Algerian Former Police Chief Convicted of Money Laundering

Former police chief Abdelghani Hamel (AFP)
Former police chief Abdelghani Hamel (AFP)
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Algerian Former Police Chief Convicted of Money Laundering

Former police chief Abdelghani Hamel (AFP)
Former police chief Abdelghani Hamel (AFP)

Former police chief Major General Abdelghani Hamel was sentenced to four years in prison over money laundering charges.

During the trial in Blida Court, the Public Prosecution charged Hamel with “laundering money that a terrorist organization has benefited from”, and the misuse of police budget funds.

The investigations also revealed that Hamel was linked to extremist groups.

Former Algiers’ police chief Noureddine Berrashdi was also convicted in the same case.

Last May, Algiers’ misdemeanor court sentenced Hamel to 15 years in prison in a corruption case, as prosecutors pursued him on charges, including money laundering and illicit wealth.

Hamel and his family are accused of owning real estate and shops in coastal areas, and his three sons have been sentenced to several years in prison.

Hamel was one of the most prominent figures of the regime of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He has been suggested to succeed Bouteflika who was unfit to rule due to illness.

Meanwhile, the leader of Rally for Culture and Democracy, Mohcine Belabbas, said that the gendarmerie informed him that he was wanted for interrogation on Sunday.

Algiers’ Attorney General issued a statement, stating that the gendarmerie launched an investigation into the death of a Moroccan citizen in a construction site of Belabbas’ house in the southern suburb of the capital.

Investigations have revealed the deceased was working without a permit. Circumstances of his death are still unknown.

The statement also confirmed that the project manager did not obtain the needed building permits, in violation of urban development regulations.

Legally, it is not possible to pursue Belabbas given his parliamentary immunity, but the Justice Minister can lift it if the prosecution proved he committed a crime.

Observers believe that Belabbas’ issues with the authorities began after he described the presidential elections which Abdelmajid Tebboune won, as a “coup”.

The Interior Ministry sent a letter to the Rally warning it against hosting periodic meetings of Democratic Alternative Forces, formed of five opposition parties, which is deemed illegal by the authorities.

Belabbas issued a statement saying the Ministry was asking the Rally to abandon its political activities, warning that it could dissolve the party otherwise. He claimed the correspondence was leaked by the Interior Ministry through the media arms of the "political police."

The government’s warnings are considered a violation of the constitution and the laws that rule political activity of any legitimate party, added Belabbas.

He added that Rally for Culture and Democracy is first and foremost an intellectual movement and a community project that thousands of Algerians believe in.



Germany Accuses Russia of ‘Information War’ after Military Recording

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius arrives to give a statement at the Defense Ministry in Berlin on March 3, 2024 following leaks of secret Ukraine war talks. (AFP)
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius arrives to give a statement at the Defense Ministry in Berlin on March 3, 2024 following leaks of secret Ukraine war talks. (AFP)
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Germany Accuses Russia of ‘Information War’ after Military Recording

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius arrives to give a statement at the Defense Ministry in Berlin on March 3, 2024 following leaks of secret Ukraine war talks. (AFP)
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius arrives to give a statement at the Defense Ministry in Berlin on March 3, 2024 following leaks of secret Ukraine war talks. (AFP)

Germany's defense minister said on Sunday Russia was conducting an "information war" aimed at creating divisions within Germany, his first reaction to the publication in Russia of an audio recording of a meeting of senior German military officials.

Russian media on Friday published a 38-minute recording of a call in which German officers were heard discussing weapons for Ukraine and a potential strike by Kyiv on a bridge in Crimea, prompting Russian officials to demand an explanation.

On Saturday, Germany called it an apparent act of eavesdropping and said it was investigating.

"The incident is much more than just the interception and publication of a conversation ... It is part of an information war that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is waging," Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said on Sunday.

"It is a hybrid disinformation attack. It is about division. It is about undermining our unity."

The Kremlin has repeatedly denied accusations of spreading false or misleading information when faced with allegations from other countries.

A Russian foreign ministry spokesperson said on social media on Friday: "We demand an explanation from Germany," without detailing its particular concerns.

