Newspaper Review: Developments in Jerusalem focus of dailies

The recent developments in the occupied city of Jerusalem, including the dozens of injuries among Palestinians that were caused by Israeli gunfire, continue to hit the front pages of the three Arabic Palestinian dailies on Sunday.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida, al-Ayyam and al-Quds said that dozens of Palestinian worshippers were injured during the clashes that erupted with the Israeli police in al-Aqsa Mosque. Israeli police officers also arrested several worshipers and denied many others access into the compound.

The dailies added that Israeli police set up a checkpoint near the town Abu Ghosh at Highway 1, which connects Jerusalem with Jaffa and north cities, and stopped dozens of buses loaded with worshipers who were on their way to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

The papers said that 90,000 Palestinian Muslim worshippers attended al-Aqsa to gather for the nighttime Laylat al-Qadr at al-Aqsa Mosque, in what’s known as Ramadan’s Holy Night.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida and al-Ayyam said that the Arab League is set to hold on Monday an urgent meeting at the level of permanent representatives to discuss the latest Israeli violence in Jerusalem.

Al-Quds reported that Israeli settlers, backed by Israeli army forces, attacked on Saturday evening Palestinian homes, farmers, and shepherds in Masafer Yatta area to the south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank.

The dailies said the Israeli crackdown on worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque was met with condemnations from the international community, Arab and other friendly countries.

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA

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