Crisis Monitoring

Saudi Arabia Offered Abbas $10 Billion to Accept Trump’s Peace Plan - May 1, 2019
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has offered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion if he accepts US President Donald Trump’s plan for peace in the Middle East, also known as the “deal of the century,” the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported on Tuesday.
Israel coalition government formed at the expense of West Bank - April 30, 2019
The formation of a coalition government in Israel led by Benjamin Netanyahu will be at the expense of the occupied West Bank, Israeli broadcaster Kan reported yesterday. Kan said that the Union of the Right-Wing Parties and the Likud are laying down a term in the coalition agreement including the annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank. According to Kan, the talks are revolving around annexing the major illegal Israeli Jewish settlements, but it was agreed that this term would remain general to allow room for maneuverability.
Trump working to designate Muslim Brotherhood as 'terror' group - April 30, 2019
The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign "terrorist" organisation, the White House said on Tuesday, which would bring sanctions against Egypt's oldest Islamist movement. "The president has consulted with his national security team and leaders in the region who share his concern, and this designation is working its way through the internal process," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in an email. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi had urged US President Donald Trump to take the step during an April 9 visit to the White House, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing officials familiar with the matter. After the meeting, Trump praised Sisi as a "great president," as a bipartisan group of US politicians raised concerns about Sisi's record on human rights.
‘Israel has arrested 50,000 Palestinian children since 1967’- April 29, 2019
The Prisoners’ and Freed Prisoners’ Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation revealed on Sunday that the Israeli occupation authorities have arrested more than 50,000 Palestinian children since 1967, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed has reported. Almost 17,000 of those arrested were detained in the years since the start of Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2000. The detention of Palestinian children, he explained, is practised “systematically” by the Israeli authorities.
Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is leading a military advance towards Tripoli. - April 5, 2019
East based Libyan National Army (LNA) leaded by general Khalifa Hafter, has launched a new military operation against UN backed forces in Libya's capital Tripoli. The UN blamed the operation to General Khalifa Haftar, a commander from the east who is trying to seize the capital by the coup. Khafter is backed by some Arab regimes. 
Demonstrations Continues in Algeria - April 11,2019
After two decade in power resigning Algeria's President Bouteflika last week, Abdulkader Binsalah was named as interim leader of 90 days until a new election. Although, young students and demonstrators keeping remaining in the streets, demanding free election and countries liberalization. Today, hundreds of protesters marche through the Algerian capital demanding President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation as soon as possible. 
6,000 Palestinian children jailed by Israel since 2015: NGO - April 5, 2019
At least 6,000 Palestinian children have been detained by Israeli authorities since 2015, according to the Palestinian Prisoners' Association. In a statement issued on Friday to mark Palestinian Children's Day, the NGO said 98 percent of the children held had been subjected to psychological and/or physical abuse while in Israeli custody. According to the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority's Committee for Prisoners' Affairs, the total number of Palestinians currently imprisoned by Israel stands at 5,700, including 48 women and 250 children.
Israel general: Israel was behind coup against Egypt’s Morsi - April 3, 2019
Israel worked to overthrow Egypt’s first democratically elected President, Mohamed Morsi, and to orchestrate a coup against him in 2013, Israeli army Brigadier General, Aryeh Eldad, wrote in a local paper. The writer said in an article in Maariv newspaper that “the outbreak of the January revolution coincided with the Israeli security assessment that President-elect Mohamed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood man, intended to cancel the peace agreement with Israel and send more Egyptian military forces to the Sinai Peninsula.”
Palestinian prisoners in Israel's jails launch hunger strike - April 7, 2019
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have launched an open-ended mass hunger strike over deteriorating conditions inside. About 30 inmates started the strike on Sunday, and up to 1,500 others will join them in the coming week, the prisoners - including administrative detainees - said in a statement circulated by local media. The prisoners will reject the intake of any food or water, mainly in protest against the recent installation of mobile phone reception blocking equipment in the Ramon prison, a notorious Israeli military jail in the southern Negev region. This equipment is a health hazard that harms the prisoners and may lead to cancer, the prisoners said in their statement.
“Annex illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank” statement from Netanyahu - April 6, 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he would annex illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins another term in office, in an attempt to win over right-wing voters. “We’re going to continue controlling the entire territory west of the  [River] Jordan,” he said, about the occupied West Bank. Roughly 650,000 Jewish settlers currently live on more than 100 settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. International law views the West Bank and East Jerusalem as “occupied territories” and considers all Jewish settlement-building activity there as illegal.
Netanyahu: “I offered Gaza to many Arab leaders, they refused.” - April 5, 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he offered a number of Arab countries control of the occupied Gaza Strip but “no one wanted to do this”. Speaking in an interview with Israeli national radio Kan, Netanyahu explained that Israel had continued to bomb Gaza as it’s “impossible to reach a political settlement with those who want to annihilate the Strip,” referring to Hamas, which runs the Strip. Netanyahu noted that he didn’t know whether it would be possible for Israel to reach “a long-term ceasefire”. “One thing I do know is that I don’t engage in needless wars.”
