One dead of wounds, over 100 injured in Gaza, say dailies

RAMALLAH, One Palestinian died on Friday of his wounds sustained during one of the protests at the Gaza border with Israel and over 100 were injured in this Friday’s protests, the three Palestinian Arabic dailies reported in their top front page story in their Saturday issue.

They said while the number of Palestinians killed since the start of the protests on March 30 has reached 115 (on Saturday they reached 116 as another Gaza protester has died of his wounds), the number of wounded has exceeded the 13,000 mark, hundreds reported in critical conditions.

Al-Quds said France provided medical teams working in Gaza financial aid and the Israeli Supreme Court gave the green light to the army to continue to shoot and kill Palestinians during the Gaza border protests.

It said also that the United Nations is coordinating a four-way meeting between the Palestinian Authority, Israel, Egypt and the UN to draw mechanism to solve the critical humanitarian conditions in Gaza.

It said also in a report by its Washington correspondent that the US administration is reconsidering the amount and mechanism for disbursement of US aid to the Palestinians.

Al-Ayyam said Israeli settlers cut trees and attacked Palestinians in the south of the West Bank.

It said that preliminary results in the death of Palestinian prisoner in Israel showed that cause of death was a heart attack resulting from brutal assault.

It said in another story by Reuters quoting a Palestinian physician that there is no specific date for releasing President Mahmoud Abbas from hospital, where he is getting treatment for lung infection.

It said over 200,000 Muslims attended the second Friday of Ramadan prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

It included a story on the risks young Palestinians denied by Israel entry into Jerusalem take to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque to attend the Friday prayer as they jump over the concrete wall Israel has built to separate Jerusalem from the West Bank.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the Dominican Republic said it will not move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

It quoted Prime Minster Rami Hamdallah saying that the financial rights of families of Palestinians killed by Israel are protected despite the challenges.

It said Israel released four Palestinian journalists from Sanabel radio in Hebron following 22 months in detention.

It also said hundreds of Palestinians participated in a march of return in Israel marking the Tantour massacre by Israel 70 years ago.

The papers said over 76,000 Palestinian students in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip start on Saturday their high school matriculation exams referred to Injaz, formerly tawjihi.

In Arab and international news, the dailies reported on the situation in Syria, the meeting in Vienna to salvage the Iran nuclear agreement and the possibility of holding an American-North Korean summit.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency