Israeli forces have fatally shot a Palestinian man in the north of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Health Ministry said 41-year-old Shadi Omar Lotfi Salim was shot near the town of Beita. Local residents say there were no protests or disturbances when regime forces opened fire at the man. According to witnesses, the Palestinian man was heading home from work before getting shot. The incident comes just days after Israeli soldiers stormed the town, killing a Palestinian teenager.
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate, Najib Mikati says fulfilling people’s basic demands is among his top priorities in forming the future government. Mikati made the comments after he met with different political groups for consultations on forming his future cabinet. Mikati added there was unanimous agreement from all blocs and lawmakers on the need to speed up the process of cabinet formation and rescue Lebanon from the current crisis.
People have gathered in the Italian capital, Rome, to demonstrate against the government’s new coronavirus restrictions. Protesters voiced their anger at the so-called Covid-19 Green Pass. The certificate shows if someone has been vaccinated, tested negative, or recently recovered from the coronavirus. The pass will be needed for access to many venues, such as gyms and cinemas, as of August 6th. France also introduced a similar scheme that has sparked widespread protests. Critics say such certificates amount to mandatory vaccination and infringe on people’s freedom.