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Newspapers Review: Israeli attack on protesters in Jerusalem, child losing eye and coronavirus focus of dailies

Newspapers Review: Israeli attack on protesters in Jerusalem, child losing eye and coronavirus focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Saturday, April 10, 2021 (WAFA) – The attacks by the Israeli occupation forces on a peaceful protest in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem and other places in the West Bank, a child in Hebron losing his eye after he was hit by a rubber bullet fired by Israeli soldiers, and the coronavirus pandemic were highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

Al-Quds daily highlighted the police crackdown on the protest in Sheikh Jarrah against Israeli plans to evict dozens of Palestinians from their homes in order to turn them over to Israeli settlers. In the crackdown, the police beat an Israeli lawmaker and shot and injured the newspaper’s photographer.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida daily said a 13-year-old child was hit in the right by a rubber-coated metal bullet fired by Israeli soldiers while he was inside a shop and that he lost sight in his eye.

It also said several other Palestinians were injured in the Israeli army crackdown on the weekly anti-occupation, anti-settlements protests in various areas of the occupied West Bank.

The third daily, al-Ayyam, highlighted these stories as well but made the latest data with the coronavirus in Palestine its main front-page story and said 33 people have died of the disease yesterday for a grand total of 3076 since the outbreak of the disease in Palestine in March of last year, and 2418 new cases were recorded.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered that a Palestinian prisoner in Israel released after completing 17 years in prison be given medical attention immediately after the prisoner has displayed signs of loss of memory and bad health due to torture and isolation in the prison.

It said the president also sent his condolences to British Queen Elizabeth over the death of Prince Philip.

It said that the Carter Center has called for Israeli respect for Palestinian rights in the occupied territories.

Al-Ayyam said three Palestinians were shot and killed in Arab towns in Israel.

Al-Quds said Palestinians in Jaffa demonstrated against an Israeli government company that is going to auction their homes in fear they will not be able to pay the high price of the bidding.

It also said that the Nabi Mousa festival, which is an annual event in the Nabi Mousa shrine near Jericho, was launched.

It said Israel is pushing the Biden Administration to prevent Palestinian elections, and al-Ayyam daily said US Secretary of State Blinken told his Israeli counterpart that Washington does not oppose the elections.

M.K.

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