Hamas: Preventing aid from entering Gaza is a continuation of the war of extermination

Gaza – Ma’an – The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that the occupation’s prevention of humanitarian aid from entering the Gaza Strip is a Zionist crime that comes as a continuation of the war of genocide.

She added that the behavior of the e…

Gaza - Ma'an - The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that the occupation's prevention of humanitarian aid from entering the Gaza Strip is a Zionist crime that comes as a continuation of the war of genocide. She added that the behavior of the enemy government and the settlers is the practice of the ugliest forms of starvation war against civilians who are facing a comprehensive war of extermination. She stressed that the humanitarian catastrophe and the expanding famine are the result of a criminal Zionist decision supported by the complicit American administration. The statement said, "The continuation of the war of starvation threatens a humanitarian disaster, and the international community must force the occupation to allow aid to enter without obstacles." Source: Maan News Agency

Houthis announce “direct hits” on three ships in the Arab Sea and the Gulf of Aden

Baghdad, The Houthis announced “direct hits” by targeting 3 ships in the Arab Sea and the Gulf of Aden, one of which is Israeli, with drones and ballistic missiles.

The Houthis said in a statement: “In victory for the injustice of the Palestinian peo…

Baghdad, The Houthis announced "direct hits" by targeting 3 ships in the Arab Sea and the Gulf of Aden, one of which is Israeli, with drones and ballistic missiles. The Houthis said in a statement: "In victory for the injustice of the Palestinian people and their Mujahideen, and in response to the massacres of the Zionist enemy against the sons of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and in response to the American-British aggression against our country, the naval forces, the air force, and the missile force in the Yemeni armed forces carried out several military operations, including targeting the American ship (Maersk Sentosa) in the Arab Sea through the naval forces and the missile force in a joint operation with a number of ballistic and winged missiles, and the hit was direct and accurate, thanks be to God. He added: "The ship (Marthopolis) was also targeted in the Arab Sea with a number of drones, and the operation was carried out by the air force, and the hit was accurate. The ship was targeted be cause the company that owns it violated the decision to ban entry to the ports of Occupied Palestine. The Israeli ship (MSC Patnaree) was also targeted in the Gulf of Aden by a number of drones. The operation was carried out by the drones air force and achieved its goal successfully. Source: National Iraqi News Agency

6 massacres in the central Gaza Strip result in 36 martyrs

Gaza – Ma’an – The Israeli occupation army committed a horrific massacre against the Abu Freih family in Nuseirat, killing 17 people, including 14 children and a woman.

The government media office said that this massacre coincided with the occupation…

Gaza - Ma'an - The Israeli occupation army committed a horrific massacre against the Abu Freih family in Nuseirat, killing 17 people, including 14 children and a woman. The government media office said that this massacre coincided with the occupation committing six massacres in the central refugee camps, raising the number of martyrs to 29 within hours, most of whom were children and women. This comes within the framework of the genocide crime that the occupation army has been waging against our Palestinian people for the tenth consecutive month. The office condemned in the strongest terms the "Israeli" occupation's commission of massacres and crimes against civilians, condemning the US administration's alignment with the occupation in the crime of genocide. It held the Israeli occupation and the US administration fully responsible for the continuation of these horrific massacres against civilians. It called on the international community, the United Nations, various international organizations, and all f ree countries of the world to pressure the "Israeli" occupation and the US administration to stop the war of genocide and stop the flow of blood in the Gaza Strip. Source: Maan News Agency

A drug dealer arrested in Maysan

Amara, The Rapid Response Forces arrested a drug dealer in the city of Amara, the center of Maysan Governorate.

A statement by the Rapid Response Division Command stated that: “A quantity of narcotic substances was seized in the possession of the acc…

Amara, The Rapid Response Forces arrested a drug dealer in the city of Amara, the center of Maysan Governorate. A statement by the Rapid Response Division Command stated that: "A quantity of narcotic substances was seized in the possession of the accused, and he was handed over to the requesting party." Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Report: Israel wages war of terror and forced displacement against Gazans amid massive wave of displacement

Gaza – Ma’an – The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said that since the early hours of Monday, July 8, the Israeli occupation army has been waging a war of terror and forced displacement against the residents of Gaza City and its north, and has…

