Dailies Highlight Acquittal of Israeli Officer who Killed a Palestinian

RAMALLAH, April 11, 2016 (WAFA) – The three major Palestinian dailies Monday focused on the acquittal by an Israeli court of an Israeli army officer who fatally shot a 17-year-old Palestinian in July 2015.

They said Col. Yisrael Shomer was Sunday cleared of all charges by the Israeli military prosecutor’s office in the shooting death of a Palestinian teenager last summer.

Al-Quds reported that Israeli settlers spray-painted racist anti-Arab graffiti in Safad, in northern Israel.

It said Israeli forces handed orders for the demolition of an electricity distribution network in the Palestinian village of Beit Dajan, southeast of Nablus.

Al-Quds and Al-Ayyam said that deputy Hamas chairman Ismail Haniya called for the Palestine Legislative Council (PLC) to convene, and promised to satisfy all the all the prerequisites for the end of the internal Palestinian division.

Al-Quds and Al-Ayyam quoted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said that Sheikh Raed Salah, leaderof the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, “should be in jail already”, and recommended to deport him from al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Al-Hayat Al-Jadida and Al-Ayyam reported that Israeli government is mulling tightening security against Arabs in Israel and Jerusalem, following a significant decline in the number of attacks carried out by Palestinians.

Al-Hayat Al-Jadida said that two companies were referenced to the Palestinian Attorney General of the Anti Economic Crimes for smuggling forbidden Israeli products to the West Bank.

Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported that Lebanon had exempted Palestinian products from paying taxes.

Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported that Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly called for the expulsion of Israel from the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Al-Ayyam said that Israel revealed a new Iron dome that is specialized in intercepting drones.

Al-Ayyam reported that Israeli forces claimed they had foiled a stabbing attack by a Palestinian near Gaza border.