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Three Palestinian detainees are on open hunger strike

OCCUPIED AL-QUDS, (ST)_Three Palestinian detainees in the Israeli jails continue their open hunger strike in protest  against the crimes being perpetrated on the behalf of detainees.

The detainees are Imad Sawarkeh, Sa'ed Abo Obied and Ayyad Al-Harami.

Israeli occupation forces raze lands, arrest 12 Palestinians

Israeli occupation forces on Sunday infiltrated into borderline Palestinian-owned lands north of Al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, razing agricultural lands and randomly shooting at shepherds.

WAFA reported that three tanks and two D9 military bulldozers broke into agricultural lands east of Al-Maghazi, and embarked on razing large tracts of planted lands.

In the meantime, Israeli occupation forces stationed at military watchtowers along the border fence east of Al-Maghazi camp opened fire at Palestinian shepherds while they were grazing in the agricultural lands east of the camp, and forced them to leave the area.

After the "Sofagate" scandal, Luxemburg Foreign Minister says Erdogan continues his authoritarian policies

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen was exposed to an embarrassing situation when she was left standing because of the lack of chairs in Ankara during her recent visit to Turkey alongside President of the European Council Charles Michel. This protocol mishap, dubbed as "Sofagate" scandal, has deepened the spat between the Turkish regime and the European Union amid the EU's repeated criticism against the President of the Turkish regime Recep Tayyib Erdogan over his destructive internal and foreign policies.

The Foreign Minister of Luxemburg Jean Asselborn said in an interview with AFP that the European Union should not commit itself to updating the Customs Union and the system for granting visas to the Turks if President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues his "authoritarian policies".

Eselborn said that Turkey's policies are very worrying and Erdogan is moving towards authoritarianism as he is not ready to normalize relations with the European Union.

Two days ago, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called Erdogan a dictator on the backdrop of insulting the European Commission's President.

"I absolutely do not agree with Erdogan's behavior towards President von der Leyen ... I think it was not appropriate behavior and I was very sorry for the humiliation von der Leyen had to suffer," Draghi told reporters.

Health condition of Palestinian captives Hajoj and Abu Srour deteriorating due to medical negligence in Israeli occupation jails

The Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Commission has warned that deliberate medical negligence and arbitrary practices by the Israeli occupation authorities have led to the deterioration of the health condition of the Palestinian captives in the Israeli jails - Ihab Hajoj and Ashraf Abu Srour.

In a statement on Saturday, the commission said that prisoner Hajoj, who was detained in 2014, has been suffering over the past three years from pain in his chest, neck and backbone that prevents him from moving easily due to the torture practiced against him by the occupation's jail authorities.

The Israeli occupation announces a plan to build 2540 new settlement units in occupied Al-Quds

The Israeli occupation has announced a new plan to establish more than 2540 settlement units in occupied Al-Quds that will completely isolate the village of Beit Safafa that links Al-Quds to the rest of the West Bank, in a blatant violation of international resolutions, mainly the UN Resolution No. 2334 of 2016 which affirms the illegality of the Israeli settlement building activities and calls for stopping them.

In its weekly report published on Saturday, the Palestinian Liberation Organization's (PLO) Bureau for Defending the Land and Resisting Settlements said that the occupation authorities announced a plan to establish more than 2540 new settlement units in occupied Al-Quds, 540 of which will be built on Palestinian lands in the Jabal Abu Ghneim area between Al-Quds and Bethlehem, and 2000 of them will be built in the east of Al-Quds. The bureau's report indicated that the establishment of these settlement units in these two areas will actually isolate the village of Beit Safafa from the rest of the Palestinian cities and towns and will undermine any opportunity to establish an independent Palestinian state with Al-Quds as its capital.