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2018年02月11日

‘A warning to corporate Japan’: Tokyo firm pays out $700k for overworked employee death

RT2018/2/10
‘A warning to corporate Japan’: Tokyo firm pays out $700k for overworked employee death
Tokyo-based Green Display Co. has settled a lawsuit with the family of a deceased former employee who died in a car accident caused by exhaustion, paying out $700,000 according to a report by The Asahi Shimbun.

Kota Watanabe, 24, was killed in a road accident while driving home from an overnight shift in 2014. During the subsequent case, presiding Judge Hidechika Hashimoto said the company bore some responsibility for its employees’ safe return home after finishing work and urged Green Display Co. to settle with the grieving family.

Hashimoto also took the opportunity to draw yet more attention to the increasing problem in Japanese society of “karo-jikoshi” or death from accidents relating to overwork.

“This case should serve as momentum for wider recognition of the karo-jikoshi category as a labor-related accident, and spurring sufficient measures taken in society toward the prevention of karo-jikoshi, as well as ‘karoshi’ (death from overwork) and ‘karo-jisatsu’ (suicide from overwork),” Hashimoto said, as cited by The Asahi Shimbun.

The family were awarded 76 million yen ($700,000) in a settlement reached in the Yokohama District Court on February 8. The case was described as a rare example of Japan’s legal system making a case on behalf of workers rights, according to the Watanabe family’s lawyer Takuya Kawagishi.

Watanabe was driving home after finishing a midnight shift on the morning of April 24, 2014 when his motorbike struck a utility pole. His mother Junko filed a lawsuit against his employer Green Display Co. the following year, claiming that her son had been overworked and his long shifts had led to his untimely death.

Judge Hashimoto said the accident was a result of Watanabe falling asleep while driving. The company acknowledging that he was indeed in a “state of overwork” and should have been told to find alternative means of traveling home.

Following Watanabe’s death, the company instituted a mandatory 11-hour gap between shifts to afford employees sufficient time to rest. Green Display Co. now also requires midnight shift workers to take taxis home after work. RT.com has contacted Green Display Co. for an official statement on the case.

“I hope that other companies will also take sufficient preventive measures against karo-jikoshi,” Junko Watanabe told reporters at a news conference in Tokyo on February 8, as cited by Asahi Shimbun.

Shigeru Wakita, head professor of labor law at Ryukoku University, described the case as “epoch-making,” adding that it will “serve as a warning to other firms.”

“(In this case), the presiding judge emphasized the overwork he was engaged in until immediately before the accident, and said the company had a duty to pay consideration to his safety, even in the case of an accident that he himself caused on his way home,” Wakita said.

“Karoshi” has been a major problem in Japanese society since the 1950s. A 2016 survey of 10,000 Japanese firms found that in more than 20 percent of those surveyed, employees were clocking in more than 80 hours overtime per month.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:58| Comment(0) | 社会・経済

シリア軍がイスラエルF-16戦闘機を撃墜 イスラエルはイラン兵士の基地を狙ったと声明 イランが強く反発

FARSNEWS2018/2/11
Israel's Fourth Generation Fighter Jet Shot Down by Russian S-200 Air Shield
TEHRAN (FNA)- One of the most advanced fighter jets worldwide used by the Israeli Air Force to attack Syria was shot down by an old Soviet-made S-200 ground-to-air missile, a Russian media outlet reported on Sunday.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted the website of Aviation Analysis Wing as reporting that the Syrian air defense units targeted the modern Israeli F16 fighter jet by a S-200 missile defense system designed in soviet era in the 1960s.

The Israeli Air Force's F16 is a forth generation fighter jet equipped with modern electronic system.

Field sources in Damascus province said on Saturday that the Syrian Army's air defense units confronted the third wave of Israeli air raids in the Western part of Damascus province.

The sources said that air defense units repelled the third round of Israeli airstrikes on army positions in al-Dimas region, tracking and destroying the Israeli air-to-surface missile before hitting the target on the ground.

In the meantime, the AMN reported that the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles at a number of military points near the occupied Golan in Western Ghouta, adding that the Syrian forces tracked two of the fired missiles.

Meantime, the Israelis claim that they halted the raids. "Our operation has been terminated," spokesman for the Israeli army announced a few minutes ago.

