Newspaper Review: Israeli Soldiers Shoot Dead Two Palestinians

RAMALLAH, November 11, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies focused in their Wednesday issue on Israeli soldiers’ killing of two Palestinians in separate incidents in the West Bank and Jerusalem on Tuesday.

The dailies said Israeli Border Police shot dead 37-year-old Mohammad Nemer from al-Issawiya neighborhood in Jerusalem, allegedly after he attempted to stab a Border Police officer.

They printed that a teenager, 12-year-old Ehab Ali, was shot and injured by Israeli police, allegedly for attempting to stab Israelis in a light train in Jerusalem. Ali’s cousin, Moawiya, was detained by the police during the same incident.

Hours later, the dailies said, 16-year-old Sadeq Ghurbeyye from Jenin was shot dead by Israeli Border Police at a checkpoint south of Bethlehem. A video circulating social media showed that Ghurbeyye attempted to flee a Border Police’s sniffer dog attacking him near the checkpoint, before he was shot dead by police officers.

The dailies said President Mahmoud Abbas asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to refer the case ofAhmad Manasrah to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The three dailies also highlighted the 11th anniversary of the assassination of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Al-Ayyam said Israeli army detained 41 Palestinians in the West Bank on Tuesday.

Al-Quds said an Israeli municipality committee is due on Wednesday to approve the construction of 900 housing units in the settlement of Gilo near Bethlehem.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said Jewish settlers and an Israeli archaeologist broke into al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday.

Al-Quds quoted presidential spokesman Nabil Abu-Rudainah who said the US position was always biased towards Israel.

It said leader of the Jewish Home party, Naftali Bennet, said Israel is plotting to annex settlement blocs in the West Bank, and that it does not care about any international response to that.