Newspapers Review: Reactions to the American deal continue to dominate the front page

The repercussion of the American so-called deal of the century revealed on Tuesday in Washington remained the main front-page story in the three Palestinian Arabic dailies today highlighting the protests that erupted in several Palestinian areas yesterday and Israeli army forceful crackdown on these protests as well as reactions.

The papers continued to highlight Arab and international reactions to this plan, mainly denouncing it and others expressing support for the Palestinian struggle for liberation and the two-state solution.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said Palestinians are planning diplomatic and popular steps to respond to the American plan.

Al-Quds said, based on a report in the Israeli media, that President Mahmoud Abbas sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatening to cancel security coordination.

It said Abbas is going to travel to New York next week to take part in United Nations Security Council deliberations on the American plan, as said by Palestine’s permanent representative to the UN Riyad Mansour.

It also said representatives of Palestinian factions in Ramallah, mainly Fatah, are going to travel to Gaza in the near future to prepare for a visit by President Abbas to the besiege enclave. The visit is expected to foster national unity.

Al-Ayyam said a Dutch court refused to deliberate a lawsuit against Benny Gantz, head of the Israeli opposition party, Blue-White, filed by a Dutch citizen of Palestinian origin who lost six of his family members in an Israel strike on Gaza in 2014. The court said it is not qualified to deliberate this case.

Source: Palestine news and Information Agency