* BBC reported on the ongoing demonstrations in Iran that erupted in the wake of the murder of the young woman, Mahsa Amini. Ramita Navai wrote a report in the Sunday Times reviewing the continuation of demonstrations in Iran, under the title "Iranian youth's struggle for freedom...the Iranian regime has never faced a greater threat." The writer said that the demonstrators receive threats through phone calls or messages from “unknown” numbers, but they include clear messages, “We saw you in the demonstrations, and if we see you again, there will be a problem, this is the first and last warning.” The newspaper continues: These threats targeted the demonstrators, two weeks after the funeral of the young woman, Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by the police for wearing "inappropriate clothes."
* A group of young people in Tehran called on citizens to gather in front of major universities in the capital of Iran in continuation of the popular uprising against the Iranian regime. In conjunction with rallies in many cities around the world, these young people wrote in their statement: "the presence of the heroic Tehran students in the protests has caused fear from the repressive authorities, and the closure of all universities in Tehran is proof of that." The statement asked all citizens of Tehran, especially youth, to gather in front of the nearest university to their place of residence from 14:00 on Saturday (October 1), and if oppressive forces are present, they should attend in the adjacent side streets.
* The French website OrientXXI published an article by Moez Karajah, a researcher in Palestinian affairs, titled: “On the New Resistance and the Implications for Change in the Palestinian Reality.” In the article, Karajah states that the armed Palestinian resistance led by young people who have no party or organizational affiliation against the Israeli military incursions in the cities of the West Bank would redraw the political reality in the West Bank, in the face of a Palestinian Authority that has become futile. The writer added that there is no doubt that the West Bank is witnessing transformations, and that it is likely to get out of the state of “relative stability”. He adds that these transformations must be understood and framed within their general and cumulative historical context, as they are not a product of the moment. Karajah adds that the West Bank has been in a state of extensive interrelated political, national, and economic transformations for more than ten years. The writer considered that we are on the cusp of a different stage with special features, the expected explosion of which may lead to a profound transformation in the prevailing and dominant political reality for three decades, in contrast to the pattern of previous outbursts that quickly end.
* According to a study by Prometheus Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, 86% of the Moroccan youth interviewed are dissatisfied with the performance of politicians and parties and do not bother to engage youth in parties because of the weakness of their organizations and the corruption of their governance. In the same regard, the study recorded a paradox described as new to the Moroccan political field, to the effect that despite the weak attractiveness of party work, this did not prevent 6 out of 10 young men and women from registering in the general electoral lists in 2021. The research also showed that the majority of voters based their choices on trust in the candidate away from any partisan or ideological commitment, as the factors of neighborhood, family proximity, and tribal affiliation seemed decisive in their choices.
* The 14th Annual ASDA'A BCW Arab Youth Survey found that a clear majority in the GCC, North Africa, and the Levant (64%) say democracy in the region will never work, despite two-thirds of Arab youth saying they have more freedoms because of the Arab Spring. While perceptions of the United States as an ally of the Arab world have strengthened over the past five years, a majority support its disengagement from the Middle East, China, Turkey, and Russia are seen as stronger allies of their countries by young Arabs than historical powerbrokers the US, the United Kingdom, and France.