Newspaper Review: Israeli Raid into Hebron in Search of Sniper Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, January 17, 2016 (WAFA) – Palestinian Arabic dailies focused on Sunday on the Israeli army’s raid into Abu Sneina neighborhood in Hebron on Saturday, after Israeli troops allegedly came under a sniper’s fire outside the area.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam said Israeli troops broke into Abu Sneina neighborhood in search of the sniper, shortly after the firing incident.

Meanwhile, al-Hayat al-Jadida focused on the very critical health condition of Palestinian hunger striking prisoner in Israeli jails Mohammad al-Qiq. It said that Israeli supreme court rejected an appeal to release lawyer al-Qiq in light of his critical health condition. Al-Qiq is currently tied to a bed in an Israeli hospital.

It added that an Israeli court fixed his administrative detention term, without  charge or trial, for six months.

Al-Quds said Palestinian refugees in Lebanon continued to protest against UNRWA’s downsizing of its services to the refugees.

The dailies also reported on the international community’s lifting of sanctions on Iran, as the recently approved nuclear deal came into effect.

Al-Ayyam said an Israeli ministerial committee is due on Sunday to discuss withdrawing the residencies of the families of Palestinians who carry out attacks on Israeli targets.

Al-Ayyam said that, according to a human rights group’s report, 3100 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of conflict in Syria in 2011.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said 1060 Palestinian beneficiary families, who lost their homes in the Gaza 2014 conflict, Saturday have took possession of their newly built apartments in Sheikh Hamad city in Khan Younes, in southern Gaza Strip, following the completion of the first phase of the Qatari-funded housing project in the Gaza.