Newspaper Review: Report of Israeli Soldiers’ Atrocities in Gaza Last Summer Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, May 5, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies focused in their Tuesday issue on a report issued by Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers, which included testimonies of 60 Israeli soldiers who admitted to have committed war crimes during the aggression on Gaza last summer.

In their testimonies, the soldiers said that during the war on Gaza in the summer of 2014, they opened live and artillery fire indiscriminately and aimlessly at civilians, reported Breaking the Silence.

The three dailies, al-Quds, Al-Hayat al-Jadida and al-Ayyam, also quoted senior officials in the Israeli Ministry of Defense, who said that issuing construction permits to Palestinian residents living in Area C in the West Bank, under full Israeli jurisdiction, are subject to political considerations.

The dailies said the Supreme Court of Israel (SCI) approved a proposal by the Israeli government to demolish the ancient village of Susia, south of Hebron, and relocate its residents to nearby Yatta.

Al-Quds said the SCI is due on Tuesday to decide on withdrawing the Israeli nationality from the Jerusalem District members of the Palestinian Legislative Council.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said Israel’s far-right Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced on Monday he would not be part of the next Israeli government.