The Agency Maan reported that Ismail Haniyeh made his first speech after being elected head of the Hamas political Bureau. He called for implementing the Palestinian right of return, liberation of Palestine and the Holy places, and also said that the group rejects terrorism, but will not abandon the right to resist the Israeli occupiers, who are the real terrorists.
The TV channel «al Jazeera» quotes the statement of the foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, expressed regret that Qatar denied the ultimatum. The Ministers said that Qatari authorities had a frivolous attitude to his proposals.
The Syrian news Agency SANA reports that the Tu-95 Russian long-range bomber aircraft launched a missile strike on positions of the terrorist group «Islamic state» in the Eastern province of Hama. Cruise missiles destroyed three large ammunition dump. Planes without casualties returned to the base in Engels.
According to the London newspaper «Al-Sharq al-Awsat», the Turkish troops began a new operation against operating in Northern Syria of the Kurdish self-defense. The two sides exchanged artillery strikes, but in the coming days will start a ground operation. Kurds said that he considers Turkey’s actions as a Declaration of war.
The website «al-Bawaba» claims that the Israeli government imposed a 20% income tax on Sudanese and Eritrean Jews, who got a temporary work permit. The website calls it a racist decision, stating that it aims to get people of color to emigrate. According to the publication, Ethiopian Jews in Israel are second-class citizens, and the main xenophobe named culture Minister Miri Regev.