Russia's embassy in Berlin has not responded to an emailed request for comment.

Participants in the call discuss the possible delivery of Taurus cruise missiles to Kyiv, which Chancellor Olaf Scholz has publicly so far firmly rejected. They also talk about the training of Ukrainian soldiers, and possible military targets.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke to journalists on Saturday about "cunning plans of the Bundeswehr (German armed forces), which became apparent due to the publication of this audio recording. This is a blatant self-exposure."

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, now deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council, said on Sunday the recording indicated that Berlin was preparing to fight Moscow.


‘Dune: Part Two’ Brings Spice Power to the Box Office with $81.5 Million Debut

 This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Timothee Chalamet in a scene from "Dune: Part Two." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Timothee Chalamet in a scene from "Dune: Part Two." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
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‘Dune: Part Two’ Brings Spice Power to the Box Office with $81.5 Million Debut

 This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Timothee Chalamet in a scene from "Dune: Part Two." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Timothee Chalamet in a scene from "Dune: Part Two." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Movie theaters were looking for a savoir and “Dune: Part Two” is delivering on the promise. Armed with sandworms, big screen spectacle and the star power of Timothée Chalamet, Denis Villeneuve ’s science fiction epic stormed the North American box office this weekend earning $81.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

It’s the first major hit of 2024, and one that was sorely needed by exhibitors. Although there have been holdovers from December that have continued to earn, like Warner Bros.' “Wonka” (also starring Chalamet) and Sony's romantic comedy “Anyone But You,” the box office is in a bit of a drought. In the first two months of 2024, no films have crossed $100 million domestically. The highest earning movies have been “The Beekeeper,” “Bob Marley: One Love” and “Mean Girls."

“Dune 2" rode a wave of great reviews (94% on Rotten Tomatoes) into a marketplace that was essentially free of competition. Warner Bros. released it in 4,071 locations in the US and Canada, where audiences across the board gave it the highest PostTrak marks and an A CinemaScore. According to exit data, men accounted for 59% of opening weekend ticket buyers and 64% were over the age of 25. The sequel was primarily financed by Legendary.

Premium large format screens like IMAX and 70mm accounted for 48% of the opening weekend business. It marked a March record for IMAX, which made up $18.5 million of the overall take. The $81.5 million debut is a record for Villeneuve, Chalamet, Austin Butler and Rebecca Ferguson.

Originally planned for an October 2023 release, Warner Bros. bumped the movie to March amid the Hollywood strikes that would have prevented its starry cast from doing the promotional circuit.

The global promo tour has been on hyperdrive for about a month, driving conversations with buzzy interviews, the viral sandworm-inspired popcorn bucket and eye-popping fashion moments from the stylish young cast – peaking with Zendaya’s silver cyborg showstopper (vintage Mugler) in London. They've made stops in Mexico City, South Korea, Abu Dhabi and New York City.

The first “Dune” opened under complicated conditions in October 2021. It was one of the last films of Warner Bros.’ divisive plan to simultaneously debut its major movies in theaters and on its streaming platform. And yet it still earned over $40 million in its first weekend and went on to gross over $400 million worldwide.


Paris Fashion Week: Valentino Puts on Opulent Study in Black, as McGirr Unveils McQueen Debut

 A model wears a creation as part of the Valentino Fall/Winter 2024-2025 ready-to-wear collection presented Sunday, March 3, 2024 in Paris. (AP)
A model wears a creation as part of the Valentino Fall/Winter 2024-2025 ready-to-wear collection presented Sunday, March 3, 2024 in Paris. (AP)
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Paris Fashion Week: Valentino Puts on Opulent Study in Black, as McGirr Unveils McQueen Debut

 A model wears a creation as part of the Valentino Fall/Winter 2024-2025 ready-to-wear collection presented Sunday, March 3, 2024 in Paris. (AP)
A model wears a creation as part of the Valentino Fall/Winter 2024-2025 ready-to-wear collection presented Sunday, March 3, 2024 in Paris. (AP)

The gilded salons of a grand 18th-century townhouse were the hallowed venue for Valentino’s latest fashion display on Sunday – an ode to black. This monochromatic collection gleamed and glistened under crystal chandeliers amid myriad textures and materials, inspired by great artists such as the French master of black, Pierre Soulages

Moons away, in the shadowy expanse of an icy-cold industrial warehouse crisscrossed by disused iron tracks and raw concrete surfaces, Alexander McQueen’s shivering guests huddled under blankets, buzzing with an air of electric anticipation. Because this wasn’t just another fashion show: it marked the first page of a new chapter for a house steeped in an iconoclastic history — and the debut of new creative director Sean McGirr.

