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Israeli tanks and bulldozers enter Gaza in first post-truce incursion ~ link ~ Getting back to normal in the Gaza mass concentration camp!!! Stirling
Local sources reported on Monday that the Israeli army tanks and bulldozers launched the brief intrusion into the eastern city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza.
The Tel Aviv regime’s recent incursion of the coastal enclave comes for the first time after an Egypt-mediated cease-fire put an end to Israel’s deadly offensive on the Gaza Strip on November 21.
Israeli military has already breached the truce deal on several instances.
On November 23, Israeli forces opened fire on a group of farmers in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis, killing a young Palestinian and injuring seven others only two days after the cease-fire entered into effect.
Over 160 Palestinians, including women and children, lost their lives and about 1,200 others were injured in the Israeli aerial raids on Gaza that were carried out during the eight-day period of November 14-21.
Russia: Foreign political recipes must not be forced onto Syria ~ link ~ Russia has stressed that plans for the political future of Syria cannot be forced on it from outside, opposing any preconditions for talks between the Syrian government and the opposition.
The Russian foreign ministry, in a statement released on Monday, said Moscow rejects "attempts to force prepared recipes for socio-political development" on the Middle Eastern nation, Reuters reported.
The statement added that Russia calls for an end to fighting and the start of talks between the Damascus government and Syrian opposition parties.
On Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed Moscow’s strong opposition to repetition of the Libyan scenario in Syria, stressing that the Kremlin will not allow such a thing to happen again.
“We’ll not allow the Libyan experience to be reproduced in Syria. Unfortunately our Western partners have departed from the Geneva accords and are seeking the departure of [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad,” he said.
Lavrov went on to note that Russia had not been involved in any talks on Assad’s future, dismissing speculation that Moscow was preparing for the Syrian leader’s departure.
"We are not holding any talks on the fate of Assad," he said. "All attempts to present the situation differently are rather shady, even for the diplomacy of those countries that are known for striving to distort facts in their own favor."
The Russian foreign minister stressed that the priority was to end the unrest in Syria, not to discuss the fate of one man.
New "rebel" offensive on Damascus to end up in failure ~ link ~ The foreign terrorists keep pouring it on, but wherever the Syrian Army meets them, it always ends up victorious. The Syrian Army is fighting for their nation, the overwhelmingly foreign "rebels" are fighting for money not their homes. That makes a big difference. Stirling