not notified prior to his killing. Both groups, as well as Mustafa himself, said the confession used for his sentencing was obtained under duress. The man was arrested in 2015. He was charged with protest-related crimes that he allegedly committed when he was 17. His execution was carried out despite a pledge by Saudi authorities last year to end capital punishment based on childhood offenses.