A funeral was held today for 15-year-old Ahmad Said Shams, shot to death by Bahraini security forces on Wednesday. Eyewitnesses said that security forces shot the victim outside his home and prevented him from receiving medical aid and from being transported to a hospital until he died on site. Al-Alam reports that during a protest called the “March of the Koran” in Manama, dozens were injured by live bullets and tear gas used by Saudi-supported forces to disperse crowds. Human Rights Watch has condemned the Bahraini forces for committing human rights violations against the people.
To commemorate “Land Day,” Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, and the 1948 territories protested against Palestinian division and Israeli occupation. Tonight, Future TV bring us a report on the demonstration, in which protestors carried Palestinian flags and chanted slogans calling for national unity.
Al-Jazeera reports from Libya, where Gaddafi's brigades have bombed the eastern entrance of Brega city. Revolutionaries said that Misurata was also bombed this morning, reportedly killing up to 20 people. According to numerous reports, Gaddafi's brigades took control of Ras Lanuf after bombing the revolutionaries' strongholds with heavy weaponry. The revolutionaries are now defending Brega after what they referred to as a tactical withdrawal from Bin Jawad, Ras Lanuf and Aqela. Former Libyan officials believe that the regime's days are numbered after the resignation of Gaddafi’s foreign minister.
The BBC reports that the Yemeni opposition has rejected a new offer made by President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The new offer entails transferring the president's jurisdictions to a transitional government, and in exchange the president would stay in power until the end of his presidential term in 2013. The protestors repeatedly stressed that they will continue mobilizing and organizing daily marches until the president steps down.
Dubai TV reports that the Kuwaiti cabinet has resigned in order to avoid questioning by the People's Assembly. This news comes a day after ministers from the ruling family resigned following questioning. The minister of oil, the minster of information, the foreign minister, and the minister of economic development all stepped down. The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah is expected to reappoint Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser al-Sabah in order to form a new government.