Here are some highlights of fall-winter ready-to-wear collections:

VALENTINO’S NOIR Designer Pierpaolo Piccioli said he “approached black as a canvas, a starting point on which to build ... silhouettes that could move while looking for lights around, to soak them in and reflect them.”

The couturier was fascinated by the color’s contradictions — used for uniform and individuality, representing sobriety and exuberance, lacking light yet soaking up reflections. It evoked the philosophy of Soulages, who died in 2022.

Thus, with a tinge of Valentino’s 1980s heyday and glamor, all-black looks sauntered by as daywear and evening merged indistinguishably owing to the color’s intense allure.

Signature house looks were reimagined with a modern flair — think a voluminous black rosette adorning a sleeve, or the delicate tease of skin beneath tiered silk, not to mention sporty A-line skirts accented with tubular ruffles.

Though feathers, leathers, sequins, and lace provided subtle textural tensions, they did not provide enough of a lift to stop the collection from falling into the perennial danger of such one color-themed shows: Feeling one-note.

Nevertheless, the series of gowns that ended collection were a sublime study in chicness, such as one exquisite sheer chiffon floor-sweeping gown. Delicate baubles peppered poetically around it like a constellation of black stars.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN’S NEW BEGINNINGS The pressure was palpable for McGirr, the relatively unknown 35-year-old Dublin-born designer, to unveil in this debut a vision and identity after 14 illustrious years of Sarah Burton. Burton, who parted ways with McQueen last season, had woven her narrative into the brand’s darkly romantic ethos after its visionary founder’s sudden, tragic death, leaving big shoes to fill.

Tagged “Rough opulence” and intent on “unveiling the animal within,” McGirr’s first foray resonated with the core tenets laid down by Alexander McQueen: a fusion of Gothic allure, a provocation, an ode to historical fashion, and the brand’s hallmark of dramatic tailoring.

The show unfurled with a model emerging from the shadows in a sinisterly twisted black laminated dress that seemed to swallow her hands whole — a striking image of constriction that reappeared throughout the collection. This binding theme was echoed in cords winding around slim-legged jeans and robust boots morphing into horses' hooves, trailing tails, and ominous broad leather coats.

However, designs occasionally verged on the overly obvious, with pattered historic Renaissance sleeve gowns and bulky “car tire”-like knitwear lacking the subtlety associated with his predecessor. Though the collection sparkled with promising moments of audacity, McGirr prioritized a play-it-safe approach over the risk of a misstep by pushing the envelope. This debut may have benefitted from being presented in a less pressurized, lower-octane, and more intimate format.

Nonetheless, amid the collection’s somber reflections, a surprising undercurrent of delight and whimsy surfaced, most notably through the stirring melody of his compatriot Enya’s “Sail Away” filling the air. It infused the space with a buoyant optimism subtly echoed in McGirr’s oft-playful creations.


Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources to Participate in LEAP 2024

Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources to Participate in LEAP 2024
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Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources to Participate in LEAP 2024

Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources to Participate in LEAP 2024

The Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources will participate with a pavilion in the third edition of LEAP 2024 to highlight the industrial and mining transformation in the Kingdom and promote investment opportunities in the two sectors.

 

The event will be held in Riyadh from March 4 to 7.

 

Several other government entities will be present at the ministry's pavilion.

 

The ministry aims to engage with global investors and showcase the services, incentives, and opportunities it offers, as well as to highlight the objectives of the National Industrial Strategy and its contribution to diversifying national economic revenues.


