Newspapers Review: Death of two Palestinians from Israeli army gunfire highlight of the dailies

RAMALLAH– The Israeli army killing of a Palestinian youth in al-Faraa refugee camp in the Jordan Valley and the death of a Palestinian two years after he was shot by soldiers in Masafer Yatta were highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today – al-Ayyam, al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida.

The papers said Mahmoud Majed al-Aydi, 17, was shot and killed in al-Faraa camp during an early morning army raid.

They also said Haroun Rasmi Abu Arram, 27, succumbed to his wounds sustained two years ago in Masafer Yatta by Israeli army gunfire that made him quadriplegic and undergoing several surgeries to save his life.

The three dailies also highlighted plans by the Palestinian freedom fighters in Israeli jails to escalate the situation in the prisons in response to repressive measures taken by the prison administration against them.

Al-Quds said five prisons are going to join today the mutiny declared by the prisoners.

The paper also said in another story that Israel has approved the construction of more than 9400 housing units in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Al-Ayyam said the two Israeli racist and fascist ministers, Smotrich and Ben Gvir, are challenging the United States and Europe with their persistence to expand and build more settlements.

It said France, Germany Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States said they were “deeply troubled” by the Israeli government’s announcement that it is advancing nearly 10,000 settlement units, and intends to begin a process to normalize nine outposts that were previously deemed illegal under Israeli law.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said a trilateral meeting in Brussels that included the European Union, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab League discussed the situation in the Middle East and ways to revive the peace process.

It said US lawmakers have attacked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for plans to weaken the judicial system in Israel.

The paper said President Mahmoud Abbas received at his Ramallah office a Libya delegation from the Chamber of Commerce.

In news about the Turkey-Syria earthquake, al-Quds said more than 41,000 people have been killed and that the number of Palestinian victims has reached 100.

It said the Israeli occupation authorities decided to open an investigation against the head of the Higher Islamic Council, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, because of his defense of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Source: Palestine and News Information Agency