While the situation in Lebanon and Syria continues as it is, soldiers close to the former regime threatened the Sudanese transitional government with a coup, and in the meantime, the Palestinian Authority, led by Mahmoud Abbas, lost its legitimacy among the rebellious Palestinian population.. This is the current Arab situation, which is still tense, Flounders between the tyranny of leaders and the interference of external forces, and the extremism of the rebels.
According to a report published by the newspaper, El Salto Diario“Spanish, there is no solution to the Lebanese crisis, especially after experts from various fields confirmed that this small Mediterranean country suffers from the world’s worst health and economic crises.
The new government, which was officially announced this week, could unleash international aid, but the move could not disillusion Lebanese protesters, who know full well that the new ministers have been elected again, by traditional leaders.
Syria is fighting a forgotten war and the Palestinians reject the leadership of Mahmoud Abbas
On the other hand, Syria is still engaged in a forgotten war by the Arab and international regimes, as the regime of Bashar al-Assad has doubled down on repression by launching arbitrary arrests, which were described by a UN report as giving way more to torture, rape and even enforced disappearance and death. As translated by “homeland”.
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In the southeastern Mediterranean, an opinion poll revealed that 80 percent of Palestinians, in both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, reject the leadership of President Mahmoud Abbas, whose popularity was affected after the death of the famous activist Nizar Banat after his police arrest and because of the repression of many demonstrators, who came out to protest his death.
In Sudan, the armed forces claimed, under orders from the Transitional Council, that they had thwarted a coup attempt by circles close to the former dictator Omar al-Bashir.
In the midst of these battles, an Italian and anti-fascist boxer, born in Morocco, won the final of a boxing championship, which he fought with an opponent whose body was invaded by a tattoo glorifying Nazi symbols.
Lebanon suffers from the worst health and economic crises
The multiple crises Lebanon is going through are so profound that journalists are unable to list them all at once. In the midst of all this, experts stressed that Lebanon should now have priority, now that the country has a new government, as foreign money will soon arrive in the country.
In this context, the World Bank said a few months ago that Lebanon is suffering from the worst economic crises since the mid-nineteenth century, and Bloomberg reported the day before yesterday that the country of rice suffers from the worst inflation in the whole world, surpassing the crises of Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
The World Health Organization adds that no region in the world suffers from a health crisis like Lebanon, which has witnessed in recent months the emigration of 40% of its doctors and 30% of the country’s nurses, as the state cannot guarantee the continuation of more than two hours of electricity per day for all of hospitals and residences.
For its part, the Lebanese parliament this week gave its confidence to the executive authority, proposed by billionaire Najib Mikati, thus breaking a 13-month political blockade during which the country lost the ability to make decisions.
Notably, in less than two years, the poverty line has moved from affecting just over 2 percent of the population to over 75 percent.
Although the formation of the executive branch would unleash international aid, which would help alleviate the complex Lebanese crisis, this did not quell the anger of the demonstrators or the opposition groups, who are barely keeping the flame of protest that began in October 2019.
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Although the executive branch is made up of many independent-minded individuals, their names have been chosen by the traditional leaders who have clung to power since the end of the civil war, leaving many skeptics about the possibility of appropriate action for the country without serving the interests of the political class.
It is reported that Mikati, prime minister and prime minister on two previous occasions, was a partner of his brother, who is considered the richest man in Lebanon after their group, M1, made great fortune in countries controlled by authoritarian regimes, such as Myanmar, which represented their last commercial foray. After the coup, led by Myanmar’s military junta, the Norwegian Telenor group, which was responsible for telecommunications in the territory, decided to limit telephone and internet services.
In contrast, M1 bought the license from Telenor for just $105 million. Recently, 470 civilian groups in Myanmar expressed concern about M1’s takeover of the company, claiming it posed a threat to human rights. Activists both inside and outside the country fear that the group will succumb to pressure from the military council and allow them access to private consumer data, which, according to the statement, could lead to repression and death of regime opponents.
Violence escalates in Syria
Although the conflict continues with great powers fighting in it, and civilians suffering from its consequences, the war in Syria has become forgotten by the media and international parties.
In this regard, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria warned last week of an increase in violence suffered by the Syrian population. Paulo Pinheiro, chair of the commission, explained, “A decade later, parties to the conflict continue to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity, violating the rights of The basic human being for the Syrians.”
On the other hand, the UN committee denounced the lack of clear attempts to work for the political reconciliation of the country, especially with the Bashar al-Assad regime committing crimes such as arbitrary arrests, often followed by torture, sexual violence and even death and disappearance.
