Tunisia’s president says the cyclone that devastated Libya is evidence of Zionist influence

He said Tunisian President Kais– which took full power in July 2021 to “maintain social peace” – declared that Cyclone Daniel, which hit northeastern Libya a week earlier, leaving thousands dead and missing, was a “Evidence of growing Zionist influence.”

“The Storm Daniel, why doesn’t anyone ask about this name? Who chose this name? Daniel is a Hebrew prophet and was chosen to name the storm. This is evidence of the growing Zionist influence that dominates reason and thought,” said the president on Monday evening during a government meeting in the presence of Prime Minister Ahmed Hachani.

said made the Palestinian cause one of his campaign slogans in 2019 and since he came to power has called normalization with Israel “high treason.”. Since August, parliament has been considering a new bill that would criminalize relations with this state as “unconditional support” for Palestine.

The raging waters devastated northeastern Libya on September 10th, particularly in the region City of Derna, WhereTwo dams collapsed, releasing 33 million liters of water in the early hours of the morning and entire residential areas, bridges and roads were swept into the sea.

The tensions in this coastal city of 120,000 came hours after the United Nations drastically cut the cyclone’s death toll from 11,300 to 4,000 and thousands of citizens protested yesterday against local authorities’ inaction over the disaster.

Survivors and local and international rescue teams continue the search for bodies, most of which are in the areas Another 40,000 people have been displaced and are facing outbreaks of diseases such as cholera and diarrhea and dehydration and malnutrition due to water pollution and poor hygiene.

Disaster management was characterized by dpolitical vision and lack of coordination between the two opposing authorities those contesting executive power: the Government of National Accord (GNU) of Abdulhamid Dbeiba, based in Tripoli (West) and recognized by the international community; and the Benghazi government, elected by parliament and under Haftar’s control and led by Osama Hammad.

The mayor’s house burned during the protests in Derna

Meanwhile, protests by Libyan citizens against poor flood management are intensifying. A crowd of angry people attacked the house of the former mayor of the Libyan city of Derna They set it on fire. The former manager, Abdulmenam Al Gaizi, The government of Benghazi (East) had suspended it days earlier until a judicial investigation into the disaster in that city is completed.

Scream “Libya, national unity. East or West. “Libyans are brothers and there is no difference between anyone,” Thousands of residents gathered in the central Martyrs’ Square, demanding the dismissal of Parliament Speaker Aquila Salah, whom they accuse of obstructing the country’s unification process after 12 years of conflict following the NATO-backed popular uprising that toppled him Muammar Gaddafi.

According to critics, lThe Tobruk-based House of Representatives met just three days after raging waters devastated the northeast of the country last Sunday.particularly Derna, where two dams collapsed, releasing 33 million liters of water in the early hours of the morning and washing entire residential areas, bridges and roads into the sea.

The tensions in this coastal city came hours after the United Nations sharply cut the cyclone’s death toll from 11,300 to 4,000.

For his part, the acting chairman of the Derna Municipal Council, Ahmed Amdrud, announced three measures to address the situation: the reconstruction of the city by specialized foreign companies, the appointment of consultants to study the feasibility of the dams and offering housing support to the victims.

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