Saudi Post Issues Stamp to Mark Diriyah Season

The Saudi Post (SPL) issued on Sunday a commemorative stamp to mark Diriyah Season 2023-24. (Saudi Post)
The Saudi Post (SPL) issued on Sunday a commemorative stamp to mark Diriyah Season 2023-24. (Saudi Post)
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Saudi Post Issues Stamp to Mark Diriyah Season

The Saudi Post (SPL) issued on Sunday a commemorative stamp to mark Diriyah Season 2023-24. (Saudi Post)
The Saudi Post (SPL) issued on Sunday a commemorative stamp to mark Diriyah Season 2023-24. (Saudi Post)

The Saudi Post (SPL) issued on Sunday a commemorative stamp to mark Diriyah Season 2023-24.

The stamp, called “Entertain Your Cultural Curiosity, was issued in cooperation with the Diriyah Gate Development Authority and Diriyah Company.

Saudi Post stamps are issued based on the most prominent national or international events and occasions, making them an ideal choice for stamp collectors and historians worldwide.


Non-Profit Sector in Saudi Arabia Witnesses Rapid Growth in Early 2024

Non-Profit Sector in Saudi Arabia Witnesses Rapid Growth in Early 2024
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Non-Profit Sector in Saudi Arabia Witnesses Rapid Growth in Early 2024

Non-Profit Sector in Saudi Arabia Witnesses Rapid Growth in Early 2024

The National Center for the Development of the Non-Profit Sector in Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday the latest developments in the growth of the non-profit sector for February 2024.

The sector witnessed the registration of 56 private associations, eight private institutions, and 21 family funds in various priority development areas and several regions across the Kingdom.

The total number of registered non-profit entities in the Kingdom is now 4,656. The number of volunteers in 2024 has also reached over 113,000 in various fields, with over 4 million volunteer hours and 43,000 volunteer opportunities.

The center highlighted the continuous growth of the non-profit sector in terms of the number of non-profit entities, the number of volunteers, and the increase in the number of technical supervisory units in government agencies.

The center pointed to the progress achieved through the collaboration of all entities in the non-profit sector system and the development observed in the governance of non-profit entities, which achieved advanced levels of governance in 2023. This confirms the commitment of the sector's entities to comply with the targeted development roles.

As part of its supervisory and regulatory role, the center has issued decisions against several non-profit entities and individuals since the beginning of 2024. They included 11 warnings to civil associations, two decisions to dismiss the board of directors of a civil association, two decisions to reform the interim board of directors, the dissolution of two civil associations, and the start of their liquidation, and the referral of four civil associations to the Public Prosecution.

The center emphasizes the importance of non-profit entities' commitment to the rules and regulations, guidelines, and procedures governing the non-profit sector. It invites all non-profit entities to communicate through customer care channels via the unified call center 19918, its website, and its social media accounts.

The center stresses the need for integration between it and non-profit entities to contribute to the development of the non-profit sector and maximize the social and economic impact of the sector to achieve the desired national goals.

The National Center for the Development of the Non-Profit Sector aims to organize and activate the role of non-profit sector entities, expand them in development areas, and work on integrating government efforts in providing licensing services to these entities, financial and administrative supervision of the sector, and increasing coordination and support.


Energy Ministry: Saudi Arabia to Extend Voluntary Cut of 1Mln Barrels per Day until End Q2 of 2024

Energy Ministry: Saudi Arabia to Extend Voluntary Cut of 1Mln Barrels per Day until End Q2 of 2024
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Energy Ministry: Saudi Arabia to Extend Voluntary Cut of 1Mln Barrels per Day until End Q2 of 2024

Energy Ministry: Saudi Arabia to Extend Voluntary Cut of 1Mln Barrels per Day until End Q2 of 2024

An official source from the Saudi Ministry of Energy announced on Sunday that Saudi Arabia will extend its voluntary cut of one million barrels per day, which was implemented in July 2023, until the end of the second quarter of 2024 in coordination with some OPEC+ participating countries.

 

The Kingdom’s production will be approximately 9 million barrels per day until the end of June 2024.

