Leaving London Saudi newspaper «al-Hayat» reported that during a meeting with Palestinian authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem the President of the United States Donald trump has promised that in the next few weeks or month he will deliver a new peace initiative. Trump intends to offer a package of agreements on each of the issues of the so-called «final status.»
The TV channel «al Arabiya» reported that the engineering units of the Iraqi army in Mosul have guided pontoon bridge across the Euphrates. It should facilitate the movement of troops during the final assault of the city. Representatives of command declare that another goal is to help refugees to leave the areas that became the arena of fights.
The Hamas website «Palestinian information center» reports that the Israeli army has detained the wife and nephew of Muhammad Abu Safaga. Abu Safaga was wounded and arrested after allegedly attacked with a knife on a policeman in Netanya. Human rights organizations have repeatedly criticized Israel for excessive use of force.
Published in the Saudi newspaper «Okaz» accuses Emir of Qatar of threatening Arab unity. In accordance with the publication, he called Iran a stabilizing factor in regional politics. Amir also said that the investigations ongoing in the US against President trump and his entourage, will impact the middle East.
Egyptian newspaper «al Ahram» reports on the visit of President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi in Alexandria, where he took part in the opening of several major infrastructure facilities. In his speech, the President spoke out against those who illegally capture the land, calling them not only thieves, but also rapists.