Newspaper Review: Violent Confrontations across West Bank Protesting Israel’s’ Murder of PA Minister Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, December 13, 2014 – (WAFA) – The violent confrontations that erupted Friday between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting the Israeli murder of Minister Ziad Abu Ein, the apartheid wall, and ongoing settlement construction, hit the front page headlines in Palestinian dailies.

Here are the front page headlines of the dailies.

Al-Quds

–          President Mahmoud Abbas paid a visit of condolence to the grieving family of Abu Ein.

–          US Secretary of State John Kerry affirms to President Abbas that, political efforts will continue to be exerted.

–          The Portuguese Parliament overwhelmingly calls its government to recognize the Palestine as an independent state.

–          Norway calls for opening an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Abu Ein’s murder.

–          Switzerland calls for a meeting to discuss implementing the Fourth Geneva Convention in the ]occupied[ Palestinian Territory.

–          13 Palestinians are shot and injured, while dozens others suffocated during violent confrontations across the West Bank.

–          A settler opens fire on a Palestinian from Nahalin village near Bethlehem for allegedly throwing acid at his family.

–          Anonymous militants open fire on Hamas-affiliated lawmaker ‘Azzam Salhab’s house and vehicle in Hebron.

 

Al-Ayyam

–          Dozens of Palestinians suffocated [by tear gas] and injured with live bullets during violent clashes with Israeli occupation forces across the West Bank.

–          A Palestinian is shot, injured and arrested for allegedly throwing acid at Israelis near a checkpoint outside Bethlehem.

–          The Portuguese Parliament overwhelmingly calls its government to recognize Palestine as an  independent and sovereign state.

–          US Secretary of State John Kerry offered his condolences to Abbas for the murder of Minister Ziad Abu Ein.

–          A Palestinian is injured as an explosive device goes off near the French Cultural Center in Gaza.

–          Hamas official Isma‘il Haniyeh calls President Abbas expressing his condolences for Abu Ein’s murder.

–          Israel slams Switzerland’s invitation to states party to the Fourth Geneva Convention to convene.

–          A report reveals that Israeli settlements obstruct tourism across the occupied Palestinian Territory.

–          Israeli embassy in Athens is racked by gunfire, no injuries were reported.

–          Over 50,000 worshipers perform Friday noon prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound.

–          Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz order an investigation into a leaked video footage featuring the military operation conducted by al-Qassam Brigades commandos unit on ‘Kibbutz Zikim’ during the latest Israeli onslaught on Gaza.

 

Al-Hayat al-Jadida

–          Dozens of Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces during West Bank marches in protest of Ziad Abu Ein’s murder.

–          A settler opens fire on a Palestinian near the Bethlehem town of al-Khader for allegedly throwing acid at his family.

–          A blast rocks the French Cultural Center in Gaza city.

–          Head of Palestinian Water Authority Mazen Ghneim: Israel intends to raise the prices of water sold wholesale for the Palestinians.

–          Israel slams Switzerland’s invitation to states party to the Fourth Geneva Convention to convene to discuss situation in the ]occupied[ Palestinian Territory.

 

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