Zionist Tanks Open Fire on Besieged Gaza Strip Following a Bomb Explosion

Zionist battle tanks have targeted the southern part of the Gaza Strip as the Tel Aviv regime goes ahead with its acts of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver.

The Israeli military announced in a statement on Saturday that it had struck an observation post belonging to the Palestinian movement, Hamas, east of Khan Yunis city after an explosive device was detonated on an Israeli military patrol near the border between the occupied territories and the enclave.

Egypt is against Any Military Interventions that Violate Syria's Sovereignty, Undermine Political Settlement

CAIRO, (ST)- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri has reaffirmed his country's support for political solution in Syria that preserves the Syrian state's unity and institutions and meets the aspirations of the Syrian people.

Ahmad Abu Zeid, Spokesman of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, said that during his meeting on Saturday with the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Shukri  stressed Egypt's rejection to any military interventions that violate Syria's sovereignty and undermine opportunities of political settlement in the country. He asserted the need to coordinate the efforts and moves of international and regional parties during the coming era in order to urge all the Syrian sides to reach solutions that are acceptable by all as to attain lasting political settlement and end the crisis in the country.

Nasrallah: 'Huge Quantities of Oil and Gas in Syria One of Reasons behind Targeting the Country'

BEIRUT, (ST)- One of the reasons behind targeting Syria is the existence of huge oil and gas wealth in the country's lands and sea, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of the Lebanese Hizbollah resistance movement, has underscored, saying that the US runs the oil and gas battle in the region and it has maintained its presence in areas to the east of the Euphrates because the most important Syrian oil and gas wells exist there.

Iran Says Won't Allow Others to Undermine Its Defense Power

Iran says it will not permit other countries to undermine its defense might while they are themselves supplying regional countries with lethal weapons.

The Islamic Republic "will never allow others to talk about or make efforts based on double standards to undermine the defense and deterrence power of the pacifist Iran," Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Thursday.

"While [those countries] are expressing concerns about Iran's defense power, they are selling [arms] and equipping other regional countries with all types of ultra-advanced weapons," he added.

Qassemi's remarks came two days after French President Emmanuel Macron said Iran’s ballistic missile program must be placed under international surveillance, according to Press TV.

Lebanese President Urges US to Put Pressure on Zionist Enemy to Curb Its Aggression on Lebanon's Sovereignty

Lebanese President Michel Aoun urged the US to pile pressure on “Israel to curb its recent aggression infringing upon Lebanon’s sovereignty,” during his meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Monday.

According to Manar TV, Tillerson’s visit comes at the backdrop of heightened tensions between Lebanon and the Israeli occupying entity, which emanated in light of ‘Israel’ constructing a 23-foot concrete wall along the UN-demarcated Blue Line.

Aoun, who met with Tillerson at the Baabda presidential palace, emphasized on the need for the US and international community to play a mediating role in order to resolve the dispute and put a stop to “Israel’s incursions along the southern and maritime border.”