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Newspapers Review: Weekly Friday protests focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, October 29, 2016 (WAFA) – The weekly Friday protests across the West Bank and the injury of dozens of Palestinians by Israeli forces hit the front page headlines in the Saturday issue of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam said Israeli forces attacked the peaceful protests in several areas across the West Bank injuring dozens either from rubber-coated metal bullets or suffocating tear gas.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said three Palestinians were shot and injured during clashes with Israeli forces stationed along the Gaza border to the east of the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, al-Quds and al-Ayyam said a Palestinian youth was detained by Israeli forces following an alleged stabbing attempt in the vicinity of the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron in the south of the West Bank.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said Israeli police put up concrete blocks to close an access road in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir. They said police closed al-Madares street, where a number of schools attended by over 5,000 students are located.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said Israeli forces detained a Palestinian farmer forced a number of others to leave their land while picking olives in Qousin village, west of Nablus.

Both dailies added forces closed the Huwwara checkpoint, south of Nablus, as settlers from the nearby Yitzhar settlement held a march.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is scheduled to visit Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories on November 10-11.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam reported Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gennady Gatilov as stating Moscow is holding consultations for a meeting or summit between President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Highlighting drastic living conditions in blockaded Gaza Strip, al-Quds quoted the housing minister as stating that 97 percent of Gaza’s water is unfit for use.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the secretary-general of the president’s office, Tayyib Abdel-Rahim, slammed the Houthis for their attempt to launch a ballistic missile toward Mecca. He described this act as “cowardly and shameful”.



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