Newspapers Review: Dailies Highlight Killing of Youth in Nablus

RAMALLAH, February 1, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies Sunday highlighted the Israeli army’s shooting and killing of a Palestinian in the village of Burin, near Nablus in the West Bank, on Saturday.

The said Ahmad Najjar, 19, was killed after Israeli soldiers opened fire at him, claiming he was throwing stones at Israeli vehicles. Another youngster was injured in the incident.

The dailies highlighted an Egyptian court ruling which labeled al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, as a “terrorist” organization, marking the worst move in Hamas-Egypt relations.

The three papers said the Israeli military police acquitted the Israeli army from being responsible for the Rafah massacre of August 1, 2014, in which the army killed no less than 150 Palestinians.

The fatalities, mostly civilians, were killed in massive airstrikes and artillery attacks after Palestinian resistance groups reportedly abducted Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin during the Israeli military aggression.

All papers quoted UNRWA as saying that armed groups prevented the access of food aids to the besieged al-Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus.

Al-Ayyam said Egypt and Spain condemned recent Israeli settlement tenders to build 450 settlement units in the West Bank.