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The UNHCR also stressed, “This is not the time, for anyone to think that Syria is a country ready to welcome the return of refugees.”
While almost the entire country lives below the poverty line, Assad and his biggest ally, Vladimir Putin, continue to plot to seize the territory outside his control, which represents roughly 30 percent of Syria’s total. For the first time since 2018, Putin hosted Assad in Moscow on Monday.
In a clear reference to the United States and Turkey, the Russian president criticized the presence of foreign forces in Syria that Assad does not welcome, claiming that they represent an obstacle for the “legitimate” Assad government to promote efforts to improve the country. After the meeting, Putin and Assad announced an agreement to “liberate the occupied territories,” referring to the northwest, which is controlled by militias linked to Turkey, and the northeast, which is run by the Kurds.
Thwarting a coup in Sudan
The shootings woke some residents of Omdurman, Sudan’s second largest city, in the early hours of Tuesday, September 22, as the movement of some tanks sparked rumors of a coup, but soon an official statement, which was transmitted hours later on television, was soon clarified. The government, that what happened was a failed coup attempt, thwarted by the state and that everything is under control now.
For his part, Muhammad al-Faqi Suleiman, a spokesman for the transitional council that governs the country, announced on Facebook that the revolution is still victorious. According to Eshraq Newspaper, the attackers also tried to take control of television and radio stations.
According to the local press, there have already been voices in the country that forces close to former dictator Omar al-Bashir will try to derail the current so-called transitional council. This was stated by the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, who linked what happened to a coup orchestrated by groups inside and outside the army, and they are Prime Time Zone linked to the former regime, who want to abort the democratic and civil transformation.
The authorities stated that 21 high-ranking military officials had been arrested.
It is noteworthy that the country has gone through a weak transitional period since 2019, after months of popular mobilization, which overthrew the dictator Bashir, who had been in power for several decades, and then a council of the army and civilians took charge of running the country, until the general elections scheduled for the end of 2022.
Palestine does not want Abbas to be its president
Mahmoud Abbas, the octogenarian leader of Fatah and the Palestinian Authority that rules the West Bank, has lost support from the Palestinian street, with an opinion poll of West Bank and Gaza residents showing that 80 percent of Palestinians want Abbas to leave the PA leadership. The same study by the Palestinian Center for Politics and Opinion Polls estimates that 45 percent of Palestinians want Hamas to lead them, while only 19 percent want Abbas to remain in power.
The death of activist Nizar Banat, considered one of the most vocal critics and opponents of Fatah and Abbas, last June, caused damage to the Palestinian president. Sixty-three percent of Palestinians believe that his death in police custody was an assassination ordered by the Palestinian Authority and not an error or unintentional overreach.
In fact, the increased repression by the Palestinian Authority of several activists, who were arrested in protests over the killing of girls, and who were charged with “unlawful gathering” or “defamation of public figures,” was reason enough to shun Abbas and his policy. And not only that, but an opinion poll showed the great support that Hamas enjoys, after its performance during the Israeli aggression on Gaza last May granted it, in the eyes of many, the role of protector of Palestine.
For his part, Khalil Shikaki, head of the center that conducted the poll, said, “Abbas was not in such a bad situation that it is today, as a few months ago, he had already canceled the first elections in 15 years, for fear of facing the difficult defeat that he predicted.” All Parties. Despite this, the Palestinian Authority recently announced the call for municipal elections to be held on December 11.
Moroccan-born anti-fascist boxer defeats Nazi opponent
“I cannot deny that defeating someone with this tattoo is a double win.” These were the words of Hassan Noureddine, the Italian boxer born in Morocco, after winning the Italian featherweight championship last Sunday against Michel Broilly, the boxer who has Nazi tattoos on his body.
On his way to the ring, Nur al-Din had to endure the fans of his fascist opponent, who welcomed him with songs, bearing Nazi words and phrases as well as the famous fascist salute. According to the Italian press, Brueli himself gave the fascist salute to members of his team before the start of the competition.
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Noureddine, who arrived in Italy at the age of six and combines boxing and factory work, told Italian newspaper La Stampa after the competition how disgusted he was at seeing boxer Michel Broilly tattoos, which glorify Nazism.
In a letter he addressed to the Italian Boxing Federation, which was strongly criticized for allowing boxer Michele Brueli to participate in the competition, Noureddine pointed out that “the federation should have known that this boxer has certain ideological tendencies, and that incitement to hatred is punishable by law.”
He added that they are unjustified beliefs, saying that “young Prime Time Zone should know that these messages are dangerous, and we should remind them that these symbols at one time led to genocide, which history will not forget.”