Also, Israeli media reported that Tel Aviv called on Washington and Moscow to meddle and take control over the situation.

The Syria's state-run SANA said that a situation of fear and anxiety covered the Northern part of occupied Palestine.

SANA reported on Saturday that the Syrian air defense units confronted the second raid of Israeli fighter jets in Damascus province airspace.

The news agency further quoted a military source as saying that the air defense units repelled the Israeli jet's fresh attack on army positions in the Southern part of the country.

Israel’s Channel 2 also reported that the Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv had temporarily halted air traffic.

The Syrian military had hit at least one Israeli F-16 aircraft that attacked positions inside Syrian territory, sending it down in flames and smoke.

Over the past years, Israel has frequently attacked targets in Syria, often claiming that it hit positions or convoys belonging to Iran. This is while Iran has no military presence in Syrian territory, only offering advisory military assistance to the Syrian government fighting an all-out foreign-sponsored militancy.

Damascus stressed on Thursday that the repeated Israeli attacks on Syria are a continuation of Israel’s aggressive approach represented by supporting terrorist groups to prolong the crisis in Syria and to raise the morale of the terrorists.

In a letter sent to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council, Syria's Foreign Ministry stressed that the continuation of Israel’s attacks only serves to support terrorist groups and to prolong the crisis in Syria.

"The government of the Syrian Arab Republic reiterates its warning to Israel on the serious repercussions of its attacks on Syria, its continued support for armed terrorist organizations, and its continued occupation of the Arab territories, including the occupied Syrian Golan, and it holds Israel fully responsible for that,” it said.

It further went on to condemn the Tel Aviv regime's latest attack in which Israeli aircraft launched missiles from the Lebanese airspace on an area in Damascus countryside.

The letter noted that the attack coincides with "the launching of more than 1,000 rockets and mortar rounds during the past few days on neighborhoods, suburbs, diplomatic missions, service facilities, and churches in Damascus and other cities, where dozens of civilians were killed and hundreds others were wounded, most of them women and children."

The letter concluded by calling on the UN and the Security Council to condemn such actions and to take firm and immediate measures to halt those attacks.



aljazeera2018/2/10
Israeli F-16 jet shot down by Syria fire, says military
An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has been shot down by Syrian military while targeting what it called Iranian sites responsible for launching a drone into occupied Golan Heights.

The Israeli military said on Saturday "a combat helicopter successfully intercepted an Iranian UAV that was launched from Syria and infiltrated Israel".

"IDF [Israel Defence Forces] has targeted the Iranian control systems in Syria that sent the #UAV into Israeli airspace. Massive Syrian Anti-Air fire, one F16 crashed in Israel, pilots safe," Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus, Israeli military spokesman, said on Twitter.

Israeli media said the jet crashed in northern Israel.

"This is a dramatic development," Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr, reporting from Lebanon's capital, Beirut, said.

"Israel has carried out dozens of attacks over the past one year but this is for the first time a Syrian military has shot down an Israeli plane," she said.

"It is also for the first time that Israel has said its planes carried out attacks inside Syria. In the past, the Israelis carried out attacks inside Syria but they would not mention anything about the target or even acknowledge attacks."
Israeli 'aggression'

Syria state television later cited a Syrian military official as saying that Israeli "aggression" targeted the Syrian army base in the central region of the country.

Sources in Damascus said there were casualties among Syrian forces.

In response, Syria shot down more than one Israeli fighter jets, according the official.

Sirens sounded in northern Israel as a result of massive Syrian fire.

Pro-government military alliance in Syria said in a statement later on Saturday that Israel would see a severe and serious response to its "terrorism" from now on.

The statement also said the drones - one of which Israel shot down - were being used against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).

Israeli military said it was "monitoring events" and was "fully prepared for further action".

Israel's chief military spokesman, Brigadier General Ronen Manelis, said Israel held Iran directly responsible for the incident.

"This is a serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory. Iran is dragging the region into an adventure in which it doesn't know how it will end," he said in a statement.

"Whoever is responsible for this incident is the one who will pay the price."

Later on Saturday, Reuters news agency quoted an unnamed Israeli military spokesman as saying that Israel did not seek an escalation in the region.

