Dailies highlight killing of alleged Palestinian stabber

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, The killing of a Palestinian who allegedly attempted to stab Israeli soldiers in the north of the West Bank was the main front page story of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies on Tuesday.

The young man was identified as Elias Saleh Yasin, 22, from the Salfit area village of Bidya. The papers said Israeli soldiers at the location opened fire at him killing him immediately.

Developments at Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, also occupied prominent space on the front page of the dailies, which said that many were injured and detained after Israeli army bulldozers broke into the Palestinian village that is facing imminent demolition and displacement of its Palestinian residents.

Al-Ayyam said 32 people were injured when Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians who gathered at the northern Gaza borders with Israel to support the boat protests.

It said a female Israeli soldier fired shots at a Palestinian at a checkpoint point east of Jerusalem for fun.

Al-Quds said classes will resume as normal on Tuesday at Lubban/al-Sawiyeh school in the north of the West Bank, a day after the Israeli army had issued an order to shut it down alleging students throw rocks at soldiers in the area. The army backed down on the decision to close it following strong protests by the students, their parents and Palestinian officials.

Al-Quds also said Washington is keeping quiet regarding Israel’s detention of Lara Alqasem, 22, an American student of Palestinian descent. Alqasem arrived in Tel Aviv ten days ago on a one year study visa but was denied entry for her alleged support for boycott movements and was going to be sent back but was kept at the airport since then awaiting a decision by the Israeli High Court on her status.

The paper also said in another story that thousands of Palestinian employees of the private sector demonstrated in Ramallah on Monday against the new social security law.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah saying that implementation of the law will not be delayed but that he is willing to make changes on it.

It said Walid Zaghloul is the first Palestinian to become member of a city council in Belgium.

Al-Ayyam said an Irish lawmaker and a Spanish journalist were honored and awarded medals for their outstanding work for the Palestinians.

The papers also reported on the statements of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israeli parliament, particularly his attack on President Mahmoud Abbas and on developments regarding the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency