Newspapers Review: Israeli Settler Arson Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, September 12, 2013 (WAFA) – Two of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies highlighted Thursday Israeli settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, particularly setting fire to 500 dunums of agricultural land near Nablus.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam reported on this subject and also on other Israeli measures against the Palestinian population in the West Bank, such as destroying dwelling in al-Zayyim village near Jerusalem and the arrest campaign in East Jerusalem.

The papers, along with al-Hayat al-Jadida, which made the Syrian situation its main front page story, also reported on the tension in al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem due to provocative tours of the Muslim compound by Jewish fanatics and right wing officials.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida, as the other two dailies, reported on President Mahmoud Abbas’ visit to Britain and his meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

The three papers printed a story that said Hamas is trying to ease the tension with Egypt caused due to Hamas’ strong support for the Muslim Brotherhood and the ousted president, Muhammad Morsi.

Al-Ayyam also said in a story from Gaza that the Hamas government is closely watching printing of books to make sure that they do not include any material that violates the laws of Islam.

Al-Quds said several families living in al-Qarmi area of the Old City of Jerusalem had to leave their homes after finding cracks in the walls and foundations caused by Israeli digging under their homes.

Al-Ayyam printed a story by the French news agency, AFP, on the 20th anniversary for the Oslo accords, which coincides on Friday.

source:WAFA NEWS