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Newspapers Review: Prisoners strike, Nakba anniversary focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, May 15, 2017 (WAFA) – Twenty eight days of hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and the 69th Nakba anniversary were the focus of the three Arabic dailies on Monday.

The papers followed the situation of the striking prisoners saying some of them have passed out in prison due to the deterioration in their health.

They also highlighted statements by strike leader Marwan Barghouti calling on the public for full support to the prisoners until they achieve their goals.

The papers also said the strike coincides with the anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), which marks 69 years since the dispersal of the Palestinian people and uprooting from their homes and land in historic Palestine in 1948.

The dailies also highlighted the announcement by the Central Elections Commission of the results of the local elections held on Saturday.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the Fatah lists won most of the seats in the big cities.

The papers also reported on the visit by President Mahmoud Abbas to India, which started on Sunday and is expected to last four days.

They also highlighted a meeting held in Jordan that included ranking Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian officials to coordinate position before the visit by US President Donald Trump to the region on May 21.

Al-Quds highlighted statements by the presidential secretary general Tayyeb Abdul Rahim to the Chinese news agency on relations with China.

Al-Ayyam said the Preventive Security had arrested in 2003, before the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, the killer of Hamas military wing leader Mazen Fuqaha on charges of getting money from unknown sources.

M.K.

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