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Newspapers Review: Israeli army’s attack on funeral procession, protests highlight of the Palestinian dailies

The three Palestinian Arabic dailies – al-Hayat al-Jadida, al-Ayyam, and al-Quds – published today highlighted news of the occupation forces’ attack on the funeral procession of Odeh Muhammad Odeh Sadaqa, 17, in the village of al-Midya, west of Ramallah, and the dozens of injuries as a result of the suppression of the anti-settlements, anti-occupation protests in the West Bank. Here are the main headlines of the three dailies: Al-Hayat al-Jadida:

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Israeli occupation forces raid homes, detain Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

The Israeli occupation forces raided early this morning several Palestinian homes in the West Bank and detained members of the household, according to various sources. They also detained a number of Gaza Strip residents near the border fence. Soldiers raided this morning Arroub refugee camp in the south of the West Bank and detained a resident after breaking into and searching his home, according to Palestinian security sources. Similarly, soldiers

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Israeli navy opens fire at Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast, injures two

Two Palestinian fishermen were today wounded by rubber-coated metal rounds as Israeli navy boats attacked them while sailing off the northern coast of the Gaza Strip, forcing them to return to the shore, reported WAFA correspondent. He said the two fishermen were taken to hospital after their return to shore and reported in stable condition. The Israeli gunfire also hit the engine of the fishermen’s boat, damaging it. Earlier today,

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Six Gaza fishermen detained by Israeli navy while at sea

The Israeli navy detained this morning six Palestinian fishermen while at sea in the north of the Gaza Strip, reported WAFA correspondent. He said the navy first detained four fishermen in al-Waha region and then two more west of Gaza port after seizing and impounding their fishing boats. Fishing is the main source of income and living for thousands of Gazans. The impoverished Gaza Strip has been under constant Israeli

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A social media watch group says it documented 132 violations against Palestinian content in May

The Ramallah-based social media watch group, Sada Social Center, said today that it has documented 132 violations against Palestinian digital content on social media platforms during the month of May. It said Palestinian accounts received a number of content policy violation reports, which caused restrictions on posting, post reach and bans on posting news related to Palestine. In a surprise move and a further restriction to reach the Palestinian user,

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Macron affirms to President Abbas his support for peace, continued efforts to stop current escalation

In a telephone call today, French President Emmanuel Macron affirmed to President Mahmoud Abbas France’s unyielding support for peace and its continued efforts with the concerned sides and all international parties to stop the current escalation and move forward the initiatives that lead to the desired political horizon. The two presidents discussed during this telephone call the latest political developments, the current dangerous situation in the Palestinian territories, and ways

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Dozens suffocate after Israeli forces attack peaceful march opposed to dislodging Masafer Yatta residents

Dozens of peace activists today suffocated after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli occupation forces during a march opposed to Israeli government plans to dislodge hundreds of Palestinian residents of Masafer Yatta in the south of the West Bank and to demolish their communities, according to a local activist. Fouad al-Imour, an activist in the South Hebron Hills, said dozens of activists and supporters came to al-Rakiz village in Masafer

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Protesters in Ramallah demand Israel releases bodies of slain Palestinians

Hundreds of Palestinians marched today in downtown Ramallah, in the center of the West Bank, demanding the Israeli occupation authorities to hand over the withheld bodies of dozens of Palestinians killed by IOF during the past few years. The march was initiated and called for by the families of Palestinian martyrs whose bodies are withheld by the occupation authorities, and was attended by hundreds of Palestinians who chanted slogans and

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PLO Secretary-General: President Abbas is in good health and working as usual

Hussein Al-Sheikh, the Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), dismissed today false reports regarding the health condition of President Mahmoud Abbas. “Reports circulated by the yellow press regarding the health condition of Mr. President Mahmoud Abbas are false,” said Al-Sheikh in a tweet. Al-Sheikh described these reports “are aimed at destabilizing the internal Palestinian situation,” adding that the President was “in good condition and doing his work as usual.”

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إدارة “سجون الاحتلال” تعزل الأسير عبدالله البرغوثي

قال “نادي الأسير” الفلسطيني (منظمة مجتمع مدني في رام الله)، اليوم السبت، إن سلطة سجون الاحتلال الإسرائيلي، تعزل الأسير عبدالله البرغوثي (50 عاماً) في زنازين سجن “ريمون”، منذ 31 أيار/مايو الماضي. وأوضح “نادي الأسير” في بيان تلقته “قدس برس”، أن “الأسير البرغوثي يعتبر من أبرز الأسرى الذين واجهوا سياسة العزل الانفرادي على مدار سنوات طويلة وبشكل متواصل”. وقال البيان إن “هذه الخطوة ما هي إلا عملية انتقامية تنفذها إدارة سجون

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تواصل مسلسل خسائر “فتح” في الانتخابات النقابية والطلابية .. أبرز الدلالات والمؤشرات؟

عدّ مراقبون، نتائج الانتخابات المحلية والطلابية والنقابية (آخرها نقابة الأطباء)، “مؤشرا واضحا على حجم التراجع وفقدان ثقة الشارع الفلسطيني بحركة فتح وتيار السلطة الفلسطينية”. وجرت أمس الجمعة، انتخابات نقابة الأطباء في 8 مدن بالضفة الغربية المحتلة، ونتج عنها فوز الكتل التي تمثل “تيار المقاومة” بـ6 مدن (طولكرم وجنين ونابلس وقلقيلية والقدس والخليل)، مقابل قائمتين لـ”فتح” في مدينتي رام الله وبيت لحم. كما أعيد انتخاب الدكتور شوقي صبحة (مستقل)، نقيبًا للأطباء

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الاحتلال يعتقل 500 فلسطيني بينهم 47 طفلا خلال الشهر الماضي

قال مركز فلسطين لدراسات الأسرى، اليوم السبت، إن سلطات الاحتلال الإسرائيلي، استمرت خلال شهر أيار/ مايو الماضي، في تصعيد حملات التنكيل والاعتقال بحق الفلسطينيين. وأفاد المركز (مؤسسة مجتمع مدني مقرها غزة)، في تقرير شهري تلقته “قدس برس”، أنه “رصد (500) حالة اعتقال بينها 47 طفلاً، و15 سيدة، إضافة إلى ارتقاء شهيد للحركة الأسيرة”. وأوضح أن “الاحتلال واصل استهدف الفلسطينيين وخاصة في مدينة القدس، بهدف ردعهم عن التصدي لاقتحامات المسجد الأقصى”،

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