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Mourners carry the body of Osama Sobh, a Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers during clashes near Jenin, during his funeral in the village of Burqin in the Israeli occupied West Bank on September 26, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

Slamming Israeli aggression

Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, has condemned the Israeli army’s killing of five Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. Hamas also said Palestinians will continue their resistance to stop Israeli crimes. The resistance group blamed the deaths on what it called the continuing coordination between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. The Palestinian Authority has said the killings are a continuation of Israeli violations and field executions. It said Israel is directly and fully responsible for the escalation of tensions. It called on the international community to hold Israel accountable for the crimes. On Sunday, two Palestinians were shot dead near the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Three others were killed in a village northwest of al-Quds. Four of those killed were Hamas members.

Iran Afghanistan aid

Another consignment of Iranian humanitarian assistance has arrived in Afghanistan. That’s the third batch of aid Iran has sent to its eastern neighbor in recent days. The help comes amid UN warnings of a looming humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan. For more on that, our correspondent, Amin Alemi, earlier joined us from Kabul International Airport where the Iranian aid had landed.

Tunisia protest

Thousands in Tunisia’s capital have protested against President Kais Saied’s power grab in July. Demonstrators gathered in Tunis under a heavy police presence. They carried banners reading, the constitution is a red line. The protesters called on President Saied to step down. This week, he brushed aside much of the constitution, giving himself power to rule by decree. Saied did so two months after he sacked the prime minister, suspended parliament and assumed executive authority. Opponents have accused him of staging a coup. However, the president insists that he aims to address Tunisia’s political paralysis and economic crisis.


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