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Newspapers Review: Funeral of Palestinian iconic journalist and Israeli police assault focus of dailies

Newspapers Review: Funeral of Palestinian iconic journalist and Israeli police assault focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Saturday, May 14, 2022 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation police assault on the funeral of Palestinian iconic journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem was highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

The main front-page headline in al-Ayyam daily on this topic said: “The occupation attempts to assassinate Shireen once again during her massive funeral.”

Al-Hayat al-Jadida daily’s four-word headline that went across the page over a large picture of Israeli police attacking the funeral said: “They assassinated her and assaulted her funeral.”

The third daily, al-Quds, said in the headline: “Thousands mourn the martyr Abu Akleh.”

The papers published pictures of the funeral, the masses of people at the funeral and the police assault.

The three dailies almost filled their front page with reactions to the killing of Abu Akleh and the attack on her funeral yesterday. All the reactions showed anger and expressed condemnation over the behavior of the Israeli occupation police during the funeral in Jerusalem.

The papers also highlighted the Israeli army’s raid of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, where Israeli soldiers shot and killed Abu Akleh on Wednesday morning during a similar raid of the city. They said at least 21 Palestinians were injured in clashes with the invading soldiers along with an Israeli officer who was killed.

Al-Quds said Israeli settlers took over a Palestinian-owned house in the southern West Bank city of Hebron and have announced plans to build 10 settlement outposts in the occupied territories.

At the same time, 15 European countries have denounced Israeli plans to build 4000 settlement units in the occupied West Bank.

Al-Ayyam daily said dozens of Palestinians were injured in the Israeli army crackdown on the weekly Friday anti-settlement protests in the West Bank.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the Palestinian presidency has condemned the Israeli attacks in Jenin and Jerusalem, saying the continuation of settlement policy is going to lead to an explosion.

It quoted the Palestinian public prosecutor saying the investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh is continuing.

M.K.

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