Newspaper Review: Foreign Minister Submits File on Settlers’ Violence to ICC

RAMALLAH, August 4, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies focused in their Tuesday issue on Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki’s submission of a file on settlers’ violence to the International Criminal Court prosecutor in The Hague.

The dailies said al-Maliki’s step came in the aftermath of the terror arson attack by extremist Jewish settlers in the Nablus village of Duma last Friday, in which 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh was burned alive while his mother, father and elder brother were seriously burned and injured.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida and al-Ayyam said Israeli police opened investigation into reported threats by anonymous groups to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, following his condemnation of the terror arson attack in Duma.

Al-Ayyam and al-Quds quoted a report by the Israeli daily Haaretz which said that, according to Israeli security estimates, the fanatic Jewish settlers who killed Dawabsheh are part of a terror settler gang which aim to enforce Jewish law across Israel.

Al-Quds said two Palestinian business men from Gaza were on Monday arrested by Israeli authorities while attempting to pass through the Erez border crossing on Gaza-Israel border.

It said Israeli soldiers Monday opened fire at a Palestinian youngster at Za’tara checkpoint, south of Nablus, injuring him in his leg.

Al-Ayyam said a number of Israeli political and security veterans called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to revive peace talks based on the two-state solution. Al-Hayat al-Jadida added that the Israeli political and security veterans signed a petition to Netanyahu asking him to support the Iranian nuclear deal with the West.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said Israeli settlers Monday attacked with stones a Palestinian public vehicle at Nablus-Ramallah highway.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said UNRWA warned that fund shortage may force it to suspend the start of the school year for about half a million Palestinian students in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria and Lebanon.