Newspaper Review: Death Sentence to Ousted Egyptian President as Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, May 17, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies highlighted on Sunday an Egyptian court’s ruling which sentenced ousted President Mohammad Morsi, along with around 10o others to death.

The court accused Morsi and the other Muslim Brotherhood officials of taking a role in a mass jailbreak during January 25th uprising in 2011.

The dailies also highlighted President Mahmoud Abbas’ visit to the Vatican, where he attended the canonization of two Palestinian nuns who lived in the Holy Land in the 19th Century and were native Arabic speakers.

Al-Quds said the Israeli navy targeted Palestinian boats with gunfire, while sailing offshore Gaza on Saturday.

Al-Ayyam said a Palestinian married couple were injured after Israeli settlers pelted them with stones near Bethlehem on Saturday.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said former Israeli President Shimon Peres is currently acting to convince the FIFA not to suspend Israel’s membership in the international association. FIFA is set to convene in Munich this month at the request of the Palestinian Authority to examine suspending Israel’s membership, due to its non-compliance of international law in the OPT.

Al-Quds said the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned recent Israeli settlement plans in the occupied West Bank.

Al-Ayyam said U.S. Special Forces recently assassinated an Islamic State (ISIS) official and arrested his wife in Syria.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the governments of Jordan and Germany called upon the international community to escalate efforts in order to revive peace talks in the Middle East.

Al-Ayyam said a recent Israeli report indicate that the Shiite Lebanese group Hezbollah is plotting naval attacks in the region in the upcoming months.