Newspaper Review: Israeli Army Killing of youth in Jenin Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAHA, April 29, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies focused on Wednesday on the Israeli army killing of a Palestinian youth in the village of al-Araka, west of Jenin.

They said that 22-year-old Mohammad Yahya died of his wounds a few hours after he was shot with live bullets by Israeli soldiers near his village. Al-Quds added that the President’s Office held the Israeli government responsible for this crime.

On a different subject, the dailies said the cabinet rejected newly-imposed taxex on imports by the de facto Hamas authorities in Gaza.

The dailies said thousands of Arab activists took to the streets in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, in protest of the Israeli authorities’ practice of demolishing Arab and Bedouin-owned homes in the Naqab province.

Al-Ayyam quoted the Israeli Walla website as saying that Turkey has proposed a five-year ceasefire in Gaza in return for allowing Palestinians to build a seaport.

It said the Israeli Security Agency Shin Bet recommended to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to agree on a prisoner swap deal with Hamas, since otherwise it could lead to an outbreak of violence in Gaza and Israel.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the Israeli authorities referred two soldiers, who appeared on a video footage attacking journalists near Ramallah, to a disciplinary committee.