Newspaper Review: Shooting Two Palestinians in Alleged Stabbings Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, October 8, 2015 (WAFA) – The shooting dead of a Palestinian, identified as Amjad al-Jundi, 17, from the Hebron town of Yatta, in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat and opening fire on a Palestinian young woman, identified as Shorouq Dwaiat, 18, in Jerusalem hit the front page headlines in three Palestinian Arabic dailies.

The three dailies reported in their main front page news article that a Palestinian young man from the Hebron town of Yatta was shot dead by Israeli police in Kiryat Gat, for allegedly stabbing a settler as Israeli sources claimed.

Furthermore, both al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida covered the shooting of a Palestinian young woman in their front page news article. Al-Quds said the young woman was injured after an Israeli settler opened fire at her.

Refuting Israeli police allegations that the young woman attempted to stab the settler, al-Hayat al-Jadida reported on eyewitnesses that the settler opened fire at the young woman after she tried to defend herself when he attempted to remove her headscarf. Al-Hayat al-Jadida said Israeli occupation police detained five members of Shorouq’s family.

Also refuting such allegations, al-Ayyam reported that after she was shot and injured by the settler and as she was bleeding, Shorouq repeatedly pleaded that she didn’t attempt to stab the settler, but it was he who assaulted her.

Furthermore, al-Quds highlighted as part of its main news page item that a Palestinian young man from the Hebron town of Adh-Dhahiriya allegedly stabbed and injured an Israeli in Petah Tikva, a city to the east of Tel Aviv.

Meanwhile, al-Quds also said that confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinians continued across many West Bank areas. Al-Ayyam reported as part of its main front page news item that dozens of Palestinians were shot and injured while dozens others were detained during ongoing confrontations with Israeli occupation forces.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida reported as part of its main front page news item that a total of 272 Palestinians were shot and injured and suffocated from excessive tear gas inhalation during clashes that broke out across the West Bank on Wednesday.

Furthermore, al-Quds and al-Ayyam said that a Palestinian young man was shot and injured by Israeli police stationed at Az-Za‘ayim military checkpoint, near Maale Adumim settlement bloc, after he allegedly attempted to run over an Israeli police officer.

The three daily newspapers reported that undercover Israeli forces, dressed as Palestinian protestors, captured three injured Palestinians during clashes that broke out near the illegal Beit El settlement checkpoint, northeast of al-Bireh.

Both al-Quds and al-Ayyam printed a photo showing Israeli undercover forces, dressed as Palestinian protestors, pulling out hand guns and moving to detain the Palestinians.

Al-Ayyam also reported that a total of 270 Palestinians were detained by Israeli police from Jerusalem over the previous 24 days.

Furthermore, al-Quds and al-Ayyam reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has banned Israeli ministers and members of Knesset entry into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

The three dailies highlighted demonstrations held by Palestinian citizens of Israel in support of Jerusalem. Al-Quds and al-Ayyam reported that clashes erupted between Israeli police and Palestinians as the latter held two demonstrations in the Israeli cities of Um al-Fahm and al-Lid (Lod) in support of Jerusalem. Al-Hayat al-Jadida reported in this regard that police launched an extensive detention raid across Israel.

Moreover, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was quoted in al-Quds as stating: “settlers’ attacks against Palestinians, particularly in Jerusalem, would fuel the situation.”

He was also reported in al-Hayat al-Jadida as slamming settlers’ crimes against Palestinians as the main factor that would fuel the regional situation.