Newspaper Review: Dailies Highlight Israel’s Demolition, Sealing Off of Homes of Two Slain Palestinians

RAMALLAH, January 5, 2016 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies Tuesday highlighted Israeli authorities’ demolition and sealing off of the home of Alaa Abu Jamal and Bahaa Elayyan in East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber.


They said Israeli forces demolished Elayyan’s house and sealed off Abu Jamal’s home with cement to make them uninhabitable, as a form of collective punishment against their families. Both aforementioned Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces’ fire during the ongoing violent unrest that began in early October 2015.


On a different subject, al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida said a newly issued official Israeli document uncovered that the perpetrators of the Duma deadly arson attack left the scene of the crime about 10 minutes after the Israeli army arrived there.


Al-Quds said Israel’s Minister of Education called for adopting escalating measures against Palestinians in the pre occupied 1984 land (Israel).


Al-Ayyam and al-Quds said Lebanese Hezbollah movement said it had detonated a large explosive device beside Israeli armored vehicles patrolling the disputed Shebaa Farms area on Monday afternoon.


Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the UN’s special rapporteur in charge of investigating human-rights complaints in the occupied Palestinian territories has announced his resignation, in the aftermath of being denied entry into the Palestinian Territory by Israeli authorities.


Al-Ayyam said Israeli police shot and injured a Palestinian in Jerusalem, after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli policeman.