Israeli attack on Ramallah village focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Sunday, News about the attacks by both Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers, which resulted in the killing of one Palestinian in village of al-Mughayer, northeast of Ramallah, hit the highlights of the front pages of the three Arabic Palestinian dailies on Sunday.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida, al-Ayyam and al-Quds said that Israeli settlers and soldiers on Saturday shot dead a Palestinian youth and injured at least nine others, during clashes which erupted in the village of al-Mughayer, northeast of Ramallah, the occupied West Bank, after a group of Jewish settlers raided and attacked the village.

They said Hamdi Taleb Na’san, 38, was announced dead by the Ministry of Health shortly after he was critically injured by Israeli settlers. Nine others were also injured, one of them seriously. The injured were moved to nearby hospitals for medical treatment.

Commenting on the murder, the dailies said that the Palestinian Presidency condemned the attack in a statement, saying that This [attack] reaffirms that the Israeli government is continuing its policy of escalation.

The dailies said the Presidency blamed the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu responsible for this escalation. This [escalation] will lead to serious consequences, further tension and the creation of a dangerous and uncontrollable atmosphere.

Al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida said that Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian in East Jerusalem early Saturday after shooting at a car he was driving.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said that two Palestinians, a father and his son, were slightly injured on Saturday evening after an Israeli settler attacked them with an axe near the village of Deir Estya, to the north of Salfit town.

According to al-Ayyam, a Palestinian resident to Silwan, a neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, demolished on Saturday two rooms in his home after he received a warning from the West Jerusalem Israeli municipality that if he does not demolish the rooms on his own, the municipality would destroy them and force him to pay exorbitant costs.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said Lina Osama Quteineh, a genetics doctor from Jerusalem, won the second prize in Switzerland for best published research in organ transplant in 2018.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency