Newspaper Review: Shooting and Killing of Palestinian Teenager Near Ramallah Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, October 25, 2014 – (WAFA) – The shooting and killing of 14-year-old Orwa Hammad on Friday by the Israeli forces during clashes in the Ramallah village of Silwad hit the front page headlines of the dailies.

Here are the front page headlines of the dailies.


–          A Palestinian [teenager] was shot and killed, while dozens were injured during violent clashes with the Israeli forces in Silwad.

–          Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah: We will pursue fugitives from justice and any party that violates the law.

–          Israel steps up its practices in Jerusalem, turning it into a military barrack.

–          US State Department: Our position is clear regarding taking any actions outside the framework of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.

–          Israeli deliberations will be held on Tuesday regarding the construction of 1,600 settlement units at Ramat Shlomo settlement in Shu‘fat.

–          Obama Administration prevented Israeli ‘Defense’ Minister Moshe Yaalon from meeting key US officials.

–          The Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem Diocese Suhail Dawan becomes the first Arab archbishop of the Anglican Church.

–          Professor Emeritus of International Law Richard Falk: Historical imperative affirms that Palestinians will triumph over the Israeli occupation.

–          European Commission affirms its unified position regarding the Palestinian state and rejection of the Israeli settlement construction.

–          The Israeli navy opens fire on a Palestinian fishing boat, destroying it, two fishermen survive.

–          77% of the Palestinian inhabitants of East Jerusalem are poor.

–          Rallies are organized in Jordan in protest of the Israeli attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque.



–          Israeli occupation forces ‘execute’ a Palestinian child, leaving him bleeding to death in Ramallah village of Silwad, while dozens of Palestinians were shot and injured in rallies suppressed [by Israeli forces].

–          violent confrontations erupt in Jerusalem despite heavily deployed Israeli troops.

–          Israel will take a decision next Tuesday on the construction of 1,600 settlement units in East Jerusalem.

–          Israeli Occupation Prison Service decides to use weapons when storming the Palestinian prisoners’ cells.

–          The European Commission affirms that it position is unified regarding establishing the Palestinian state and rejection of Israeli settlement construction.

–          Sweden: Recognizing Palestine will inject new energy into the peace negotiations.

–          Russian President Vladimir Putin: Washington is attempting to reshape the world based on its own interests and through unilateral dictations.

–          29 soldiers are killed and 28 others are injured in two separate attacks in Sinai.

–          The Palestinian side propose that the Jordanian Embassy in Ramallah issues passports for the Palestinians.

–          Key US officials refuse to meet Yaalon.

–          Egypt declares a state of emergency in northern Sinai, closes Rafah border crossing [between Egypt and Gaza].

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–          Hamdallah: We will not deviate from the reconciliation, the government’s task is to unify all of the civil and military institutions.

–          A Palestinian [teenager] was shot dead, dozens others are shot and injured by the Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem rallies.

–          An Israeli occupation soldier shot dead a Palestinian child holding the US citizenship in Silwad, while dozens of Palestinians were shot and injured across Ramallah and al-Bireh district.

–          Violent confrontations take place in Jerusalem, Israeli occupation forces deny thousands of Palestinians entry into the al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayers, delay handing over the body of Abdul al-Rahman al-Shaludi (the suspect of alleged car attack in Jerusalem) to his family, and fire tear gas canisters inside Palestinians’ houses.

–          Israeli Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch orders arrest of Palestinians to be stepped up in Jerusalem.

–          29 Egyptian soldiers are killed in terror attacks, Egyptian Security Council affirms that it would take revenge.

–          Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni: Daesh could not be defeated and relations with Arab states could not be normalized without solving the Palestinian question.

–          Obama Administration takes revenge from Yaalon through preventing him from meeting key US officials.

–          The Israeli government approves the allocation of NIS 130 million for the Settlement Department.