A number of Syrian families who found refuge in Gaza after the civil war erupted in 2011 and are now trapped in Hamas-run enclave, remain ineligible for most social services granted to Palestinians, and cannot travel abroad.
Calling the use of chemical weapons ‘a barbaric tool, repugnant to the conscience of mankind,’ US Ambassador Samantha Power urged the UN Security Council to take ‘strong and swift action’ against the perpetrators.
Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of Iran’s volunteer Basij militia, toured the abandoned city of Quneitra, located on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, no doubt observing Israel’s border at the same time.
Hundreds of Kurds fleeing villages held by the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization in northern Syria amid a wave of mass abductions have been shot at, with several killed or wounded, opposition activists and a Kurdish official said Saturday.
While the international community obsesses over Israel, 60 million people – more than half of them from Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia – were forced to flee their homes as a result of war and conflict.
The tranquility of country life contrasts sharply with Middle East tensions all around. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently drew renewed attention to the Golan Heights by vowing to forever hold the Golan.
According to recent reports, Netanyahu is upset over indications that a negotiated deal on the Syrian civil war that is being worked on by world powers would declare the Golan Heights as Syrian territory.
While the threat of Islamic terror attacks in Europe constantly grows, authorities are slow to respond, resulting in recent mass attacks with numerous casualties – and heightening the chances of future attacks.
In what may be an incredibly new moral low for the world today, but especially for the US, Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly agreed to allow brutal Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to leave Syria and avoid being put on trial for murdering at least a quarter of a million of his own countrymen.
Efforts by the US-led coalition to hit ISIS in its pocket by destroying cash warehouses appears to be taking some effect, and though this may weaken ISIS, experts believe this is not exactly a death-blow to the terror organization.