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Slamming French crackdown

Iran is giving France a taste of its own medicine. The Iranian foreign minister has strongly condemned the French crackdown on peaceful protests in the country. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian urged the French government to respect human rights and avoid using force against peaceful protesters. Earlier, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman called on the French government to refrain from violence. Nasser Kan'ani said Iran does not support vandalism and rioting. He stressed, however, that France must talk to its people and listen to their voices instead of creating chaos in other countries. France has been one of the Western countries criticizing Iran for its handling of recent unrest in the country. Iran has repeatedly dismissed allegations of human rights violations.

Resistance until liberation

Hamas says resistance groups will never lay down their arms and will continue their struggle to fully liberate Palestinian lands from Israeli occupation. The Palestinian resistance movement said Israel has launched religious warfare against the Palestinian nation and sanctities. Hamas noted that Islamic sanctities and al-Quds are the red lines of the Palestinians. Israeli forces and settlers have ramped up attacks against Palestinians in the occupied territories in recent months. Over a dozen Palestinians were injured after Israeli soldiers attacked them in towns near Nablus on Friday. They were protesting against the regime’s settlement expansion. So far this year, around 90 Palestinians have been killed in the occupied West Bank.

Israel's controversial reforms 

Israel's attorney-general has accused prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu of breaking the law over his push for judicial reforms. The official says Netanyahu directly involved himself in his cabinet’s judicial plan, ignoring a conflict of interest arising from his ongoing trial for corruption. The attorney-general says the premier has to stay out of the judicial overhaul. This comes as a message distributed by the ruling Likud party has denied that Netanyahu has violated any laws or conflict of interest agreements. The reforms give the cabinet sway in choosing judges and limiting the supreme court’s power to strike down laws. The proposals have sparked weeks of demonstrations in Israel. 

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