French Pres. calls for immediate ceasefire in Rafah


PARIS, French President Emmanuel Macron called on Monday for the respect of international law and immediate ceasefire in Rafah following Israeli occupation operations in southern Gaza Strip.

During a state visit to Germany, Macron said on (X) platform that he was “outraged by the Israeli strikes that have killed many displaced persons in Rafah.” Macron added, “These operations must stop. There are no safe areas in Rafah for Palestinian civilians.” At least 30 people were reportedly killed and dozens injured as Israeli occupation forces targeted a camp for displaced people in Rafah on Sunday.

The renewed aggression occurred near the logistics base of the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in Tal Al-Sultan in Rafah.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Palestinian Pres. adviser demands immediate intervention in Rafah


By Abdulaziz Faisal CAIRO, Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Palestinian President’s adviser, demanded immediate intervention on Monday to stop the Israeli occupation’s crimes against Palestinians, condemning the horrific massacre in Rafah, which martyred and wounded so many.

In a telephone statement to KUNA, Al-Habbash confirmed that what happened in Rafah against Palestinians is a war crime that exceeds the crimes of Nazism during World War II.

The occupation deals with Palestinians without morals, bypassing all international and humanitarian laws, Al-Habbash confessed that what happened was a deliberate challenge and a flagrant violation of all international resolutions.

The latest violation being the disregard of the International Court of Justice orders, which called for an end to the military aggression against Rafah, Al-Habbash blames the United States for being the primary sponsor of Israeli terrorism, while wondering when the world will take action in light of this brutal aggression.

He also called on the
international community, the Security Council, and all human rights organizations to take urgent action to pressure the occupation to stop these massacres and aggressions against the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Sunday evening, the occupation forces launched air strikes targeting tents for displaced people west of the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, resulting in multiple deaths and injuries.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

FINANCE COMMITTEE SESSION KICKS OFF TO DISCUSS SYRIAN REFUGEE DOSSIER


The Finance and Budget Committee, chaired by MP Ibrahim Kanaan, convened on Monday with the attendance of Acting Minister of the Displaced, Issam Charafeddine.

The session focused on discussing two legislative proposals: one concerning the regulation of the legal status of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and another regarding the organization of temporary residence and deportation procedures for Syrian refugees.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

Kuwait Deputy FM receives Ban Ki-moon Center chief


KUWAIT, Kuwaiti Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Sheikh Jarrah Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah received on Monday visiting Chief Executive Officer of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizen Monika Froehler.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

MWL condemns Israeli occupation massacres in Rafah camps


JEDDAH, The Muslim World League (MWL) stressed on Monday their condemnation of the continued heinous crimes that Israeli occupation is committing, most recently the terrifying refugee camp massacre in Rafah near an ONRWA station.

Chief of the MWL, Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, denounced the countless Israeli occupation violations of International Laws and Human Rights, calling for the immediate cessation of this unprecedented crisis that the Palestinians are living.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

EU, Arab FMs discuss grave situation in Gaza


KUWAIT, European Union (EU) Foreign Ministers had an informal exchange with the Foreign Ministers of the Arab Quint: Qatar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and UAE, as well as the Arab League Secretary General Ahamd AbulGheit in Brussels Monday.

Their discussion focused on finding a political solution to the conflict, and increasing humanitarian support for the people in Gaza, said an EU statement.

The Arab Ministers presented their vision for a peace process and discussed with their EU counterparts about how to reinforce cooperation, with a view to finding a political solution to the conflict.

One of the suggestions that emerged from the discussion, was to consider the possibility of an international conference on how to implement the two-state solution, which could prepare the ground for an international peace conference, it noted.

The two sides agreed that currently the most pressing issue, beyond the suffering of people in Gaza, was to support the Palestinian Authority and UNRWA, as well as increasing hu
manitarian support.

In order to help with the delivery of humanitarian assistance, the EU will explore options for the reactivation of its Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EUBAM Rafah), in coordination with the Palestinian Authority, and the Israeli and Egyptian authorities.

EU ministers concurred on three specific points related to recent developments: EU reiterates its demand on Israel to implement the recent ruling of the International Court of Justice concerning the halting of military operations in Rafah and allowing the access of humanitarian aid into Gaza Israel should stop blocking the funding that allow the functioning and survival of the Palestinian Authority UNRWA should not be declared a terrorist organisation and consequently prevented from working in Gaza and the Palestinian territories Lastly, EU ministers also agreed to work on a meeting of EU-Israel Association Council to discuss the situation in Gaza, respect of human rights, and the ruling of the ICJ.

Separately, E
U Foreign Ministers also discussed relations with Russia, Ukraine war and developments in Georgia.

Further, they decided today to not extend the European Union military partnership mission in Niger beyond 30 June 2024, in view of the grave current political situation in the country.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Saudi Arabia condemns Israeli massacres in Rafah


RIYADH, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia condemned on Monday the continuing of the massacres perpetrated by the Israeli occupation forces against innocent civilians displaced in camps northwest of Rafah city.

A statement by the Foreign Ministry said that the assault on camps near UNRWA warehouses was a blatant violation of all international and humanitarian laws on part of the Israeli occupation forces.

The Kingdom categorically denounces this action, affirmed the statement, which called on the international community to put an immediate end to the massacres carried out by the occupation before the humanitarian situation of the Palestinian people further deteriorates.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Rafah massacre calls for immediate end to Israeli occupation crimes


RAMALLAH, The Palestinian presidency said Sunday that the Israeli occupation army’s deliberate targeting of displaced Palestinians in refugee camps in Rafah city is a massacre that has exceeded all limits and requires urgent intervention and an immediate halt to these crimes which keeps targeting all Palestinians.

In a press release, Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaina said that the Israeli occupation forces committing this heinous massacre is a challenge to all resolutions of international legitimacy, most notably the recent decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the necessity of stopping targeting the city of Rafah and providing protection for the Palestinian people.

Abu Rudaina added, “the American positions in support of the occupation financially and politically are the main reason for the heinous massacres we are witnessing, during which the Israeli occupation violated all taboos, and the American administration bears responsibility for these crimes that shame humanit
y.” The official presidential spokesman stressed that the world must act immediately to stop this comprehensive aggression against the Palestinian people in Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and force the Israeli occupation to stop their crimes that have inflamed the region and threaten international stability.

Source: Kuwait News Agency