Shakhboot bin Nahyan attends inauguration ceremony of Chadian President


N’DJAMENA: On behalf of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State, attended the inauguration ceremony, held at the capital N’Djamena, of Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad, after winning the presidential elections.

Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, and extended their congratulations to Déby Itno on this occasion, as well as their wishes of further progress and prosperity to the government and people of Chad.

He also affirmed the deep-rooted ties between both countries across various fields, highlighting the wise leadership’s keenness to strengthen bilateral relations and collaborations to serve the interest
s of both countries and their friendly peoples.

For his part, Déby Itno conveyed his greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, and expressed his wishes for further development and growth for the government and people of the UAE.

Déby Itno commended the close bilateral ties, emphasising the importance of joint efforts to enhance the existing partnership between the two countries aiming to achieve benefits on issues of mutual concern.

He also underscored that the relationship between the UAE and Chad is witnessing continuous development, which serves the interests of both countries and their friendly peoples.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Five Palestinians detained during Israeli military incursions into Nablus and Ramallah areas

NABLUS: Israeli forces today stormed the village of Kafr Qallil, south of Nablus, amid the heavy firing of live bullets, local sources reported.

Sources said that confrontations broke out in the said village following the Israeli military incursion, with no injuries reported.

Three Palestinians were detained during the confrontations.

Meanwhile, two Palestinian youths were detained after midnight on Thursday following an Israeli military incursion into the city of Beitunia to the west of Ramallah.

Forces stormed the city, patrolled its streets and neighborhoods and detained two young men after raiding and tampering with the contents of their homes.

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA

Israeli forces open fire on Palestinian vehicle near Ramallah

RAMALLAH: Israeli occupation forces today opened live gunfire on a Palestinian vehicle near the town of Silwad, east of Ramallah, according to local sources.

The occupation forces opened live fire at the vehicle while chasing it near the town of Silwad. The fate of its occupants remains unknown until the moment.

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA

Armed colonists attack Palestinian farmer near Bethlehem, steal his harvest

BETHLEHEM: Armed Israeli colonists this evening attacked a Palestinian farmer in the town of al-Khader to the south of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank, and stole a large amount of grape leaves he has harvested throughout the day, according to a local activist.

Anti-colonies and anti-apartheid wall activist, Ahmed Salah, told WAFA correspondent that a group of armed colonists attacked a local farmer, who was identified as Razi Salah, south of the said town, and stole a large amount of his grape leaves.

The farmer was forced to leave his land at gunpoint.

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA

Occupation commits six massacres against families in Gaza over past 24 hours

GAZA: The Israeli occupation army committed six massacres against families in the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours, resulting in the killing of 57 civilians and the injury of 93 others.

Medical sources confirmed that several victims are still trapped under rubble and scattered on the roads, as ambulance and civil defense teams are facing difficulties in reaching them due to the relentless Israeli shelling.

The number of people killed since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip on October 7th, 2023, has surged to 35,857. Some 80,293 others have been wounded.

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA

UNICEF warns oxygen generators at Deir al-Balah’s hospital will shut down

NEW YORK: UNICEF today warned that oxygen generators at the Al-Aqsa Hospital in Der al-Balah city in the central blockaded Gaza Strip would shut down.

‘Fuel supply to Gaza is still very low. With no consistent fuel delivery to Al Aqsa Hospital in Deir Al-Balah, oxygen generators will shut down, risking the lives of more than 20 newborns,’ the UN agency stated.

It stressed the need that ‘Gaza needs more fuel NOW and safe corridors for humanitarian workers to operate.’

Meanwhile, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) called for allowing more fuel to the war-torn Strip.

‘It is absolutely critical that more fuel enters Gaza and that humanitarian organizations can work in safety as hostilities intensify,’ it stated.

‘In northern Gaza, just one hospital remains partially functional. However, the Al Awda facility is currently inaccessible. Gaza’s remaining health facilities are struggling to operate amid ongoing shortages of fuel, equipment and medical items,’ it added.

It reported
that since the start of the Israeli genocidal offensive on Rafah, ‘the entry of aid supplies into Gaza has been extremely limited.’

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA

A Number of Palestinians suffocate from Israeli army gunfire in Hebron

HEBRON: A number of Palestinians Friday evening suffocated from Israeli army gunfire in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that the occupation forces stormed the southern part of the city and fired volleys of tear gas canisters and stun grenades towards the residents, causing a number to suffocate from tear gas inhalation.

He added that the gun-toting soldiers imposed a curfew in the area and tightened restrictions in the Hebron neighbourhoods of Jaber, as-Salaymeh and Wadi al-Hasin.

The city of Hebron, which houses the Ibrahimi Mosque, is home to roughly 160,000 Palestinian Muslims and about 800 notoriously aggressive Israeli settlers who live in compounds heavily guarded by Israeli troops.

Palestinians of the city face a large Israeli military presence daily with at least 32 permanent and partial checkpoints set up at the entrances of many streets.

Since the 1994 Ibrahimi Mosque massacre that claimed the lives of 29 Palestinians, Palestinians have n
ot been allowed to access the main al-Shuhada Street and have had their homes and shops on the street welded shut. Meanwhile, Israeli settlers move freely on the street, drive cars and carry machine guns.

Israel has expelled the only international monitors protecting Hebron’s Palestinians from 800 heavily guarded settlers, one of whom committed the 1994 massacre that triggered their deployment.

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA

15-year-old child sustains injury from Israeli army gunfire in al-Bireh

AL-BIREH: A 15-year-old child Friday late night sustained an injury from Israeli army gunfire near the Jabal at-Tawil neighborhood in the occupied West Bank city of al-Bireh, according to medical sources.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said that its paramedics evacuated the child after being shot by Israeli soldiers in the side to a hospital.

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA