RAMALLAH, September 24, 2013 (WAFA) – The Israeli army measures in Hebron following the killing of a soldier there two days ago and calls by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on settlers to occupy a Palestinian building in Hebron was the main front page story in the three Palestinian Arabic dailies on Tuesday.
Al-Ayyam printed several stories of Israeli reaction to the killings of the soldiers in Hebron and before that in Qalqilya.
The papers also focused on the Palestinian talks in New York. They reported on President Mahmoud Abbas’ talks with world leaders, including European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.
Al-Ayyam said in a report from its correspondent to New York that for the first time Palestine is recognized and identified in the UN as the State of Palestine.
Al-Quds reported on the Israeli measures in Jerusalem as Israelis prepare to carry out their annual Jerusalem march that at times lead to confrontation with Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the Old City.
It reported on clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians in the Old City, particularly around the gates leading to al-Aqsa Mosque due to police restriction on entry of Palestinians into the Muslim compound while Jewish extremists are inside.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida reported on the conflict in Birzeit University, which has been closed for three weeks following a student strike to protest increase in tuition fees.