The deputy of the head of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, Khalil al-Khaya, called the death of dozens of Palestinians in this Monday «a Zionist crime», and urged for a new Palestinian uprising — the »intifada», Interfax reports. According to the ‘Times of Israel’, the number of Palestinians killed during the riots on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Monday increased to 59 people. More than 1200 people were injured.
The reporters of ANNA NEWS report that over the past day 1866 terrorists and members of their families left the de-escalation zone «Homs» through the checkpoint in the area of Er-Rastan. The reporters refer to the data from the Center of the reconciliation of the warring parties. «They move in buses that are being escorted by the Syrian security vehicles and ambulances of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. They were delivered to the settlement of Qal’at Al-Mudik that is located in the de-escalation zone ‘Idlib’.» — the military commissar explained.
Japanese Defense Minister, Itunori Onodera, announced the deployment of two American-built ABM »Aegis Ashore» systems in Akita and Yamaguchi Prefectures of Honshu Island. «These two prefectures will become candidates for the installations» — TASS quotes Onodera’s statement while referring to Kyodo agency. According to the leadership of the defense department — two such installations will be sufficient to cover the entire territory of Japan from ballistic missiles.
Today, the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting in order to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip and the consequences of the transfer of the American Embassy in Israel to the city of Jerusalem. The initiator of the meeting of the Security Council was Kuwait. The Arab states require an independent international investigation into the matters of the deaths of dozens of people on the Gaza border. Western diplomatic sources say that the USA are blocking this initiative, using the right of veto.
The head of Tajikistan’s border troops announced that the Taliban had deployed about 7000 of their fighters in 29 training bases on the Afghan-Tajik border. The bases are located in the provinces of Balkh, Kunduz, Takhor and Badakhshan. Many of those terrorists are natives of the Central Asia countries. Tajikistan, which has the longest border with Afghanistan that lasts for 1,400 kilometers, is quite concerned about the armed groups on its southern borders. Previously, ANNA NEWS reported that the armed detachments of the recently crushed ISIS are moving to Afghanistan.
In Ukraine, the inspection of ships in the Kerch Strait by the Russian coastal guards was called «the beginning of the blockade» of Ukrainian ports on the Azov Sea. This was expressed by the head of the «People’s Frontline» Maxim Burbak at a meeting of the leaders of the factions and heads of committees of the Ukrainian Parliament. He said that in early May, Russia has tightened the procedure for the passage through the Kerch Strait and the coastal guards began stopping and searching the vessels heading to the Ukrainian seaports Mariupol and Berdyansk, and the vessels that come from them those ports. Russia has tightened these requirements after the seizure of the vessel NORD by the border guards of Ukraine. The vessel went under the Russian flag.