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Newspaper Review: Dailies highlight renewed tensions in occupied Jerusalem

Newspaper Review: Dailies highlight renewed tensions in occupied Jerusalem

RAMALLAH, Sunday, April 25, 2021 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic-language dailies focused today on the ongoing tensions in occupied Jerusalem and the renewed clashes between Palestinian protesters on the one side and the Israeli occupation forces and hardcore settler groups on the other side.

In its mains story, Al-Ayyam wrote in bold red: “The Jerusalem Uprising is going on, the clashes renew, and solidarity protests across the country are suppressed [by the occupation forces].”

Al-Hayat al-Jadida wrote in bold black in its main story: “The [Israeli] occupation convert Jerusalem into a military outpost.” It featured a picture of dozens of Israeli occupation police officers ready to attack protesters at Damascus Gate plaza, on the entrance to the old city of Jerusalem.

Al-Quds said in its main story that several injuries were reported in the Israeli crackdown on protests in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank last night.

It said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for restoring calm in Jerusalem, but hinted at a possible escalation against Gaza.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam said Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza launched yesterday a new barrage of rockets into Israeli settlements in 1948-occupied Palestine surrounding the Gaza Strip, in response to Israeli aerial attacks on Gaza.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the Israeli aggression in Jerusalem has been condemned by Arab and Muslim countries, and that it was described by the Jordanian House of Representatives as an “organized terror”.

Al-Quds said the US administration expressed its concern over the tensions in Jerusalem and urged the Israeli occupation authorities to protect the people of Jerusalem.

Al-Ayyam said injuries were reported yesterday among Palestinian civilians in Masafer Yatta locality, south of Hebron, and in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near the city of Qalqilia, as a result of attacks by Israeli occupation forces and colonial settlers.

Al-Quds said Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Ab-Amr urged the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland to press Israel, the occupying power, not to obstruct the holding of the upcoming Palestinian Legislative Council elections in occupied Jerusalem.

On the COVID-19 pandemic, the dailies said 13 corona-deaths and 1139 cases were reported in Palestine yesterday.

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