GEAGEA, FRENCH AMBASSADOR MEET

Lebanese Forces' leader, Samir Geagea, met, at his Maarab residence on Saturday, with French Ambassador to Lebanon, Hervé Magro, accompanied by political consultants Quentin Jeantet and Romain Calvary. Talks reportedly touched on the developments in Lebanon and the broader region, especially the French initiative to address the situation in the south, the file of the illegal Syrian presence in Lebanon, its risks, ways to address it, as well as the procedures taken by municipalities in implementation of the circulars of the Ministry of Interior and the applicable laws. Magro also briefed Geagea on the recent statement of the Five-Nation Committee and the efforts it is making to complete the presidential election as soon as possible. Source: National News Agency - Lebanon

ISRAELI ENEMY STRIKES AITA AL-SHAAB

National News Agency correspondnet reported that Israeli enemy warplanes launched an air raid on the southern Lebanese town of Aita al-Shaab. Source: National News Agency - Lebanon

A citizen was killed in a car accident on the outskirts of Jerusalem

A 22-year-old citizen, resident of the town of Al-Jadiriya, north of Jerusalem, was killed in a car accident at the Rafat Junction. Police media spokesman, Colonel Louay Irziqat, said that a signal reached the police operations on the outskirts of Jerusalem indicating that a car accident had occurred, resulting in the injury of a person. Immediately, an ambulance and accident experts were moved to the scene, and an injured person was transferred to the Palestine Medical Complex, and doctors announced his death. Irziqat added that the Public Prosecution was informed, while the Traffic Police began investigating the accident to determine its circumstances Source: Maan News Agency

A child was killed in a traffic accident west of Hebron

A child was killed, this Saturday evening, in a traffic accident that occurred in the town of Kharas, west of Hebron. Police media spokesman, Colonel Louay Irziqat, reported that a 16-year-old child was killed in a traffic accident on a motorcycle in the town of Kharas, noting that the traffic police initiated investigation procedures into the accident to determine its circumstances. A 22-year-old young man from the town of Al-Jadira, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, was killed this morning in a car accident at the Rafat Junction. Irziqat said that a signal reached the police operations on the outskirts of Jerusalem that a car accident had occurred, resulting in the injury of a person. Immediately, an ambulance and accident experts were moved to the scene, and an injured person was transferred to the Palestine Medical Complex, and doctors announced his death. Irziqat added that the Public Prosecution was informed, while the Traffic Police began investigating the accident to determine its circumstances S ource: Maan News Agency

Palestine and JICA discuss prospects for joint cooperation in the tourism field

The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Hani Al-Hayek, received the Director General of JICA in the Middle East, Toyami Kei, accompanied by Mitsutaka Hoshi, the Special Representative of the JICA Foundation in Palestine, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in the city of Bethlehem, in the presence of Majed Ishaq, Director General of Tourism Marketing in the Ministry. At the beginning, Minister Hayek welcomed Toyami and his accompanying delegation, stressing the importance of partnership and cooperation between Palestine and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), as this relationship was translated through the joint implementation of many projects related to tourism and the preservation of cultural heritage in Palestine, the most important of which was building coverage of The largest in the region for one of the largest preserved and continuous mosaic panels in the ancient Hisham Palace in the city of Jericho. Al-Hayek spoke about the crisis that the tourism sector in Palestine is going through as a result of the aggression against the Gaza Strip. This aggression targeted everything Palestinian, including people, trees and stones. He stressed that many historical and archaeological buildings in the Gaza Strip were partially or completely targeted, which is a targeting of the Palestinian national identity. These buildings constitute an important part of the history of Palestine linked to this land and that we, as Palestinians, are the owners of this land, no matter how long the occupation lasts. Al-Hayek talked about the promotional tourism plan that Palestine will adopt immediately after the end of the aggression to ensure the return of tourism activity to Palestine to its previous state, as it will include focusing on new tourist markets that had not previously visited Palestine, in addition to targeting new tourist categories and groups. In turn, Toyami spoke about the importance of the partnership between JICA and Palestine, especially with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, stressing the need to develop joint work horizons to include new areas that contribute to the development of programs and marketing plans for Palestine and contribute to the development of historical sites and transforming them into tourist sites that can be visited by tourist groups coming to visit Palestine. The two parties discussed ways to develop cooperation in the field of global tourism promotion and exchange experiences and information in this field, in addition to ways to develop work in the field of attracting internal tourism from our Palestinian people, in addition to discussing new projects in the field of preserving antiquities in Palestine and transforming archaeological sites into visitable tourist sites Source: Maan News Agency

The occupation confiscates a ‘concrete pump’ west of Salfit

Today, Saturday, the Israeli occupation army confiscated a concrete pump during work in Qarat Bani Hassan, west of Salfit. The mayor of Qarawat Bani Hassan, Ibrahim Assi, said: 'The occupation army stormed the western area of the town and confiscated a concrete pump belonging to the Ceramics company while working on pouring the columns of the home of citizen Waseem Anwar Rayan under the pretext of working in an area classified as 'C.' Assi added that the occupation army is pursuing citizens and confiscating his property under the pretext of working in areas classified as 'C,' according to his claims Source: Maan News Agency