Newspapers Review: Egypt Continues as Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, August 20, 2013 (WAFA) – The developments in Egypt continued to be the main front page story of the Palestinian Arabic dailies on Tuesday.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida highlighted the killing of 26 Egyptian soldiers during an ambush in the Sinai.

While al-Quds did also report on this story on its front page, the paper however highlighted the Israeli destruction of the dwellings of the Ka’abneh Bedouin tribe in Jerusalem that left 53 people homeless, said the paper.

The other two papers also reported on the destruction of the Bedouin homes but to a lesser extent.

The papers also reported on President Mahmoud Abbas meeting with US peace envoy Martin Indyk in Ramallah to discuss progress in the peace talks.

The papers also highlighted statements by Prime Minister-designate Rami Hamdallah and his finance minister, Shukri Bishara, talking about the financial difficulties facing the Palestinian government.

Al-Quds reported on the relations between Fatah and Hamas and said that Hamas has rejected an appeal by Fatah to hold national elections as a way out of the current division.

Al-Ayyam said that seven different committees have been set up to discuss issues of the final status negotiations.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the minister of health is watching the attendance of his employees to make sure they show up on time at work and not to leave whenever they want.

source:WAFA NEWS