Newspaper Review: Israeli Police Arresting of Six Jerusalemites in al-Aqsa Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, May 26, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies focused in their Tuesday issue on the Israeli police apprehension of six Palestinians in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque on Monday.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said Israeli police arrested six worshipers while they were present at al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem late Monday.

Al-Quds said the new Israeli government, headed by Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is currently examining ending the Jordanian guardianship  over Islamic holy sites in East Jerusalem.

Al-Ayyam quoted a United Nations’ report stating that the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is no longer  tenable.

It said that a recently published study indicates that 67% of Palestinian refugees in Syria have become refugees for the second time, due to the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Al-Quds said the Israeli authorities sentenced Aziz Dweik, Speaker of the Palestine Legislative Council (PLC), to 12 months in prison and to pay a fine of 6,000 Israeli shekels ($1,500).

It said a Palestinian fisherman was injured by live bullets after an Israeli naval boat fired live ammunition at him, while sailing offshore Gaza.

Al-Ayyam quoted an unidentified Israeli army source as saying that the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq cannot be deemed a threat to Israel’s security in the current period.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the Israeli authorities reopened a road that connects Ramallah city with nearby Beitin area, after 15 years of unjustified closure.

It said an Israeli court sentenced former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to eight months in jail on charges of corruption.