"We are willing, prepared and capable to exact a heavy price from anyone that attacks us, however we are not looking to escalate the situation. This was a defensive effort triggered by an Iranian act of aggression and we are defending our airspace our sovereignty and civilians," the source said.

Al Jazeera's Imran Khan, reporting from West Jarusalem, said a big inquiry was likely to look into the incident.

"Israeli's pride themselves on the fact that they can patrol the airspace over the Arab world without much competition from anybody else, so this is going to be a big inquiry," he said.

"But now it's about the politics and optics of all this. The Israelis are now going to go after Iran, blame them squarely for this."
Bekaa Valley

Explosions could be heard in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley region near the Syrian border.

Al Jazeera's Khodr said Israel has been warning of late of increased Iranian involvement along its border in Syria and Lebanon.

"First they said they would not allow weapons to reach Hezbollah - the Lebanese armed Shia group [from Iran through Syrian territory]. And as of late, the Israelis have been saying that they won't allow to set up permanent bases in Syria," she said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been to Russia's capital Moscow and clearly the Russians have given him a green light to use the Syrian airspace, she said.

Israel has shot down several drones that previously tried to infiltrate its territory from Syria.

The targeting of an Iranian site in response, however, marks an escalation in the Israeli retaliation.

RT2018/2/10
Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashes under Syrian anti-aircraft fire amid IDF cross-border raid
An Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed after Syria responded with anti-aircraft fire to an Israeli operation in its territory. Syria says its military base came under Israeli fire, and it hit multiple aircraft in response.

“Massive Syrian Anti-Air fire, one F16 crashed in Israel, pilots safe,” IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus said on Twitter.

The incident took place after the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intercepted an Iranian UAV, which crossed from the territory of Syria into Israel. In response, the Israeli military attacked Iranian positions in Syria. The operation triggered anti-aircraft fire by Syrian forces.

The Israeli “aggression” targeted an army base in the central region of Syria, Sana reported, citing a military official, who also said that Syrian air defenses struck more than one jet. The Israeli military denied that:“They all returned safely, except for one that crashed in Israel,” Conricus said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currently holding security consultations and approving the necessary actions in real time following the incidents, official Israeli sources told Haaretz.

Images emerged online purporting to show the F-16 crash site and an operation to evacuate the pilots.

IDF spokesman Ronen Manelis earlier said: “We identified an Iranian drone UAV which took off from Syrian territory. The drone was identified by IAF systems and was downed by an IAF helicopter. The Iranian drone fell in our territory and is in our possession.” He described Israeli operation in Syria as “a surgical action deep in Syria.”

Red alert sirens were heard in multiple areas across northern Israel, initially in the town of Beit She’an and later in the surrounding areas and Golan Heights. Local residents told Haaretz that they heard many blasts and reported heavy aerial activity in the area near the Jordanian and Syrian borders.

Syria has repeatedly protested Israeli attacks on targets inside Syria. Earlier this week, Israeli warplanes attacked military targets near Damascus from Lebanese airspace, with the Syrian Army claiming it destroyed most of the Israeli rockets. In January, Israel launched three attacks on military targets in Syria, using jets and ground-to-ground missiles. Back then, Damascus claimed that it shot down one Israeli jet and one missile.

RT2018/2/10
Israeli attacks on Syria imperil Russia-backed de-escalation zone – Moscow
The attacks by Israeli forces on targets in Syria are a cause of serious concern for Russia, the foreign ministry said. They may trigger violence and destabilize the de-escalation zone in south of the country.

In a statement on Saturday, the Russian ministry called on all regional players to “exercise restraint and avoid any action that could further complicate the situation.” It stressed the need to respect the sovereignty of “Syria and other nations in the region.”

“Our special concern is the threat of escalation of tension inside and around the zones of de-escalation in Syria, the creation of which became an important factor for reduction of violence on the Syrian soil,” the ministry said. The four zones, including one in southern Syria, are a mechanism backed by Russia, Turkey, and Iran, meant to deflate the conflict potential in Syria and lead to a negotiated peaceful transition.

Moscow added that there were Russian service members stationed in Syria and said it considered any threat to their lives unacceptable.