 

Afterwards, in order to support market stability, these additional cut volumes will be returned gradually subject to market conditions.

 

The source also noted that this voluntary cut is in addition to the voluntary cut of 500,000 barrels a day previously announced by the Kingdom in April 2023, which extends until the end of December 2024.

 

The source confirmed that this additional voluntary cut comes to reinforce the precautionary efforts made by OPEC+ countries with the aim of supporting the stability and balance of oil markets.


Saudi FM Takes Part in GCC Ministerial Meetings Related to Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Japan

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah takes part in the GCC and Egypt ministerial meeting in Riyadh. (SPA)
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah takes part in the GCC and Egypt ministerial meeting in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi FM Takes Part in GCC Ministerial Meetings Related to Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Japan

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah takes part in the GCC and Egypt ministerial meeting in Riyadh. (SPA)
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah takes part in the GCC and Egypt ministerial meeting in Riyadh. (SPA)

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah participated on Sunday in the joint Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and Egypt ministerial meeting, held at the GCC General Secretariat in Riyadh.

The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, president of the current session of the Ministerial Council, reviewed the strong cooperation between the GCC and Egypt, and ways to enhance and develop them.

Participants discussed the serious developments in Gaza Strip and the city of Rafah, the Israeli military escalation against unarmed civilians, and the importance of an immediate ceasefire to ensure the return of security and stability to Gaza Strip.

They tackled joint action to create conditions to arrive at a comprehensive and just peace in a way that preserves the rights of the Palestinian people and establishes a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The GCC also held similar separate ministerial meetings related to Jordan, Morocco and Japan.


Israel’s Wartime Cabinet Is Rattled by a Dispute between Netanyahu and His Top Political Rival

Israeli Emergency cabinet minister and opposition politician Benny Gantz addresses the press in Kiryat Shmona, Israel November 14, 2023. (Reuters)
Israeli Emergency cabinet minister and opposition politician Benny Gantz addresses the press in Kiryat Shmona, Israel November 14, 2023. (Reuters)
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Israel’s Wartime Cabinet Is Rattled by a Dispute between Netanyahu and His Top Political Rival

Israeli Emergency cabinet minister and opposition politician Benny Gantz addresses the press in Kiryat Shmona, Israel November 14, 2023. (Reuters)
Israeli Emergency cabinet minister and opposition politician Benny Gantz addresses the press in Kiryat Shmona, Israel November 14, 2023. (Reuters)

A top Israeli Cabinet minister headed to Washington on Sunday for talks with US officials, sparking a rebuke from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to an Israeli official, in a sign of widening cracks in Israel's wartime government nearly five months into its war with Hamas.

The trip by Benny Gantz, a centrist political rival who joined Netanyahu’s hard-line government in the early days of the war following Hamas' Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel, comes amid deep disagreements between Netanyahu and President Joe Biden over how to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza and create a post-war vision for the enclave.

The US was prompted to airdrop aid into Gaza on Saturday after dozens of Palestinians rushing to grab food from trucks were killed last week. The airdrops circumvent what’s been a prohibitive aid delivery system, which has been hobbled by Israeli restrictions, logistical issues within Gaza as well as the fighting inside the tiny enclave. Aid officials say the airdrops are far less effective than the aid sent via trucks.

US priorities in the region have increasingly been hampered by Netanyahu’s hard-line Cabinet, where ultranationalists dominate. Gantz’s more moderate party at times acts as a counterweight to Netanyahu's far-right allies.

An official from Netanyahu’s Likud party said Gantz’s visit was without authorization from the Israeli leader. The official said Netanyahu had a “tough talk” with Gantz about the trip and told him the country has “just one prime minister.”

An Israeli official said Gantz had informed Netanyahu of his intention to travel to the US and to coordinate messaging with him. The official said the visit is meant to strengthen ties with Washington, to bolster support for Israel's ground campaign and to push for the release of Israeli hostages held in Gaza.

Gantz is set to meet with US Vice President Kamala Harris and national security adviser Jake Sullivan, according to his National Unity party.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the dispute with the media.

