Newspaper Review: Palestinian Killed, 14 Israelis Injured in Car Attack in Jerusalem

RAMALLAH, December 15, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies focused on Tuesday on Israeli police’s fatal shooting of a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem, after he reportedly rammed his cars into Israeli pedestrians and injured 14 of them on Monday afternoon.


The dailies said Abdul-Muhsen Hasssouna, 21, was shot dead by Israeli police after he allegedly rammed his car into Israeli pedestrians injuring 14.


Al-Hayat al-Jadida focused on remarks made by President Mahmoud Abbas, in which he stressed that the leadership will never relinquish any of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, no matter how conditions are.


Al-Quds quoted Abbas, who said that resuming negotiations with the Israeli side requires that Israel abides by previous deals as a prerequisite.


Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said Abbas said that the current Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation was “justified”, saying it manifests Palestinians’ resentment towards ending the occupation.


Al-Quds said Hamas leader Khaled Meshal called for escalating the current uprising against the Israeli occupation.


Al-Quds and al-Ayyam said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to set up concrete barriers to be placed in front of about 300 bus stations in Jerusalem as done in the West Bank.


Al-Hayat al-Jadida said a report by Peace Now, an Israeli human rights watch, unveiled that 95% of Israeli far right groups’ funding comes from unknown sources.


The three dailies said Abbas considered a cabinet reshuffle and appointed new ministers for culture, justice, and social affairs.


Al-Ayyam said a public opinion poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) uncovered that the majority of Palestinians are against a two-state solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.


It said Palestinians support the idea of an armed intifada against the Israeli occupation.


Al-Ayyam said Israeli warplanes targeted a Hamas military site and a naval police facility in Gaza with missiles at predawn Monday.