Dailies highlight Israeli measures in the occupied territories

RAMALLAH, The three Palestinian Arabic dailies highlighted in their Monday issue Israeli measures in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Al-Quds said Jewish fanatics broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque in a provocative manner as well as into West Bank villages such as Sebastia in the north of the West Bank and Yatta in the south.

In addition, Israeli forces raided a print shop in a Jerusalem area village and seized its equipment.

Al-Ayyam reported on facilities the Israeli government provides to settlers to expand their businesses in occupied East Jerusalem.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said three Palestinians were shot and injured by the Israeli army in Gaza.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida dedicated half of its front page for a photo of former Palestinian prisoners meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas at his Ramallah headquarters. It said in the headline that the president stressed to the former prisoners that the issue of prisoners in Israeli jails, who currently number 6500, is the cause of the entire Palestinian people.

Other news in al-Hayat al-Jadida included reports on the assassination of Fadi al-Batsh in Malaysia. Al-Ayyam wondered if the Israeli Mossad were behind the assassination.

The papers also highlighted statements by an Israeli lawmaker saying that it would have been better if the army shot and killed Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian girl who stood up to Israeli soldiers and was imprisoned for eight month for slapping an armed soldier who raided her family home.

They also reported on the upcoming meeting for the Palestinian National Council (PNC) and said that all is set for holding the meeting planned for April 30 in Ramallah.

They also said the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine rejected a call by Hamas to hold an alternative meeting to the PNC. Both organizations are boycotting the meeting.

Al-Ayyam reported on the developments at Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria where fighting has been going on for four days during which four Palestinian refugees were killed.

Source: Palestine News and Info Agency