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Newspapers Review: Confrontations at Al-Quds University focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, October 18, 2016 (WAFA) – The confrontations between students and Israeli forces at the campus of Al-Quds University in Abu Dis, just east of Jerusalem, hit the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies on Tuesday.

Al-Ayyam made the confrontations its main front page story and said many students were hurt but none seriously.

In similar stories, the paper said the Israeli “occupation authorities continue to steal land in the West Bank to build cemeteries for the settlers.”

The papers also reported on the Israeli police decision to shut down the media center Qpress,” which is based inside Israel, and banned the owners from even running in on the web and Facebook.

Al-Quds made the military campaign to “liberate al Mosel from ISIS” in Iraq as its main front page story with a picture of Iraqi army tanks on their way to Mosel.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida, on the other hand, made the meeting between President Mahmoud Abbas and Christian religious leaders as its main front page story with a headline going across the front page saying: “The President: Our people are steadfast on its land and will never give up on efforts to win liberty and independence.”

Al-Ayyam said President Abbas told the Christian delegation that he is going to contribute toward renovating Christ tomb in the Holy Sepulcher Church in Jerusalem.

It also quoted in a headline the Israeli rights organization, Yesh Din, saying that “state land” is the current Israeli pretext to seize Palestinian land in the West Bank.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Issa Qaraqi, head of the prisoners commission, saying that 470 detainees in Israel are serving life terms, some of them multiple.

It also had a story from Reuters on the unveiling this coming Thursday at Hisham Palace in Jericho of the largest mosaic platform in the world.

It also said the ruling Greek party, Syriza, voted unanimously to recognize Palestine.

Al-Quds said the Hamas government in Gaza has made major shifts among senior government officials.

The paper also quoted a new Najah University poll saying 57.6 percent of the respondents opposed postponing elections.

M.A.

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