Newspapers Review: Abu Ein’s Village Forced Removal Dominates Dailies

RAMALLAH, December 28, 2014 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies Sunday highlighted the forced removal of the symbolic village, named after the Minister Ziad Abu Ein, which was set up by Palestinians and international peaceful activists on land facing confiscation by Israel near the “Gush Etzion” settlements bloc near Bethlehem.

Al-Quds main headline read: “Israeli army forcefully removes the village of the Martyr Minister “Abu Ein number 1”. Clashes erupted between the activists and the soldiers and three were reportedly injured.

The three dailies printed photos of the activists who held posters of Minister Abu Ein and the Palestine flag.

Meanwhile, al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida reported on President Mahmoud Abbas in the third Fatah conference, during which he affirmed, “Regardless of the challenges and hardship, Palestinians are in a strong political position.”

Al-Ayyam main headline quoted Abbas saying: “We are committed to unity and the rebuilding process [of Gaza].”

The paper reported on the expected arrival of eight consensus ministers in Gaza on Monday to follow up on the work being carried out by their ministries and discuss the rebuilding process of the Gaza Strip.

Al-Quds published a story on the International Federation for Human Rights and Development saying that it has documented a total of 162 Israeli violations of the ceasefire which was signed four months ago between Israel and Hamas.