The statement comes after a flare-up in Syria on Saturday. It began with Israel reporting an incursion of an Iranian drone, which it said it downed. Israel later launched a cross-border attack on an Iranian target in Syria, where it believes the drone was launched. Syrian air defenses responded to the attack and one Israeli jet crashed. Israel eventually launched more attacks on Syrian and Iranian targets inside Syria.

RT2018/2/10
We could ‘destroy all US bases in region & create hell for Zionist regime’ – Iranian commander
Tehran has dismissed Tel Aviv’s claims concerning an Iranian UAV and a downed Israeli jet as “ridiculous.” An Iranian commander also warned Iran could unleash “hell” on the “Zionist regime” and destroy all US bases in the area.

“The claim about the flight of an Iranian drone and Iran’s involvement in the downing of a Zionist fighter jet is so ridiculous that it does not merit a comment,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said. He added that Iranian officials are acting in Syria only as advisers and do so “at the request of the… legitimate and lawful government.”

What’s more, any “aggressive actions” by Tel Aviv would trigger a serious response. That is because Iran is capable of creating “hell for the Zionists,” Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the deputy head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps, said.

Qassemi added that Syria is a sovereign state and its government and armed forces, have a “legitimate right to defend [its] territorial integrity and counter any kind of foreign aggression.” In the early hours of Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) claimed they intercepted an Iranian UAV, which crossed from the territory of Syria into Israel. In response, Israel conducted airstrikes on Iranian positions in Syria.

The Israeli military later said that one Israeli F-16 crashed due to the “massive Syrian anti-air fire.” The pilots ejected and survived the incident. In response to the crash, the IDF said it struck 12 Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria, including air defense batteries. Damascus denounced Israeli actions as “aggression.”

Touching upon the US policy towards Iran and the sanctions imposed on the Islamic republic, Salami said that Iran remains strong against all odds and could potentially destroy “all American military bases in the region by launching attacks from inside the country.”

Tensions between Israel and Iran rapidly flared up following the Saturday incident. The IDF warned Syria and Iran against “violating” its sovereignty by saying that both countries would pay a heavy price if they defy this warning. It also said that Tehran and Damascus are “playing with fire.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:55| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

発信が容易になって誤りの指摘も受けやすくなった

※ 内田‏ @uchida_kawasaki
ヒューマンライツ・ナウ(伊藤和子氏)には誤った情報の発信を訂正する責任があります - Togetter https://togetter.com/li/1160088 via @togetter_jp



ネットで誰でも発信しやすくなっていますが、逆に間違いなどは直ちに訂正を求められるようになっています。昔は、発信側が圧倒的に有利で異議を唱える方法も直接申し入れるだけで、無視ないしは握りつぶされるのが落ちでした。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 09:51| Comment(0) | デジタル・インターネット

イランのルハニーが米国議員と食事をしてもおかしくないが

FARSNEWS201/2/10
Iran Denies President Rouhani's "Secret" Dinner with US Congressmen
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Vice-President for Communications and Information Parviz Esmayeeli rejected a Wall Street Journal report claiming that President Hassan Rouhani secretly hosted three democrat US Congressmen in a private dinner in 2013.

"The allegations about a secret meeting or secret dinner of the mentioned figures (the US democrat congressmen) with President Rouhani is a sheer lie," Esmayeeli said on Saturday.

He added that during his stay in New York to participate in the annual UN General Assembly meeting, the Iranian president only attends an intimate meeting and dinner with Iranian expatriates residing in the US.

Meantime, Esmayeeli said that the Iranian president holds meetings with different groups every year on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting to explain Iran's foreign policy.

"President Rouhani had a meeting in 2013 with the Islamic Ulema (clerics) and leaders of the US Muslims society whose full reports and images were released at the time and they are available now at these addresses: President.ir/fa/71698, President.ir/fa/72693, President.ir/fa/72016," he added.

His remarks came after the Wall Street Journal claimed on Friday that the US congressmen, Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Andre Carson of Indiana and Gregory Meeks of New York, attended a private dinner with the Iranian president in New York in 2013, along with Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the black group Nation of Islam.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:13| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

800 Female ISIL Terrorists Detained in Northern Syria

FARSNEWS2018/2/10
800 Female ISIL Terrorists Detained in Northern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Some 800 women who had joined Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) are being detained in the Kurdish regions of Northern Syria with their children, German newspaper Die Welt reported on Saturday, citing a terrorism expert from Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Among the 800 were 15 German women, HRW's Nadim Houry said. He told the paper he had met and spoken to the women in January. The female Daesh members and their children were detained across several camps in the region, he added, Daily Sabah reported.

