A Palestinian demonstrator scuffles with an Israeli border policeman in Bethlehem, West Bank, on Tuesday. Reuters
Tomorrow’s election in Israel will be a “cliffhanger.” Polls reveal it is too close to call. Every vote will count as every Knesset seat will count in the formation of what will be a narrow coalition.
In this time of the pandemic, the world must pledge itself to cease all civilian conflicts, especially during the holy month of Ramadan (‘More than 200 Palestinians hurt in Al Aqsa mosque clashes with Israeli police’, May 8, Gulf Today).
The demonstration on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial came as a ceasefire that ended 11 days of intense fighting between Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip has so far held.
The Kuwait National Petrol Company, after initially stating that there were no casualties, later tweeted that there were a number of injuries and cases of smoke inhalation among workers.
Regarding the possible motive, Mehmood said that he had married a woman named Fouzia Bibi out of free will, alleging that his father-in-law and brother-in-law were unhappy with the marriage and they set his home ablaze "in rage."
Residents were cut off in parts of the coastal state of Kerala as the rains, which started to intensify from late Friday, swelled rivers and flooded roads.