Syrian footballer and ‘singer of revolution’ killed in conflict

Goalkeeper Abdul Baset al-Sarout dies of wounds sustained in battle with government troops A Syrian footballer who became a symbolic figure in the rebellion against the countrys president, Bashar al-Assad, has died of wounds suffered in a battle with government forces. Abdul Baset al-Sarout, 27, who rose to fame as a goalkeeper for his home city of Homs, joined peaceful protests against Assad in 2011 and was known as the singer of the revolution. He later took up arms as the country slid into civil war. Four of his brothers and his father have also been killed in the fighting. Sarouts life and his role in Syrias uprising and conflict was the subject of Original Article : HERE ; This …

Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ hasn’t a hope of bringing peace | Yehuda Shaul

Nothing short of ending ending legal discrimination will make a difference to Israel and Palestine, says former IDF commander Yehuda Shaul Here in Jerusalem, we await publication of Donald Trumps picture posted by Uri Karzen, a leader in the Israeli settler community in the West Bank city of Hebron. The picture showed an iftarcelebration in Hebron attended by both Israeli settlers and a few Palestinians. We are laying the groundwork for peace, wrote Karzen. Greenblatt, in his retweet, opened fire on Palestinians during morning prayers, murdering 29 and injuring more than 100. Ostensibly to protect settlers from retaliation by Palestinians after the massacre, the army closed Shuhada Street, the citys central road, as well as the vegetable, wholesale and meat …