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Newspapers Review: Israeli army crackdown on Palestinian protests, high number of injuries focus of dailies

Newspapers Review: Israeli army crackdown on Palestinian protests, high number of injuries focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Saturday, May 21, 2022 (WAFA) - The three Palestinian Arabic dailies - Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Al-Ayyam, and Al-Quds - published today highlighted the Israeli army crackdown on the weekly anti-occupation, anti-settlements Palestinian protests in the occupied West Bank and the high number of injuries caused as a result.

The dailies also highlighted the demand by members of the US Congress to investigate the circumstances of the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Here are the main headlines:

Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:

  • Dozens were wounded in the West Bank, including three by live bullets, in al-Mazraa al-Gharbiyeh,
  • Anticipation in Jenin refugee camp after threats from the Israeli occupation.
  • Fatah salutes the leaders and cadres of its organization and the Shabiba at Birzeit University for their efforts to sustain the democratic student union life.
  • 55 US congressmen demand an investigation into the circumstances of Abu Akleh's murder.
  • The two prisoners, Awawdeh and Rayyan, continue their hunger strike in rejection of their administrative detention.
  • The Venezuelan parliament approves a statement in support of the Palestinian cause.
  • Member of Knesset Abu Shehadeh: I will present a bill to dissolve the Knesset next Wednesday.
  • Biden may cancel his visit to Israel due to the political crisis.
  • WHO holds an emergency meeting after “monkeypox” infections exceed the 100 mark in Europe.
  • Ambassador Anistas: We demand the return of all property and antiquities stolen by the occupation and the cessation of excavations.
  • Palestine, Jenin and Shireen in Hawwara.
  • “As if the Tigris or the Euphrates died… the palm trees died in Iraq.”


  • Clashes and injuries during the Friday marches; settlers carry out more attacks.
  • The United States reiterates its call for a comprehensive and transparent investigation into the killing of journalist Abu Akleh.
  • Thousands perform the Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
  • Dozens demonstrate against the occupation in Sheikh Jarrah.
  • The US removes the racist Kach movement from the terrorism list.
  • Israel: Uncertainty hangs over the political scene after the government lost the parliamentary majority.
  • Jerusalem District Electricity Company catches the largest theft of electrical power in Beitunia.
  • WHO holds an emergency meeting to discuss the spread of monkeypox in a number of countries around the world.
  • Syria: A new Israeli aggression on Damascus countryside.


  • Dozens were injured by bullets and hundreds suffocated during demonstrations and attacks in the West Bank.
  • Thousands perform prayers at Al-Aqsa amid strict Israeli measures.
  • The family of the hunger striker, Awawdeh, warns of his possible death.
  • Washington removes the Kahane Hai movement from the list of terrorist organizations;
  • and it threatens to stop the visa exemption plan for Israelis due to restrictions on entering the West Bank.
  • Biden may cancel his visit to Israel planned for June.
  • The Pentagon is discussing the Abu Akleh case with Gantz; new details in the Palestinian investigation.


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