The TV channel «al-Dzhazira» asserts that the biggest winner during the retreat of the Kurdish self-defense groups «Peshmerga» from Kirkuk has become the grouping «Islamic state». Its fighters, who recently suffered defeat after defeat, was able without fighting to take a few villages. Meanwhile, the Kurds left the region of Sinjar, passing it to government troops.
The Hamas website «Palestinian information center» reports that «Israeli occupation forces» arrested a young Palestinian, living in one of the refugee camps in the vicinity of Ramallah. The reason for the arrest was a post in Facebook in which he said goodbye to his loved ones. This was seen as a signal of intent to become a suicide bomber.
Published in the London newspaper «Al-Sharq al-Ausat» writes that Chairman of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Abbas signed a decree on the recruitment of volunteers to the division of the Palestinian police in the Gaza strip. According to the newspaper, this was done with the agreement of Hamas, still controlling the sector. The police will obey the government of the Palestinian authority.
The Jordanian newspaper «al-Dustour» tells of a telephone conversation, king Abdullah the Second with Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi. The publication stresses that the conversation was initiated by the Egyptian side. The two leaders discussed the progress of Palestinian national reconciliation, the king expressed support for the efforts of Egypt to overcome the split in the Palestinian street.