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History Will Not Erase US Disgraceful Complicity In Gaza Crimes: Hamas – Iran Front Page

Hamas’ Political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh made the remarks on Monday following a meeting with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The Israeli regime launched the war on October 7, 2023 following al-Aqsa Storm, a surprise operation staged by Gaza’s resistance movements against the occupied territories. As part of its consistent political patronage for the regime, the US, which is Tel Aviv’s main benefactor, has so far vetoed three United Nations Security Council resolutions that have called for implementation of an immediate ceasefire in the Israeli onslaught. The Israeli aggression also enjoys unreserved military and intelligence support on the part of Washington. So far, nearly 30,000 people have died as a result of the aggression and a simultaneous siege that the regime has been employing against the coastal sliver. Haniyeh said the US was providing a “cover” for the Israeli regime’s “war of starvation” against Gaza. He was apparently referring to American officials’ lamenting the situation in Gaza at the same time that Washington retained its unbridled support for the war. “The American cover for the crime of starvation that the occupation uses as a weapon to achieve political goals is a disgrace to humanity that history will not erase, even if the American administration hides behind misleading statements about the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip,” Haniyeh stated. “It will not absolve it (the US) of its responsibility and participation in war crimes committed against defenseless civilians,” the Hamas’ leader added. Haniyeh also denounced, what he called, the Israeli regime’s refusal to provide decisive responses to mediators’ efforts to broker a ceasefire. Hamas, he stated, “responded to the efforts of the mediator brothers, agreed to the course of negotiations on stopping the aggression, and showed great seriousness and flexibility, but it believes that the Zionist enemy is stalling, which the movement (Hamas) will not accept in any way.”

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Health conditions ‘extremely catastrophic’ in northern Gaza

“The health situation in northern Gaza is extremely catastrophic and indescribable,” the ministry said in a statement on Sunday. It added that a lack of fuel at hospitals in northern Gaza has left medical refrigerators without electricity. It also said that dozens of ambulances, civil defense, and medical services vehicles are out of service. Kidney dialysis and intensive care patients “are at risk of death as a result of the lack of fuel for generators, ambulances, and medicines,” it warned. Additionally on Sunday, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) raised alarm at “unsustainable” sanitary conditions in Gaza. “UNRWA shelters are severely overcrowded. Clean water is scarce. Solid waste is accumulating. Spread of diseases is on the rise,” it said. Israel waged its brutal war on the Gaza Strip on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas Resistance group carried out a historic operation against the usurping entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against Palestinians. The Israeli military started its aggression from northern Gaza and moved southward. It is now threatening an all-out military offensive against Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah, where nearly 1.5 million displaced Palestinians have been sheltering. The occupying regime has so far killed at least 29,692 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured 69,879 others. AMK/PressTV

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Israeli Police Use Water Cannon At Anti-Netanyahu Protest – Iran Front Page

The rallies were held in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on Saturday, when the police deployed water cannons to disperse the participants. The tactic prompted scuffles between the demonstrators and the police, who rounded up at least 21 people, Israeli paper Ha’aretz reported. “The police created this mess,” the daily quoted one protest leader as saying. “The number of protesters was not greater than in previous weeks. When they activated the water cannon…they turned it into a significant event that drew people,” he added. The protesters have been holding similar monumental rallies across the occupied territories, mainly in Tel Aviv, every week for months on end, urging Netanyahu to step down over the charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, for which he is being tried. Over the past weeks, however, the weekly rallies have been protesting the premier and his cabinet’s failure to sign a deal to enable the release of scores of captives, who are being held by the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas. Hamas and its fellow Gaza-based resistance group of the Islamic Jihad ensnared the captives on October 7, 2023 during al-Aqsa Storm, a surprise operation against the occupied territories. The regime responded with a war that has so far killed close to 30,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children. Hamas says it refuses to release the 130 captives it still holds until complete cessation of the Israeli aggression. Netanyahu, however, insists on keeping up the war until achieving “victory”, including through, what he calls, ouster of Hamas from Gaza’s rule. A poll conducted among Israelis recently showed that a majority of them believed that it was not possible for the Israeli regime to achieve “absolute victory” in the coastal territory. Some 55.3 percent of the participants in the survey by the so-called “Israel Democracy Institute” think tank said there was a “fairly low” or “very low likelihood” of such an outcome.