Netanyahu has tanked in popularity since the war broke out, according to most opinion polls, with many Israelis holding him responsible for Hamas’ cross-border raid that left 1,200 people, mostly civilians, dead and roughly 250 people, including women, children and older adults, abducted and taken into Gaza, according to Israeli authorities.

The subsequent fighting has killed at least 30,410 Palestinians, around two-thirds of them women and children, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry, which does not distinguish between civilians and fighters. Around 80% of the population of 2.3 million have fled their homes, and UN agencies say hundreds of thousands are on the brink of famine.

Critics say Netanyahu’s decision-making has been tainted by political considerations, a charge he denies. The criticism is particularly focused on plans for postwar Gaza. Netanyahu has released a proposal that would see Israel maintain open-ended security control over the territory with local Palestinians running civilian affairs.

The US wants to see progress on the creation of a Palestinian state, envisioning a revamped Palestinian leadership running Gaza with an eye toward eventual statehood.

That vision is opposed by Netanyahu and the hard-liners in his government. Another top Cabinet official from Gantz's party has questioned the handling of the war and the country's strategy for freeing the hostages.

Netanyahu's government, Israel's most conservative and religious ever, has also been rattled by a court-ordered deadline for a new bill to broaden military enlistment of ultra-Orthodox Jews, many of whom are exempted to pursue religious studies. The issue has come up as hundreds of Israeli soldiers have been killed since Oct. 7 and the military is looking to fill its ranks as the war drags on.

Gantz, who polls show would earn enough support to become prime minister if a vote were held today, is viewed as a political moderate. But he has remained vague about his view of Palestinian statehood.

A visit to the US, if met with progress on the hostage front, could further boost Gantz’s support. Israel has essentially endorsed a framework of a proposed Gaza ceasefire and hostage release deal, and it is now up to Hamas to agree to it, a senior US official said Saturday. He spoke on condition of anonymity under ground rules set by the White House to brief reporters.

Israelis, deeply traumatized by Hamas’ attack, have broadly backed the war effort as an act of self-defense, even as global opposition to the fighting has increased.

But a growing number are expressing their dismay with Netanyahu. Some 10,000 people protested late Saturday to call for early elections, according to Israeli media. Such protests have grown in recent weeks, but remain much smaller than last year's demonstrations against the government's judicial overhaul plan.

If the political rifts grow and Gantz quits the government, the floodgates will open to broader protests by a public that was already unhappy with the government when Hamas struck, said Reuven Hazan, a professor of political science at Jerusalem's Hebrew University.

“There is a lot of anger,” he said, listing grievances that were building well before Oct. 7. “The moment you have that anger and a coalition that is disconnected from the people, there will be fireworks.”

Netanyahu's government won't collapse if Gantz exits, but it could lose legitimacy in the eyes of much of the public.

Talks aimed at brokering a Gaza ceasefire restarted Sunday in Egypt. International mediators hope to broker a deal that would pause the fighting and free some of the remaining hostages before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins around March 10.

In the meantime, fighting raged on in Gaza with Israeli strikes late Saturday killing more than 30 people, including women and children, according to local health officials.

At least 14 were killed in a strike on a home in the southernmost city of Rafah, on the Egyptian border, according to Dr. Marwan al-Hams, director of the hospital where the bodies were taken. He said the dead, including six children and four women, were all from the same family. Relatives said another nine people were missing under the rubble.

Israeli airstrikes also hit two homes in the Jabaliya refugee camp, a dense, residential area in northern Gaza, killing 17 people, according to the Civil Defense.


Saudi King, Crown Prince Congratulate Bulgarian President on National Day

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz (AAWSAT)
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz (AAWSAT)
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Saudi King, Crown Prince Congratulate Bulgarian President on National Day

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz (AAWSAT)
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz (AAWSAT)

The Saudi leadership sent cables of congratulations to Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on the occasion of his country’s National Day, SPA said on Sunday.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud sent a cable wishing Radev continued good health and happiness, and the government and people of Bulgaria steady progress and prosperity.
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, congratulated Radev on the occasion sending well-wishes to him, to the government and people of Bulgaria.