Israel abducts dozen Palestinians across West Bank
Israeli forces have abducted at least a dozen Palestinian people in overnight operations on a number of houses across the occupied West Bank.
According to reports on Wednesday, the Israeli forces arrested four Palestinians, including a young woman, in the East al-Quds neighborhood of al-Tur.
In a similar incident, the Israeli forces raided the village of Wadi Fukin, west of Bethlehem, and kidnapped thee young Palestinians.
Three more Palestinians were also abducted by Israeli forces in al-Fawwar refugee camp, to the north of the city of al-Khalil (Hebron), situated 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of al-Quds.
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Syrian army captures several ISIL positions
Syrian troops have captured several ISIL positions in the cities of Deir al-Zor and Dara’a, killing Takfri terrorists there.
In the eastern city of Deir al-Zor, government troops destroyed a 30-meter-long tunnel and a terrorist position in a neighborhood on Thursday.
A number of Takfiris were killed and some others injured in army operations in several other neighborhoods in the city.
In the southwestern city of Dara’a, army units also destroyed vehicles and hideouts of terrorists linked to the al-Nusra Front. Two terrorist leaders were identified among the dead.
UN agency declares state of emergency in Gaza Strip
A United Nations agency has declared a state of emergency in the besieged Gaza Strip after two days of heavy rains and flooding in the war-ravaged Palestinian enclave.
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said in a Thursday statement that hundreds of residents in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood of Gaza City had been evacuated due to the rise of a “storm water lagoon” in the area.
It further said that the flooding has caused the closure of 63 schools across Gaza City and 43 schools across the northern Gaza Strip.
“The flooding is exacerbating the already dire humanitarian situation in Gaza caused by blockade and the unprecedented destruction from the latest Israeli offensive,” the UN agency said.
From the Jewish Telegrapic Agency
Venezuelan lawmaker says ‘Zionists’ financed Hitler
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — A Latin American Jewish group has called for the removal from office of a Venezuelan lawmaker who said during an interview that “Zionists” were the main financiers of Hitler.
Congressman Adel El Zabayar, a member of Venezuela’s National Assembly, told the Hezbollah-sponsored Al Manar TV headquartered in Lebanon that: “In order to understand what is happening today in the Middle East and what happened in the world in the First and Second World Wars we must examine the original Zionist conspiracy If we look into who financed Hitler before WWII we will see that the main financiers were the Zionists”
The Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI, posted on its website www.memritv.org the Nov. 14 interview, with a translation from the Arabic, during which El Zabayar also declared: “If you study the history of the killing of the Jews in Europe, you find that Hitler killed those Jews who belonged to progressive organizations.” He also said: “You will not find in those lists representatives of global Zionism. In 1934 they even issued a coin representing the friendship between Zionism and German Nazism.”
In a letter to Deputy Elias Castillo, president of the Latin American Parliament, known as PARLATINO, Dr. Shimon Samuels, director for International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Sergio Widder, the Center’s director for Latin America, urged the Latin American Parliament “to call on Venezuela’s National Assembly to divest El Zabayar of his immunity and remove him from national politics on grounds of incitement and endangering the safety of Venezuela’s Jewish community”.
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