Dailies Highlights Palestinians’ Commemoration of Prisoner’s Day

RAMALLAH, April 18, 2016 (WAFA) – The three major Palestinian dailies on Monday highlighted the events of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Day which took place in the West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem, and the Diaspora.

The dailies hundreds of thousands of Palestinians participated in rallies and national festivals to in solidarity with about 7,000 Palestinian prisoners in detainees in Israeli jails, demanding their freedom.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam focused an Israeli government’s meeting which was held in occupied Golan Heights, in what the dailies described as a message that Israel will not abandon the occupied territory forever.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida reported that Israel intends to seize 2,400 dunums of Palestinian land in Al-Zawiya village in northern West Bank.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said President Mahmoud Abbas has given instructions to send a medical team to Ecuador to help rescue the victims of a recent earthquake that hit the region.

Al-Ayyam reported that Abbas started an official visit to Russia, where he is due to meet with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. The two will discuss the Palestinian and the regional situation.

Al-Ayyam reported that Israeli authorities decided to ban four Palestinian old men from entering al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem for 15 days.

Al-Ayyam reported that Israeli settlers accompanied by Israeli policemen and women on Sunday broke into al-Aqsa Mosque compound, before the Mosque’s Islamic Waqf guards thwarted their attempts to perform Talmudic rituals at the Islamic site.

Al-Ayyam reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the UNESCO for denouncing the Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.