RAMALLAH, September 2, 2013 (WAFA) – Two of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies focused in their Monday front page on the developments in Syria and US-led plans to attack it.
Al-Ayyam reported on the meeting of the Arab foreign ministers, who called for an international campaign to overthrow the Syrian regime while US Secretary of State John Kerry launches efforts to convince the US Congress to support an attack.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida focused in its main story on the Israeli disappointment and Syrian welcome of the delayed US attack.
The third daily, al-Quds, gave little attention to Syria and focused in its main story on Egypt building a buffer zone along its borders with the Gaza Strip to prevent smuggling and to control the tunnels, as came in the headline.
Al-Quds highlighted as well a story which said that Al-Aqsa Foundation uncovered two new tunnels Israelis have dug under the Old City of Jerusalem and which reach the foundations of al-Aqsa Mosque.
It also quoted Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian negotiator with Israel, saying that the issue of the prisoners is not related to the negotiations.
It said in another story that the Israeli army broke up with force a demonstration in Hebron against the takeover of the Rajabi building by settlers.
Al-Ayyam and the other dailies reported on the Saudi $200 million contribution to help Palestinian cities.
It also reported on confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers near Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida decided to highlight statements by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah that salaries will be paid in the next two days.
It also said that Fatah Revolutionary Council opened its new session in Ramallah.
The paper reported on the strike Birzeit University students are planning to start against rise in tuition.
The three papers reported as well on an Israeli claim that it arrested Palestinians who were planning to bomb Mammilla Mall in Jaffa Gate.