Newspapers Focus on Clashes with Israeli Army, Israel’s intentions to Demolish Nablus Homes

RAMALLAH, November 4, 2015 (WAFA) – Al-Ayyam and al-Quds dailies focused in their front-page headlines on continuing clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces across the West Bank, whereas al-Hayyat al-Jadida’s main headline reported on Israel’s intentions to demolish 10 Palestinians homes to the south of Nablus.

Al-Ayyam and al-Quds dailies reported on dozens of injuries among Palestinians during clashes with Israeli army across various West Bank districts. It said that a Palestinian-owned home in Bethlehem’s Aida Refugee Camp caught fire and was partially burned after forces targeted it with a tear gas canister.

Meanwhile, al-Hayat al-Jadia focused in its main news subject on Israel’s notification to demolish 10 homes in the village of Jaloud, south of Nablus, under the pretext of their proximity to an illegal Israeli settlement outpost.

The same story appeared below the fold in al-Ayyam daily.

On a different subject, al-Ayyam said a Palestinian youth was injured by Israeli fire east of al-Bureij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said that as of next week, the European Union will start labeling products manufactured in illegal Israeli settlements to distinguish them from Israeli products.

Al-Ayyam in this regard said the Israeli side condemned the EU’s move and considered  it an attempt to boycott and delegitimize Israel, stressing that such move would  undermine peace talks.

The three dailies focused on the Palestinian cabinet’s decision to launch 20 projects to support the people of Hebron, especially in the Old City neighborhood, in light of Israel’s recent escalations in the city.

Al-Quds said Israeli army closed main roads outside Hebron on Tuesday during the Palestinian cabinet’s meeting, which took place in the city as a gesture of support to the city’s population.

The dailies also highlighted Israel’s closure of local radio station Minbar al-Hurriya in Hebron on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, al-Quds said Israeli police stormed a medical clinic in al-Issawiya, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, in search of Palestinians injured during clashes with the police in recent weeks.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said President Mahmoud Abbas is due to meet his Egyptian counterpart Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo on Sunday.

Al-Ayyam reported on Israeli police commander in Hebron, Yizrael Tal, as saying that Israel was gearing up to grapple with further escalation in the area.