RAMALLAH, September 5, 2013 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies’ top stories on Thursday highlighted the confrontations in Jerusalem in al-Aqsa Mosque yards after Jewish settlers attempted to pray in the Mosque.
Al-Quds and al-Ayyam headlines read: “Worshipers foil extremists’ attempts to break into al-Aqsa” and “Worshipers fend off attempts to pray in al-Aqsa with injuries among citizens in clashes with the occupation forces.”
The three dailies printed photos of the protest within al-Aqsa yards as worshipers and Jerusalemites protested against attempts by extreme Israeli settlers to break into the Mosque.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida reported on the Israeli Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Yehuda Ariel saying that “Jews must be allowed to pray whenever they wanted” in al-Aqsa Mosque.
The top story on al-Hayat al-Jadida’s front page highlighted the US Senate Foreign Relations panel approving the resolution on military action in Syria.
It quoted US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel saying that the attack on Syria would not be a “pin prick” and “would significantly reduce President Bashar al-Assad’s military power.”
Al-Ayyam featured a story concerning the US and France’s ongoing campaigns to prove that it is necessary and rightful to launch a military action in Syria.
It reported on PLO member Yasser Abed Rabbo saying that the negotiations with Israel are “sterile” and “there is no progress and I do not expect any progress to take place.”
Al-Hayat al-Jadida focused on President Mahmoud Abbas’ meeting with the Italian deputy Italian Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli, during which Abbas affirmed the importance of the European Union’s decision to boycott Israeli settlements’ products.
Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida reported on Italy’s 60-million-euro agreement with the Palestinian Authority.