Newspapers Review: Killing of Soldier in Hebron Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, September 23, 2013 (WAFA) – The shooting and killing of an Israeli soldier in Hebron and the Israeli army’s violent and brutal response was the main front page story in the three Palestinian Arabic dailies on Monday.

The papers reported on this incident and printed pictures showing Israeli soldiers getting ready to shoot obviously at Palestinian stone throwers, as came in the main picture of al-Ayyam, while al-Quds printed a picture showing Palestinians throwing rocks clearly in the direction of the soldiers.

The conflict between Israel and Europe over the way Israeli soldiers treated a French diplomat on Friday who was taking part in a humanitarian aid convey to Palestinian families in the Jordan Valley whose homes the Israeli army has destroyed was highlighted on the front page of the dailies.

Al-Ayyam and al-Quds reported on the Israeli fanatics touring al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which is causing serious concern for Muslim officials.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said Hamas prevented people in Gaza who plan to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca next month from sending their passports to Egypt to get Saudi visas.

It said in another story that Israel allowed construction material into Gaza for local contractors for the first time in six years.

Al-Quds quoted Muhammad Shtayyeh, head of the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction (PECDAR), saying that international aid to Palestine has decreased while the Palestinian economy has not shown any improvement.

The papers also said the cabinet has decided that winter time in Palestine will start Thursday night at midnight when the clocks will be turned back 60 minutes.

This change is one month earlier than Israel, which is going to change to winter time around the end of October.

source:WAFA NEWS