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or Ash·qe·lon  (ăsh′kə-lŏn′, äsh′kĕ-lôn′)
An ancient city of southwest Palestine on the Mediterranean Sea. Inhabited as early as the third millennium bc, it was a seat of worship for the goddess Astarte.
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In two identical letters directed to the UN Secretary General and UNSC President on the so-called "local council elections" the Israeli authorities want to hold in the occupied Syrian Golan, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the occupation authorities are determined to hold elections of the so-called "local councils" in the villages of Majdal Shams, Boqatha, Masa'ada, and Ain Qenia in the occupied Syria Golan, which contradicts UN resolutions and the Geneva agreements on territories under control of occupation, selecting 30/10/2018 as date for these elections.
Mohammad Meshref, the Relief Commission's Akkar office director, said, "2,700 Syrian families are benefiting from the distribution today." These were distributed in several towns including Wadi Khaled, Hnaider, Majdal, Kneisi and Awada.
NNA - Public Health Minister, Wael Abu Faour, warned Saturday against "the transformation of the current political crisis into a constitutional one." Speaking at a dinner banquet held under his patronage in the village of Majdal Balhis by Mufti of Rashaya on Friday evening, Abu Faour considered that "the current waste crisis has revealed officials' nudity at both the political and national levels." In his words, he indicated that "this fact has turned out to be a large scale demerit for political forces in the country," adding that "certain sides wish to achieve their demands over the nation's dead body." R.Sh.
However, the events of Monday show that the regime is able to prevent the protests if it wants to, simply by blocking off two of the roads leading to the border fence, thus preventing any further clashes near Majdal Shams.A haze of controversy surrounds the events of Sunday, with different sources reporting opposing stories of the number of dead and the amount of bullets fired.
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The sources pointed out that a second plan, completed within the last two days intends to confiscate dozens more dunams of Palestinian land in the town of Beit Amr, located near the Israeli settlement of "Majdal Oz" in Hebron.
SANA reported that residents of occupied Golan in Quneitra province in the small towns of Majdal Shams, Baqa'atha, Ma'adah and Ein Qaniyah have gone on a general strike on Wednesday to show their strong will to resist against Judiazation of the region.
He indicated that forces of the Israeli occupation attacked the participants in the sit-in in Majdal Shams town with live bullets and gas bombs and arrested a number of them.
Summary: State officials are scrambling to find a suitable location for a landfill in the Bekaa Valley after residents from the Majdal Anjar village rejected a proposed site near them.
On the other hand, 9 Syrian suspects were apprehended earlier on Thursday in Majdal Anjar- Bekaa.
Majdal Shams - PNN - At dawn on Tuesday, the Israeli police arrested three young men from the town of Majdal Shams in the occupied Golan Heights after clashes erupted between local youth and Israeli soldiers.
On Sunday, residents of the Golan Heights' Druze village of Majdal Shams rose up against the Israeli police after they raided a house on a "search and arrest" mission, reported Lebanese pro-Syrian daily AS SAFIR, Monday.