Newspaper Review: Settlement Expansion Deal near Ramallah, Seizure of Land South of Nablus Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, November 26, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s order that Finance Ministry allocate $18.1 million for the construction of 300 settlement units to expand illegal settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah, and the recent seizure of 221 dunums to the south of Nablus hit the front page headlines in Palestinian dailies.

Here are the front page headlines of the Palestinian dailies.

Al-Ayyam

–          President Mahmoud Abbas: We will not allow anyone to harm our holy places and we are proceeding with the submission of the draft resolution to the UN Security Council.

–          A deal between Netanyahu and settlers to build 300 settlement units in return for evacuating 30 settlement units in Beit El is revealed.

–          Israeli occupation authorities seize 221 dunums belonging to villages to the south of Nablus for the construction of 620 settlement units.

–          Israeli police Chief Yohanan Danino admits that it was a mistake to allow members of Knesset to the Noble Sanctuary.

–          A Palestinian killed, two others injured as an [Israeli] settler rams his car into them to the south of Jenin.

–          Israel warns from the eruption of violence in France should it recognize the State of Palestine.

–          Netanyahu: Recognizing Israel as the ‘nation-state’ of ‘the Jewish people’ is the basis of any peace agreement.

–          Palestine Liberation Organization: ‘Jewish state’ bill ends the two-state solution, abolishes the mutual recognition]agreement reached between the PLO and Israel in 1993[.

–          Netanyahu lends support for [MK]‘Hanin Zoabi bill’,[ which allows the expulsion of a Knesset member if they express support for a terror group or state in its war against Israel] scheduled to be put to vote Wednesday. [Zoabi made remarks regarding the kidnapping and killing of Palestinian teenager Mohammad Abu Khudair by three Israeli settlers back in June, stressing that while the kidnapping is not considered a terrorist act but the killing of Khudair is].

–          UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The international community has to assume responsibility for the collective failure to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

–          Fatah Central Committee Member Nabil Sha‘ath: The EU Parliament has postponed voting on the recognition of Palestine as a result of the wording of the decision.

–          B’Tselem: Residency status and social security benefits are not a favor or boon ]granted by the Israeli authorities to Palestinian residents[.

–          Settlers assault a Palestinian young man in Jerusalem.

 

Al-Hayat al-Jadida

–          President [Abbas]: Nothing is impossible for the Palestinian people and talking about a ]Jewish[ ‘nation-state’ obstructs peace.

–          PLO Executive Committee: ‘Jewish state’ bill ends the two-state solution, abolishes the mutual recognition ]agreement reached between the PLO and Israel in 1993[.

–          Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid: Israel will not witness an economic prosperity without reaching a political settlement brokered by Egypt.

–          A Palestinian killed, two others injured as a settler rams his car into them to the south of Jenin.

–          Israel makes an implicit threat to France, warning that violence would erupt in France should it recognize the State of Palestine.

 

Al-Quds

–          Netanyahu instructs ]Israeli Finance Ministry[ to collocate NIS 70 million to relocate Beit El  ‘border police’ station to a land seized from Palestinians and to build 300 settlement units in the settlement.

–          Israeli Magistrate Court rules the evacuation of settlers from the first floor of a building belonging to al-Khayyat family in Silwan.

–          Israeli police arrests 12 Palestinians, expels five others from the Al-Aqsa Mosque Complex for three months.

–          Jordanian Foreign Ministry stresses its rejection to insulting remarks made by Israeli ambassador in Jordan against the Jordanian parliament.

–          Ki-moon called for ending the Israeli occupation, and ensuring Israel’s security.

–          PLO Executive Committee: ‘Jewish state’ bill ends the two-state solution, abolishes the mutual recognition ]agreement reached between the PLO and Israel in 1993[.

–          A Palestinian dies, another injured in a car accident near Barta‘a town to the southwest of Jenin.

–          Israeli police chief Yohanan Danino criticizes allowing the entry of members of Knesset into the Noble Sanctuary.

 

 

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