Newspaper Review: Dailies Highlight Abbas’ Statements Praising Growing International Recognition of Palestine

RAMALLAH, December 7, 2014 (WAFA) – Palestinian Arabic dailies highlighted in their Sunday issue recent remarks made by President Mahmoud Abbas, in which he said that growing international recognition of the State of Palestine is an indicator of an “awakening of conscience” towards the rights of the Palestinian people.

Following are the main headlines:

Al-Hayat al-Jadida:

 

– President [Abbas]: increasing international recognition of Palestine testifies to an “awakening of conscience” towards our people.

– Prime Minister (PM) Rami Hamdallah: Christmas celebrations come at a time of successive [Palestinian] “diplomatic victories.”

– Arab al-Jahalin Bedouin tribes [of the West Bank] reject an Israeli plan to resettle them in a new “ghetto.”

– A recent poll: 65% of Israelis do not want Israeli PM Netanyahu as a prime minister.

– Former U.S. Middle East peace envoy Martin Indyk: the Israeli government is in a state of collapse.

– Israeli army starts a new probe into “soldiers’ practices” during the summer aggression on Gaza.

– Netanyahu calls on US State Secretary to release [pro-Israel spy] Jonathan Pollard.

Al-Ayyam:

 

– President Abbas receives the Secretary General of Socialist International.

–  Arabs of al-Jahalin Bedouin tribes [of the West Bank] reject an Israeli plan to resettle them.

– [Chairman of the Israeli Labor Party] Isaac Herzog and [Finance Minister] Tzipi Livni are mobilizing for a new coalition against Netanyahu in the forthcoming elections.

– US former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: the US is fully committed to supporting Israel.

– Former U.S. Middle East peace envoy Martin Indyk: the Israeli government is in a state of collapse.

– Two hostages, American and South African, were killed during an unsuccessful US rescue operation in southern Yemen.

– Israeli army starts a new probe into [soldiers’ practices during] the summer aggression on Gaza.

– Netanyahu calls on US State Secretary to release [pro-Israel spy] Jonathan Pollard.

Al-Quds:

 

– Palestinian prisoners, [held in Israeli jails], are holding today their first protesting steps in solidarity with their fellow hunger striking inmate, Nahar Saadi.

– President [Abbas]: increasing international recognition of Palestine testifies to an “awakening of conscience” towards our people.

– [Head of the Palestinian delegations for permanent ceasefire with Israel] Azzam al-Ahmad visits Cairo to discuss resuming indirect negotiations with Israel.

– Settlers assault Palestinian houses in Hebron.

– Israeli navy arrests 10 Palestinian fishermen off Gaza.

– Mousa Abu Marzook, a senior Hamas official, says the “collective punishment” practiced against Gaza aims at forcing Hamas out of the “political scene.”

– The city of Bethlehem witnesses the Charismas celebrations.

– Arab Bedouins east of Jerusalem reject an Israeli pan to resettle them.

 

 

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