Abrahamic Family House honours winners of Ahmed El-Tayeb Mosque Quran Competition

ABU DHABI: The Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi hosted an awards ceremony on Saturday to honour the winners of the first edition of the Ahmed El-Tayeb Mosque Quran Competition, organised in collaboration with the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (AWQAF).

Thirty-eight male and female contestants from different nationalities were honoured as they competed in five levels of memorisation: the entire Holy Quran, 20 juz’, 10 juz’, 5 juz’, and 1 juz’.

The ceremony was attended by Mohammed Saeed Al Neyadi, Director General of AWQAF, Judge Mohammed Abdul Salam, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Talib Mohammed Al Shehhi, Executive Director of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, along with the winners of the competition and their families

Abdulla Al Shehhi, Acting Operations Executive Director of Abrahamic Family House, said that the competition plays an important role in inspiring young people to memorise the Holy Quran and gain a deep understanding of its meanings.

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Mosque in the Abrahamic Family House organises several activities and events aimed at promoting Islamic understanding among young people and children, introducing the teachings of Islam that call for spreading the values of tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Palestinians Injured as Israeli Forces Conduct Raids, Arrests

Ramallah: Israeli occupation forces conducted raids in a village south of Bethlehem and a town north of Hebron on Sunday morning, leading to dozens of Palestinians experiencing suffocation due to the use of toxic tear gas.

According to a statement from the Palestine Red Crescent Society, the occupation forces stormed into the village, unleashing stun grenades and firing toxic tear gas indiscriminately towards residential areas. This resulted in numerous individuals suffocating as they struggled to breathe amid the noxious fumes.

Clashes erupted between young Palestinians and the occupying army. The Israeli forces deployed tear gas bombs, stun grenades, live ammunition, and rubber bullets, inflicting various injuries upon civilians caught in the crossfire.

Moreover, in a sweeping operation across the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces detained 14 Palestinians. The Palestinian Prisoners Society revealed that these individuals were transferred for interrogation, accused of involvement in armed resistance agai
nst the occupation forces and settlers.

The incursions spanned various governorates, with a particular focus on camps. Homes were raided, subjected to thorough searches, and residents were subjected to field interrogations, often enduring hours of detention.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Israeli Airstrikes Claim Lives of Palestinians in Central Gaza

Gaza: In the early hours of Sunday, several Palestinians were killed and others were injured after the Israeli occupation aircraft bombed a house in the Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Medical sources confirmed the loss of at least three lives, with several others missing and numerous injuries reported.

Israeli warplanes also launched raids on the southern areas of Deir al-Balah, further escalating the tense situation in the central Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, occupation forces resumed their incursion into the Al-Matahin and Al-Baraka areas, as well as the outskirts of the Mawasi Al-Qarara area in Khan Yunis, located in the southern part of the Strip. These operations were accompanied by artillery shelling and gunfire from gunboats.

On Saturday, 17 Palestinians were martyred and 30 were injured in an Israeli bombing of the popular and tribal committees at the Kuwait Roundabout in Gaza City. The victims were gathered there, awaiting humanitarian aid intended for distribution to families in Gaza.

onally, explosions were reported in the central region of southern Gaza, caused by forceful bombs used by the Israeli occupation.

According to the non-final tally provided by the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip, the death toll has now risen to 32,705, predominantly comprising children and women, with 75,190 reported injuries since the commencement of the Israeli aggression against the besieged Strip in early October.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Attorney General’s Office: 128 kilograms of cocaine coming from Ecuador were seized.

Tripoli: The Public Prosecutor’s Office announced the seizure of (128) kilograms of cocaine, after it arrived from Ecuador to the port of Benghazi.

The office stated in a publication yesterday, Saturday, that the quantity was placed in two containers designated for preserving foodstuffs, so that its transportation to the city of Al-Bayda could be organized after its arrival from the Republic of Ecuador to the port of Benghazi.

The office explained that after one of the suspects was arrested and brought, he confessed to the fact that he belonged to an organized criminal group that deliberately brought narcotic substances into the country and traded in them more than once with the help of a customs guard officer.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office added that the investigator decided to imprison the arrested defendant and the officer conspiring with the organized criminal group, and directed the judicial police to pursue the rest of those who contributed to the criminal incidents.

Source: Libyan News Agency