Iranian President, Hasan Rouhani, called for the introduction of political and trade sanctions against Israel and the United States during the emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul. Rouhani called to Muslim states that «keep the independent policy» and proposed them «to break economic and trade ties with the Zionist regime» RIA NEWS reports while citing Anadolu. In addition, he believes that it is necessary to hold a meeting of the UN, at which the participants will discuss «illegal US decisions on Jerusalem, and the crimes of Israel.»
The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced that in order to protect the people of Palestine from Israel — it is necessary to send peacekeeping forces to the Gaza Strip. According to him, the young Palestinians «are becoming victims of the terror of Israel every day.» The only way of protecting of the people of Palestine «is the dispatch of international peacekeeping forces», the Turkish leader explained. He said that the international community, and the UN Security Council, should «fulfill legal obligations with respect to Palestine» — Tass reports while citing Anadolu.
n Georgia, USA, a school shooting occurred — which is the second such incident for the past 24 hours, RIA NEWS reports. A representative of the police explained that the shooting occurred because of a «dispute» in the parking lot next to the school where the graduation ceremony was taking its place. As a result of the shooting — three women were injured. They were swiftly hospitalized, but one of them died in the hospital. As reported by the Washington Post — more people died because of the gun violence in American schools in 2018 than in the American military service. There were 29 victims of such incidents in schools, and the number of combat and non-combat losses of the Pentagon is 13 people.
The US intend to stop financial support of the north-western areas of Syria, because most of them now are controlled by Syrian government. However, the local province of Idlib is under control of the opposition. There are about 3 million people — mostly the terrorists who fled there during the offensive of Syrian troops, and Washington calls those people «refugees». Earlier, US President Donald Trump ordered to review the program of «assisting» Syria, and exclude those parts of Syria that are under control of Damascus.
In Jalalabad, during a sports match at a local stadium, a triple explosion occurred. The representative of the governor of Nangahar province reports about dead and injured people. As a result of the explosions — eight people were killed, including the organizer of the competitions and the deputy of mayor of the city of Mehtarlam. 45 people were injured, RIA NEWS reports with a reference to Tolo News. The Taliban movement announced that they have nothing to do with the event.
Ukrainian troops fired at the LPR positions twice over the past day. The villages of Golubovskoye and Sokolniki were hit. In the DPR, during the same period, the Ukrainian army violated the ceasefire 24 times, firing 685 shells at the front-line territories of the Republic. The outskirts of Donetsk, Gorlovka and its suburbs, the outskirts of Yasinovatoy, the town Dokuchaevsk and the southern villages of DPR were under fire. Artillery, mortars of various caliber, grenade launchers, weaponry of infantry fighting vehicles, and small arms, were used in the shelling.