Death of Palestinian in Gaza focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, The death of a Palestinian protestor from his wounds sustained from Israeli gunfire in the besieged Gaza Strip hit the front page headlines in Palestinian dailies.

The dailies reported that a Palestinian young man succumbed to his wounds sustained as a result of being shot by Israeli soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia.

Ahmad Abu Jabal, 30, succumbed to his critical wounds after being hit with Israeli military gunshot that hit his chest on last Tuesday during the maritime rally in the northern besieged coastal enclave.

Additionally, the dailies reported that Israeli military notified scores of Palestinian families to leave their houses in the northern Jordan Valley to make room for military drills.

Furthermore, al-Quds reported that Israeli forces raided al-Lubban Ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus, triggering confrontations with villagers.

According to al-Hayat al-Jadida said that a Palestinian young man was injured with an Israeli live round during the raid.

It also reported that Israeli forces conducted raids into the Beit Fajjar and Tuqu towns, south and southeast of Bethlehem.

Highlighting the situation in Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the dailies reported that Islamic commissions in Jerusalem condemned the flying of gliders over East Jerusalem’s flashpoint.

Minister of Waqf and Religious Affairs Yusef Ideis was reported in al-Quds stating that Israeli occupation authorities committed over 100 violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque in January 2019.

The dailies reported Palestinian Permanent Observer to the United Nations Riyad Mansour saying that the UN Security Council (UNSC) is scheduled to hold a closed-door meeting on next Wednesday on Israel’s recent decision to eject the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH).

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida reported Egypt expressing its concerns on Israel’s decision to expel the international task force monitoring the West Bank city of Hebron.

According to al-Quds, Chief of Hamas political bureau Ismail Haniyeh led a Hamas delegation to Cairo for talks on several issues.

Elaborating on the same theme, al-Ayyam said that delegations from Hamas and Islamic Jihad left the Gaza Strip to Cairo for talks on intra-Palestinian reconciliation and recent situation in Gaza.

Besides, al-Ayyam said that Israel has started the construction of a new over-ground six-meter-high barrier along the border with Gaza.

Regarding the formation of a new Palestinian government, al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida reported member of Fatah Central Committee Tawfiq Tirawi stating that names of possible upcoming government ministers being shared are incorrect.

Al-Ayyam reported that the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announced that it won’t participate in any unity government to be formed soon.

Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Husseini was reported in al-Ayyam warning that Israeli occupation authorities are removing all manifestations of Palestinian sovereignty in Jerusalem.

Regionally, al-Quds said that Pope Francis has arrived on historic visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency