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Iran condemns UK Hamas move

Iran condemns the UK’s move to declare the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas a terrorist organization. Iran’s foreign minister says rights of Palestinians cannot be trampled on by distorting facts. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says holding a referendum among the indigenous residents of Palestine is the only political solution for the Palestinian issue. Hamas also condemned the UK’s move as a crime against the Palestinian people.

Bahrain protest

Bahrainis have taken to the streets to denounce the Al Khalifa regime for hosting an Israeli delegation at a security forum. The demonstrators voiced anger at the raising of the Israeli flag during the Manama Dialogue Forum, which kicked off on Friday. They also slammed the international community’s disregard for the demands of the Bahraini people. Bahrainis has been staging rallies against Manama’s ties with the Israeli regime since a US mediated normalization deal was signed last September. The kingdom has also been the scene of regular anti-regime protests ever since a popular uprising began in mid-February 2011.

Rotterdam rally

Several people are wounded in the Dutch city of Rotterdam as police fire shots to disperse a major protest against covid restrictions. Mounted police also charged at protesters to disperse them. The demonstrators fought back hurling rocks at officers and setting debris on fire. Police have issued an emergency order and have shut down public transportation in the area. It came as hundreds gathered to voice their opposition to new coronavirus restrictions, including a health pass requirement to access indoor venues. The Netherlands is struggling against a new surge in coronavirus cases which pushed daily infections to an all-time high Friday.


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