Newspapers Review: Killing on Gaza Border Highlight of Dailies

RAMALLAH, October 1, 2013 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies highlighted on their Tuesday front page the Israeli army killing of a Palestinian on the borders with Gaza.

They said soldiers opened fire at Palestinians near the border, killing one and arresting another after wounding him.

The papers also highlighted the rebuilding of Khirbet Makhoul in the Jordan Valley. They said dozens of activists reached the dwelling and rebuilt it to provide shelters to its more than 100 residents who lost their homes after the Israeli army destroyed their homes three weeks ago.

They also reported on the story that appeared in the Israeli daily Haaretz on Monday and which quoted an Israeli parks authority personnel saying that the purpose behind building a park in two East Jerusalem Arab neighborhoods is to prevent their expansion.

Al-Quds quoted Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouk saying that there is no pressure on Khaled Meshaal due to his residency in Qatar.

The paper reported as well on the story that appeared in the New York Times and which said five Arab countries are going to be divided into 14 ethnic entities and printed a picture showing the broken up Arab countries.

It also said in a story quoting Fatah official Muhammad Shtayyeh saying that the year 2014 will not be good financially to the Palestinian Authority.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida printed on its front page an obituary for a Palestinian from Idna, Hebron area. The obituary said Osama Tmeizi, 23, “was martyred defending Syria and for its freedom.” The Tmeizi family said it will receive condolences for three days.

Al-Ayyam said in a story that settlers plan to build a big settlement in the Rajabi building in Hebron. It quoted the Israeli Peace Now movement saying that if this does happen, it will be the first time in years that a big settlement is built in the heart of Hebron.