The women were from 40 different countries including Canada, France, Britain, Turkey and Australia, Houry stressed.

"These women are in a very difficult situation," he said, adding that "Especially for the small children the conditions are by no means good."

The women wanted to return home even if that meant having to face prosecution, he added, calling on European governments to allow the children to return.

"The children have not committed any crimes, they are the victims of the war and often their radicalized parents," he underlined.

FARSNEWS2018/2/10
400 ISIL Terrorists Released by PYD/PKK
TEHRAN (FNA)- The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Spokesman confirmed Friday that 400 Daesh prisoners had been released in northern Syria to fight Turkey.

"It is confirmed that 400 Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) prisoners in Raqqa, Afrin and Deir Ezzur were released on the condition that they will fight against Turkey," Mahir Unal said at a news conference following a Central Decision and Executive Board meeting of the AK Party, Anadolu Agency reported.

AK Party Spokesman said the National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli gave briefing on the country's recently launched Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin.

"We have revealed how the PYD/PKK-Daesh relations in Raqqa was uncovered […] It is confirmed that especially in Raqqa, Afrin and Deir Ezzur, 400 Daesh militants were released from prison by the PYD/PKK on the condition of fighting against Turkey," he said.

He said the terrorist PYD/PKK's recent move refuted the US' claims of fighting against Daesh on the ground.

Unal's remarks came after Vassily Nebenzia, Russia's permanent representative to the UN, told a Security Council meeting the PYD/PKK terror group in Northern Syria pardoned 400 Daesh members in early January.

Adding some of them to the ranks of the PYD/PKK-led group SDF, Nebenzia said 120 of released Daesh terrorists entered the ranks of the PYD/PKK terror group in Syria.

The terrorist group struck a deal with Daesh terrorists to use them as a tool against Turkey's Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, the sources told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to security concerns.

The PYD/PKK captured many civilians who were fleeing the clashes between Kurdish and Arab opposition groups, putting them in prisons in the townships of Rajo and Jinderes in the West of Afrin, as well as in underground cells.

The number of civilians being held in prisons, with no official charges against them, is estimated at 1,100. It was also reported that some of the detainees were told they were “convicted” for life.

Regarding the issue, Unal said the terrorist PYD/PKK's oppression and tyranny against the civilians in the region continues to exist.

Turkey on Jan. 20 launched Operation Olive Branch to remove PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin.

According to Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and the region as well as to protect the Syrian people from the oppression and cruelty of terrorists.

The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey’s rights based on international law, UN Security Council’s decisions, self-defense rights under the UN charter and respect for Syria's territorial integrity, it said.

The military has also said that only terrorist targets are being destroyed and "utmost importance" is being given to not harm any civilians.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:56| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Most Israeli Air-to-Ground Rockets Intercepted by Syria on Saturday

FARSNEWS2018/2/10
Syrian General: Missile Units Need No Green Light for Targeting Hostile Israeli Aircraft
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior retired Syrian General underlined the country's preparedness to confront intensified Israeli attacks, noting that the missile and defense units show immediate and direct reaction to any aggression.

"The decision to confront any Israeli aggression in any volume and form has been made (by the higher ranks in Syria) and the Syrian air defense systems had earlier confronted similar aggressions and intercepted and destroyed 13 Israeli missiles out of 15 missiles that the enemy had fired at the Syrian positions," General Yahya Suleiman said Saturday.

He stressed that the ball is now in Israel's court, adding, "If Israel wants intensified tensions, we will be ready for it."

General Suleiman, meantime, said that Israel doesn’t make such a decision so rapidly and it will first consult with its regional and international allies, specially the US.

A Syrian media outlet reported on Saturday that the country's Air Defense Units targeted an Israeli warplane after it raided the Syrian Army positions in the Central part of Syria.

The state-run SANA news agency quoted a field source as saying that an Israeli warplanes embarked on targeting a military base of the Syrian Army in Central part of the country on Saturday morning, adding that the Syrian air defense units tracked the warplanes and targeted more then one of them.

