Newspaper Review: Israeli Crackdown on Al-Aqsa Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, September 15, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies, al-Quds, al-Hayat al-Jadida, and al-Ayyam, focused in their Tuesday issue on the continuing Israeli police crackdown on al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.

 

Al-Ayyam and al-Quds said dozens of worshipers suffocated after inhaling teargas fired by Israeli police while chasing the Palestinian worshipers across the compound. Other worshipers, said the dailies, were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets.

 

Al-Hayat al-Jadida highlighted in its main news story: “[Israeli PM] Benjamin Netanyahu is leading the war against al-Aqsa [mosque] and its worshipers.”

 

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said King Abdullah II of Jordan warned that any further [Israeli] “provocation” in Jerusalem will affect Jordanian-Israeli relations.

 

It said the US’s administration condemned all forms of “violence” in al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

 

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam said Israeli police detained an injured Palestinian youth, who were injured during the clashes at al-Aqsa Mosque, from an ambulance while he was being moved to hospital in Jerusalem.

 

Al-Quds reported on the health condition of Palestinian political detainee in Israeli jails Rabee Jibril, which has significantly deteriorated.

 

On a different subject, al-Quds said Abbas, on his official visit to the UN expected at the end of this month, will suspend all agreements concluded with Israel, including those pertaining to security coordination.

 

 

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