Newspaper Review: France Foreign Minister’s Remarks Supporting Recognition of Palestinian State Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, November 29, 2014 – (WAFA) – France Foreign Minister’s Laurent Fabius’s remarks over setting a two-year deadline for resolving the Palestinian question and recognition of Palestinian state hit the front page headlines of the dailies


Here are the front page headlines of the dailies.


–          Two Palestinians and an Italian solidarity activist are injured with live fire, dozens suffocate as Israeli forces fire live bullets and tear gas canisters on [peaceful] weekly marches against the wall and settlement construction.

–          A Palestinian is injured when Israeli forces open fire on houses and properties near the border with Gaza to the east of Jabaliya.

–          [ Israeli authorities launch]  eight surveillance blimps and 1,000 surveillance cameras over Jerusalem.­

–          Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah visits Italian solidarity activist, Patrick Corsi, who was critically injured by Israeli occupation forces live fire [at the weekly Kafr Qaddum anti-wall and settlement peaceful march].

–          Arab Foreign Ministers will discuss today ]Saturday[ the latest developments in the Palestinian arena.

–          Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman presents a ‘regional peace proposal’ involving land swaps and encouraging Palestinians in Israel to move to the future Palestinian state [by offering them ‘economic incentives].

–          Israel expects that a sea blockade would be imposed on its seaports in any future ‘war’ with Hezbollah.

–          France will recognize the Palestinian state if peace efforts fail.

–          Israeli ‘Police’ Inspector-General Yohanan Danino: We will not allow right-wing members of Knesset to ‘visit’ the Al-Aqsa Mosque Complex.

–          Turkey denies hosting a Hamas headquarter.

–          A Palestinian police officer was mistakenly shot dead in Egypt.

–          A Palestinian girl is arrested by Israeli forces from Hebron under the pretext of attempting to stab an Israeli soldier.

–          Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-‘Arabi: There are positive indicators that Palestinian state is gaining increasing recognition.

–          Nadian Abu Jamal, the wife of Ghassan Abu Jamal, [who was shot dead by Israeli police for being involved in the attack against West Jerusalem synagogue] is summoned by Israeli police to hand her family reunification revoke order.



–          Dozens are injured, including a critically-injured Italian solidarity activist, as Israeli occupation forces quell weekly ]peaceful] marches.

–          President [Mahmoud Abbas] holds several meetings in Cairo.

–          France Foreign Minister’s Laurent Fabius: France supports the adoption of a UN Security Council’s resolution setting a two-year deadline to conclude a Palestinian-Israeli agreement.

–          Early Knesset elections are anticipated in March 2015, a former Likud minister announces the formation of a new party.

–          Russian President Vladimir Putin affirms to his Palestinian counterpart Russia’s support for the Palestinian people’s rights.

–          A Palestinian young man is injured as Israeli occupation forces open fire on him to the east of Jabalya.

–          Over 50,000 worshipers performed the Friday noon prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, preacher affirms his rejection of Israeli attempt to outlaw the Mourabitoun, [the Muslim guards of the mosque].

–          Lieberman proposes offering the Palestinians in Jaffa and Acca (Acre) money to relocate to the future Palestinian state.

–          The Portuguese Parliament affirms the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination.


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–          Fabius: Recognizing the Palestinian state is a right and not a boon, France requests the conclusion of a peace agreement within two years.

–          Dozens of Palestinians are injured, including an Italian solidarity activist, with live bullets across the West Bank.

–          President Mahmoud Abbas stresses the need for donor countries’ to commit to provide funds pledged for Gaza reconstruction.

–          Putin: We constantly support the implementation of the Palestinians’ legitimate right to establish their independent state.

–          Hamdallah visits Italian solidarity activist Patrick Corsi, shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces, at hospital.

–          Lieberman proposes offering the Palestinians in Israel money to relocate to the future Palestinian state.

–          Israeli military chief rabbi: The Al-Aqsa Mosque doesn’t has any religious significance according to Islam.

–          A UN delegation will arrive soon in the Gaza Strip to examine the damages caused by the latest Israeli onslaught.