Attack on an Israeli ship
Sources say the attack on an Israeli-owned ship off Oman coast was carried out in retaliation for a recent raid by the Tel Aviv regime in Syria. Resistance sources told Iran’s al-Alam news network that the attack on the ship was in response to the Israeli raid on an airport in Syria’s western Qusayr region. The Israeli attack had resulted in the death of two resistance forces. According to the British military, the Israeli vessel was targeted near Masirah Island late on Thursday. It said the attack that left two crew members dead was not an act of piracy, and an investigation is underway. The Israeli company that owns the ship says it was travelling from Tanzania Dar es Salaam to the UAE’s Fujairah port. In recent months, several Israeli ships have been targeted in various maritime routes across the world.
The World Health Organization warns about losing hard-won gains in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic as the highly transmissible Delta variant rages on. Tedros was speaking in a news conference. He said health systems in many countries are being overwhelmed. He added that Covid-19 infections have increased by 80 percent over the past four weeks in most regions of the world. The WHO's top emergency expert, Mike Ryan also warned about the Delta variant.
The Palestinian Red Crescent says Israeli troops have injured 435 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank. Israeli troops attacked Palestinian mourners attending the funeral of a man killed by regime forces in the city of al-Khalil also known as Hebron. Dozens of people were wounded in the violence. According to the Red Crescent, most injuries were sustained in Beita. The Palestinian village lies near the northern city of Nablus and has witnessed protests against illegal Israeli settlements. Most of those injured in the two incidents needed treatment for tear gas inhalation.