RAMALLAH, September 8, 2013 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies brought light to the increasing tension in Washington as US President Barack Obama awaits the congressional authorization to carry out a military action in Syria.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida’s front page highlighted news saying that the Congress’s vote on the military strike in Syria is threatening Obama’s presidency.
It reported that “25 senators are to say yes to military action against Syria” according to media poll.
Al-Quds featured news regarding the timing of the military action in Syria. The headline read: “Conflicting expectations as to when the strike against Syria will take place.”
The three papers printed different photos of US protestors gathered in front of the White House to object the US government’s intentions to strike Syria.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida focused on the Europeans’ support of an unmilitary and firm response in Syria, while Obama intensifies efforts to gain the Americans and the congress’s support.
Al-Ayyam’s main story for the day was Washington’s pressuring the European Union to postpone the execution of its decision to label illegal Israeli settlements’ products.
It quoted PLO Member Saeb Erekat saying that the negotiations’ “resumption with the ongoing settlements’ activities will be impossible.”