In the meantime, an Israeli media source reported that one of the Israeli jets was downed in al-Jalil region in Northern occupied Palestine by the Syrian air defense units' fire in the occupied Golan region.

Also, the Arabic-website of Russia's Sputnik quoted Spokesman for the Israeli Army Avikhai Adra'ei as saying that the Syrian air defense units targeted an Israeli F16 fighter jet in Northern part of Palestine, adding that the downed warplane's pilots are alive and in good health condition.

The Israeli spokesman further claimed that an Iranian drone entered airspace of the occupied Palestine, but an Israeli combat helicopter targeted it. Iranian officials have rejected the claim.

The Joint Operations Room run by the allied forces of Syria, Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia said the drone never crossed the border into Israel, adding that Israel has raided its drone base at the T4 airbase in Central Homs province in Central Syria far away from the Israeli border. The operations room said the drones operating at the base are tasked with collecting information on ISIL in Syrian territories. It also warned that the incident crossed the border of its tolerance, implying that it would reciprocate any further aggression by Israel.

In the meantime, other sources said that the two pilots of the down Israeli jet were injured and one of them is in critical condition.

Some sources reported that the badly inured pilot was wounded before ejecting form the warplane.

Damascus stressed on Thursday that the repeated Israeli attacks on Syria are a continuation of Israel’s aggressive approach represented by supporting terrorist groups to prolong the crisis in Syria and to raise the morale of the terrorists.

In a letter sent to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council, Syria's Foreign Ministry stressed that the continuation of Israel’s attacks only serves to support terrorist groups and to prolong the crisis in Syria.

During the past few years, Israel has frequently attacked military targets in Syria in what is considered as an attempt to prop up terrorist groups that have been suffering heavy defeats against Syrian government forces.

On several occasions, the Syrian army has confiscated Israeli-made arms and military equipment from militants fighting pro-Damascus forces. Israel has also been providing medical treatment to the extremist militants wounded in Syria.

FARSNEWS2018/2/10
Report: Most Israeli Air-to-Ground Rockets Intercepted by Syria on Saturday
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army's Air Defense Units have intercepted over 70 percent of incoming missiles and rockets fired at its positions in Damascus province in three rounds of air raids by Israeli fighter jets on Saturday, an Arab media outlet reported.

The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news network reported that Israeli fighter jets have fired tens of rockets at army's points in Damascus province but the Syrian air defense units tracked and intercepted over 70 percent of them.

Al-Mayadeen further said that the defense units utilized SAM 5 Ground-to-Air missiles to target the incoming Israeli rockets and missiles.

Al-Mayadeen quoted further Israeli media as reporting that the Syrian air defense fired over 25 missiles at the Israeli F-16 that was down earlier today.

In the meantime, al-Arabiya claimed that Israel's security cabinet has allowed the army to attack Syrian and Iranian targets in the depth of Syria in the next 48 hours.

Syrian Air Defense Units shot down an Israeli warplane after it raided the Syrian Army positions in the Central part of Syria.

The state-run SANA news agency quoted a field source as saying that an Israeli warplanes embarked on targeting a military base of the Syrian Army in Central part of the country on Saturday morning, adding that the Syrian air defense units tracked the warplanes and targeted more then one of them.

In the meantime, an Israeli media source reported that one of the Israeli jets was downed in al-Jalil region in Northern occupied Palestine by the Syrian air defense units' fire in the occupied Golan region.

Also, the Arabic-website of Russia's Sputnik quoted Spokesman for the Israeli Army Avikhai Adra'ei as saying that the Syrian air defense units targeted an Israeli F16 fighter jet in Northern part of Palestine, adding that the downed warplane's pilots are alive and in good health condition.

The Israeli spokesman further claimed that an Iranian drone entered airspace of the occupied Palestine, but an Israeli combat helicopter targeted it. Iranian officials have rejected the claim.

The Joint Operations Room run by the allied forces of Syria, Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia said the drone never crossed the border into Israel, adding that Israel has raided its drone base at the T4 airbase in Central Homs province in Central Syria far away from the Israeli border. The operations room said the drones operating at the base are tasked with collecting information on ISIL in Syrian territories. It also warned that the incident crossed the border of its tolerance, implying that it would reciprocate any further aggression by Israel.

