Newspaper Review: Slaughterhouse Demolition, House Demolition Notices

RAMALLAH, April 6, 2016 (WAFA) – The demolition of the main poultry slaughterhouse of the Bethlehem town of Beit Sahour and the demolition notices served to Palestinian structures in Hebron and Nablus districts hit the front page headlines in the dailies.

The three dailies reported in their main front page news item that Israeli forces demolished the main municipal poultry slaughterhouse in the southern West Bank town of Beit Sahour.

They also reported that Israeli forces handed demolition notices for 12 Palestinian houses in the Hebron town of Yatta.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam highlighted Israeli military raid into al-Quds University campus in the Jerusalem town of Abu Dis.

Al-Ayyam explained in this regard that forces raided the university, causing extensive damage.

Furthermore, al-Ayyam reported in its main front page news item that Israeli forces handed demolition and stop-construction notices for two Palestinian animal barns in the Nablus village of Beit Dajan.

It added that Israeli military bulldozers infiltrated Gaza borders and leveled agricultural lands to the east of Rafah city.

Moreover, al-Hayat al-Jadida added that forces notified Palestinians to seize their solar cells in Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron.

Al-Quds reported that two ]right-wing[ Israeli settlers were caught after they attempted to sneak into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound disguised as Arab Muslims.

In addition, the three dailies reported Presidential Spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudenieh as denying reports that Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi proposed to establish a Palestinian state on the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula.

Al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida reported that following the autopsy findings, Palestinian cabinet called for an international inquiry into the killing of Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif, 21, who was shot dead by an Israeli soldier after allegedly stabbing a soldier in the Hebron neighborhood of Tal Rumeida.

It is worth noting in this regard that autopsy confirmed that al-Sharif was still alive when the an Israeli soldier fired a bullet at his head at point-blank range, killing him.

It is also worth noting that a video footage by Israeli group B’Tselem captured the moment an Israeli soldier stepped forward and shot in the head at point-blank range in plain view of a medical team Abeal-Sharif, who had already been shot and left motionless on the ground.

Al-Quds reported that settlers in the Ariel settlement have constructed a cemetery and plan to construct a hospital on lands belonging to Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Salfit.

Highlighting Israel’s shut down of the power lines supplying electricity to a number of West Bank cities over debt amounting to NIS 1.7 billion ($447.8 million), al-Quds reported that Israel Electricity Corporation is set to cut power supplies to part of the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

Highlighting President Mahmoud Abbas’ meeting with a Romanian delegation, Abbas was quoted in al-Ayyam as stating: “We seek to achieve an immediate halt to Israeli settlement construction and caution against turning the political conflict into religious.”

He was also quoted in al-Hayat al-Jadida as stating: “Israel’s acceptance of the two-state solution would constitute the start of the political solution ]to the conflict[.”