Salfit Governorate monitored 217 violations by the occupation army during May


Salfit – Ma’an – The Governor of Salfit, Major General Dr. Abdullah Kamil, said that the governorate institution monitored during the month of May 2024 that the Israeli occupation committed 217 violations against citizens and their property in the towns and villages of the governorate.

Kamil explained that the policy of raids, checkpoints, closures, home raids, and settler attacks was the highest, against citizens and their property.

Kamil pointed out that the occupation army targets the villages and towns of the governorate on a daily basis, carrying out 67 raids and erecting 41 temporary checkpoints. The report monitored 27 closures of the entrances to towns with iron gates repeatedly, under false pretexts, and raided 17 homes and facilities.

Noting that the number of detainees last May reached 7 detainees during passage through checkpoints and raids, in addition to 6 attacks carried out by the army against citizens and their property, and the confiscation of 6 vehicles under the pretext of working in ar
eas classified as ‘C,’ indicating that the aim of these practices is to prevent citizens From accessing their lands and thus expanding and establishing settlements on them.

Kamil stated that the report monitored the bulldozing of citizens’ lands, as the occupation bulldozers bulldozed approximately 10 dunums of citizens’ lands in the areas of Salfit and Sarta in order to expand its settlements, in addition to a notice to stop work and construction.

The report documented the orgy of settlers against citizens, their property, and agricultural lands. There were 22 attacks, and these violations included vandalizing agricultural lands, burning their property, and throwing stones at vehicles.

Regarding the monitoring of abuse operations, Kamil said that the report monitored approximately 10 citizens sustaining various injuries, during the settlers and army assaults, as a result of which they were transferred to hospitals and clinics to receive treatment. The report monitored 10 sabotage and theft operations of c
itizens’ property, and the uprooting and crushing of 50 olive trees from the lands of the village of Haris. .

Source: Maan News Agency

Doha Theatrical Festival Continues

Doha: June 01 – The thirty-sixth edition of Doha Theatrical Festival presented on Saturday the play ‘Sikkat Bin Assi’ as part of the competing performances in the festival. The Festival is organized by the Ministry of Culture and continues until June 4.

The play is written and directed by Saad Burshid, and its scenography by Ibrahim Lari. Its actors are Saad Bakhit Abdullah Al Assam, Shuail Al Kuwari, Hassan Saqr, Sarah, Rashid Ahmed, Juma Al Ahmad, Retaj, Ahmed Rawani, and it is produced by Al Wakra Artistic Production Company.

The festival embodies the goals of the Ministry of Culture in activating and developing the theatrical movement by presenting distinguished theatrical performances in which there are many intellectual and directing trends and artistic treatments; developing the theatrical awareness of young theater artists through intellectual and artistic seminars; and supporting and encouraging distinguished local theater experiences.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Jordanian, Palestinian Pilgrims Praise Services Provided at Halat Ammar Crossing

Tabuk, The Pilgrims City at the Halat Ammar Crossing continues to welcome pilgrims and offer a comprehensive set of services provided by various government entities operating in the city under the direct supervision of Governor of Tabuk and General Supervisor of Hajj Operations in the region Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz.

The Saudi Press Agency observed the arrival of pilgrims from Jordan and Palestine who praised the facilities and services provided at the crossing, and expressed gratitude to the government of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, for the care given to pilgrims and the services provided by agencies dealing with pilgrims’ affairs.

The Pilgrims City at the Halat Ammar Crossing operates around the clock to serve pilgrims upon their arrival and until they leave for the holy sites.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Kuwait social affairs minister prioritizing digitizing all sectors

Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs, Children and Family Affairs, and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Amthal Al-Huwaila said Sunday digitizing all the Ministry of Social Affairs’ sectors is necessary to offer outstanding services to citizens.

Al-Huwaila made the statement during a meeting she held with the ministry’s development and planning sector to discuss the plan of digital transformation, said a statement by the ministry, adding that Acting Undersecretary Dr. Khaled al-Ajmi was present.

The minister stressed the need of accelerating digital transformation at all sectors and modernizing e-gate as well as providing a plan of action, in line with a pacific timetable, it stated.

The move aims to transform all services provided to citizens into smart applications connected directly with “Sahel” app., in accordance with the country’s plan for digital transformation, it noted.

Speaking to KUNA in a statement, the minister also stressed that she is keen on providing support to overcome obstacles through
activating the plan of implementing digital transformation, calling for concerted efforts at the ministry’s sectors.

Al-Huwaila further urged accelerating the transformation of services and action mechanisms into digitization, in implementation of the directives of the Cabinet Council regarding digital transformation in all State’s sectors.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Hajj Preparations in Full Swing: Holy Sites Geared Up to Serve Pilgrims with Improved Services

Makkah: Efforts are under way to prepare the holy sites for this year’s Hajj 1445 AH.

Camps have been fully equipped and furnished to cater to all the needs of the pilgrims, and ensure that they are able to perform their rituals comfortably and peacefully.

Public and private sectors are working together, following comprehensive operational plans, to meet the needs of pilgrims and raise the standard of services. These plans cover all administrative and technical aspects to meet the needs of pilgrims, as per the directives of the wise leadership.

Furthermore, the Holy Makkah Municipality has made extensive preparations to ensure a smooth Hajj season. Field teams are working tirelessly to supervise and maintain roads, lighting, sidewalks, and public facilities for safe and optimal use.

To guarantee road quality, specialized engineers and technical teams conducted thorough tests on the routes leading to the holy sites. The municipality also focused on maintaining light poles; there is a total of 4,767 poles a
nd lighting towers at the holy sites.

Moreover, 123 bridges in Makkah and 20 bridges at other holy sites underwent maintenance, and 58 tunnels (48 for vehicles and 10 for pedestrians) spanning 34,000 meters have been completed.

To improve services, the municipality has strategically positioned and equipped service centers at all holy sites, reinforcing them with additional equipment, machinery, and staff.

Tawaf companies have also prepared their field centers and established modern camps that meet international standards. These camps are insulated, fire resistant, and each tent has cooling systems, to ensure the comfort of pilgrims.

Safety measures, support services, and high-quality meals are also provided.

Efforts are also being made to ensure the proper functioning of public transport at the holy sites. Tawaf companies are conducting tests to inspect roads and public transport buses routes, to ensure that they adhere to transportation plans for pilgrims, and respect schedules and timings set by The Ge
neral Syndicate of Cars in Makkah.

Furthermore, the Roads General Authority, in collaboration with other relevant agencies, is expanding the cooling asphalt experiment in the holy sites. This initiative has already been implemented near the Namira Mosque, in the Arafat area, covering an area of 25,000 square meters.

The experiment aims to lower temperatures in residential areas, reduce the consumption of energy needed to cool buildings, and create a more comfortable environment in waiting and gathering areas.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Kuwait Prime Minister receives tendering agency board

His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace Sunday Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Shareeda Abdullah Al-Mousherji, who introduced to him the chairman and board of Central Agency for Public Tenders.

His Highness the Prime Minister expressed his sincere congratulations to the agency’s chairman and members of the Board of Directors on assuming their new posts and wished them good luck and success, calling on them to exert more efforts to accomplish the tasks entrusted to them for the interest of the dear nation.

He stressed that many important projects are awaiting consideration and approval of relevant tenders, adding that the state has already allocated the required budgets to the ministries and various institutions. and which are awaiting their turn before the tendering committee.

His Highness the Prime Minister directed the Committee to redouble the effort while adhering to the applicable laws and regulations in order to a
dvance the country and achieve the aspirations of people, under the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

Source: Kuwait News Agency