Headlines: 10th October 2015


‘An Israeli man has stabbed four Palestinians in Dimona in the Negev desert, reports say.

The attack took place in Dimona, located in the south of the occupied Palestinian territories, on Friday, the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency reported.

The assailant, who has been detained, first attacked a 35-year-old Bedouin laborer before fleeing the scene and stabbing another three Palestinian workers, all reported to be in their 50s, according to the report.

Also on Friday, a Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli police at a gateway to the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) in the southern West Bank.’

Read more: Israeli man stabs four Palestinians in Dimona



‘At least six Palestinians have lost their lives and more than a dozen others sustained injuries after Israeli forces opened fire at a group of Palestinian protesters in the eastern part of the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Palestinian medical sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Hammoud Hisham Muhsen, Ahmad al-Harbawi, Abed al-Wahidi and Hussam Dawla were fatally shot as Israeli troopers fired live bullets to disperse the Palestinian protesters east of the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on Friday, Palestinian Arabic-language Ma’an news agency reported.

The identity of two of the victims have not immediately been released.’

Read more: Six Palestinians killed by Israeli fire near Gaza’s border



‘Saudi Arabia is to increase its supplies of “lethal” weaponry to Takfiri groups operating in Syria, as their reign of terror is diminishing following Russia’s massive anti-terrorist campaign in the war-torn Arab country, a new report says.

Riyadh would dispatch an arsenal of modern, high-powered weaponry, including guided anti-tank weapons, to three foreign-sponsored militant groups of Jaish al-Fatah (the Army of Conquest), the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Southern Front, the state-run BBC reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed “well-placed Saudi government official”.

The official further said that Qatar and Turkey had been playing a key role in maintaining the Saudi support for militants fighting against Syrian government forces. He also did not rule out the possibility of supplying surface-to-air missiles to militants.’

Read more: Saudi Arabia to supply militants in Syria with ‘lethal’ weapons



‘EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the European Union has turned into an exporter of terrorism to crisis-hit countries like Iraq and Syria.

“The reality is that our continent exports more than imports terrorism,” Mogherini told an annual conference of the European Union Institute for Security Studies on Friday.

She said European countries should adopt a unified strategy instead of “turning inwards” and building walls to deal with global crises in today’s world.’

Read more: EU exporter of terrorism to crisis-hit countries: Mogherini