Israel threatens to turn Syria into Vietnam for Iran, Erdogan is anticipating the storm in Turkey

The Israeli-Iranian conflict in Syria is escalating, with the former threatening to turn Syria into Vietnam for Iran, while Turkish President Erdogan pre-empt the political storm in his country by trying to exclude his opponents.

On Monday morning, the Arab newspapers touched upon the regional conflict in Syria, as well as to Turkish internal situation.

Al-Arab: Israel promises to turn Syria into Vietnam for Iran

In this context, Al-Arab newspaper said, "Israel has escalated in its last days its tone towards the Iranian presence in Syria, after a long and relative coldness on this front, which raises questions about the motives of this new Israeli move and whether it is linked to the Israeli internal crisis.

On Sunday morning, the Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, launched a violent attack on Iran, vowing to turn Syria into a new Vietnam in relation to its forces deployed throughout this country, especially in the eastern part.

Naftali's promises belonging to the "Jewish Home" party, one of the most prominent allies of the ruling Likud party, came a few hours after reports of air strikes against Iranian forces and their loyalists in al-Bukamal border area with Iraq, which resulted in deaths and injuries.

Analysts say that the timing of raising the Iranian threat cannot be read far from the Israeli crisis and the Netanyahu stalemate, which if he fails to remain in the position of prime minister is subject to a prison sentence against the accusations leveled by Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit weeks ago for bribery, breach of trust and fraud in three Corruption cases.

Experts believe that the Israeli fears are justified, especially since Tehran has succeeded in imposing a semi-security belt on Israel over the past years, and expanding this belt to include Syria, where it poses an existential threat to it, but that does not mean dropping the hypothesis of internal considerations when examining the underlying causes behind the return of the Israeli escalation.

Experts say that the right-wing coalition led by Netanyahu is trying to market because he is the party best able to confront the threats facing Israel, in relation to the southern or northern front, and also to complete its settlement projects in the Palestinian environment.

They point out that the escalation against Iran was accompanied by the resumption of the bombing of Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip, and with a frantic diplomatic campaign to persuade the administration of US President Donald Trump of the need to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, which the Israeli right considers the precious gift that can be promoted to the Israeli voter to ensure victory in Inevitable electoral entitlement.

Emarat al Youm: Renewed demonstrations in Baghdad and southern Iraq, despite violence against protesters

Regarding the Iraqi issue, Emarat al Youm newspaper said, "The demonstrations continued in Baghdad and southern Iraq, despite the bloody attack on the demonstrators in al-Khilani Square and al-Senak Bridge, resulted in killing 24 people and wounding 120 others, while a new commander for Baghdad operations was assigned, and the Supreme Judicial Council announced Al-Iraqi released 2,626 detainees arrested.

In detail, the protesters in Baghdad continued to gather in the symbolic Tahrir Square, the main stronghold of the demonstrations, and others spread at the nearby Al-Senak and al-Ahrar bridges, and the demonstrators confirmed that the "al-Senak massacre", as they called it, that took place last Friday, marked a turning point in the course of the protest movement in which 452 people were killed and more than 20,000 wounded, so far. "

Protests continued in several southern cities, and most government departments and schools in Nasiriyah, Hilla, Diwaniyah, Kut and Najaf were closed, and security forces in these cities tightened their procedures to avoid new attacks targeting protesters.

Al-Arab: Erdogan anticipates a storm in Turkey by hurrying to exclude the new opposition figures

On the Turkish issue, Al-Arab newspaper said, "It seems that the President of the Turkish regime, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has anticipated the storm by accusing his former allies of fraud, in an attempt to prevent them from overthrowing his ruling Islamist Justice and Development Party.

The Turkish president accused former defectors from his party seeking to establish parties by defrauding the state-owned "Bank of Khalq", which is being pursued by accusations of violating US sanctions on Iran.

Erdogan's accusations came in the wake of information that these people are seeking to form a rival party after a severe defeat suffered by the party in the local elections in Istanbul last June, which confused his calculations.

On Sunday, Bloomberg News reported that the timing of the accusations comes as former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and former Economy Minister Ali Babacan are preparing to launch two political parties in an effort to end Erdogan's 17-year rule.

The agency stated that Erdogan did not provide evidence that the accusations of defrauding the "Istanbul Shahir" university against the bank were linked to a loan worth 417 million pounds, which is equivalent to 72 million dollars.

Many sources point out that IhsanOglu is intensifying his preparations to announce his new party, which is expected to crowd Erdogan's party to win the people's trust, which is feared by the Chairman of the Justice and Development Party.

Erdogan is waging a widespread campaign against members of the mayors who oppose his policies and who support the Kurds, in an effort to compensate them with others from his Islamic party. The Justice and Development Party had witnessed a major internal rift that was evident due to Erdogan's unilateral decision, which led to the resignation of five members of Parliament from the party in addition to Davutoglu, against whom the party had previously taken disciplinary action.

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ANHA


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