Newspaper Review: Israeli Police Killing of 3 Palestinians in Jerusalem Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, October 13, 2015 (WAFA) – Palestinian Arabic dailies focused on Tuesday on the Israeli police’ field execution of three Palestinians in two separate incidents in Jerusalem on Monday.

They said Israeli police claimed three Palestinians, including two minors, attempted to stab Israeli settlers before they were fatally shot by the police.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam reported on continuing clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian youths across the West Bank districts and Jerusalem, amid talks of a large-scale Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation.

Al-Ayyam said dozens of Palestinians were injured during the clashes on Monday.

It said the Israeli army shot and injured three Palestinians from Gaza after they entered an Israeli military site at Gaza-Israel borderline.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu-Rudainah condemned the Israeli police’ killing of 14-year-old Hassan Manasrah, who appeared in a video – after getting shot – laying on the ground in a critical condition while being surrounded by Israeli police officers who left him to bleed to death in Jerusalem on Monday.

Al-Quds said Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah called on the European Union to compel Israel to stop its escalation in the occupied territories.

Al-Ayyam said the Association for Civil Rights in Israel demanded investigation into Israeli security forces’ killing of two Palestinians in Israel, for alleged stabbing attempts against Israelis.

Al-Ayyam said an Israeli police spokesperson said the police recently detained 300 Palestinians in Jerusalem for throwing stones and firecrackers at Israeli security forces during clashes with them.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida and al-Ayyam reported on President Mahmoud Abbas’ meeting with visiting Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee – the first ever State visit to Palestine – in Ramallah.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Mukherjee, who said that solving the Palestinian issue will contribute to regional peace and stability.