In the meantime, other sources said that the two pilots of the down Israeli jet were injured and one of them is in critical condition.

Some sources reported that the badly inured pilot was wounded before ejecting form the warplane.

Field sources in Damascus province said earlier today that the Syrian Army's air defense units confronted a third wave of Israeli air raids in the Western part of Damascus province after the incident.

The sources said that air defense units repelled the third round of Israeli airstrikes on army positions in al-Dimas region, tracking and destroying the Israeli air-to-surface missile before hitting the target on the ground.

In the meantime, the AMN reported that the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles at a number of military points near the occupied Golan in Western Ghouta, adding that the Syrian forces tracked two of the fired missiles.

Meantime, the Israelis claim that they have halted the raids. "Our operation has been terminated," spokesman for the Israeli army announced a few minutes ago.

Also, Israeli media reported that Tel Aviv has called on Washington and Moscow to meddle and take control over the situation.

They said that residents in Northern occupied Palestine are still in the shelters.

The Syria's state-run SANA said that a situation of fear and anxiety has covered the Northern part of occupied Palestine.

SANA reported earlier today that the Syrian air defense units confronted a new raid of Israeli fighter jets in Damascus province airspace.

The news agency further quoted a military source as saying that the air defense units repelled the Israeli jet's fresh attack on army positions in the Southern part of the country.

Israel’s Channel 2 has also reported that the Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv had temporarily halted air traffic.

The Syrian military had hit at least one Israeli F-16 aircraft that attacked positions inside Syrian territory, sending it down in flames and smoke.

Over the past years, Israel has frequently attacked targets in Syria, often claiming that it hit positions or convoys belonging to Iran. This is while Iran has no military presence in Syrian territory, only offering advisory military assistance to the Syrian government fighting an all-out foreign-sponsored militancy.

Damascus stressed on Thursday that the repeated Israeli attacks on Syria are a continuation of Israel’s aggressive approach represented by supporting terrorist groups to prolong the crisis in Syria and to raise the morale of the terrorists.

In a letter sent to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council, Syria's Foreign Ministry stressed that the continuation of Israel’s attacks only serves to support terrorist groups and to prolong the crisis in Syria.

"The government of the Syrian Arab Republic reiterates its warning to Israel on the serious repercussions of its attacks on Syria, its continued support for armed terrorist organizations, and its continued occupation of the Arab territories, including the occupied Syrian Golan, and it holds Israel fully responsible for that,” it said.

It further went on to condemn the Tel Aviv regime's latest attack in which Israeli aircraft launched missiles from the Lebanese airspace on an area in Damascus countryside.

The letter noted that the attack coincides with "the launching of more than 1,000 rockets and mortar rounds during the past few days on neighborhoods, suburbs, diplomatic missions, service facilities, and churches in Damascus and other cities, where dozens of civilians were killed and hundreds others were wounded, most of them women and children."

The letter concluded by calling on the UN and the Security Council to condemn such actions and to take firm and immediate measures to halt those attacks.

During the past few years, Israel has frequently attacked military targets in Syria in what is considered as an attempt to prop up terrorist groups that have been suffering heavy defeats against Syrian government forces.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:54| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

メキシコで放射性物質が盗難に

RT2018/2/10
Massive alert in Mexico after radioactive device stolen
Mexico’s interior ministry has issued an alert across seven states following the theft of a radioactive device.

The item in question is a nuclear densometer which is used in geotechnical engineering to measure density. It contains radioactive material and there are fears such material could be used to make a “dirty bomb.”

The theft of the device took place in the city of León in the state of Guanajuata on Thursday morning. It was stolen from a vehicle belonging to an engineering firm. The National Coordination of Civil Protection warned that the material in the device is highly dangerous if removed from its container.

As well as Guanajuata, the ministry issued warnings in Querétaro, Jalisco, Michoacán, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes, and Zacatecas. The National coordinator of Civil Protection, Luis Felipe Puente, tweeted a picture showing what the device looks like.

Thieves have successfully got their hands on radioactive material several times in Mexico in recent years.

In April last year, a nine-state alert was issued following the theft of industrial radiography equipment which was filled with Iridium-192, a radioactive element that can cause burns, acute radiation sickness, and death. Similar heists also took place in April 2015 and July 2014.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:46| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故