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VIDEO: Imam Reza shrine on mid-Sha’ban holiday night

Feb 24, 2024 × Telegram Instagram Twitter facebook RSS Archive Mehr News Agency Home Iran World All News Asia-Pacific Eurasia Middle East Africa Europe North America South America Politics Economy Culture Technology Sports Photo Video All News https://en.mehrnews.com/news/212327/ Feb 24, 2024, 10:19 PM News Code 212327 Video Video Feb 24, 2024, 10:19 PM VIDEO: Imam Reza shrine on mid-Sha’ban holiday night TEHRAN, Feb. 24 (MNA) – Pilgrims from different cities of Iran visited the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad to celebrate the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi (AS), the 12th Imam of Shia Muslims. Download 26 MB News Code 212327 کپی شد Related News Jamkaran Mosque on eve of mid-Sha’ban holiday Tags Iran Imam Reza Imam Mahdi (AS) Mashhad Your Comment You are replying to: . × Cancel Reply Name Email Your Comment * * Please enter the correct answer Send Most Viewed VIDEO: Iran unveils new cruise missile system VIDEO: Watch how Hamas combatants take out Israeli soldiers VIDEO:Watch how IRGC fires ballistic missile from warship VIDEO: Watch heavy rainfall in Antalya VIDEO: Aluminium Arak super goal vs Persepolis VIDEO: Moment when Hezbollah missile hits Kiryat Shmona Recent Trends: Video Gaza Strip Al-Aqsa Storm Operation Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades 2023 AFC Asian Cup Sardar Azmoun Imam Mahdi (AS) Zionist Regime Imam Reza Qatar Mashhad Israeli Regime Palestine Iran Desktop version Mobile version about us contact us © 2017 Mehr News Agency. All rights reserved

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World Bank Cautions Gaza Economy Plummeted By Over 80% Due To Israeli Strikes – Iran Front Page

In a report, the bank said the attacks on the Palestinian enclave since October have resulted in massive loss of life and the effects of the conflict on the Palestinian economy have been consequential. GDP plummeted from approximately $670 million in the third quarter to roughly $90 million in the fourth quarter, it added. Stating that the Palestinian economy experienced one of the largest shocks recorded in recent economic history since the start of the conflict, the report said: “Almost all economic activity in Gaza has ground to a halt”. “The conflict is expected to leave lasting impacts on the affected populations in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank, extending far beyond any economic assessment,” it added. The report also said about 1.7 million Palestinians living in Gaza — some 75% of the total population in Gaza — have been internally displaced and the entire population of 2.3 million is suffering from a shortage of food, water, electricity, fuel and medicine. “The observed level of fixed assets damage and destruction is catastrophic,” it added. Israel has pounded the Gaza Strip since an Oct. 7 cross-border attack by the Palestinian group Hamas. The ensuing Israeli war has killed more than 29,500 people and caused mass destruction and shortages of necessities. Nearly 70,000 people have been injured. Around 1,200 Israelis are believed to have been killed in the Hamas attack while over 200 were taken back to Gaza as hostages. The Israeli war on Gaza has pushed 85% of the territory’s population into internal displacement amid acute shortages of food, clean water and medicine, while 60% of the enclave’s infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed, according to the UN. Israel stands accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice. An interim ruling in January ordered Tel Aviv to stop genocidal acts and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza. Hostilities have continued unabated, however, and aid deliveries remain woefully insufficient to address the humanitarian catastrophe.

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Israeli Post-war Gaza Plan ‘destined To Fail’: Palestinian Authority – Iran Front Page

“If the world wants security and stability in the region, it must end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and recognise the independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital,” Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the spokesperson for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, was quoted as saying on Friday by the Palestinian state news agency Wafa. Netanyahu’s plan is his first official proposal for what comes after the war in Gaza – in which Israel has killed more than 29,000 Palestinians. According to the document, presented to members of Israel’s security cabinet on Thursday, Israel would maintain security and military control over all land west of Jordan, including the occupied West Bank and Gaza – territories where the Palestinians want to create their independent state. In the long-term goals listed, Netanayhu also rejected the “unilateral recognition” of a Palestinian state. He said a settlement with the Palestinians will only be achieved through direct negotiations between the two sides – but it did not name who the Palestinian party would be. In response, Abu Rudeineh rejected any effort to separate governance in Gaza from the West Bank. “Gaza will only be part of the independent Palestinian state … Any plans to the contrary are destined to fail,” he said, adding, “Israel will not succeed in attempts to alter the geographic and demographic reality in the Gaza Strip.” “Netanyahu’s proposed plans aim to perpetuate Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories and prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state,” Abu Rudeineh continued. The White House also added its unease with the plan, with US National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby sauind that Washington had been “consistently clear with our Israeli counterparts” about what was needed in post-war Gaza. “The Palestinian people should have a voice and a vote… through a revitalised Palestinian Authority,” Kirby stated. “We don’t believe in a reduction of the size of Gaza… we don’t want to see any forcible displacement of Palestinians outside Gaza and, of course, we don’t want to see Gaza dominated or ruled by Hamas.” The war in Gaza has revived international calls – including from Israel’s main backer, the United States – for the so-called two-state solution as the ultimate goal for resolving the decades-long Israel-Palestinian conflict. However, many senior Israeli politicians oppose the creation of a Palestinian state. While on Gaza, Netanyahu’s plan emphasised that the war would continue until Israel had achieved all of its announced goals: the dismantlement of military capabilities and infrastructure operated by Hamas and Islamic Jihad; the return of all captives taken on October 7; and the removal of all security threats originating from Gaza. The enclave will then be run by “local officials” who are not tied to “countries or entities that support terrorism”. It is also unclear whether representatives of the Palestinian Authority (PA) will be involved in controlling Gaza. The Israeli prime minister’s plan also outlined demilitarisation and deradicalisation as goals to be achieved in the medium term in Gaza. It does not elaborate on when that intermediary stage would begin or how long it would last, but says that the “the Israeli army will maintain indefinitely the freedom to intervene in Gaza to prevent the resurgence of terror activity”. It also proposes that Israel have a presence on the Gaza-Egypt border in the south of the enclave and says that Israel should cooperate with Egypt and the US in that area to prevent smuggling attempts, including at the Rafah crossing. Lastly, Netanyahu’s plan also says that the UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, would be shut. Israel has long tried to eliminate the UN agency, which enshrines the right of Palestinian refugees to return home. Israel has recently made claims that UNRWA has links to Hamas, a claim that the body has fiercely denied, and that US intelligence assessments have cast doubt on, according to reports.

