Newspaper Review: Abbas’ Remarks during 1st Innovators Forum as Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, September 13, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies focused on Sunday on remarks made by President Mahmoud Abbas during the First National Forum for Innovators, which was held in Ramallah on Saturday.

Abbas was quoted by al-Ayyam as saying that, ‘We’ are on the right path, and countries of the world understand the demands of the Palestinian people.”

Al-Hayat al-Jadida also quoted Abbas in its main subject as stressing that, ‘we’ will raise The Palestinian flag at Jerusalem, just as we have raised it at the United Nations’ [headquarters].

Al-Ayyam said Arab Foreign Minister will partake in raising the Palestinian flag at the UN headquarters in New York at the end of this month.

On a different subject, al-Quds said that Temple Mount Jewish groups called upon their followers to break into al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday to perform religious rituals there to mark the beginning of the Jewish year.

Al-Quds said the Israeli navy opened gunfire towards Palestinian fishermen sailing off Gaza on Saturday, while the Israeli army also targeted farmers east of Gaza city. It said that two Palestinians were detained by the army near Gaza borderline.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted a report by Defense for Children International – Palestine, which said that 86 percent of Palestinian minors, who were arrested by the Israeli authorities in 2015, endured physical violence during their detention, interrogation, and transfer between Israeli jails.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the health condition of two Palestinian prisoners incarcerated in Israeli jails have significantly deteriorated. The prisoners were identified as Salah At-Titi, and Murad Sa’ed.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida also focused on the election of Jeremy Corbyn, known for his anti-Israel views, as leader of the Labor Party in the UK.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi asked current Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail to form the new cabinet.

Al-Ayyam said thousands of Europeans took to the streets on Saturday in support of allowing more refugees, most of them from Syria, into Europe.