Newspaper Review: Israel’s Killing of Three Palestinians in Hebron Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, October 27, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies focused in their Tuesday issue on the Israeli forces’ fatal shooting of three Palestinians in separate incidents in the Hebron area on Monday.

The dailies identified the three Palestinians who were killed by the Israeli army as Ra’ed Jaradat, 22, Iyad Jaradat, 19, and Sa’ad al-Atrash, 20.

The dailies said the Israeli military claimed that two of them, in separate incidents, attempted to stab Israeli soldiers – a pretext that the Israeli military has frequently been to justify murder of Palestinians.

Al-Hayyat al-Jadida read on its front page in black bold letters: [Israeli] occupation continues its crimes [against Palestinians]: three martyrs in Hebron and Sair, a town northeast of Hebron.

Al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida said dozens of Palestinian were injured during clashes with Israeli forces across the West Bank districts on Monday.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam said Israeli police removed surveillance cameras that were installed by the Islamic Waqf in al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said in this regard Israel reneged on its promise not to alter the status quo in al-Aqsa Mosque. It quoted the Islamic Waqf as saying that, ‘Israel wants to install cameras that only serve its own interests.’

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, argued in this regard that, ‘arrangements to install the cameras were supposed to be coordinated at the professional level.’

According to media outlets, Sheikh Azzam al-Khateeb, head of the Waqf, responded as saying that, ‘it was King Abdullah who had made the decision to go ahead with the installation.’

Al-Ayyam said Israeli Prime Minister is considering revoking the residency permits, among other benefits, including travel rights,  from 100,000 Palestinians living in the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem.

It said the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) considered Netanyahu’s proposal to revoke the residency permits from 100,000 Palestinians in Jerusalem as a “call for ethnic cleansing” that will have its repercussions.

It quoted Washington as saying in this regard that, “it would be concerned if reports that Israel could revoke the travel rights of some Palestinians living in east Jerusalem were true. ‘If it was true it would certainly be of concern to us,’ State Department spokesman John Kirby said.

Al-Ayyam said the Israeli Prime Minister’s office distributed pepper gas canisters among civil servants to “fend off any possible attacks by Palestinians”.