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Pro-gov’t Daily Rejects ‘electoral Silence’ Criticism Against Iran President – Iran Front Page

In an article on Thursday, Iran wrote, “The accusation of ‘electoral silence’ on the part of the government and the president is one of the tricks that can only be found in the bag of tricks of the deniers of the reality; those who try to pass off their delusions as political analysis and draw attention in this way.” The daily argued, “The facts and the evidence show that the government and the head of the government have not remained silent about the elections and an inclusive participation, but… are implementing all their executive power and political capacity for the election to fulfill their legal role.” The parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections are to be held on March 1 while the Guardian Council has disqualified many candidates for the polls, majority of them reformist hopefuls, including former reformist-leaning moderate president Hassan Rouhani. After being barred from running in the polls, Rouhani said for the first time since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, both the ruling government and the people are showing widespread apathy towards the vote, explaining that a high turnout would put an end to the incumbent administration. Analysts have warned that the tightening of the noose by the vetting body will lead to an overarching apathy and a rift between the ruling establishment and the nation.

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EU Agrees On 13th Package Of Sanctions Against Russia, Blacklisting Companies In China For First Time – Iran

The package will be formally approved in time for the second anniversary of the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine on February 24. Brussels has placed 12 rounds of restrictions on Russia since the start of the conflict in February 2022. The existing sanctions already target a broad range of sectors and include trade embargoes, travel bans and individual sanctions against Russian businessmen and public officials. “EU Ambassadors just agreed in principle on a 13th package of sanctions in the framework of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine,” the Belgian presidency said, calling it “one of the broadest approved by the EU”. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomed the agreement, stating in a post on X: “We must keep degrading [Vladimir] Putin’s war machine.” The new package will see nearly 200 entities and individuals banned from traveling to the EU, while both the individuals and companies face freezes on their assets. “With 2,000 listings in total, we keep the pressure high on the Kremlin. We are also further cutting Russia’s access to drones,” von der Leyen wrote. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock also signaled this week that the new round of Russia sanctions will affect the supply of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to media reports, citing European diplomats, the EU is planning for the first time to sanction companies in mainland China and in other countries including Turkey, India, and Serbia, for helping Moscow circumvent sanctions by allegedly supplying it with components that can be repurposed for use in drones and other weapon systems. China has reacted to reports that its firms could be blacklisted, saying it rejects “illegal sanctions,” while vowing to protect the interests of Chinese companies. Moscow has condemned the Western sanctions and has repeatedly warned that they hurt the EU more than Russia in economic terms.

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Iran FM: US Veto Of UNSC Gaza Resolution “diplomatic Catastrophe Of Century” – Iran Front Page

In a message on X social media, Amirabdollahina strongly condemned the repetition of the US veto of the draft resolution demanding immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The top Iranian diplomat wrote: “This repeated veto clearly shows that the White House bears responsibility for the persistence of the genocide by the fake Zionist regime in Gaza and its war crimes in the West Bank.” He reiterated the world must hold the US to account. The United States on Tuesday vetoed an Algerian-drafted resolution at the United Nations Security Council that called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. Thirteen council members voted in favor of the draft resolution, while Britain abstained. It was the third US veto of a draft resolution since the start of the Gaza war on October 7. More than 29,300 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli forces since then.

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