Newspaper Review: Israeli Police Killing of Two Palestinians Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, April 26, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies focused in their Sunday issue on the Israeli police killing of two Palestinians, in two separate incidents that took place in Hebron and Jerusalem on Saturday.

The dailies said Israeli police justified the killing by saying that the two Palestinians, indentified as Mohammad Abu Ghannam and Mahmoud Abu Jhaisheh, attempted to stab officers of the Israeli Border Police and army.

Al-Ayyam said confrontations erupted in Jerusalem and Hebron on Saturday following the two deadly incidents.

Al-Quds said armed Israeli settlers physically assaulted several Palestinians in the Old City of Hebron.

The dailies said the Presidency decried the Israeli killing of Abu Ghannam and Abu Jhaisheh, and stressed that “Israeli crimes” will not go unpunished.

In a different subject, al-Hayat al-Jadida said President Mahmoud Abbas urged the donor countries to meet their commitment towards the reconstruction of the war-weary Gaza Strip.

Al-Ayyam said Israeli fighter jets bombed a set of locations in Syria, purportedly belonging to the Syrian regime and the Hezbollah group.

Al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida said that three Israeli police officers in Jerusalem were injured on Saturday after being run over in a potentially deliberate attack.