Newspaper Review: Israeli Demolitions of over 20 Stores in Jerusalem’s Shuafat Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, December 4, 2014 (WAFA) – Demolition of a number of Palestinian owned stores by the Israeli authorities in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat and the injury of dozens of Palestinians on Wednesday made headlines of the Palestinian Arabic dailies on Thursday.

Following are the main headlines:

Al-Hayat al-Jadida:


– Israel conducts a “massacre against buildings” as well as shoots and injures dozens of Palestinians in Shuafat refugee camp.

– Israeli parliamentary elections are scheduled for March 17th … [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu asks voters for a “clear mandate.”

– Belgian parliament is set to call on its government to recognize State of Palestine ‘in due course.’

– [Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem] will allocate millions of US dollars to expand the [illegal] settlement of Har Homa.

– [The Palestinian Authority] loses US$ 306 million annually in public revenue leakage to Israel.

– Crude oil spill in [southern Israel city of] Eilat affects the nearby adjacent Jordanian city of Aqaba.



– Israeli parliamentary elections are due on March 17th as Netanyahu calls for “clear mandate” [for a fourth term as Israel’s prime minister].

– [Israeli Finance Minister] Yari Lapid: Netanyahu is detached from reality.

– [Former Israeli Minister of Welfare and Social Services] Meir Cohen: Netanyahu suffers from megalomania.

– Israel demolishes a building and 20 stores in Shuafat refugee camp in Jerusalem and injures dozens of Palestinians, including one seriously, during confrontations in the camp.

– Jerusalem: a teenager was injured [by Israeli bullets] after allegedly stabbing two settlers in a supermarket.

– Several Palestinians from the village of Betillo, to the north of Ramallah, were injured after an Israeli settler opened fire at them.

– Belgian parliament is set to call on government to recognize State of Palestine ‘in due course.’

– [Secretary of the Executive Committee of the PLO] Yasser Abed Rabbu: direct negotiations with Israel have failed miserably.

– Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah Sisi criticizes ousted President Hosni Mubarak and intends to issue a bill that criminalizes insulting the January 25th and June 30th revolutions.

– Analysts: ISIS has started to recede.

– Israel’s Supreme Court is expected to decide on demolishing homes in Jerusalem.

– Italian Foreign Minister: recognizing State of Palestine is not a weapon, but is rather a ‘tool’ for negotiations.



– An Israeli security guard opens fire at a Palestinian teenager in Mishor Adumim settlement, [to the east of Jerusalem], moderately injuring him.

– Crude oil spill in [southern Israel city of] Eilat affects the nearby adjacent Jordanian city of Aqaba.

– Israel issues military orders to seize 231 dunums of land to the west of Ramallah.

– Belgian government coalition calls on parliament to recognize State of Palestine.

– Israeli soldiers open fire at farmers at Gaza border … Israeli navy shoots a fisherman offshore Gaza, seriously injuring him.

– UNRWA’s Director of Operations in the Gaza Strip, Robert Turner, says investigation into [Israeli hostilities during last] war on Gaza has started.

– [The UN General Assembly] approves in an overwhelming majority] a draft law calling on Israel to relinquish its nuclear power.

– Israeli parliamentary elections are set for March 17th.