Newspaper Review: Peaceful Weekly West Bank Marches Suppressed by Israel, Upcoming Israeli Elections Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, December 6, 2014 – (WAFA) – The peaceful weekly marches against Apartheid Wall and Israeli illegal settlement construction across the occupied West Bank and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for holding early elections in next March hit the front page headlines of the dailies.

 

Here are the most important front-page headlines of the dailies.

Al-Quds

–          ­Violent clashes erupt during the weekly marches against the wall and settlement construction across the West Bank.

–          A plan is devised ]by the ‘Jerusalem Fund’ and ‘West Jerusalem Municipality’[ to build a school and a youth club over a 10-dunum plot of land in Wadi al-Joz in East Jerusalem.

–          Israeli electronic war battalion interfered with the ]Palestinian[ military wings’ contacts and deactivated remote-controlled explosive devices during the latest onslaught on the Gaza Strip.

–          Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal holds Netanyahu responsible for the escalating violence in Jerusalem.

–          The health situation of three Palestinians injured during the latest confrontations with Israeli  forces in Shu‘fat refugee camp deteriorate.

–          Arab Inspectors working with West Jerusalem Municipality receive threats, Municipality mulls replacing them with Jews.

–          Israel seeks to foil voting on a European Parliament’s draft resolution calling for recognition of Palestine.

–          An Israeli organization ]Shurat HaDin[ accuses the US Presbyterian Church of being anti-Semite for taking interest in the human rights of the Palestinians, demands withdrawing tax privileges from it.

–          Chinese President Xi Jinping affirms his country’s support for the establishment of the Palestinian state and solving the conflict in the region.

–          Observers: The next Israeli elections would result in the formation of a more extremist government and have negative impact on the Palestinian situation.

–          Palestinian government denies that Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has resigned.

 

Al-Ayyam

–          Israeli Labor Party and Tzipi Livni is mulling a union [ahead of elections] to beat Netanyahu, 60% of the Israelis don’t want Netanyahu anymore.

–          The health situation of three Palestinians injured during confrontations with Israeli occupation forces in Shu‘fat refugee camp deteriorate.

–          Palestinian government denies that Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has resigned.

–          Settlers chop down 50 olive trees in Nablus.

–          Dozens of Palestinians are injured as Israeli occupation forces quell weekly marches,

–          According to a report, the bodies of Palestinians withheld in the Cemeteries of Numbers disappear and are sold by Israel.

–          Over 50,000 worshipers perform Friday prayer in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

–          Meshaal: Netanyahu is playing with fire, the events that took place in Jerusalem are caused by his policies.

–          Senegalese figures call the UN to recognize the State of Palestine.

–          Israel denies a Irish delegation access into Gaza.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida

–          Dozens of Palestinians are shot and injured during West Bank peaceful marches, settlers uproot olive trees in Nablus.

–          The UN General Assembly votes in favor of eight draft resolutions in favor of the Palestinian people.

–          Washington is considering two draft resolutions, a Jordanian and French, to make peace.

–          US President Barack Obama: Jordan is a strong partner in the mediation to conclude a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.

–          Chinese President Xi Jinping affirms his country’s support for the establishment of the Palestinian state.

–          Livni: Hatnuah will join a center-left bloc to beat Netanyahu.

–          The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land demands international intervention to stop the seizure ]by Israeli occupation authorities[ of lands belonging to Cremisan convent near Beit Jala.

–          Palestinian government denies that Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has resigned.

 

 

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