The Agency Maan reported that the Bureau of prisons of Israel, the beginning of the repression of 1,600 Palestinian prisoners have joined the hunger strike. They were transferred to solitary confinement and forbidden to watch TV. Among those who are subjected to such punishment, and starving leader Marwan Barghouti. He will also appear before the court for the transfer of the article in the New York Times.
The Lebanese website «I Libnan» accuses Israel of violating Lebanese sovereignty. According to the publication, early in the morning of 17 April, two missile boats to the IDF entered Lebanese territorial waters and about two minutes were opposite the RAS al-Naqoura, a distance of 26 metres from the shore. An hour after their departure to the same point came another boat.
According to published in the London newspaper «al-Sharq al-Awsat,» Saudi Arabia’s king Salman has congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on winning the referendum. On 17 April the head of state held a special session of the two chambers of Parliament. On the agenda were two main issues: the introduction of the death penalty and extend the state of emergency.
Newspaper Gulf News writes that, starting from April 15, working in the United Arab Emirates foreigners have to pay more fee for transfer of salary to their families. Managers of large exchange companies claim that, even though they have no right to reduce the government’s collection, in their plans – providing customers with discounts that will compensate them part of losses.
The TV channel «al Arabiya» talks about the gang, which operated in the Egyptian Giza. About two years ago they kidnapped three girls who were kicked out of families and raped them during this time. According to the police, the gang had about 35 people – street vendors, taxi drivers and the unemployed. Five of them were arrested, the rest are wanted.