Palestinian Agency Maan and the «Palestinian information center» (owned by the terrorist organization Hamas) reported that the Israeli military last night carried out searches in the premises of the two «charities» in Bethlehem and Nablus. In publications it is noted that during the searches, confiscated documents and electronic media. Maan and PIZ argue that we are talking about organizations that were engaged in purely humanitarian activities: the Foundation in Bethlehem helped orphans and the Fund in Nablus (Nablus) assisted the families of prisoners. But the Israeli authorities claim that these «funds» were linked to terrorist groups, including Hamas.
Appearing in a London based Saudi newspaper «al-Sharq al-Awsat» and the channel «al-Arabia» (UAE) pay special attention to the adoption of the budget for 2016 in Saudi Arabia. Cited optimistic speech of king Salman. At the same time, it is noted that the budget was approved with a deficit of 326 billion riyals (almost 87 billion dollars). It is emphasized that the Saudi economy is in deep crisis due to the fall in oil prices and exorbitant military expenditures.
The Qatari channel «al Jazeera» reports that under the auspices of the United Nations near Damascus and in Idlib took place the exchange of prisoners between the ruling regime of Bashar al-Assad and the opposition. The implementation of procedures for the exchange of prisoners has contributed to Turkey and Lebanon.
The Lebanese TV channel «al-Manar» belonging to «Hezbollah», referring to the U.S. state Department reports that, in accordance with the previously reached «nuclear agreement», on 28 December, Iran were taken to Russia all its uranium enriched to 20% (11.3 tons) destined for a research reactor in Tehran.