The weekly protests in Gaza and West Bank focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, The weekly Friday protests on the Gaza border with Israel and in the West Bank against the Israeli occupation that always end with dozens injured from Israeli army gunfire were highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies on Saturday.

The papers printed pictures of the protests and said dozens of people were injured when Israeli forces opened fire at them.

Al-Quds said West Bank protests concentrated in Mughayyir, Nilin, Bilin and Kufr Qaddoum, adding that hundreds were injured in these protests and on the Gaza border with Israel.

The three papers also said people buried a Palestinian from Qalandia refugee camp after Israel turned over his corpse to his family after holding it for several weeks.

Al-Quds quoted sources reporting to it on details of the meeting in Gaza between Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh with Egyptian intelligence officer Ahmad Abdul Khaleq and the United Nations coordinator Nickolay Mladenov to discuss the provisions for calm with Israel.

Al-Ayyam described the meeting as unprecedented and said the meeting went on for a long time.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad saying forming a government of factions aims at correcting the situation and ending the division. He also expressed hope that consultations on forming a government will end before the end of this week, according to the paper.

The paper also said the US International Aid Agency has stopped all operations in the Palestinian areas.

It said the executive council of the World Health Organization has rejected an Israeli resolution on the health situation in the occupied Palestinian territories.

It also said Spanish basketball fans raised the Palestinian flag during a game with an Israeli team in Madrid and a Spanish company decided not to take part in an Israeli railroad project because it goes through occupied Palestinian land.

Al-Ayyam said US envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt attacked Palestinian officials on Twitter. It said Greenblatt wrote seven tweets attacking presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh and two against Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

It said a Palestinian born in Gaza and a Dutch citizen has filed a lawsuit at a court in The Hague against former Israeli chief of staff Benny Gantz accusing him and another Israeli commander of war crimes in the murder of his mother, three brothers, a sister-in-law, a nephew and a guest of the family when their house was attacked by the Israeli air force on July 20, 2014.

Al-Quds said three Israeli gliders were spotted flying over Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency