RAMALLAH, Israeli measures, whether by the state or the settlers, against Palestinians in the occupied territories dominated the front page headlines in the three Palestinian Arabic dailies on Tuesday.
The papers reported on the Israeli army demolition of nurseries in Hizma, a town east of Jerusalem, as well as attempt by settlers to take over two building in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, which was foiled by the Palestinian residents of the area.
The main front page story in al-Quds daily said Washington has quietly frozen aid to the Palestinian Authority because of the insistence of the PA to pay allowances to families of prisoners and those killed by Israel and it put four conditions for resuming the aid all related to the reason for freezing it in addition to wanting the PA to stop and condemn all acts of resistance against the 50-year long Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip.
A main front page story in al-Hayat al-Jadida said President Mahmoud Abbas is going to meet Prince William in Ramallah on Wednesday.
It also quoted Jibril Rjoub, head of the Palestinian Football Association, saying that Abbas is going to attend the final World Cup football game in Russia.
The paper said in another story that Israel has made a deal to Hamas that would lengthen the division until there is total separation from the West Bank.
Al-Ayyam reported on this story as well adding that the deal talks about a harbor in Cyprus to benefit Gaza in return for release of Israeli prisoners held by Hamas.
The paper also said that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) is going to dismiss 1000 employees who were hired under the emergency plan due to financial difficulties.
It said the Palestine Liberation Organization has warned against donor countries failing to come to the aid of UNRWA.
Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency