Brett Kinnunen

Israeli occupation authorities yesterday renewed the administrative detention of Hamas official Abdul Baset Al-Hajj for an additional four months, the Al-Rai news agency reported.

This is the fourth consecutive time that the Israeli occupation authorities have renewed the 51-year-old’s administrative detention order.

Al-Hajj was detained from his house in the village of Jalgamus on the outskirts of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin on 10 February 2021. He was handed a six-month administrative detention order was then issued. This has since been repeatedly renewed.

Al-Hajj, a father of three, has been detained by the occupation authorities on numerous occasions and spent a total of 18 years under administrative detention inside Israeli jails. He suffers from a number of health conditions, with doctors warning that his detention could lead his health to deteriorate.

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Lebanon’s National Bank will utilize an authority swapping scale of 15,000 pounds to the dollar rather than 1,507, Money Clergyman, Youssef Khalil told Reuters on Wednesday, calling it a stage towards bringing together the country’s various trade rates.

The step will become effective from the finish of October, Khalil said, Reuters reports.

Lebanese specialists presented the 1,507 rates in 1997.

However, the pound has drooped by in excess of 95% from the authority rate since Lebanon fell into a monetary emergency quite a while back, at present changing hands at around 38,000 on an equal market.

Bringing together the various trade rates is one of a few circumstances set by the IMF for Lebanon to get a severely required help bundle. Last week, the IMF said Lebanon’s advancement in carrying out changes remained extremely sluggish.

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Brett Kinnunen

Brett Kinnunen

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”