Iran Hit With Third Major Flood in two Weeks
Villages and towns in Lorestan, Iran's Southwestern have been hit with floods. Numerous rivers had burst their banks and landslides blocked many roads, said the reports. Iranian people shared their protest videos and react against officials because of lack of equipment. 
US President Donald Trump Recognised Occupied Golan Heights as Israeli
United States recognizing Israeli sovereignty over occupied Golan Heights. Trump decision became in time when Israel goes in general elections. This was interpreted as a gift for Netanyahu. Meanwhile, Trump is preparing to go next election and provide Israel lobby. 
Comedian Zelensky favored to win in Ukraine election 2019
Volodymyr Zelenskiy, one of the comedians in Ukraine,  with no political experience has won the most votes in the first round of Ukraine's presidential elections early results indicate.  Volodymyr Zelenskiy had approximately 30% of the votes, with current leader Petro Poroshenko on 16%.
China imprisons Famous Kazakh Imam
Patihan Arsan and his wife were arrested and sent to one of Xinjiang’s many so-called re-education camps, along with an estimated 1 to 1.5 million others. Although the Chinese government awarded the ethnic-Kazakh imam “Xinjiang’s Model Citizen” award, it wasn’t enough to get rid of assimilation policies of  China.
Russian senator threatened to block Sea of Azov for Ukrainian ships
Russia is capable of blocking the Azov Sea for any Ukrainian ship in minutes, said the Russian senator, member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Franz Klintsevich, commenting on the detention of 15 ships by the State Border Service of Ukraine for illegal calls to the Crimean ports. Klintsevich called the detention of the vessels by the State Border Service of Ukraine an "obvious lawlessness". He said that it is Ukraine who "actually breaks the agreement on the Sea of Azov", and threatened that "it will only suffer from this.
The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, tweeted that there was a "special place in Hell" for people who "promoted Brexit" without a plan – February 6, 2019
“Today our most important task is to prevent a no-deal scenario," Donald Tusk told reporters in Brussels. Besides, Tusk underlined that the withdrawal agreement with the European Union is not open for renegotiation. May is visiting Brussels to seek further concessions from the rest of the EU over how Britain will exit the EU next month.
On Sudan’s Streets, young professionals protest against al-Bashir-February 1, 2019
The demonstrations that started in the city of Atbara in Sudan on December 19, 2018 have been going on for 6 weeks. The protesters want the end of the Umar al-Bashir era. Many protesters have been arrested and dozens have been killed by the regime.  
30 leading historians and writers warn of the rise of populism ahead of Brexit!-January 26 , 2018
A group of leading intellectuals from 21 countries have published a manifest that liberal values in Europe face a challenge 'not seen since the 1930s' as the UK heads towards Brexit. “We must now will Europe or perish beneath the waves of populism,” the document underlines. “We must rediscover political voluntarism or accept that resentment, hatred and their cortege of sad passions will surround and submerge us.” The 800-word paean was drafted by the French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy.
Gdańsk’s mayor was attacked on stage in front of hundreds of people!-January 14, 2018.
Mr Adamowicz, a liberal critic of Poland's ruling party, was killed  while attending the Great Orchestra of Christmas charity. The Polish president, Andrzej Duda, joined the funeral procession in Gdansk. According to Financial Times “the killing of Adamowicz, a beacon of liberal values who had been mayor since 1998, has horrified Poland.” Besides, the Guardian  underlined that “the death of Paweł Adamowicz, the popular liberal mayor of Gdańsk, has sent shockwaves across Poland and elsewhere in Europe.” Mr Adamowicz was from Gdansk and first came to power in 1998. He has been re-elected four times since, most recently in November. Adamowicz's attacker, 27, had only got out of prison last month.
Israel detained 5,700 Palestinians, 980 children in 2018- January 7, 2019
According to Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies research in 2018, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 980 children under 12 years in Palestine, including the sick and injured. 55 of these children have various serious diseases. Some of the children are under house urrest, forbidden to visit neighbors,  relatives and social media platforms. The report underlines during the same period, 5 Palestinian detainees died while in Israeli custody. According to  the report, Israel Prison Service conducted 185 break-ins into the Palestinian prisoners' cells and dungeons in 2018, an increase by 26% compared to 2017.
Macron's popularity falls further in December 2018-January 7, 2019
Acording to the research group IFOP, the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron has hit its lowest level since the start of his term. The results figures that just 29 percent of respondents satisfied with his leadership. According to the survey, 24% of the participants stated that they will support Marine Le Pen's Front National, a far right party in France. Emmanuel Macron's party, La République en Marche, can only reach 18%.
Brexit negotiations on a dead end-December 31, 2018
Brexit will enter into force on March 29, 2019, but the agreement has not yet been established. However, there is no sign of a majority for either an orderly Brexit or a second referendum in the British parliament. According to commentators the Brexit negotiations have been a fiasco - offering only one small glimmer of hope.
Heavy rain and flooding hits refugee camps in north of Syria- December 28, 2018
Heavy rain and flooding wreaked Syria's Atma refugee camp.  The flooding has created "catastrophic conditions" for those living in northern Syrian refugee camps, Turkish NGO Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said in a written statement on Friday, December 28. The statement says over 250,000 refugees have been affected by the flooding caused by two days of rain, and many shelters, food and water stocks have been ruined.