Newspaper Review: UN Report on Israeli Crimes against Palestinian Children Focus of Dailies

JUNE 7, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies highlighted on Sunday a secret report recently published by the United Nations, which indicated an alarming number of child victims during Israel’s 2014 aggression on Gaza.

According to Reuters, the report specified unlawful deaths and injuries of Palestinian children caused by Israeli forces, detention of Palestinian children and attacks on schools.

Al-Ayyam daily said the United States’ administration lobbied hard against including Israel in the list of child rights violators in the UN.

On a different note, al-Ayyam and al-Quds said a Cairo-based court of appeal nullified a previous verdict listing the Islamic Movement Hamas as a terrorist group. The court ruling was welcomed by Hamas, al-Quds said.

Al-Quds reported on the Egyptian authorities which further expanded the buffer zone with the Gaza Strip. Al-Ayyam said that 10,000 homes on the Egyptian side of the border were recently demolished to expand the buffer zone.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Issa Qaraqe, Chairman of the Prisoners’ Affairs Committee, who drew attention to the deteriorating health condition of hunger striking prisoner in Israeli jails Khader Adnan.

The paper said dogs belonging to illegal Israeli settlers of Harsina attacked a Palestinian-owned flock of sheep and killed seven of them.

Al-Ayyam quoted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as saying that only a Jewish state would be liable of preserving the Jewish nation.

It said Fatah senior official Nabil Shaath met with the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris, where they reviewed France’s potential recognition of an independent Palestinian state.

Al-Quds said a missile which was fired from Gaza landed in Asqalan. Al-Ayyam quoted Amos Gilad, a former Israeli security official, who said that Hamas, the de facto authority in Gaza, was ready to do everything to prevent further security escalation following rocket fire on Israel by Gaza-based Salafi groups.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said Saudi armed forces shot down a scud missile fired at the kingdom by the rebel group of Houthi in Yemen.