On Monday morning, British newspapers discussed “the situation in Libya ten years after the overthrow of Gaddafi”, Iran’s plan to restrict international control over its nuclear program, in addition to the issue of vaccination in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
We begin with The Times, which published a report by her correspondent in Libya, Louise Callaghan, titled “Ten Years After Gaddafi’s Departure: The Libyans Bemoan Their Loss.”
Louise begins the report by drawing a picture of a Libyan woman named Najwa shoving her baby in front of her in a stroller in a junkyard in Tripoli, while her eight-year-old daughter precedes her to discover some of the trash piles on the road.
Louise explains that this scene reflects Najwa’s situation in the past three years after she became homeless and without shelter due to the fighting between the Libyan factions, so she moved to live among the wreckage of a building in the area on the outskirts of the capital, but 10 years ago she could have been killed immediately after touching Its feet are this place, as it was the residence of Colonel Gaddafi and extends over an area of more than three kilometers, and it was before that a base for the Italian forces in Libya during World War II.
Louise added, “After the uprising against Gaddafi, thousands stormed the site, looted it, and then burned it, leaving the site to be ruins hosting a number of homeless people, while others in the city refused to leave their homes even after its demolition, so they reside in its ruins.”
The journalist notes that Libya has turned into an arena for a proxy war between international and regional powers, despite the arms embargo approved by the United Nations in 2011, but it is clearly violated daily, turning into a silly joke. The newspaper cited a United Nations report issued last week that revealed that one of the violators of the ban is Eric Prince, the former director of Blackwater.
She adds that many Libyans used to have jobs under Gaddafi that gave them sufficient income to support them and their families, but now most of them do not have anything anymore because of the conditions in which the country is living.
The Guardian newspaper published a report by diplomatic correspondent Patrick Wintour entitled “Iran plans to restrict the work of international observers regarding its nuclear program.”
Wintour says that Iran has avoided European calls to suspend its plans to reduce international observers’ tours of nuclear installations, in addition to imposing new restrictions on their movement in its territory and limiting their access to surveillance camera recordings and continuing work at nuclear sites.
He adds that Iran confirms that its decisions approved by parliament in Tehran last month were a response to the failure of the new US President Joe Biden’s administration to lift the sanctions imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump’s administration after its withdrawal from the nuclear deal in 2018.
Wintour quotes Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif as saying that his country is awaiting actions from the new American administration, not some empty promises, explaining that the new restrictions on the work of international observers have been approved by Parliament and cannot be withdrawn by the government until international sanctions are lifted.
Wintour concludes by saying that the United States has agreed to attend an informal meeting with Iran, the European Union, China and Russia to discuss ways to lift sanctions, a meeting that Russia and China welcome, and the European Union has announced that it will host it, and the idea is about a gradual lifting of sanctions in exchange for Iran’s return to abide by the nuclear agreement. .
Discrimination in the vaccine
The Independent Online published a report by its correspondent Tom Batchelor entitled “Israel vaccinates nearly half of its citizens.”
The correspondent says that the vaccination campaign against the Corona epidemic in Israel has achieved great success as it reached almost the number of the population, which led to the emergence of calls to reopen the economy and commercial activities, even if this was limited to those who received the vaccine or believed to have immunity against it and hold a card Proof of that.
He indicates that the authorities used the Pfizer vaccine, which provides immunity by 95 per cent to its recipients, and the vaccination rate among the 9 million citizens reached more than 46 per cent, according to the statistics of the Ministry of Health.
The reporter laments the criticism that the government is facing due to excluding Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip from the lists of vaccine recipients, which has sparked international criticism from well-known human rights organizations.
He adds that some stores have already started working again, as well as restaurants and gyms, but gradually, adding that despite the vaccination efforts, the Corona virus is still spreading rapidly in the country and restrictions on movement are still in place, as well as preventing gatherings in addition to imposing wearing masks, and despite this comes the step to ease the closure About a year after the first documented case of the virus in Israel.
He says that there is an advertising campaign in Israel regarding a return to normal life for everyone who carries a “green card.” Advertisements are spread in the streets with the words “Have you got the vaccine? If I get a green card and go back to your normal life”, which is the phrase published by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on his Twitter account, a month before the country’s general elections.
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