Gaza - Ma'an - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said that since the early hours of Monday, July 8, the Israeli occupation army has been waging a war of terror and forced displacement against the residents of Gaza City and its north, and has pushed another massive wave of forced displacement in the wake of the military attacks and heavy raids it is waging there as part of the genocide it has been carrying out in the Strip since October 7. The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor documented the displacement of tens of thousands of Gazans from various areas of the city, who have been left in the open by the imposition of a fait accompli without any safe passages for displacement or a safe place to seek refuge in, in light of the conflicting directives contained in the forced displacement orders issued by the Israeli occupation army, in conjunction with the continuation of the systematic and widespread war of starvation and deliberate and random killing against Palestinian civilians in the Strip. He pointed out that the Israeli occupation army launched a military operation by invading the ground in the areas southwest of Gaza City, which are crowded with tens of thousands of displaced people, a few hours after it asked the residents of the neighborhoods of "Al-Tuffah", "Al-Daraj" and "Al-Shuja'iyya" east of the city to head to those targeted areas. The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said that while the Israeli occupation army was announcing its intention to expand its ground operation to the center of Gaza City on Sunday/Monday night in the Shuja'iyya neighborhood, where it has been present for more than a week, it issued forced displacement orders against residents of the Al-Daraj and Al-Tuffah neighborhoods in the morning hours of Monday, and then launched another military operation, which it seems to have planned to be a surprise in the western areas of the city. The Observatory stated that the Israeli occupation army launched a ground incursion amidst intensive shelling with missiles an d shells in the (industrial) area, directly targeting the headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and several destroyed university headquarters in western Gaza, which constituted a blatant contradiction of the directives it issued to tens of thousands of forcibly displaced residents. Later, the Israeli occupation army ordered residents of large areas of Gaza City to evacuate to the city of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, including forcing the staff of the 'Baptist Ahli' hospital to evacuate completely, which put the only main hospital operating in Gaza for months out of service. The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor expressed its deep concern over the repeated reports of dozens of deaths and injuries caused by the Israeli army's surprise attack on forcibly displaced residents of Gaza City without prior warning, and the conflicting evacuation instructions, during its sudden incursion into the east of Gaza City and then into the city's southwest ern neighborhoods, under heavy fire that targeted roads, homes and residential buildings. The Euro-Mediterranean field team documented a series of Israeli raids with dozens of fire belts and artillery shells, coinciding with the ongoing ground incursion into large areas of Gaza City, accompanied by raids, searches, and arbitrary arrests of civilians, in addition to deliberate killings that are being documented around the clock. Residents of the Shuja'iyya and Ad-Daraj neighborhoods reported receiving phone calls and threats from the Israeli occupation army last night asking them to first head to areas southwest of Gaza City, before being asked to head to the "humanitarian shelters" in Deir al-Balah city starting this morning, raising further concerns about the army's plans to expand its ground operations and escalate the war of forced displacement to areas in the central and southern Gaza Strip, which are already crowded with more than a million and a half people who are suffering from extremely complex and catastrophic humanitarian conditions. Amidst the conflict that tens of thousands of displaced residents of Gaza City found themselves in, the Israeli occupation army published a statement at around 9:00 am on Monday about the start of a military operation by its '99th Division' in the 'Industrial Area,' including the UNRWA headquarters located in the area, noting that 'with the start of the activity, the army called and warned civilians via loudspeakers about the operation in the building and that it would open an organized corridor for the exit of civilians not involved from the area.' The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor highlighted that Israel has been and continues to adopt a systematic policy of targeting civilians in the Gaza Strip who are protected under international humanitarian law, wherever they are, and depriving them of any stability, even temporary, in displacement and shelter centers, by intensifying the bombing of these centers on the heads of the displaced people inside them, deliber ately forcibly displacing them repeatedly from one area to another, and targeting areas declared as humanitarian areas. The human rights observatory stressed that Israel is deliberately, through killing and starvation, forcing the forced displacement of the residents of the Gaza Strip and destroying all the basic necessities of life, including targeting the headquarters of the United Nations and its shelters, and committing mass murders there, each of which constitutes an international crime in itself and with full elements. The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor reiterated that the Israeli bombing methodology indicates the existence of a clear policy aimed at depriving the entire Gaza Strip of security and depriving Palestinians of shelter or stability, even momentarily, through the continuation of the bombing throughout the Strip and focusing on targeting shelters in UNRWA schools and headquarters. According to UNRWA, since October 7, Israel has bombed 190 facilities, or more than half of the agency 's facilities, some of which were hit multiple times, some directly. As a result, thousands of Palestinian civilians have been killed and injured as they sought safety. The UN and its partners estimate that the number of internally displaced people in the Gaza Strip has risen from 1.7 to 1.9 million people, meaning that about nine out of ten people in the Strip have been internally displaced multiple times. The mass displacement has been driven largely by evacuation orders issued by the Israeli military, the extensive destruction of private and public infrastructure, restricted access to essential services, and the constant fear of ongoing hostilities. Based on the above, Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor renewed its call for all countries to assume their international responsibilities by stopping the crime of genocide, imposing effective sanctions on Israel, and stopping all forms of political, financial and military support and cooperation provided to it, including the immediate cessation of arms tr ansfers to it, including export licenses and military aid. Otherwise, these countries will be complicit and partners in the crimes committed in the Gaza Strip, including the crime of genocide. The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor also urged the International Criminal Court to expedite the issuance of arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Galant, and to expand the scope of investigation into individual criminal responsibility for crimes committed in the Gaza Strip to include all those responsible, issue arrest warrants against them, hold them accountable, and recognize and deal with the crimes committed by Israel as genocide without equivocation. Source: Maan News Agency

Deputy Commander of Joint Operations and Italian Commander of Joint Operations stress the importance of building security relations within a legal framework

Baghdad, Deputy Commander of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General Qais Al-Muhammadawi, received today, Tuesday, the Commander of Joint Operations, Italian Lieutenant General Francesco Paolo, accompanied by the Italian Ambassador to Iraq Maurizio Griga…

Baghdad, Deputy Commander of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General Qais Al-Muhammadawi, received today, Tuesday, the Commander of Joint Operations, Italian Lieutenant General Francesco Paolo, accompanied by the Italian Ambassador to Iraq Maurizio Griganti. A statement by the Joint Operations Command stated: "The two sides discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, and ways to develop them, especially in the military and security fields, in addition to cooperation in training security units, as well as conducting special exercises between the Iraqi and Italian air forces, and between the two special forces of both countries, capacity building, and developing the training curriculum." The two sides also discussed the Iraqi security achievements that resulted in tightening the noose on the remaining terrorist elements whose end is very near. The two sides stressed the importance of building bilateral security relations according to memoranda of understanding within the constitutional and legal fr amework, and in a manner that preserves the sovereignty, independence and security of Iraq. The Italian Joint Operations Commander praised the Iraqi security forces and what they have achieved in security work, stressing his country's keenness to continue developing relations between Iraq and Italy in a manner that serves common interests. Source: National Iraqi News Agency